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Couch Potato Tuesday: Grading FOX’s Grid Walk

2015 Pocono I Cup Alex Bowman Spin Cia

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Welcome back, race fans. This past weekend, the Sprint Cup Series was at Pocono Raceway, traditionally one of the more spread-out tracks on the calendar. However, we ended up with a closer, more competitive race than at Dover. Funny how those things work out. Axalta “We Paint Winners” 400 After a rather unsatisfactory 400-mile tilt …

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

Chris Buescher

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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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5 Points to Ponder: Clean Air, Feast or Famine & a Comfortable Seat

2015 Charlotte All Star Denny Hamlin Pole Credit Nascar Vis Getty Images

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ONE: Clean Air Can Be Too Good The Sprint All-Star Race has become a hard sell in the modern-day. Once a staple of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, the race has become less valuable to fans over the years. The gimmick has become bogged down with constant rule changes. However, the racing has typically been …

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Roush Fenway Racing Duo Quickest in 2015 GEICO 500 Practices at Talladega

2014 Talladega Ii Cup Pack Racing Ii Cia

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2012 was the last time a Roush Fenway Racing car earned a victory at Talladega Superspeedway. Last year, one of its three drivers, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., missed the fall event at the track to due NASCAR’s erratic qualifying method. However, entering the sport’s largest track this season, Stenhouse is determined to contend for a victory. …

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It’s Official: David Ragan to Michael Waltrip Racing for Remainder of 2015

2015 Las Vegas Cup David Ragan Credit Nascar Via Getty Images

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Last week, it was reported that David Ragan will move to Michael Waltrip Racing beginning next weekend at Kansas Speedway to make room for Erik Jones at Joe Gibbs Racing. This morning, MWR made it official, announcing Ragan will pilot the No. 55 Toyota for the remainder of the 2015 season. “The only way I …

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Michael Waltrip to Race No. 55 Toyota at Talladega

2015 Bristol I Cup Brett Moffitt Credit Amy Henderson

Photo Credit: Amy Henderson, Frontstretch

Michael Waltrip Racing has announced that co-owner Michael Waltrip will race the No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine Toyota in next weekend’s Geico 500 at Talladega Superspeedway. Waltrip drove the season opening Daytona 500 in the No. 55 Toyota and finished in the 26th position. The announcement means that 22-year-old driver Brett Moffitt will be on the …

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Maxwell House, Michael Waltrip Racing Announce 6-Race Partnership

Duck Commander 500 Practice

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Michael Waltrip Racing and Maxwell House announced a six-race partnership at Texas Motor Speedway this morning. The sponsorship begins with the Pennsylvania 400 at Pocono Raceway August 2, and the Maxwell House colors will adorn Clint Bowyer‘s No. 15 Toyota at Watkins Glen, Martinsville and Texas Motor Speedway. “Maxwell House is a well-respected brand and …

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Pole Sitter Jeff Gordon Paces Friday’s First Practice

Jeff Gordon Daytona 500 Qualifying 2015 (2) Mike Neff

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It’s just practice. Following a chaotic evening of racing during the Budweiser Duels, Jeff Gordon paced the sixth practice session in preparation for the Daytona 500. Only 14 cars participated in Friday morning’s session, with each of the cars completing single-car runs. Setting the pace at 193.079 mph, Sunday’s pole sitter ran 17 laps after finishing in …

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NASCAR 101: Every Past Daytona 500 Champion, Ranked By Their Chances of Winning in 2015

2014 Phoenix Ii Cup Dale Earnhardt Jr Serious Cia

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The Daytona 500 is the most prestigious race of the entire NASCAR season, and chances are you’ve already heard talk about the drivers who’ve won before. And why not? NASCAR puts emphasis on driver championships first and foremost, but Daytona comes next, and the drivers who’ve visited victory lane there are a veritable who’s who …

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Did You Notice? … Odds And Ends With NASCAR Midweek

2014 Texas Ii Cup Kyle Busch Cia

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Did You Notice? … A Toyota has never won the Daytona 500 in eight tries? In fact, the Camry make has scored just one trophy at the 2.5-mile superspeedway, taking the July 2008 race with Kyle Busch. The manufacturer is known more here for what they’ve done wrong (see: Michael Waltrip, jet fuel, a long …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: FOX Clams Up When Drivers Cry Out On NASCAR Qualifying

Sprint Unlimited 2015 Daytona (2) Mike Neff

(Photo: Mike Neff)

I take it that you heard the rumbling sound coming out of your speakers this past weekend. That’s right; NASCAR is back, and not a moment too soon. The offseason always seems interminable. As I stated last week, 2015 will look relatively similar to 2014 here in Couch Potato Tuesday, but with some changes. For …

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Fantasy Insider: Taking The Talladega Gamble

2014 Chicago Cup Dale Earnhardt Jr Car Cia

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It’s a race that real NASCAR teams and fantasy NASCAR owners as well have been anticipating and dreading at the same time. The restrictor plate race at Talladega Sunday could likely be the best of times and worst of times for teams. With such significant drivers like Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jimmie Johnson and Brad Keselowski …

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