Race Weekend Central

Friday Faceoff: Analyzing Penalties, Johnson vs. Harvick & Pocono Setup

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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 Pocono this weekend. 1) Halfway through the regular season, two drivers stand out ahead of the pack in terms of victories and overall …

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Bowles-Eye View: Bubba Wallace’s Big Miss – Will NASCAR Teammates Be Allowed To Hate?

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Chris Buescher versus Darrell Wallace Jr. It was the intra-team rivalry that left everyone buzzing after the closing laps at Dover, contact killing Wallace’s chance at a win while propelling Buescher and his No. 60 Ford straight into Victory Lane. Finally, at the end of a race NASCAR produced the series of fan-hooking events it …

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Xfinity Series Breakdown: 2015 Buckle Up 200 at Dover

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It was all about fuel Saturday afternoon in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Chris Buescher was able to extend his championship lead, nursing a tank of gas 98 laps to a victory at Dover International Speedway in the Buckle Up 200. The triumph is Buescher’s second of the season, but was more controversial than his first …

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Darrell Wallace Jr. Wins the Pole for 2015 Buckle Up 200 at Dover

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For the second time in his NASCAR Xfinity Series career, Darrell Wallace Jr. will lead the field to the green flag. Winning the pole award at Dover International Speedway with a time of 23.378 seconds (153.991 mph), Wallace edged out championship leader Chris Buescher by 16 hundredths of a second in qualifying. The 21-year-old enters Dover …

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Darrell Wallace Jr., Ty Dillon Talk Cup Plans for 2015

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Two strong Xfinity Series talents will see limited time in the Sprint Cup Series in the next couple years. In the case of Darrell Wallace Jr., he has no plans for Sprint Cup racing in 2015, but Ty Dillon already has a couple starts under his belt for Richard Childress Racing. It was recently announced that …

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Pace Laps: The Greatest Day In Racing

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IndyCar: Charlie Kimball Shows His Worth – Going into the 99th Indianapolis 500, all eyes were on Team Penske and Chip Ganassi Racing (CGR) to compete for the win. While Penske ultimately got the upper hand in the battle, one CGR driver came out smiling. Charlie Kimball entered Sunday’s running of “The Greatest Spectacle in …

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Xfinity Series Breakdown: 2015 Hisense 300 at Charlotte

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How good was Austin Dillon‘s car in Saturday’s Hisense 300? After the race, Dillon said he didn’t want to get out. He started the race on the pole and dominated from there, leading 163 of 200 laps and making a perfect driver rating of 150.0 en route to his victory. Denny Hamlin tried to make a …

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Dash 4 Cash Offers Chance for Success Heading to Dover

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$100,000 can go a long way in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. It is a chance for teams to gain some additional resources, which can boost performance by a handful of positions heading down the road. Following the Hisense 300 at Charlotte, four drivers have earned the opportunity to earn that $100 thousand bonus at Dover International Speedway. …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Evaluating the Rookie Battle, 9 Races In

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Youth is in the air. NASCAR’s future continues to show signs of fresh faces, along with a new generation of fans entering the sport. With so many drivers working through the rankings, opportunities have presented themselves for a select few to race against some of the best racers NASCAR has to offer. The elusive Sunoco …

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NASCAR 101: 5 Drivers We Want to See in Cup Before the End of 2015

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Erik Jones makes his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series debut this weekend with a start at Kansas Speedway for Joe Gibbs Racing – that is, unless you count his partial race filling in for Denny Hamlin at Bristol Motor Speedway last month, and we’re not. His entrance into the Cup Series makes for what has already …

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Erik Jones Fastest in Lone 2015 Winn Dixie 300 Practice at Talladega

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A day after being announced as Kyle Busch‘s replacement in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Erik Jones was back in a race car. Piloting the No. 20 Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing, the 18-year-old was quickest in the lone practice session of the weekend at Talladega Superspeedway for the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Putting up a …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Who’s the Front Runners As Season Nears May

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Seven races into the NASCAR Xfinity Series season, the battle for the championship is coming into fruition. Though the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers continue to dominate the sport’s version of AAA in baseball, the top-10 drivers are separated by a mere 56 points heading into Richmond. Following Chase Elliott‘s outstanding rookie season, which led …

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