Race Weekend Central

Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2015 Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte

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Who’s in the headline – Martin Truex Jr. and Kurt Busch dominated the race, leading almost 250 of the 400 laps. The eighth and final caution of the race flew with 62 laps to go, and five cars chose to roll the dice and try and stretch their fuel mileage for all of those laps. In …

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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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Tweet ‘N’ Greet: Martin Truex Jr., Danica Patrick, Chris Buescher, Plus More!

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Welcome to another edition of Tweet ‘N’ Greet! Every week Frontstretch will scour Twitter looking for some of the best posts from your favorite NASCAR drivers, industry accounts and other NASCAR personalities! We hope you enjoy some of our favorite tweets from the previous week! Dude asked to go eat pizza annnd he ordered a …

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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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Who’s Hot and Who’s Not in NASCAR: 2015 Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Edition

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Burnouts (Hot) You know how to tell when a NASCAR team is suddenly hot? Here’s the formula: Drop to the back of the pack due to an early-race incident. Then gradually work your way toward the front. Then, when what turns out to be the final caution comes out, instead of pitting with the other …

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5 Points to Ponder: Coming Home, 5 More Years & A Shifting Fanbase

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Truex’s win is just around the corner It wasn’t to be for Martin Truex Jr. on Saturday night under the lights at Kansas Speedway, but if his performance tells us anything it is that his win is just around the corner. And what a celebration it will be when it finally does come. Truex has …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2015 Spongebob Squarepants 400 at Kansas

2015 Kansas I CUP Jimmie Johnson Chad Knaus trophy credit NASCAR via Getty Images

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Who’s in the headline – The newest iteration of the Chase has made gambling much easier for those people who have a win or two under their belts. Saturday night, Jimmie Johnson put another notch in his as he stretched his fuel and tires to a victory. A late-race caution allowed Johnson and his No. …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2015 SpongeBob SquarePants 400 at Kansas

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Looking for the Who, What, When, Where, Why and How behind Sunday’s race? Amy Henderson has you covered each week with the answers to six race-day questions, covering all five Ws and even the H… the Big Six. Who… gets my shoutout of the race? Sometimes the driver who should win a race doesn’t, and …

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Jimmie Johnson Steals 3rd Win of 2015 Season in Spongebob Squarepants 400 at Kansas

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For much of the Spongebob Squarepants 400 at Kansas Speedway, it looked as if the race would be decided between Kevin Harvick, Martin Truex Jr. and Kyle Larson. However, after a nearly 2.5-hour rain delay, a late-race caution and a gutsy call, Jimmie Johnson drove his way to victory lane for the third time at Kansas …

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4 Burning Questions at Kansas: Wet, Wild & Unpredictable

2015 Bristol I CUP Martin Truex Jr vertical credit Amy Henderson

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OK, Toto, we’re finally going to Kansas. Kansas Speedway has quickly turned into a staple of the Sprint Cup Series schedule since joining the tour in 2001. The Kansas City, Kan., track began holding two races per year in 2010, and hosted their first night race last season. A year later, the stars of NASCAR return …

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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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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not: 2015 Spongebob Squarepants 400 at Kansas Edition

2015 Bristol I CUP Dale Earnhardt Jr vertical credit Amy Henderson

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Burnouts (Hot) It’s no surprise that Dale Earnhardt Jr. is leading this column this week. Yes, he won the race, but it was about so much more than winning for Junior. First, there was a question of whether crew chief Greg Ives might have to go home when finding out his daughter broke her arm. She …

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