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The Big Six: Questions Answered After the 2015 Toyota/SaveMart 350

Looking for the Who, What, When, Where, Why and How behind Sunday’s race? Amy Henderson has you covered each week with the answers to six race day questions, covering all five W’s and even the H…the Big Six. Who…gets my shoutout of the race?  The result wasn’t quite there, but the old fire was. Show More Summary

Martin Truex, Jr. Dumped Into Tire Barriers By David Ragan

Although Sonoma Raceway is dominated by right-hand turns, it went all wrong for Martin Truex, Jr. after contact with David Ragan sent the former Sonoma winner hard into the tire barriers. Shortly after a lap 27 restart, Truex was racing...Show More Summary

Kyle Busch Claims Comeback Win at Sonoma

Kyle Busch turned a sunny day at Sonoma Raceway into his day of reckoning in the Sprint Cup Series as the 30-year-old – who is only four months removed from suffering a broken leg and foot at Daytona in February – took advantage of a brilliant strategy move late to hold off brother Kurt to... The post Kyle Busch Claims Comeback Win at Sonoma appeared first on Frontstretch.

Martin Truex Jr. found the tire barriers at Sonoma

Martin Truex Jr. had 14 top-10 finishes in the first 15 races of 2015. He now has 14 in the first 16 races. Truex's race went south in the early stages on Sunday at Sonoma when he made contact with David Ragan. The two were racing side-by-side in the esses when they made contact. Show More Summary

Kyle Busch wins at Sonoma; the race to the top 30 is on

Kyle Busch has his win for Chase qualification. Now he needs to get into the top 30 in points. Busch held off his brother Kurt for the win Sunday at Sonoma, his second-career win at the California road course. Kyle restarted seventh when the race went back to green with eight laps to go because of Casey Mears' broken axle. Show More Summary

Brian France doesn't want the Confederate flag at NASCAR races

If NASCAR chairman Brian France had his way, the Confederate flag would not have a presence at his sport's races. Earlier in the week, his sport issued a statement that it supported the calls by South Carolina officials to take the flag...Show More Summary

Number Crunching: Sonoma

This week, the racers will be doing something they only do two times a year: turning right. The teams are in wine country for the Toyota Save Mart 350 at Sonoma, this year’s first Sprint Cup attempt on a road course. This race is one where some underdogs will rise to the forefront, announcers saying... The post Number Crunching: Sonoma appeared first on Frontstretch.

Rookie Spotlight: Speedy Stefano Coletti Searching For Consistency

Stefano Coletti came into the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series as a wild card. A veteran of Europe’s GP2 series, Coletti joined KV Racing Technology for the 2015 IndyCar season, driving the team’s No. 4 Chevrolet, replacing Sebastian Saavedra as the Indianapolis, Indiana-based team’s second driver. Show More Summary

AJ Allmendinger Wins Sonoma Pole

Road course veteran AJ Allmendinger won the pole in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualifying at Sonoma Raceway. With a time of 74.385 seconds, Allmendinger scored the first pole for JTG Daughtery Racing, and his first pole since Kansas in April of 2012. Show More Summary

AJ Allmendinger wins pole for Sonoma

AJ Allmendinger thinks he has a good shot at a win on Sunday at Sonoma. His qualifying attempt backed it up. Allmendinger will start first for Sunday's road course race. He turned the fastest lap in the second round of qualifying and will start alongside Kurt Busch. The driver of the No. Show More Summary

Toyotas Top Both Practices at Sonoma Raceway

Friday afternoon saw the 44 cars entered in Sunday’s Toyota/Save Mart 350 take to the 1.99-mile road course to dial their cars in.  With more combined practice time than the race is likely to last Sunday, teams had plenty of time to get an idea of where they needed to be. Show More Summary

Off the Wall With: Austin Dillon

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 race car. This week, NASCAR Sprint Cup sophomore Austin Dillon spills the beans. Show More Summary

2015 Frontstretch Cup: Staff Predictions for the Toyota/SaveMart 350

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

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. could be more than a band in the future

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. is a band. There's a possibility there could also be a Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. human being in the future too. Friday, Dale Earnhardt Jr., who got engaged to girlfriend Amy Reimann last week in Germany, was asked about the possibility of having children. Show More Summary

Sonoma is one of Allmendinger's 2 best chances to make the Chase again

AJ Allmendinger grabbed a berth in NASCAR's Chase in 2014 by beating Marcos Ambrose to the finish line at Watkins Glen. Sunday's race at Sonoma is the first of the Sprint Cup Series' two annual road course races. And with Allmendinger's...Show More Summary

Four Burning Questions: Can a Nontraditional Winner Steal One in Sonoma?

Right turns? The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series doesn’t usually do many of them, but this weekend’s round of stock car action will be an exception. The twisty, 11-turn Sonoma Raceway is the next track on deck for NASCAR’s top series, a track...Show More Summary

Holding a Pretty Wheel: Catching Up with Brendan Gaughan

Note: Brendan Gaughan wrote a driver diary for us in 2013 and 2014. It was my monthly task to corral the Las Vegas native for each piece, which often included one of his wild and crazy desert racing stories. I caught up with GaughanShow More Summary

Tech Talk: Matt Puccia Preps for Sonoma & NASCAR’s New Aero Package

One of the biggest misnomers in NASCAR Sprint Cup racing is that off-weekends exist, because when the teams don’t go to the racetrack they simply put their heads down and get caught up on things that have slipped through the weeks of going to the track. Show More Summary

NASCAR 101: Sprint Cup’s Forgotten Road Courses

With the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series set to race through the winding turns of Sonoma Raceway this weekend, many fans are expecting to see one of the best races of the season — partially because of the absence of the words aero-push and clean air, but also due to the parity road racing creates these days. Show More Summary

Friday Faceoff: What Is NASCAR’s Silliest Rule?

Welcome to Friday Faceoff, our weekly NASCAR roundtable where the Frontstretch experts give their take on major storylines surrounding the sport. Here’s a few major questions we’re trying to answer heading into Sonoma. 1) Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Show More Summary

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