Race Weekend Central

Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2015 Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte

Denny Hamlin All Star Victory Lane Charlotte 2015 Yvonne Leonard

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Who’s in the headline – While most of the stories will be written about Denny Hamlin winning the race, it is his pit crew that really should be in the spotlight. On the mandatory stop before the final 10-lap segment, Hamlin’s crew threw down a 10.4-second pit stop. DJ Copp told Frontstretch in 2013 that …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2015 Sprint Showdown at Charlotte

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Looking for the Who, What, When, Where, Why and How behind Friday night’s race? Amy Henderson has you covered with each week with the answers to six race-day questions, covering all five Ws and even the H with the Big Six. Who… gets my shoutout of the race? Most people wouldn’t be surprised if the …

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Greg Biffle, Clint Bowyer, Danica Patrick Transfer From Sprint Showdown to All-Star Race

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The final drivers in the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race field have been determined. Greg Biffle, Clint Bowyer, and Danica Patrick have earned berths in the All-Star Race after winning the two Sprint Showdown segments and the Sprint Fan Vote, respectively. Biffle cruised in the first 20-lap segment, taking the lead from the inside lane on the …

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Paul Menard Wins Pole for 2015 Sprint Showdown at Charlotte

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Paul Menard is looking to make it into the Sprint All-Star Race with a victory in Friday night’s Sprint Showdown. Thus far, he has a slight advantage over the rest of the field. Menard has won the pole for the preliminary race with a time of 28.470 seconds. Making his eighth Showdown appearance, he is looking …

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Tweet ‘N’ Greet: Clint Bowyer, Kevin Harvick, David Ragan, Plus More!

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Frontstretch will scour Twitter every week looking for some of the best tweets from your favorite NASCAR personalities, drivers and media members. These were some of our favorite posts from the past week and we hope you enjoy them as well! Got to hit some balls in batting practice and stood in front of my …

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Did You Notice? Consistency, Hello Underdogs & Quick Hits

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Did You Notice? That Richard Petty Motorsports had both drivers – Sam Hornish Jr. and Aric Almirola – finish in the top 15 in Sunday’s GEICO 500 at Talladega? For Almirola, the consistent top-20 finish is nothing new. Through 10 races in 2015, the No. 43 Ford has only one finish worse than 20th (26th at …

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

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

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

2015 Bristol I Cup Dale Earnhardt Jr Vertical Credit Amy Henderson

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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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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2015 GEICO 500 at Talladega

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Who’s in the headline – It took 11 years but Dale Earnhardt Jr. finally won another Sprint Cup Series race at Talladega. After some spirited racing for much of the first part of the race, the last third turned into a mind-numbing parade with little to no action at all. Earnhardt pitted with a few …

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Friday Faceoff: Tempers, Mergers, Surprises & Waivers

2015 Bristol I Cup Martin Truex Jr Car Credit Amy Henderson

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Tony Stewart was none too pleased with Dale Earnhardt Jr. after the two tangled late in the race, leaving Stewart to settle for a 41st-place finish and his third DNF this season. Meanwhile, Earnhardt denied any responsibility for the wreck. Who was right, and will any tensions arise between the two on track later this …

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GoDaddy Leaving Danica Patrick, NASCAR After 2015

2015 Bristol I Cup Danica Patrick Car Credit Amy Henderson

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Danica Patrick is in the market for a new primary sponsor next season after current primary sponsor GoDaddy’s intentions of leaving the sport were announced in USA Today. Patrick, who races the No. 10 Chevrolet for Stewart-Haas Racing, is in a contract year. Speculation was that she needed to pick up her performance in order …

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