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Here Are the Changes to the Daytona Road Course Entry Lists

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In what will likely become a recurring segment at Frontstretch each week, we’ll run down the driver- and team-related changes to the NASCAR entry lists since they were initially posted, in this case last Saturday, Feb. 13. NASCAR Cup Series (Daytona International Speedway road course) –Garrett Smithley will make his season debut this weekend, driving the …

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Frontstretch 5: Biggest Takeaways from Daytona Speedweeks 2021

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#12: Ryan Blaney, Team Penske, Ford Mustang Menards/Blue DEF/PEAK #43: Erik Jones, Richard Petty Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro Armor All #36: David Ragan, Front Row Motorsports, Ford Mustang

This year’s Daytona Speedweek provided many reasons, both good and bad, to be remembered by. New faces in new places, along with an entertaining combination of big wrecks, hurt feelings and thrilling dashes to the finish. It was all topped off by Michael McDowell’s unbelievable first career NASCAR Cup Series win after 358 prior tries. …

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BJ McLeod Adds Motorsport Games Sponsorship for First 3 Races

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BJ McLeod will have primary sponsorship from Motorsport Games, Inc., maker of NASCAR Heat 5, for the first three NASCAR Cup Series races, Live Fast Motorsports announced Feb. 2. NASCAR Heat 5 will adorn the No. 78 Ford Mustang in the Daytona 500, at the Daytona International Speedway road course and at Homestead-Miami Speedway. “I …

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2020 NASCAR Team Reviews: Spire Motorsports

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When the 2021 season kicks off at Daytona International Speedway in February, Spire Motorsports will be entering its third full-time season as a team in NASCAR. Yes, you heard that right. 

 Their first two years in the NASCAR atmosphere have been interesting, to say the very least. 
After the unfortunate collapse of former championship-winning …

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Keen Parts to Sponsor BJ McLeod for Multiple Cup Races

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Keen Parts, under the CorvetteParts.net banner, will come aboard the No. 78 Ford of BJ McLeod for multiple NASCAR Cup Series races in 2021, Live Fast Motorsports announced Dec. 10. Keen Parts will debut at Martinsville Speedway in April; its other events are yet to be announced. The company has previously partnered with BJ McLeod …

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2020 Top NASCAR Storylines: Team Ownership Gets Makeover for 2021 & Beyond

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The makeup of NASCAR ownership will look about as different as any year in recent memory come February. Michael Jordan is the shiny new addition to the fraternity of Cup Series owners (along with his partner Denny Hamlin), but joining His Airness are former Cup drivers Justin Marks (Trackhouse Racing Team) and Matt Tifft (Live …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Austin Cindric on Xfinity Championship

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss the first three weeks of a busy 2020 offseason. The crew chief change at Joe Gibbs Racing highlights the offseason, as Adam Sevens will move from winning 28 races and two championships with Kyle Busch to Christopher Bell. Was the change needed after just one …

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BJ McLeod to Drive for Live Fast Motorsports in 2021

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BJ McLeod will drive the No. 78 Ford for he and Matt Tifft’s new NASCAR Cup Series team, Live Fast Motorsports, in 2021, the team announced Nov. 20. The team acquired the charter from Go FAS Racing in 2020 and will partner with Stewart-Haas Racing. McLeod competed in 16 Cup events in 2020, most of …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Matt Tifft on New Cup Team

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss a long weekend of racing at Texas Motor Speedway that saw Kyle Busch score his first NASCAR Cup Series victory of the season, 77 hours after the green flag was thrown. Why was this an emotional win for Busch, who now has at least one …

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Matt Tifft, BJ McLeod Operating Cup Charter in 2021

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BJ McLeod and Matt Tifft are teaming up to form a race team in the NASCAR Cup Series. The duo announced Oct. 23 they have acquired a charter from Go FAS Racing, which announced it will scale back to a part-time operation in 2020. McLeod and Tifft will partner with Joe Falk, who had partial …

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