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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2015 Southern 500

Carl Edwards Victory Lane Confetti Darlington Cup 2015 Yvonne Leonard (5)

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And then there was one… race left. One race remains to set the field for the 2015 Chase for the Sprint Cup. But someone outshone the fact that there is only one race left, and her name is the Lady in Black. Opening her doors on Labor Day weekend for the first time in more …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2015 Southern 500

2015 Darlington Cup Carl Edwards Champagne Cia

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Who’s in the headline – While Carl Edwards’s name appears in the headlines, it is his pit crew that deserves the accolades. The new aero package provided some great racing and passing opportunities, but the race came down to an eight-lap dash for the cash. Fresh tires were good enough for 15–20 laps, so whoever …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2015 Bojangles’ Southern 500

2015 Darlington Cup Carl Edwards Trophy Cia

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Who… gets my shoutout of the race? Let’s give credit where credit is due. The race on Sunday night was one of the best in a long time. There was close racing, authentic cautions, and attrition. Yes, Brad Keselowski was dominant, but dominance is part of racing sometimes. Ned Jarrett once won this race by …

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Tweet ‘N’ Greet: Denny Hamlin, Kevin Harvick, Danica Patrick and More!

Paul Menard hoists the NASCAR XFINITY Series trophy at Road America August 29, 2015

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Each week, Frontstretch will scour Twitter and other social media platforms looking for some of the best posts from your favorite NASCAR personalities, drivers and media members from all across the industry. These were some of our favorite posts from this week and we hope you enjoy them too! Nice weekend for our @FedEx team …

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Martin Truex Jr. to Promote National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month at Darlington

2015 Kentucky Cup Martin Truex Jr Cia

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Martin Truex Jr. will take a different approach on Sunday at the Darlington Raceway by running a special paint scheme promoting National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month in September on his No. 78 Chevrolet. The car will feature a teal ribbon on the hood, quarterpanels, rear bumper and roof of the car. Truex will be just …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Looking Back at the First 24 Races of 2015 for Off-Week No. 3

Joey Logano leads a pack of cars at Bristol Motor Speedway

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Who’s in the headline – There are drivers with more wins but no one has more points than Kevin Harvick. While points don’t really matter they are a telling factor for Harvick. The driver of the No. 4 is having one of the best seasons in the history of the sport. Harvick has 17 top-five …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2015 Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol

2015 Bristol Ii Cup Joey Logano Burnout Cia

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The list is short of drivers that can win at Bristol and successfully defend that victory the following year, but you can add Joey Logano to that list. After winning the night race last season, Logano led 176 laps Saturday night and held off Kevin Harvick to pick up his third win of the season. …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2015 Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan

2015 Michigan Ii Cup Matt Kenseth Burnout Cia

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Another week of fuel mileage paid off again for Matt Kenseth. He dominated the race Sunday afternoon, leading a race-high 146 laps, and had enough fuel to cross the line first. This win is Kenseth’s third of the season and second in the past three weeks. He now sits solely in the third seed behind …

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5 Points to Ponder: An Emerging Austin Dillon

2015 Pocono Cwts Richard Childress Austin Dillon Cia

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ONE: Chicagoland will be the real test for JGR There’s no question it has been a wonderful stretch of racing for the entire Joe Gibbs Racing organization, and in particular Kyle Busch. In an eight-race stretch starting at Sonoma Raceway, JGR has won a total of six events (four wins for Busch and two for …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not In NASCAR: 2015 Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Edition

2015 Michigan Ii Cup Aj Allmendinger Kyle Busch Racing Cia

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Now that we are down to just three races remaining in NASCAR’s “regular season,” the pressure is officially on for drivers who don’t have a coveted win to go for it at all costs. And there may be no better place for the first of these pressure-cooker races to happen than at Bristol on Saturday …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2015 Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan

Matt Kenseth poses with the trophy after winning the Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway

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Who… gets my shoutout of the race? Starting from the back after an engine change, Austin Dillon and his No. 3 team knew they had to try something to gain track position, so they went with a pit strategy that put Dillon off-sequence from the rest of the field but gained him the track position …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2015 Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan

2015 Michigan Ii Cup Matt Kenseth Team Trophy Cia

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Who’s in the headline – Joe Gibbs Racing established their dominance early in the weekend and threw down the gauntlet in qualifying by putting their cars first through third, and all four in the top six. When the race started, Matt Kenseth took advantage of his 16th career pole and a very strong car to race off …

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