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Best Seat at the Track: Kevin Rutherford Joins for Phoenix

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(Graphic: Jared Haas)

On this weekend’s Best Seat at the Track, Jared Haas is joined by Frontstretch’s managing editor Kevin Rutherford to preview the Ruoff Mortgage 500k (March 13) at Phoenix Raceway. Last week at Las Vegas, Alex Bowman only changed two tires and won the race. Our Frontstretch reporters try to put themselves on top of the …

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Dropping the Hammer: Scoreboard, Baby

Alex Bowman and Kyle Busch

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We live in a weird world. No more than five years ago, Alex Bowman‘s racing claim to fame in NASCAR was this: climbing from a Tommy Baldwin Racing car at New Hampshire in 2015 as its right-side tire caught fire and sent the car up in flames. That was it. Aside from two Xfinity Series …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2022 Pennzoil 400 at Las Vegas

Alex Bowman does a post-race burnout after winning the 2022 Pennzoil 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. (Photo: NKP)

(Photo: NKP)

Alex Bowman doubled down on two tires instead of four and hit the jackpot by winning the Pennzoil 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday (Mar. 6). Bowman’s seventh career NASCAR Cup Series win came in overtime, prevailing after a thrilling two-lap duel with Hendrick Motorsports teammate and runner-up finisher Kyle Larson.

Fronstretch 2-Minute Drill: Wise Power 400 at Auto Club

2022 Fontana Cup Chase Elliott Daniel Suarez Racing Nkp

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

NASCAR is back at Auto Club Speedway for the first time in two years. The last time the Cup and Xfinity Series raced in Fontana, the race ended up being the second-to-last before the COVID-19 pandemic shattered any and all forms of scheduling for major sports in 2020, leading to a two-month stoppage for NASCAR. …

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Friday Faceoff: What to Do About Next Gen Wheels?

Next Gen tires at Charlotte test, NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Also: is Austin Cindric a championship contender? And what about the Jeremy Clements vs. Drew Dollar spat?