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Happiness Is…Parc Ferme

This past weekend, Kyle Busch continued to show that he is one of the elite drivers of the series by knocking out a win at a track that has vexed him ever since the series began racing at Kansas Motor Speedway.  Busch now is two tracks away from holding Cup victories across the board.  That’s … The post Happiness Is…Parc Ferme appeared first on Frontstretch.

Truckin’ Thursdays: A Chase Full of Unexpected Faces

A wild NASCAR Camping World Truck Series weekend at Kansas Speedway has come and gone, and with its conclusion, another surprising Chase entrant has surfaced. That’s not to say that rookie William Byron is a surprise to see on the Chase grid. Show More Summary

Nitro Shots: It’s Best That It Be A Personal Experience

To most of the uninitiated, drag racing fans, media, and racers probably sound like a broken record (do I date myself with that reference?) with the oft-repeated mantra of “You need to come to the track and see it in person to appreciate it.” We all say it over and over. Show More Summary

2-Headed Monster: Who Wins at Every Track First, Kyle Busch or Jimmie Johnson?

Jimmie Johnson is Superman, Kyle Busch is the Shrub. Based on nicknames alone, you’d think that Johnson is leagues ahead of Busch, right? After all, Johnson has 77 wins to Busch’s 37, 212 top-5 finishes to Busch’s 139. Johnson owns 16...Show More Summary

Eyes on XFINITY: When Will Suarez Finally Win?

Sooner or later, Daniel Suarez is going to reach victory lane.  All the parts and pieces are in place for the native of Monterrey, Mexico, to earn his first XFINITY Series win. Suarez is in his second season driving for Joe Gibbs Racing,...Show More Summary

Kyle Busch Penalized, Crew Chief Suspended Following Kansas

The race-winning team of Kyle Busch (Joe Gibbs Racing) was penalized on Wednesday for infractions found during the Kansas Speedway race weekend. The No. 18 team, which scored its third win of the season at Kansas last Saturday night,...Show More Summary

Beyond the Cockpit: David Ragan Believes BK Racing is “On Track” in 2016

David Ragan has been just about everywhere in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. He’s raced for one of the best teams in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series with Roush Fenway Racing from his rookie season in 2007 until 2011 when Ragan and RFR parted ways. Show More Summary

Did You Notice? … NASCAR’s Most Improved Driver of 2016… And Most Dominant

Did You Notice? … Jimmie Johnson has won a Sprint Cup race at Dover in six of the past seven seasons? It’s a streak of remarkable consistency in line with Johnson’s overall dominance at the Monster Mile. In total, Johnson has won seven times at this one-mile oval since the start of the 2009 season. Show More Summary

The 10: NASCAR Power Rankings Pre-Monster Mile

 Saturday was an interesting night at Kansas Speedway. Martin Truex, Jr. dominated nearly the entire race just to fall victim to circumstances outside of his control once again. Denny Hamlin and Brad Keselowski threw their races away going for broke in the late stages. Show More Summary

The Frontstretch 5: Layers of a NASCAR Race

One of the best things about racing is that there is so much that goes on during the 400 or 500 miles on the track.  It’s not simply about going around faster than the next guy. The layers of a NASCAR race are many and varied, and the more you look for during an event, … The post The Frontstretch 5: Layers of a NASCAR Race appeared first on Frontstretch.

Max Chilton Talks Transitions, Expectations and First Month of May

When it comes to the Verizon IndyCar Series field, there are typical rookies, and then there’s Max Chilton. A native of Reigate, England, Chilton currently sits 16th in the IndyCar points standings after four races with Chevrolet’s Chip Ganassi Racing. Show More Summary

NASCAR Mailbox: Gauging Tony Stewart’s Chase Chances

Another week and another win for Joe Gibbs Racing. It’s more clear than ever that JGR has become the elite team in NASCAR in 2016. Every week we go to the racetrack and it seems as though a Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota is the class of the field. At Kansas, it was Martin Truex Jr.’s … The post NASCAR Mailbox: Gauging Tony Stewart’s Chase Chances appeared first on Frontstretch.

Kansas TV Ratings Up From Rain Delayed 2015 Race

Following a steady downward trend in TV ratings to begin the 2016 season, the past two races have shown increases. Last week’s Talladega overnight rating pulled even with the 2015 race and the final rating showed a slight increase. Saturday...Show More Summary

Dover Adds SAFER Barrier, Expands Pit Stalls Ahead of Race Weekend

Dover International Speedway announced a few safety improvements that are being made ahead of this weekend’s triple-header. The track added 479 feet of SAFER barrier along the backstretch and turn three inside wall. Additionally, 401...Show More Summary

Breaking A Sweat: Top NASCAR Drivers On The Hot Seat

There’s a few indisputable truths about the 2016 Sprint Cup Series season. Perhaps the most important, cloaked within a playoff system that rewards trips to Victory Lane is the lack of winners dotting the current Chase for the Championship. Show More Summary

Reward Doesn’t Justify the Risk for Potential INDYCAR China Race

On Monday, Mark Miles, CEO of INDYCAR’s parent company Hulman & Co., confirmed in a release that the American single-seater series is in discussion to host a potential non-Championship race in China as early as this October, following the regular season finale at Sonoma Raceway. Show More Summary

Beside the Rising Tide: Your Regularly Scheduled Program

Thursday NASCAR released the 2017 schedules for its top 3 touring divisions: Some New Sponsor That Hasn’t Signed on Yet Cup, XFINITY Series and the Camping World Truck Series. While the release of the schedules was months ahead of the normal late summer to mid-fall announcement, there wasn’t much newsworthy contained in the media release. Show More Summary

5 Points to Ponder: Breaking Down NASCAR’s All-Star Race Changes

ONE: Is Kyle Busch the Favorite? Kyle Busch’s victory at what was, let’s be fair, an absolute snoozer of a race at Kansas Speedway was his third of the season (a series best). It was also his 37th Cup victory in his 401st race and, incredibly,...Show More Summary

Couch Potato Tuesday: FOX NASCAR Schedule Shifting

As much as the action this season has improved in the Sprint Cup Series, places like Kansas (and specifically, this race) are key to how the aerodynamic package performs.  So far, it’s not so hot at night, but pretty good during the daytime.  Broadcasts have to adjust to that reality. Show More Summary

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

NASCAR’s Annual Mother’s Day Eve race had its ups and downs and hot and not so hot moments on Saturday night. The low downforce package seemed to help the overall action on this 1.5-mile track, but as Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr.Show More Summary

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