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The 10: Bristol Bump and Won

Beatin’ and bangin’, hootin’ and hollerin’, bump and runnin’ and celebrating with the fans? Why, the past few weeks of short track NASCAR action have been classic. Dare I say it? One might even call it quintessential. The driver to fare better than anyone after it all was Carl Edwards. Show More Summary

Beyond the Cockpit: Ryan Preece Learning Through NASCAR Ranks

Ryan Preece may be learning in the higher levels of NASCAR, but he knows what he has to do. A racer who is out on tracks across the globe every week, Preece has a deep knowledge for racecar parts and a relatable short track attitudeShow More Summary

Entry List: Sparks Energy 300

The ninth race of the 2016 season brings the XFINITY Series to Talladega Superspeedway. There are 43 cars entered for Saturday’s event, meaning three will not qualify for the race. John Wes Townley will attempt to make his second XFINITY Series start of 2016 in the No. Show More Summary

Beside the Rising Tide: Fine, Be That Way

Thursday, most fans of the sport were delighted to hear that three-time Sprint Cup champion Tony Stewart had recovered well enough from a back injury suffered in an OHV accident that he could resume racing again. NASCAR welcomed himShow More Summary

Overnight Ratings Decline Slightly for Richmond

Sunday’s Toyota Owners 400 marked another drop in television viewership this season for NASCAR. According to Sports Media Watch, the race came in posting a 2.9 Nielsen rating, down 6% from last year’s 3.1 for the rain-delayed Richmond event a year ago. Show More Summary

Bump And Run To The Bank: NASCAR’s Success Equals Every Man For Himself

This morning, Joe Gibbs Racing will hold a team debrief over what happened Sunday afternoon at Richmond. Warring factions will sit on either side of the table. Sunday’s winner Carl Edwards will be in one corner, trying to hold in a smile...Show More Summary

Entry List: GEICO 500

Following two weeks of short track action, the Sprint Cup Series heads to the biggest track on the schedule at Talladega Superspeedway. For the second consecutive race, there are 41 cars entered and one will go home following qualifying on Saturday. Show More Summary

Five Points to Ponder: Where There’s “Smoke,” There’s Fire

Smoke Rising: Wasn’t it good to see the lovable curmudgeon himself, Tony Stewart, back in action at Richmond International Raceway this past Sunday? The sport needs characters, not automaton sponsor-spouting shills and there can be no question Smoke fits squarely into the first category. Show More Summary

Couch Potato Tuesday: Are FOX’s Poor NASCAR Ratings Fixable With Better Coverage?

Welcome back.  Sunday had a great finish, eh?  Not too often that someone executes the bump n’ run on their own teammate.  I’ll fully admit that I was surprised that Carl Edwards was willing to do it. Also, there was a bit of an uproar...Show More Summary

Who’s Hot and Who’s Not in NASCAR: Talladega Edition

If you wonder if watching a NASCAR race is good for you, then were a lot of good reasons to like what happened in Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Richmond: Long green flag runs: Check. Multiple yellows to bunch the field back up: Check. Seeing...Show More Summary

NASCAR Changes Lug Nut Policy Amidst Controversy

Five days after fining Tony Stewart $35,000 for comments made about NASCAR’s lug nut policy — or the lack there of — NASCAR has announced a series of mandates for pit stops. NASCAR will begin policing teams this coming weekend at Talladega...Show More Summary

Ben Kennedy Set to Join GMS Racing for 10 Truck Series Contests

After a few days of uncertainty, Ben Kennedy has landed a new job. Kennedy, 24, started the year out with Red Horse Racing, but was signed for only a three-race deal. However, the great-grandson of Bill France, the founder of NASCAR, will be joining GMS Racing for 10 Camping World Truck Series contests in 2016. Show More Summary

Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2016 Toyota Owners 400

The Key Moment – In the last corner of the last lap, Carl Edwards put a bumper to teammate Kyle Busch to nudge him out of a way to take the win. In a Nutshell – The first three quarters of the race might have been rather sedate, but things heated up nicely there at … The post Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2016 Toyota Owners 400 appeared first on Frontstretch.

More Short Tracks, Please

These past few weeks at short tracks sure have been fun, haven’t they? It’s a shame we won’t see another one until August. The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series put on another thrilling race – and finally another scheduled day race – at Richmond International Raceway with Sunday’s Toyota Owners 400. Show More Summary

Pace Laps: Tony Stewart’s Solid Return, Four-Wide and Fast for Brittany Force and Ford Looking for XFINITY Series Magic

Sprint Cup: Tony Stewart Solid in Sprint Cup Return – Though there was literal smoke for the driver nicknamed “Smoke” at one point during Sunday’s Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway. Starting 18th after Sprint Cup qualifying...Show More Summary

Up To Speed: Drivers Weigh In On Last Lap Edwards, Busch Incident

The length of races varies throughout the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races. 400 laps, sometimes 500 miles. Heck, there are even some races measured in kilometers. Really, though, in those hundreds of laps run in any given race, the only one we really care about is the last one. Show More Summary

The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2016 Toyota Owners 400

Who… gets my shoutout of the race? Some days just don’t go as planned.  It just seems like if you’re Kasey Kahne, that would be more or less every day. The No. 5 team and he have had more than their fair share of bad luck over the last...Show More Summary

Kasey Kahne Grabs ‘Encouraging’ Fourth-Place Effort at Richmond

Returning to the sight of his first Sprint Cup Series win back in 2005, Richmond International Raceway seemed to bring out the best in Kasey Kahne on Sunday afternoon. Grabbing a much-needed fourth-place finish in the Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond, Kahne was excited to be back racing in the front of the field. Show More Summary

On the Reds: Late Finish Hides Dull IndyCar Product in Barber

The Verizon IndyCar Series lucked out with an incredible finish to the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama, but the series still has significant improvements to make to the on-track product as the season marches on. Continuing a depressing trend to open the season, the current aerokit led to an underwhelming race on Sunday. Show More Summary

Pagenaud Outlasts Rahal for Barber Victory

Returning to the site of his 2011 Verizon IndyCar Series debut, points leader Simon Pagenaud parlayed a stellar drive from the pole and outlasted a battle with Graham Rahal to claim the April 24 Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park. Show More Summary

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