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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not: 2015 Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Edition

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Burnouts (Hot) Yes, it’s true, Denny Hamlin did win the All-Star Race Saturday night, and sure, his car was good enough to stay out front, but the real heroes for Hamlin and his Joe Gibbs Racing car were the members of the pit crew. First, the crew’s role in the unique qualifying format for this …

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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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Tracking the Trucks: 2015 North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte

Kasey Kahne and Erik Jones Charlotte Finish Trucks 2015 Mike Neff

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In a Nutshell: Kasey Kahne and Erik Jones started side-by-side on Friday night, and that’s the exact same way the duo finished the race. The pair qualified 1-2 but were forced to start from the rear after each had a pre-race issue (Jones – missed drivers’ meeting; Kahne – unapproved adjustments). As soon as the …

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Kasey Kahne Edges Erik Jones For 2015 North Carolina Education Lottery 200 Victory at Charlotte

2014 Texas II CUP Kasey Kahne CIA

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.005 seconds. That’s all that separated Kasey Kahne and Erik Jones after 139 laps at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Kahne nipped Jones at the line to win the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series North Carolina Education Lottery 200. The win was the first for JR Motorsports in Truck competition, the 200th for Chevrolet, and Kahne’s fifth …

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Kasey Kahne Takes 2015 North Carolina Education Lottery 200 Pole at Charlotte

Kasey Kahne

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Kasey Kahne is well on his way to a fifth NASCAR Camping World Truck Series win. Making the most of the draft, the Sprint Cup veteran captured the pole for tonight’s North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Kahne got the top spot after turning a 29.778-second lap. Erik Jones will start on …

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Kyle Busch, Austin Dillon Quickest During 2015 All-Star Race Practices at Charlotte

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The Sprint All-Star Race weekend has finally arrived, and the much-anticipated non-points events are set to kick off on Friday evening with the Sprint Showdown. As the sun beamed down on Charlotte Motor Speedway early Friday afternoon, two extended practice sessions – one for each event – provided an opportunity for teams to test setups …

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Holding a Pretty Wheel: Wheels Turn to Wings at Tommy Baldwin Racing

2015 Tommy Baldwin Racing Go Baby Go credit Amy Henderson

(Photo: Amy Henderson, Frontstretch)

Sometimes there’s more to racing than cars going in circles as fast as they can. That was the case on Wednesday at the Tommy Baldwin Racing shop in Mooresville, N.C., on Tuesday (May 12), where a team, a sponsor and an organization came together to give some children a special gift: freedom. Many factors can …

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Erik Jones, Kasey Kahne Top 2015 North Carolina Education Lottery 200 Practices at Charlotte

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Erik Jones dominated in the race last week, and Kasey Kahne has dominated nearly every Truck race he’s ran. Both drivers showed speed in Thursday’s two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series practice sessions, with Kahne topping the early session and Jones leading the second. In his first race of the year with backing from Dollar General, …

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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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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Not Expected to Make NCWTS Debut This Year

Dale Earnhardt Jr.

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. has numerous starts – and victories – in both the NASCAR Xfinity and Sprint Cup series. However, the 40-year-old veteran still has not run in one of the sport’s other top three divisions, Camping World Trucks. This year, JR Motorsports announced a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team that will compete in only …

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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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Joey Logano Wins 4th Pole of Season for 2015 Spongebob Squarepants 400 at Kansas

2015 Kansas I CUP Joey Logano pole credit NASCAR via Getty Images

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It’s nice to be yellow in Kansas Speedway. For the Spongebob Squarepants 400 at Kansas Speedway, Joey Logano’s yellow No. 22 Ford posted a lap of 28.067 seconds (192.397 mph) to win his fourth pole of 2015 and first at Kansas. “We kind of swung for the fence there on the last round and the …

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