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4 Burning Questions: What Has Kept AJ Allmendinger from Sonoma Victory?

What Can Separate AJ Allmendinger from Delivering the W on Sunday? Road course racing is what AJ Allmendinger knows best. He earned his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series win in thrilling fashion two years ago at Watkins Glen International,...Show More Summary

Double Take: No Video Game Cover Jinx for NASCAR Stars

Garrison Hearst. Dorsey Levens. Daunte Culpepper. Michael Vick. Troy Polamalu. No, these aren’t obscure drivers from NASCAR’s past. They’re all football players, one-time superstars of the NFL who were chosen at one point to be the cover athlete of EA Sports’ Madden video game franchise. Show More Summary

Friday Faceoff: Who’s the Best Driver Without a Ride?

NASCAR said after the races at Iowa this weekend that it’s “happy with the status of Iowa” Speedway as a standalone XFINITY and Camping World Truck Series date. But does the track need a Sprint Cup date, and at what track’s expense? Jeff Wolfe, Senior Writer: I don’t know if Iowa necessarily needs a Cup date. Show More Summary

Andrew Palmer Still Hospitalized, Showing Improvement

On Thursday afternoon, the Palmer family released their first official statement on the condition of Andrew Palmer via Palmer’s manager, Mike Perry.  Palmer was injured in a practice crash during the Pirelli World Challenge race weekend at Lime Rock Park with Jorge de la Torre in Connecticut on May 28. Show More Summary

Did You Notice? … Big Names Still Seeking First NASCAR Road Course Win

Did You Notice? … That for many on the Sprint Cup circuit road course racing has become an acquired skill. Sure, the quality of competition has gone up significantly in recent years; months of testing and resources are benchmarked to help series regulars at both Sonoma and Watkins Glen. Show More Summary

Brennan Poole: I Want to Win Races Here and a Championship

“We’re going to be taking pictures this weekend, man,” NASCAR XFINITY Series Rookie of the Year candidate Brennan Poole joked to a friend during Game 4 of the Charlotte Hornets playoff series against the Miami Heat. “You better come down to get a picture with me in Victory Lane.” It all seemed like a joke. Show More Summary

2-Headed Monster: Car or Driver – Which Propelled Sam Hornish to Victory Lane in Iowa?

Trivia time: who won the ninth XFINITY race for Joe Gibbs Racing in 2016? No, it’s not Kyle Busch. Not Erik Jones. No to Denny Hamlin and it wasn’t Daniel Suarez. How about the one-off, hasn’t-raced-since-November Sam Hornish Jr.? That’s the one. Show More Summary

Eyes on XFINITY: Looking Beyond the Championship

If you are a fan of parity in NASCAR, there is good news.  Whoever wins the XFINITY Series championship in 2016 will do so for the first time.  All of the drivers who remain in Chase contention have never hoisted the championship trophy. ...Show More Summary

Nitro Shots: The NHRA Media Game

Communication is the name of the game. It’s all about how you get your message out there. One might say that a primary focus of the NHRA these days is an overhaul of how that happens, on television and more modern media alike. It might be the new television partner that spurred that, but whatever the … The post Nitro Shots: The NHRA Media Game appeared first on Frontstretch.

Iowa Winner Sam Hornish, Jr. Among Teams Penalized by NASCAR

Another race winner was hit with a penalty by NASCAR on Wednesday. Sam Hornish, Jr.’s No. 18 XFINITY Series team was among six penalized for having modified body panels. The issue was caught in post-race inspection. The No. 1 team of Elliott Sadler, No. Show More Summary

Entry List: Drivin for Linemen 200

The Camping World Truck Series will be in action again this weekend as it heads to Gateway Motorsports Park for the Drivin for Linemen 200. There are 34 trucks entered as of Wednesday, meaning two will go home and not compete on Saturday night, barring any entry list changes. Show More Summary

The 10: Prospects Going to Victory Lane, Perhaps Sooner Than You Think

Off weekends are a time to reflect, grow and speculate for the future in the NASCAR industry, both for the teams on the track, and those of us that right about them. While race teams analyze their data from the previous months, looking...Show More Summary

Beyond the Cockpit: Kyle Larson Smarter Now Than in Rookie Season

Appropriately driving the No. 42 Target Chevrolet, Kyle Larson has been the target of conversation in the Sprint Cup Series since 2014. At that time, Larson was hot off his first and only full-time XFINITY Series season in 2013, before...Show More Summary

Jimmy Means’ Lasting Impact on NASCAR Past & Present

If you’re perusing through NASCAR’s list of all-time greats – checking out the lists of most all-time winners, champions and Hall of Famers – you would be lacking at least one name. That one name among many is Jimmy Means, who, despite...Show More Summary

NASCAR Mailbox: Which XFINITY Series Drivers are Underrated?

The NASCAR XFINITY Series season is well under way, and while the Sprint Cup drivers continue to dominate NASCAR’s version of Triple-A, there are some folks who are making a name for themselves. Obviously, the top-tier teams will continue...Show More Summary

The Frontstretch 5: Must-Follow Racing Twitter Accounts

Social media has rapidly become a go-to for all things, racing included.  Fans can interact with their favorite drivers and broadcasters and often see a different side of people that doesn’t come across on television.  Here are justShow More Summary

Entry List: Toyota/Save Mart 350

As the summer stretch heats up, the Sprint Cup Series heads to Sonoma Raceway this weekend for the first of two road course events in 2016. There are 41 cars entered for Sunday’s race, meaning one will go home following qualifying on Saturday. Show More Summary

Sprint Cup Crystal Ball: A Potential Path To 17 Winners?

The third year of Sprint Cup’s current “Win And You’re (Basically) In” Chase format appears on paper to be on pace with past seasons. There have been 10 different winners in the first 15 races, equal to the pace we saw last year and down nine percent from 2014. Show More Summary

5 Points to Ponder: Wine Country and the Power of a Win

ONE: 11 to Go After the off-week for Sprint Cup, it’s back at it this weekend at Sonoma Raceway in picturesque wine country (more on that below). In total, we have 11 races to go before the Chase and ten race winners to date, so there’s...Show More Summary

Beside the Rising Tide: WTF(OX)

NASCAR’s Cup series took an all-too-rare weekend off this week. The timing seems a bit awkward to me in that I seem to recall the off weekend used to fall as FOX handed off to whatever network was going to broadcast the second half of the season. Perhaps it has something to do with Fathers’ … The post Beside the Rising Tide: WTF(OX) appeared first on Frontstretch.

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