Race Weekend Central

Frontstretch Foto Funnies: You Had WHAT for Breakfast?

2014 Dover Ii Cup Ryan Newman Face Cia

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Welcome to the Frontstretch Foto Funnies! Ever see a photo that’s just begging for a caption? We see them all the time! Each week, we’ll pick a few, then let our staff give it their best shot. We’ll post the best ones for you! Want to get in on the fun?  Leave your best ideas …

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Fantasy Insider: Is Now Time to Think Outside the Fantasy Pit Box?

2014 Loudon Ii Cup Danica Patrick Cia

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As we inch closer toward the finish line in this NASCAR season and the races become more important for drivers in real life, they also become more important for your fantasy team. If you are in a tight battle to win your league, or finish in the money, then every decision by a real life …

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NASCAR Sprint Cup Power Rankings: Top 15 After Dover

2014 Dover Ii Cup Jeff Gordon Woohoo Cia

The revised Chase format brought exactly what was expected to the first round of eliminations at Dover. Jeff Gordon earned his fourth win of the season, becoming the first non-Team Penske driver to win a Chase race. Meanwhile, Kevin Harvick dominated the day yet again, leading a race-high 223 laps before left front suspension issues …

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Fantasy Insider: Defining Dover Dominance For Your Roster

2014 Dover I Cup Jimmie Johnson Trophy Cia

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The good news for NASCAR Sprint Cup competitors is that defending and six-time champion Jimmie Johnson hasn’t done much lately. The bad news for those same competitors is that Johnson still sits fourth in points and the even more bad news for them is that the race this week is at Dover. It’s a track …

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NASCAR Sprint Cup Power Rankings: Top 15 After New Hampshire

2014 Loudon Ii Cup Joey Logano Burnout Cia

Penske Racing has asserted itself as the team to beat for the Championship. Joey Logano recorded his fourth victory of the season, first in the Chase and third consecutive win for Penske Racing overall. Both Brad Keselowski and Logano have automatically advanced to the top-12 Contender round. Survival was the name of the game Sunday …

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Team Penske and Roush Fenway Racing Test at Texas Motor Speedway

2014 Loudon Ii Cup Joey Logano Brad Keselowski Window Cia

With Texas Motor Speedway being near the bottom of the Sprint Cup Series schedule, there’s no doubt it’ll be a pivotal race in the Chase for the Sprint Cup. That’s why on Monday and Tuesday, Team Penske drivers Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski, along with Roush Fenway Racing drivers Carl Edwards, Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. and …

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Stanley Black & Decker Moves to JGR In 2015

2014 Richmond Ii Cup Joe Gibbs Cia

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Joe Gibbs Racing announced on Wednesday that Stanley Black & Decker, a manufacturer of hand and power tools, along with accessories, will move to the soon-to-be four car operation starting with the 2015 season.  The Stanley Tools division will serve as the primary sponsor on Carl Edwards’ No. 19 Toyota in 12 races next season, …

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NASCAR Sprint Cup Power Rankings: Top 15 After Chicago

2014 Chicago Cup Brad Keselowski Trophy Cia

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If starting first, leading all but seven laps, winning the race and claiming the top seed in the Chase at Richmond was enough for Brad Keselowski to make a championship statement, no one told him. He came from 25th place Sunday afternoon, led 62 laps and claimed his fifth overall and series-leading victory. On top …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: ESPN Shirking Other Responsibilities During Chase

2014 Loudon I Cup Jamie Mcmurray Car Cia

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When you think of Chase for the Sprint Cup coverage on TV broadcasts, what do you think of? Coverage of the playoffs, sure, but how about the other 27 drivers racing for something other than the title? Surely you expect some coverage thrown their way, right? If the first race of the Chase, held last …

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Who’s Hot and Who’s Not in NASCAR: Chicago – New Hampshire Edition

2014 Richmond Ii Cup Clint Bowyer Cia

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The Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup is a chance for 16 of the best drivers to start anew, but with only 10 races, divided into four segments, those drivers have very little time to make an impression and even less room for error before eliminations are made. It’s a fragile state that promises to …

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Happiness Is… Change, Being Invited & Lameness

2014 Michigan Ii Cup Clint Bowyer Car Cia

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With the Chase now set to begin (finally) this Sunday at Chicagoland Speedway, the focus can shift from who’s making the playoffs to who’s going to win the championship.  The hype and hoopla surrounding this newer format of NASCAR’s postseason has been with us this entire season.  In fact, it feels like it’s been all …

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NASCAR Sprint Cup Power Rankings: Top 15 After Richmond

2014 Richmond Ii Cup Brad Keselowski Woohoo Cia

After 26 races and 13 race winners, the 2014 Chase field has been set. Brad Keselowski made a championship statement Saturday night, leading 383 of the 400 laps en route to his season-leading fourth victory. With his win, Keselowski claimed the number one seed as the Chase standing reset heading to Chicago. Results were mixed …

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