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Thomas Davis and Dale Earnhardt Jr. Spend Time at Charlotte Motor Speedway

Dale Earnhardt Jr.

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Thomas Davis took some hot laps today at the Charlotte Motor Speedway with NASCAR star Dale Earnhardt Jr. Davis, a linebacker for the Carolina Panthers, won the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year presented by Nationwide Insurance last season. Davis will also have the unique privilege of serving as the honorary pace car driver …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2015 Spongebob 400 at Kansas

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Another rain delay and another late finish. This time Jimmie Johnson took advantage of a late-race caution and chose track position over tires/fuel to claim his season-leading third victory. Kevin Harvick led the second-most laps (53), but after pitting and taking two tires, was unable to catch Johnson in the few laps remaining. He managed another …

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Not Expected to Make NCWTS Debut This Year

Dale Earnhardt Jr.

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. has numerous starts – and victories – in both the NASCAR Xfinity and Sprint Cup series. However, the 40-year-old veteran still has not run in one of the sport’s other top three divisions, Camping World Trucks. This year, JR Motorsports announced a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team that will compete in only …

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Jimmie Johnson Steals 3rd Win of 2015 Season in Spongebob Squarepants 400 at Kansas

2014 Chicago Cup Jimmie Johnson Chad Knaus Cia

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For much of the Spongebob Squarepants 400 at Kansas Speedway, it looked as if the race would be decided between Kevin Harvick, Martin Truex Jr. and Kyle Larson. However, after a nearly 2.5-hour rain delay, a late-race caution and a gutsy call, Jimmie Johnson drove his way to victory lane for the third time at Kansas …

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The Earnhardt Legacy

Fans and critics alike are raving this week following Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s return to victory lane at Talladega Superspeedway. An emotional Earnhardt claimed that he felt the win – his sixth at Talladega – added to his father’s legacy. On this week 20 years ago, Dale Earnhardt himself was also adding to his legacy, scoring …

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Tweet ‘N’ Greet: Ryan Blaney, Dale Earnhardt Jr., the Busch Brothers & More

2015 Talladega I Cup Dale Earnhardt Jr Jimmie Johnson Credit Nascar Via Getty Images

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Welcome to Tweet ‘N’ Greet! Each week, Frontstrech will scour Twitter looking for some of the best tweets from your favorite drivers, crews and other NASCAR personalities from around the industry. These were some of our favorite posts from the previous week and we hope you enjoy them as well! I'm surrounded by $1 million. …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 after the 2015 GEICO 500 at Talladega

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Man, Talladega is a doozy, huh? Dale Earnhardt Jr.‘s first victory of the season – and first at Talladega in 11 years – was great for the sport and meant, for a moment, that all was right in the racing world. However, the monster that is ‘Dega was also very unkind to several other drivers …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Carl Edwards’s No Caution Call at ‘Dega & Ryan Blaney’s Rise?

2015 Bristol I Carl Edwards Vertical Credit Amy Henderson

Photo Credit: Amy Henderson, Frontstretch

What a weekend we had at Talladega! There was some great weather, phenomenal racing and another victory in Alabama for Dale Earnhardt Jr., his sixth win at the 2.66-mile track. Seeing Junior in Victory Lane so emotional, and so happy with his first win of 2015,  was something special that NASCAR fans will remember for …

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5 Points to Ponder: Experimentation, Throwing Caution to the Wind & Spongebob

2015 Bristol I Cup David Ragan Vertical Credit Amy Henderson

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Experimentation As our own Jerry Jordan wrote this morning, JR Nation can sleep easy. With Sunday’s win, Dale Earnhardt Jr. has all but clinched his second-straight Chase for the Sprint Cup berth with the new format. The playoff berth was inevitable; Earnhardt was inside the top 10 in points even if he didn’t win. The …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Jeff Gordon’s Booth Finale Highlight of Weekend

2015 Talladega I Nxs Ryan Reed Ryan Sieg John Wes Townley Crash Credit Nascar Via Getty Images

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Welcome back to another edition of Couch Potato Tuesday. Today, we’ve reached critique No. 450. Yowza. To top that off, we’ve got Talladega. By the standards of race broadcasts, Talladega races are easier than normal to cover since everyone’s all together… most of the time. Let’s see how it went. GEICO 500 Sunday saw 500 …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not: 2015 Spongebob Squarepants 400 at Kansas Edition

2015 Bristol I Cup Dale Earnhardt Jr Vertical Credit Amy Henderson

Photo Credit: Amy Henderson, Frontstretch

Burnouts (Hot) It’s no surprise that Dale Earnhardt Jr. is leading this column this week. Yes, he won the race, but it was about so much more than winning for Junior. First, there was a question of whether crew chief Greg Ives might have to go home when finding out his daughter broke her arm. She …

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MPM2Nite: The Daytona Beach Orchestra

2014 Talladega Ii Cup Tony Stewart Aric Almirola Alex Bowman Crash Cia

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Sunday’s Talladega event was notable as one of the tamer such affairs run at the track though in this instance, tame is not to be thought of as a derisive term. The track “where the wild things are” is normally known for big, huge, smoking pig piles of wrecks coming to the checkers, racing geared …

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