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Couch Potato Tuesday: NASCAR Drivers Only Broadcast Shines

#22: Joey Logano, Team Penske, Ford Fusion Shell Pennzoil And #21: Paul Menard, Wood Brothers Racing, Ford Fusion Motorcraft / Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series

Joey Logano leading a quiet race (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Talladega brings all kinds of unusual instances.  This year, we got drivers in the booth, Darrell Waltrip apparently not being in on a joke and wheelies.  By Talladega standards, it was quirky, but not insane. Before we get into the Alabama adventure, there’s some TV news of note.  On Monday, IMSA and NBC Sports jointly …

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Eyes on XFINITY: 31 Races In & Only 4 Series Regular Winners

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(Photo: Matthew T Thacker / NKP)

At the onset of the 2017 season, NASCAR placed limits on how many events Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regulars could compete in. Depending the driver’s experience the number of races varied. The goal? To finally make the slogan “names are made here” meaningful as Cup drivers have dominated the XFINITY Series for the better …

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NASCAR 101: 5 Drivers Who Could Make Their Cup Debut Before the End of 2017

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(Photo: Russell LaBounty/NKP)

Chances are you’re focusing more — if not completely — on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship battle that’s wrapping up in a month, and rightfully so, since it seems like it could be quite the nail-biter once all is said and done. That said, five races remain in the 2017 Cup season, and …

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Emotional High Continues for Jeremy Clements

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(Photo: Brett Moist / NKP)

Two weeks ago at Road America, Jeremy Clements did the near impossible — bringing his family-owned XFINITY Series operation to Victory Lane for the first time in 256 races. The Spartanburg, S.C. native has dedicated his life to racing, particularly NASCAR. Going full-time in 2011, Clements never saw the success that he desired, being severely …

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2017 Frontstretch Podcast Powered by DraftKings – Episode 25: Throwin’ It Back

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Darlington Raceway, 2017(Photo: Scott R LePage/NKP)

Episode 25: Throwin’ It Back Frontstretch Podcast with Dustin Albino, Joseph Wolkin and Zach Catanzareti In this week’s episode brought to you by DraftKings, Dustin, Joseph and Zach recap Jeremy Clements’ shocking Road America victory and what impact it has put on the XFINITY Series playoffs. We also discuss the history of Darlington Raceway, the excitement of the official Throwback Weekend and …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: NBC Decides to Cheap Out on Road America

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(Photo: Brett Moist/NKP)

Last weekend saw the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series take their final weekend off of the year.  Cup drivers spent the time relaxing, vacationing, and finding plenty of other ways to spend their time.  Meanwhile, NASCAR XFINITY Series teams traveled up to Road America in Wisconsin for 180 miles of action. Unfortunately, there were some aspects of …

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5 Points to Ponder: The Sharp End of the 2017 NASCAR Season

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(Photo: Russell LaBounty/NKP)

ONE: 12 to go We’re exactly two thirds of the way through the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series schedule. 24 races are in the books leaving just 12 to go before we crown a 2017 champion. Two unique tracks, Darlington Raceway and Richmond International Raceway, await us next before the playoffs begin. Given that for many drivers, …

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The Underdog House: Jeremy Clements Wrote The Feel-Good Story NASCAR Needed

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(Photo: Russell LaBounty/NKP)

Think Small: Jeremy Clements When the XFINITY Series headed to Road America last weekend, it presented a chance for a lot of series regulars. There was an opportunity to stand out, even potentially secure a playoff spot. It was a chance to shine up front without Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series stars in the field. Still, even without …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Spin And Win For Jeremy Clements

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(Photo: Russell LaBounty / NKP)

With quite a number of Cup Series drivers enjoying a vacation on their final off weekend of the season, there wasn’t a single Cup driver in the field for the Johnsonville 180 at Road America. Just about every race this season without Cup drivers has been great, and this past weekend was no exception. The finish …

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Pace Laps: Jeremy Clements Gets Long Awaited Victory, Josef Newgarden Extends Points Lead

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(Photo: Brett Moist / NKP)

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: What to Do With An Off-Week – Hopefully, you enjoyed your off-weekend, because they will be no more in 2017. After an 18-week stretch for the Cup guys, they all kept it easy this last weekend of August before a final 12-week haul leads us to the offseason. But let’s …

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‘I’m Shocked’: Jeremy Clements Scores Big With First XFINITY Win at Road America

Welcome to the playoffs and Victory Lane, Jeremy Clements. With some of the most experienced hands in the XFINITY Series, a race win had been against reality for one of the sport’s smaller teams. However, when he was put behind one car with one lap to go in Sunday’s Johnsonville 180 at Road America, he …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: NASCAR Fans Needed FOX Sports GO For Bristol

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(Photo: John K. Harrelson/NKP)

Rain screws up race weekends.  Simple as that.  You should see the e-mail string that goes out when a Cup race gets postponed.  As a result of Sunday’s deluge, Monday’s Food City 500 took place while I was at work.  Naturally, that causes problems. Food City 500 Now, let’s not freak out.  Yes, the race …

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