Race Weekend Central

Jimmie Johnson’s Team Among 3 Penalized Following Coca-Cola 600

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If Jimmie Johnson is to win again at Dover this weekend, he’ll have to do so with a less-than-decent pit stall. Johnson’s No. 48 team was one of three Sprint Cup teams to be penalized following infractions that occurred during the Coca-Cola 600 race weekend. Justin Allgaier’s No. 51 and Jamie McMurray’s No. 1 also …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the All-Star Race

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It’s hard to believe that Joe Gibbs Racing had never been to victory lane in the All-Star Race. Well, that stat came to an end Saturday night as Denny Hamlin held off Kevin Harvick to win the million-dollar payout and gave JGR its first non-points win at Charlotte. Many would have probably put their money …

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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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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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Did You Notice? Chevrolet Bounces Back, Jamie McMurray Shines & Quick Hits

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Did You Notice? That Chevrolet returned to form at a track that they’ve been weak at in recent years? The manufacturer owned the Virginia half-mile from 2006-2008, winning six straight races behind the dominance of drivers like Jimmie Johnson and Kevin Harvick. Yet amazingly, Chevrolet has been dominated by Ford and Toyota in recent years. Toyota took over …

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Tweet ‘N’ Greet: Kyle Larson, Clint Bowyer, Dale Jr., Plus More!

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Each week, Frontstretch will scour Twitter and other social media platforms to bring you some of the best posts from your favorite NASCAR drivers, personalities and other industry accounts. These were some of our favorite posts over the last two weeks. If you missed it last week, Frontstretch did a special Tweet ‘N’ Greet in …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2015 Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond

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Ask anyone and they would tell you that a win was inevitable once Kurt Busch returned behind the wheel of the No. 41. He came close a few times but finally closed the deal, leading 291 laps and winning his first race of the season at Richmond. Oh, and by the way, he’s now all …

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Who’s Hot and Who’s Not: 2015 GEICO 500 at Talladega Edition

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Burnouts (Hot) It should have happened a week earlier at Bristol and it seemed to be a just a matter of time before it would happen this season. But it didn’t take too long for Kurt Busch to grab his first win of the season at Richmond Sunday afternoon. It’s been literally a rags-to-riches type …

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Kurt Busch Closes the Deal at Richmond, Wins 1st Race of 2015

Kurt Busch is back and perhaps better than ever. For the 26th time in his Sprint Cup Series career and second at Richmond International Raceway, Busch drove to Victory Lane for the Toyota Owners 400, snapping a 35-race winless drought. “It’s an incredible feeling,” Busch told FOX in Victory Lane. “It’s a total team effort …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the Food City 500 at Bristol

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I’d like to take this opportunity to pass along my condolences to the entire Byrnes family. #ByrnesStrong It was almost a carbon-copy of the 2014 spring race at Bristol: delay after delay due to rain. However, thanks to lights, the entire race was able to be run… and then some. Matt Kenseth finally broke his …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2015 Duck Commander 500 at Texas

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Saturday night at Texas Motor Speedway might have foreshadowed the battle for the 2015 Sprint Cup championship between Jimmie Johnson and Kevin Harvick. It was a riveting battle for the win in the final 15 laps. And if Harvick didn’t push his car a bit too far and scrape the wall, it might have been an …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2015 Duck Commander 500 at Texas

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Who’s in the headline – After Martinsville two weeks ago, there was all kinds of talk about snippy radio chatter between Chad Knaus and Jimmie Johnson. It wasn’t the first time fans have heard the two snark back and forth when they were having a less than average day. At times, just like a happy marriage, their …

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