Number Crunching: Fantasy NASCAR Hits Kentucky Speedway for 2015 Quaker State 400

2015 Kentucky Cup Austin Dilln Car Cia

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Rain, rain, go away… come again some other day! That should be the motto for this week at Kentucky, part of a month marked by Mother Nature’s wrath. NASCAR has implemented a new rules package, debuting Saturday night and had scheduled an extended practice session for Wednesday to let drivers and teams get used to …

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Friday Faceoff: Evaluating Rules, Wreckage & Chase Heading To Kentucky

Kentucky Rain

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Welcome to Friday Faceoff, our weekly NASCAR roundtable where the Frontstretch experts give their take on major storylines surrounding the sport. Here’s a few major questions we’re trying to answer heading into Kentucky. 1) We’ve had a full week to digest the Austin Dillon wreck, its aftermath and reaction from fans, other competitors and NASCAR …

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Happiness Is… Franchising, Tinkering & Miling

2015 Daytona Ii Cup Austin Dillon Crash Cia

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The Daytona Cup race put the governing body squarely in the crosshairs for those seeking to find more issues with the sport – and deservedly so. Let’s run down the quick checklist: Scheduling the race for Sunday night: check Scheduling the race for any night: check Asinine rain delay: check Starting the race at a …

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Fronstretch Podcast: Episode 1 – Austin Dillon, 2015 Coke Zero 400

Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and Jimmie Johnson lead the pack in the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona

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Welcome to the Fronstretch Podcast! Young racing expert Matt Stallknecht and his rotating panel of guests have you covered from now until the end of the season with all of the main storylines from the NASCAR week that was. On this week’s episode Stallknecht, along with guests Mike Neff and Aaron Bearden, go in-depth on Austin Dillon‘s horrific last-lap crash at …

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Did You Notice? Dodging Bullets on NASCAR’s Confusing Road Ahead

2015 Daytona Ii Cup Denny Hamlin Big One Cia

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Did You Notice? Hendrick Motorsports leading a new type of charge on restrictor-plate tracks? What got swept under the rug the second Austin Dillon got swept into the air is the way HMS spent much of Daytona running 1-2-3-4 in line. There was one point poor Landon Cassill, part of a single-car program, worked his …

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NASCAR Mailbox: How Late is Too Late & the Air Titan Brigade

Tony Stewart, Kevin Harvick and Clint Bowyer race ofr position in the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona.

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If your July 4th weekend didn’t involve at least two of these things: hot dogs, fireworks or racing at Daytona, then you missed some of the best things our country and the sport we love offer. The fireworks in the towns and cities across this great nation of ours were spectacular, but the racing this …

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Tweet ‘N’ Greet: Martin Truex Jr., Dale Earnhardt Jr., Clint Bowyer, Plus More!

2015 Michigan I Cup Martin Truex Jr Jimmie Johnson Cia

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Frontstretch will scour Twitter and other social media platforms looking for some of the best posts from your favorite NASCAR personalities, drivers and media members from all across the industry. These were some of our favorite posts from this week and we hope you enjoy them too! This guy showed up on my birthday @ReconyxInc …

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Austin Dillon Speaks Out About Daytona Crash

Casey Mears' pit crew runs to the aid ofAustin Dillon following a crash at Daytona in the Coke Zero 400

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Less than 48 hours after Monday morning’s frightening crash, the driver that saw the wildest ride spoke out on Tuesday. Austin Dillon discussed the crash that took place at the end of the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway in a teleconference with media members on early Monday morning. The 400-mile event was delayed several …

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Beside the Rising Tide: Looks Like Rain

2015 Daytona Ii Cup Pack Racing Cia

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Naturally the big headline in the aftermath of Sunday night’s (or was it Monday morning’s?) race wasn’t so much the fact Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the race, but that as the clock prepared to strike three the No. 3 car of Austin Dillon struck the catchfence and a fortunately limited amount of debris pelted the …

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Kickin’ the Tires: Fans, Drivers OK Because NASCAR Safety Worked

A last-lap crash in the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona involved several racecars.

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Contrary to popular belief, speed doesn’t kill; however, going fast has consequences and one of those is the danger when a fast moving object comes to an abrupt stop or, in the case of Daytona International Speedway this past Sunday night, when a car gets airborne racing for the win. The knee-jerk reaction for some …

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5 Points to Ponder: Austin Dillon’s Wild Weekend, Testing & Halfway Home

Austin Dillon leads the field in the XFINITY Series race at Daytona.

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ONE: Wild ride for Dillon What a wild, wild weekend it was for Austin Dillon, who finished Saturday night in Victory Lane and was lucky just to finish Sunday night in one piece. It truly is a testament to the safety of the cars today that he was able to get out, walk away under …

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Who’s Hot and Who’s Not: 2015 Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Edition

2015 Daytona Ii Cup Dale Earnhardt Jr Pit Stop Cia

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If you’re into endurance events, then the Sunday night/Monday morning race at Daytona was just for you. The drivers finally got the command to start their engines just before 11:30 p.m. Whether it was better to have a late-night/super early morning race or a Monday event just depends on your schedule, but here’s hoping you …

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