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The Frontstretch Five: Reasons for Optimism in 2015

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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 says there are some good reasons to be optimistic about …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Chase, Bubba & the Exciting 2015 XFINITY Series Field

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A new title sponsor. New drivers and fresh paint schemes. Rookies moving up the ranks. It seems like yesterday I was writing my final Nuts for Nationwide column after Homestead. But now, it’s time for Eyes on XFINITY. 2015 is a much different year. Headlines are screaming at us. There are so many things to look forward to, …

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New Lineup, New Attitude for Roush Fenway Racing in 2015

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New faces join the familiar veterans this season at Roush Fenway Racing, but no matter how long they’ve been with the team, the three Sprint Cup and four XFINITY series drivers have a common goal: to put the team back on top. It’s no secret that 2014 was not a strong season for RFR. Carl …

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Roush Fenway Racing Announces 2015 Crew Chief Lineup

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On Tuesday morning, Roush Fenway Racing announced the driver-crew chief pairings for their three full-time Sprint Cup and four full-time XFINITY Series teams.  The organization will have a combination of brand new and familiar atop their pit boxes. Starting on the Sprint Cup side of the organization, Greg Biffle will once again have Matt Puccia …

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Darrell Wallace, Jr. Officially Signs With Roush Fenway Racing

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After being granted his release from Joe Gibbs Racing less than two weeks ago, Darrell Wallace, Jr. has a new home. The 21-year-old signed a deal Thursday to pilot the No. 6 Ford Fusion for Roush Fenway Racing in the NASCAR XFINITY Series in 2015. Wallace is expected to race full-time for the organization, but …

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The Frontstretch Five: Memories to Keep From 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 some 2014 memories that …

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Five Points to Ponder: Reflecting On NASCAR’s 2014 Journey

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ONE: Stewart-Haas Racing’s crazy path to a second title When Stewart-Haas Racing announced they would run four cars in 2014 with Kurt Busch, Kevin Harvick, Tony Stewart and Danica Patrick behind the wheel, media and fans alike thought co-owners Stewart and Gene Haas were crazy. Three of the four are among the most outspoken drivers …

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Darrell Wallace, Jr. Working on Finalizing 2015 Plans

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With Kyle Busch Motorsports announcing its driver lineup sans Darrell Wallace, Jr., all signs have pointed toward Bubba moving up to the NASCAR Xfinity Series (formerly the NASCAR Nationwide Series) in 2015. Following his victory in the Ford EcoBoost 200, Wallace was asked of his plans for next season and he couldn’t say much as things …

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Ryan Blaney, Darrell Wallace, Jr. Among Drivers to be Featured on NickSports

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NASCAR announced on Tuesday Nov. 4 that Darrell Wallace, Jr., Ryan Blaney, Kenzie Ruston and Kyle Larson will be featured in Nickelodeon as part of their new docu-series titled “Hammer Down.” The shows, eight to 12 minutes in length, will allow young fans a glimpse into the lives of the young athletes. “‘Hammer Down’ gives …

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Tracking the Trucks: WinStar World Casino 350

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 In a Nutshell: Kyle Busch beat out a hard charge from winless German Quiroga to win Friday night’s WinStar World Casino 350 at Texas Motor Speedway. Busch dominated, leading five times for a race-high 80 laps en route to Kyle Busch Motorsports’ 12th win in 20 races this season. Jeb Burton finished second as the …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Grading the 2014 Championship Hopefuls

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As the Camping World Truck Series rolls into Texas Motor Speedway on Friday night, I took a look at the entry list and found just 29 trucks. It marks yet another short field for a series that’s been struggling most of the season to meet the maximum truck count of 36. Last week, NASCAR announced …

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