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Who’s Hot and Who’s Not in NASCAR: 2015 Auto Club 400 at Fontana Edition

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Burnouts (Hot) Burnouts, yes, Kevin Harvick knows all about burnouts lately. He’s had plenty of practice, winning the last two races, and looking back to last year, he’s won four of the last six. If you go back a little more, he’s been first or second in each of the last seven races and he’s led an astounding …

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Kickin’ the Tires: Early Struggles Don’t Bode Well for Several Top Drivers

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With four races in the books for the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Season, there is already bubbling criticism about some teams going into crisis mode – take Tony Stewart for example. But other top drivers are not immune to poor finishes. Stewart is currently in 36th position, and while reporters aren’t supposed to have a favorite …

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Did You Notice? … NASCAR’s “Status Quo”

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Did You Notice? … Three of the top 5 drivers in laps led this season are from Hendrick Motorsports? So far this season, as NASCAR evaluates its new rules package, it’s been a case of “status quo” near the top of the leaderboard. A quick look at the top 5 in laps led… Kevin Harvick …

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Who’s Hot and Who’s Not In Sprint Cup: Phoenix Edition

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Burnouts (Hot) So just how hot are Kevin Harvick and the No. 4 team right now? To quote an old song from a performer named RedCloud, “It’s hot, real hot. How hot? 102, the devil wouldn’t want to stand next you.” And right now in the NASCAR Sprint Cup world, everyone is standing in line …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2015 Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas

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Looking for the Who, What, When, Where, Why and How behind Sunday’s race? Amy Henderson has you covered each week with the answers to six race-day questions, covering all five Ws and even the H… the Big Six. Who… gets my shoutout of the race? Racing has never been easy for Brian Vickers. He lost …

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Did You Notice? … The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

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Did You Notice? … Two races into 2014, Kevin Harvick is the only Stewart-Haas Racing car with either a top-5 or top-10 finish? SHR’s struggle has been notable as Tony Stewart was off the pace at Atlanta, uncompetitive long before getting caught up in a mid-race accident. Regan Smith has run admirably, keeping the No. 41 …

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The Frontstretch Five: Reasons for Optimism in 2015

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Welcome to the Frontstretch Five! Each week, Amy Henderson takes a look at the racing, the drivers, and the storylines that drive NASCAR and produces a list of five people, places, things and ideas that define the current state of our sport. This week, Amy says there are some good reasons to be optimistic about …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Reflecting on Atlanta and Hitting the Strip Without Kyle Busch

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Well, the new early stop at Atlanta Motor Speedway is now behind us, and that’s a really good thing for most everybody in the sport, including this week’s winner, Jimmie Johnson and the No. 48 bunch who have four wins at Las Vegas. This weekend, things will finally begin to heat up – and that’s both …

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NASCAR Sprint Cup Power Rankings: Top 15 After Atlanta

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Throughout the 2014 season, the question on everyone’s mind was, when will Jimmie Johnson win his first race of the year? Although Johnson went on to win four races in 2014, he was never a threat for the championship, opening the door for questions about the team and combination with crew chief Chad Knaus. The …

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Four Burning Questions at Atlanta: New Rules & Standout Substitutes

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The 2015 Daytona 500 is finally in the books, and with its conclusion comes the real start of the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. The superspeedway-style racing inherent to Daytona is a unique style of racing with unique challenges that simply are not shared by the bulk of tracks on the Sprint Cup circuit. The …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: FOX’s Daytona 500 Weekend Coverage A Mixed Bag

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Doesn’t it feel wonderful to have actual racing to talk about? I know some of you were outright forced to watch the Oscars Sunday night as some kind of penance by significant others due to the action on Sunday. As far as Sunday is concerned, I’m happy no one got hurt and a decreased amount …

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