Race Weekend Central

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Fastest in 1st Cup Session at Daytona; Big Crash Sends 10 to Backups

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For the Sprint Cup Series teams, Friday was supposed to be a day of preparation for this weekend’s qualifying and racing.  However, for a number of teams, Friday ended up being rather painful. Roughly 10 minutes into the session, Brad Keselowski had contact with Kyle Busch in turn 2. Busch’s Interstate Batteries Toyota then spun …

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Tweet ‘N’ Greet: Elliott Sadler, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Landon Cassill, Plus More!

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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! Yes @BigBarrelFest we are here!!! #bigbarrell pic.twitter.com/0C90lxOwQU — …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2015 Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma

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Once NASCAR announced that Kyle Busch could compete for the championship, he had two goals once he was back in the racecar: win a race and get in the top 30 in points. He accomplished one of those Sunday, winning on the road course in Sonoma. He also moved up two positions in the standings to …

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Friday Faceoff: What Is NASCAR’s Silliest Rule?

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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 Sonoma. 1) Dale Earnhardt Jr. is getting married. Kasey Kahne is becoming a dad. Here’s one thing we don’t hear about anymore: young …

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Professor of Speed: NASCAR’s Future is Now

It’s a brave new world. The announcement this week that Microsoft is beginning a long-term relationship with both NASCAR and Hendrick Motorsports came as excitingly-ominous news. Maybe the “good ol’ days” of tobacco, beer and motor oil sponsorships are shorter lived than we think? Technology has always enjoyed an intimate relationship with motorsports. Computers and …

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NASCAR Mailbox: The Off Week, Rain Tires & Tech in the Sport?

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The second off week of the season has now come…and nearly gone. It was relatively quiet this week, outside of the royal proposal in Germany of Dale Earnhardt Jr. to longtime girlfriend Amy Reimann. She (of course) said yes and now, the NASCAR world can celebrate Dale and Amy’s engagement this upcoming week in northern …

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The Frontstretch 5: Reminders Not to Take NASCAR Too Seriously

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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 delves into the world of NASCAR on YouTube… and found …

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5 Points to Ponder: Erik Jones Triumphant, Amy Earnhardt, & the Phones are Nearly Silent

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Jones Triumphant Two Times Over No one doubts Erik Jones’s ability behind the wheel. The Kyle Busch Motorsports driver had four career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victories coming into 2015, but following the first eight races of the season, all anyone could talk about was why hadn’t he been able to visit victory lane …

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Microsoft Becomes Official Technology Partner of NASCAR, Hendrick Motorsports

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NASCAR has gained a powerful new partnership. Microsoft, a global leader in technology and innovation, has come to terms on new, multi-year agreements to become an Official Technology Partner of NASCAR. They’ll also become a major technology partner of 11-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champions Hendrick Motorsports. As part of the agreements, both NASCAR and …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: A Trio of Dominant Drivers, Rules Tampering & Chevrolet’s Success

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Who’s in the headline – Many drivers have garnered front page news since the green flag dropped on Daytona in February. Among those, three stand out above the rest in 2015. Kevin Harvick has been the class of the field in almost every race this season. He finished inside the top two in the first five …

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Happiness Is… Family, Retro & A Breather

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One of the big announcements that was made this week was NASCAR’s decision to implement a different rules package for the upcoming race at Kentucky. The decision to make changes to the current aero package is warranted but the question that comes about is: are the alterations enough? As has been documented everywhere, the spoiler, …

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Dale Earnhardt Jr., Amy Reimann Engaged in Germany

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. and longtime girlfriend Amy Reimann are using one of the few off weekends in the Sprint Cup Series to visit Germany and do a bit of Earnhardt genealogy research, among other things. Early Wednesday afternoon, the pair got engaged, and Reimann posted a photo of the couple beaming and featuring her engagement …

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