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NASCAR Driver Report Cards: Part III

2015 Dover I Cup Tony Stewart Car Cia

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So you might remember a few weeks ago when I graded the Sprint Cup full-timers through Driver Report Cards… and promptly stopped at the letter K. No, I don’t have a weird idea of what the alphabet should be, nor am I protesting the use of the letters L through Z. The third part just …

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4 Burning Questions at Dover: Martin Truex Jr.’s Redemption & Joe Gibbs Racing’s Surge

2015 Charlotte I Cup Martin Truex Jr Chase Elliott Racing Cia

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The Greatest Day in Racing has come and gone, and its final leg, NASCAR’s Coca-Cola 600, is now behind us. NASCAR’s second crown jewel event was an… interesting race, I guess, provided you like the whole fuel-mileage thing. For those of us that like passing, well, I’ll just change the topic so I don’t get …

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Tweet ‘N’ Greet: Danica Patrick, Jimmie Johnson, Kevin Harvick, Plus More!

2015 Charlotte I Cup Clint Bowyer Danica Patrick Cia

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Frontstretch will scour Twitter every week looking for some of the best tweets from your favorite NASCAR drivers, personalities and other people that work around the industry. These were some of our favorite posts from the previous week and we hope you enjoy them too! https://instagram.com/p/26CHj9wfZV/ If you follow Danica Patrick or Ricky Stenhouse Jr. on …

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Who’s Hot and Who’s Not in NASCAR: 2015 FedEx 400 at Dover Edition

Carl Edwards Charlotte Motor Speedway Coca Cola 600 2015 Yvonne Leonard 002

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Since Sunday was such a great day for auto racing fans, I’m going to bounce around between series a bit for just this week. So here goes: Burnouts (Hot) First, you have to give kudos to Carl Edwards and crew chief Darian Grubb for their win in NASCAR’s 600-miler at Charlotte Sunday night. Grubb, knowing …

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Friday Faceoff: Crew Chief Checkup, 600 Miles & Boys Have at It?

2015 Charlotte All Star Pack Racing Ii Credit Nascar Vis Getty Images

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NASCAR’s Hall of Fame Class of 2016 was announced Wednesday night. Did they get it right? If not, who would you take out and replace them with? Tom Bowles, Editor-in-Chief: I always find this question hard because of the way this Hall of Fame has been initially set up. Each of the 20 nominees deserves …

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Did You Notice? Kyle Busch’s Chase Chances, All-Star Angst & Quick Hits

2014 Texas Ii Cup Kyle Busch Cia

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Did You Notice? Kyle Busch could still easily make the Chase with a waiver? Let’s break down how and why following Tuesday’s announcement that he’ll return to the sport, driving the No. 18 Toyota in Saturday night’s All-Star Race along with the rest of the 2015 regular season. For Busch, he starts from scratch, missing …

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

2015 Kansas I Cup Jimmie Johnson Wins Credit Nascar Via Getty Images

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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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Did You Notice? Consistency, Hello Underdogs & Quick Hits

2015 Talladega I Cup Fans Credit Nascar Via Getty Images

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Did You Notice? That Richard Petty Motorsports had both drivers – Sam Hornish Jr. and Aric Almirola – finish in the top 15 in Sunday’s GEICO 500 at Talladega? For Almirola, the consistent top-20 finish is nothing new. Through 10 races in 2015, the No. 43 Ford has only one finish worse than 20th (26th at …

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Tweet ‘N’ Greet: Ryan Blaney, Dale Earnhardt Jr., the Busch Brothers & More

2015 Talladega I Cup Dale Earnhardt Jr Jimmie Johnson Credit Nascar Via Getty Images

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Welcome to Tweet ‘N’ Greet! Each week, Frontstrech will scour Twitter looking for some of the best tweets from your favorite drivers, crews and other NASCAR personalities from around the industry. These were some of our favorite posts from the previous week and we hope you enjoy them as well! I'm surrounded by $1 million. …

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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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Friday Faceoff: Tempers, Mergers, Surprises & Waivers

2015 Bristol I Cup Martin Truex Jr Car Credit Amy Henderson

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Tony Stewart was none too pleased with Dale Earnhardt Jr. after the two tangled late in the race, leaving Stewart to settle for a 41st-place finish and his third DNF this season. Meanwhile, Earnhardt denied any responsibility for the wreck. Who was right, and will any tensions arise between the two on track later this …

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Who’s Hot and Who’s Not: 2015 GEICO 500 at Talladega Edition

2015 Richmond I Cup Denny Hamlin Pack Racing Credit Nascar Via Getty Images

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Burnouts (Hot) It should have happened a week earlier at Bristol and it seemed to be a just a matter of time before it would happen this season. But it didn’t take too long for Kurt Busch to grab his first win of the season at Richmond Sunday afternoon. It’s been literally a rags-to-riches type …

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