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Off the Wall With: Matt Hagan

Welcome to Off the Wall With, where we ask your favorite drivers five questions that are… well, off the wall! We’ll check in with a different driver each week to get a peek into life outside the racecar. This week, we’ve got NHRA Funny Car point leader Matt Hagan on the spot. What’s fun besides... The post Off the Wall With: Matt Hagan appeared first on Frontstretch.

2015 Frontstretch Cup: Staff Predictions for the Windows 10 400

Welcome to our eighth year of staff predictions! Each week, our experts attempt to tell you who the winner of each Cup race will be. Take a look to see who your favorite writers think will win it all (or at least score some points) this...Show More Summary

Kyle Busch Earns First Pole Since Coming Back From Injury

After scoring four wins in the last five races, Kyle Busch earned his first pole of the 2015 season. Pacing around Pocono Raceway with a time of 50.444 seconds (178.416 mph), edging out reigning Sprint Cup Series champion Kevin Harvick...Show More Summary

Travis Pastrana Discusses Possibility of Returning to NASCAR

From NASCAR to Nitro Circus, the past year-and-a-half have flown by – literally and figuratively – for Travis Pastrana. The former XFINITY Series driver for Roush Fenway Racing stopped by to talk to Frontstretch after being spotted back in the garage area Friday afternoon at Pocono Raceway. Show More Summary

Clint Bowyer and Michael Waltrip Racing Have a “Change on the Horizon”

Rob Kauffman has created a domino effect in the NASCAR world within a matter of days. The chairman of the Race Team Alliance (RTA) and co-owner of Michael Waltrip Racing has purchased a minority stake in Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates. Show More Summary

Welcome to NASCAR, Fanatics

NASCAR’s new era is constantly evolving. Between the Chase, the rules, and new television deals we’ve seen a different look for the sport over the past few seasons. Next on the list? It appears to be merchandise. This weekend’s Windows...Show More Summary

Brad Keselowski Quickest in Friday’s Lone Practice at Pocono

Pacing the majority of practice at 175.370 mph, Brad Keselowski improved to 176.606 mph near the conclusion of the session, which placed him first on the speed charts at Pocono Raceway. Preparing for qualifying ahead of the Windows 10 400, the Team Penske driver led the way by 77-one hundredths of a second. Show More Summary

Four Burning Questions at Pocono: Is This MWR’s Last Chance at Survival?

The winds of change are beginning to overtake the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series as the circuit edges closer to the end of the regular season. Rules changes, team changes, ownership changes: no matter what form it takes, novelty has dominated...Show More Summary

NASCAR 101: Who Is Rob Kauffman?

Without a doubt, the week’s biggest news has been the rumored switch of Michael Waltrip Racing from Toyota to Chevrolet. Or a potential partnership with Furniture Row Racing. Or a similar deal with Chip Ganassi Racing. Or for MWR’s majority owner to leave the team altogether. Show More Summary

Holding a Pretty Wheel: Thank You, Kenny

If you watch a sport long enough, people come and go. Racing is no different; in the dozen or so years I’ve covered the NASCAR, drivers have entered this realm and left it – some with fanfare, many with barely a whisper. Some I’ve gotten to know over the years, others not as much. The... The post Holding a Pretty Wheel: Thank You, Kenny appeared first on Frontstretch.

Tech Talk: Talking Aerodynamics, Strategy & Shift Levers with Jason Ratcliff

The last four weeks have been quite a challenge for the crew chiefs in the Cup garage. The head wrenches had to prepare a low downforce car for Kentucky, a standard 2015 rules package car for Loudon, a high drag car for Indianapolis and now another standard package car for Pocono. Show More Summary

Friday Faceoff: What’s Up with Hendrick Motorsports?

1.NASCAR ran its second new rules package in three weeks at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.  Does the high-drag package hold promise, or is it time to go back to the drawing board? Amy Henderson, Senior Editor: Not a lot of promise here. Show More Summary

Johanna Long Scores Iowa XFINITY Series Ride

It hasn’t been the season Johanna Long probably expected. The 23-year-old Pensacola, Florida, native started the year off with a deal to run several NASCAR races for Mike Affarano Motorsports. However, after the duo failed to qualify for the Toyota Care 250 at Richmond International Raceway, they decided to part ways. Show More Summary

Derrick Walker Resigns from IndyCar Competition Post

A major shakeup is coming to the IndyCar front office next season as President of Competition and Operations Derrick Walker has resigned from his duties according to the Indianapolis based sanctioning body. Walker will finish out the...Show More Summary

Rob Kauffman Purchasing Stake in Chip Ganassi Racing

After much speculation, it’s official: Rob Kauffman, partial owner of Michael Waltrip Racing, has bought a stake in Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates, both parties involved confirmed Thursday. “Rob Kauffman, co-owner of MichaelShow More Summary

Chris Buescher Returns to Front Row Motorsports for Watkins Glen

It’s been a season to remember for Chris Buescher so far in 2015; after all, the 22-year-old driver currently leads the NASCAR XFINITY Series point standings and has two victories. Not only has Buescher found success in the XFINITY Series, but he also made his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series debut driving the No. Show More Summary

NASCAR’s Need to Play It Safer

During practice for May’s Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, James Hinchcliffe was involved in a vicious accident. Losing liters of blood, Hinchcliffe was saved only by the stellar Halmatro Safety Crew that the Verizon IndyCar Series employs. Show More Summary

Nitro Shots: the Pro Stock Edition

Sometimes things just fall together. Pro Stock report cards were on tap for this week and to go along with it, that’s where the bulk of the news seems to be coming from too. Combine that with stealing the show in the finals last weekend at Denver, and it’s just been a Pro Stock kind... The post Nitro Shots: the Pro Stock Edition appeared first on Frontstretch.

Happiness Is… 483 Points, Ohio & Hungaroring

The feeling after the Brickyard 400 seems to be a hangover without the fun of having drank.  It’s like there’s something that should have happened but didn’t and now there’s just the empty blankness of moving on and continuing in some sort of rut. Show More Summary

Eyes on XFINITY: Report Card Time

We’re about to enter the 19th race of the season for the XFINITY Series. It seems like just yesterday that the series hit the high banks of Daytona for the season opener. Heading into Iowa Speedway – one of the few standalone races on...Show More Summary

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