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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2015 Coke Zero 400 at Daytona

Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and his team celebratein Victory Lane after the Coke Zero 400 in Daytona

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Mother Nature seems to have it out for NASCAR this season. Rain once again delayed the start of the race, but that didn’t stop the fans from enjoying the Fourth of July fireworks on and off the track. Dale Earnhardt Jr. reasserted himself as the restrictor-plate king, leading 96 laps en route to his second …

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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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Beside the Rising Tide: Looks Like Rain

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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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Couch Potato Tuesday: NBC Deservedly Welcomed With Open Arms

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It’s hard to get NASCAR fans to agree on everything, and it’s even harder for them to all agree on something positive. Between the Chase, the competitors, and the various racetracks, everyone has an opinion and the only thing everyone agrees on is that it could always be better. Then NBC comes along, returning to …

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

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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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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2015 Coke Zero 400 at Daytona

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Who’s in the headline – You’d think a Dale Earnhardt Jr. victory at Daytona International Speedway would immediately steal all the headlines. Instead? He’ll have to split them with Austin Dillon this week. Dillon’s flight into the catchfence – seriously, his entire car cleared the wall – will be seen around the world for weeks, months and years …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2015 Coke Zero 400 at Daytona

Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Daytona No 88

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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? Restrictor-plate racing is definitely a skill in itself, and this …

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Austin Dillon Crash Aftermath a True Display of NASCAR Camaraderie

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We’re going to cut to the chase right here. The ride that Austin Dillon took into the catchfence early Monday morning at Daytona International Speedway was one of the scariest-looking crashes I’ve seen in over 25 years of either watching or being involved with the sport. There were few, if any people at the track …

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Wins 2015 Coke Zero 400 as Horrific Crash Hits at Daytona

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The last lap of the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway almost turned into a nightmare as one of the most brutal accidents in the history of the speedway sparked behind race-winner Dale Earnhardt Jr. “That scared the hell out of me, I’ll be honest with you,” said Earnhardt of the final lap accident in …

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Number Crunching: 2015 Coke Zero 400 at Daytona

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Much like last week at Sonoma, this week’s race will require a bit of luck for your NASCAR Fantasy Live team. For the season opening Daytona 500 I try to pick drivers all starting towards the rear of the field to maximize place-differential points while minimizing the risk from a driver crashing out. Normally by …

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2015 Coke Zero 400 Qualifying Cancelled; Dale Earnhardt Jr. on the Pole at Daytona

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Due to threatening weather, qualifying for the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway was cancelled Saturday evening. However, Dale Earnhardt Jr is probably the only driver that is happy that this parade was rained on, as the No. 88 Nationwide Insurance Chevrolet will start on the pole. With qualifying being cancelled, the race lineup …

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