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The Frontstretch Five: Questions Yet To Be Answered in 2014

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Welcome to the Frontstretch Five, a brand-new column for 2014! 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 has five questions that there …

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Did You Notice? … Stories Outside The Chase, A Fork In The Road For Harvick And Quick Hits

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Did You Notice?… There’s still plenty more going on these days than the Chase? As we enter the final three races of 2014, here’s a quick look at some great stories going on that have been buried by NASCAR’s “playoffs, playoffs, playoffs…” Kyle Larson. Yeah, he was terrible at Martinsville but Larson, who has wrapped …

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NASCAR Sprint Cup Power Rankings: Top 15 After Martinsville

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Dale Earnhardt Jr.‘s win at Martinsville last weekend marked the first non-Chase contender to win a race in the Chase this season. After being eliminated from championship contention last weekend at Talladega, Earnhardt Jr. held off a hard-charging Jeff Gordon to claim his fourth win of the season, first at Martinsville and 22nd overall for …

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Dale Earnhardt, Jr. & Goody’s Will Increase Partnership in 2015

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NASCAR’s most recent winner is getting back together with one of his main sponsors. Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and second-year sponsor Goody’s Headache Powder have announced an extension and expansion to their relationship that will see the Goody’s brand onboard the No. 88 JR Motorsports Chevrolet in the NASCAR XFINITY Series in 2015 at Texas Motor …

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Five Points to Ponder: Projecting Final Four, Junior’s Good Year & Frayed Tempers

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One: Final Four Up for Grabs Two races remain until we learn which quartet of drivers will contest for the Sprint Cup championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Most of us, myself included, had assumed we would find out at least one of those four names at Martinsville, but for the first time in seven Chase races …

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BSNews! Hendrick Motorsports Announces Team Changes

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BSNews! – Amid a week of various team changes and shuffles throughout much of the garage, Hendrick Motorsports announced it plans a major team swap involving the No. 24 of Jeff Gordon and the No. 88 of Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Sources that will remain anonymous, mainly because BSNews ace Stu Padasso has forgotten who he …

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Who’s Hot and Who’s Not in NASCAR: Martinsville – Texas Edition

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The Eliminator Round is underway and already multiple drivers are in trouble. The tight confines of Martinsville Speedway proved challenging for some as new rivalries were ignited and older ones brought back to life. Yet, some championship hopefuls escaped with little more than a scratch and one driver – unfulfilled by last week’s restrictor plate …

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NASCAR’s Most Popular Reminder: Wins Over Chase

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For Dale Earnhardt, Jr., 2014 was supposed to be “the year.” It’s his final go-round with crew chief Steve Letarte, seventh season with powerhouse Hendrick Motorsports and last season with major sponsor National Guard. This year’s Daytona 500 winner, he was the first man to clinch a Chase bid and, entering Sunday had totaled three …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500

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Key Moment – During the caution flag that flew for the third incident between Kasey Kahne and Brian Vickers on lap 278, Steve Letarte realized that Dale Earnhardt, Jr. was going to restart in the fourth position, which would have put him in the outside line. Letarte called Earnhardt in, put four tires on his …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2014 Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville

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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? At the end, staying out on the final caution while …

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Frontstretch Foto Funnies: Bottoms Up

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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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Happiness Is… NASCAR Legitimacy?

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Well here we go. NHRA was off last weekend. Tony Schumacher has Top Fuel just about wrapped up with a 134 point lead.  In Europe, F1 enjoyed an off weekend after Mercedes walked away with the constructors’ title in Sochi. That series is now a two man race between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg. Grand …

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