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Kevin Harvick Quickest in Friday’s 2015 Quicken Loans 400 Practice at Michigan

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After dominating every practice session at Pocono Raceway, Kevin Harvick is back on top of the charts at Michigan. The reigning NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) champion was quickest in the lone Cup practice on Friday at Michigan International Speedway, posting a time of 35.557 seconds. Joey Logano was second on the charts, posting a lap 0.156 seconds …

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NASCAR 101: Martin Truex Jr. Not the 1st to End a Lengthy Winless Streak

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Martin Truex Jr.’s win was well deserved. The Mayetta, N.J. driver had led the most laps in the three previous weeks, only to be shut out of victory lane. The 34-year-old driver was also in the midst of a 69-race winless-streak, stretching back to the 2013 Sonoma triumph with Michael Waltrip Racing that ironically set …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Martin Truex Jr., Race Sponsorship & Tony Stewart?

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Martin Truex Jr.‘s win this past weekend at Pocono Raceway has been declared by many inside the sport as one of the most popular victories in the garage area. In fact, one popular member of the media even compared the overall outpouring of support by the entire Cup garage for the Truex victory on Sunday …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2015 Axalta We Paint Winners 400 at Pocono

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After leading so many laps in the past three races, Martin Truex Jr. finally led the one that mattered most, breaking a winless streak dating back to 2013. This win is his first with Furniture Row Racing since replacing Kurt Busch behind the wheel. Most importantly, it puts Truex and team 78 back in the …

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The Frontstretch 5: Fantastic 2015 Victory Lane Photos

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Welcome to the Frontstretch Five! Each week, Amy Henderson takes a look at the racing, the drivers and the storylines that drive NASCAR and produces a list of five people, places, things and ideas that define the current state of our sport. This week, Amy has a collection of winning photos that say it all. …

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Tweet ‘N’ Greet: Martin Truex Jr., Ty Dillon, Jimmie Johnson, Plus More!

2015 Pocono I Cup Martin Truex Jr Jimmie Johnson Victory Lane Cia

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Frontstretch will scour Twitter and other social media platforms every week looking for some of the best posts from your favorite NASCAR drivers, personalities and other people around the world of stock car racing. These were some of our favorite posts and we hope you enjoy them too! 1.) Bring Buescher & Bubba to Pocono2.) …

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Who’s Hot and Who’s Not in NASCAR: 2015 Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan Edition

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Burnouts (Hot) 97, 131, 131, 95. Those are the numbers of laps led in each of the last four Sprint Cup points races by Martin Truex Jr. But the only number Truex needed and now has is the No. 1, as in the number of wins he has so far this season. The win by …

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Matt McLaughlin’s Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2015 Pocono Spring Race Recap

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Editor’s Note: Mike Neff, who usually writes these things these days, was called away by an important assignment at the last minute and asked if I could fill in. (OK, so actually I dragged him out of bed in the middle of the night, stuffed him in a closet, nailed it shut and asked if …

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Kickin’ the Tires: With Martin Truex Jr. a Winner, Who Else is Worthy of a Chase Berth?

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The takeaway from last week’s column was: It really didn’t matter if Martin Truex Jr. made it to the winner’s circle because his performance should ensure him a spot in the Chase for the Championship. Well, that is a moot point now. While not quite the same feeling as watching American Pharoah cross the stripe, …

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Martin Truex Jr.’s Popular Victory at Pocono Key to Championship Run

Martin Truex, Jr. in Victory Lane at Pocono Raceway after winning the Axalta 400

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Finally. It has been a while, almost two years in fact since Martin Truex Jr. won a race. In between that last one, at Sonoma in June 2013 and Sunday’s trip to Victory Lane at Pocono life has been filled with tough moments – both for he and his family. After being forced out of …

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Martin Truex Jr. Breaks 69-Race Winless Streak with Victory in 2015 Axalta 400 at Pocono

Martin Truex, Jr. in Victory Lane at Pocono Raceway after winning the Axalta 400

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The wait is over and the furniture has been delivered. It has been a while since Martin Truex Jr. drove to Victory Lane. It’s been 69 races to be exact, dating back to Sonoma in 2013. Coming into the 2015 season with some kind of vengeance, the New Jersey native has been no worse than fifth in …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2015 Axalta We Paint Winners 400 at Pocono

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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, it’s about more than just your finishing position. For …

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