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Best Seat at the Track: Michael Massie Joins From Martinsville

Graphic: Jared Haas

On this weekend’s Best Seat at the Track, Jared Haas is joined by Frontstretch content director Michael Massie for the Xfinity 500 at Martinsville Speedway (Oct. 31) in the NASCAR Cup Series. After Ryan Blaney wrecked out last week at Kansas Speedway, Haas and Massie examine the playoff ramifications with the final playoff spot up …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Michael McDowell on 2021 Success, Brad Keselowski Enters Elite Dega Company

Michael McDowell poses with his Daytona 500 trophy. Photo NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Fresh off a top-five finish at Talladega Superspeedway, 2021 Daytona 500 champion Michael McDowell joins host Davey Segal this week to chat about his season to date with Front Row Motorsports and why his mentality at Dega was changed thanks to his win at Daytona. Plus, why his run at Homestead-Miami Speedway was more surprising …

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Michael McDowell’s NASCAR Journey: From Rushed to Cup, to Start & Park, to Top 15

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Michael McDowell is off to the best start of his career. Now in his 13th year in NASCAR Cup Series competition and fourth season attempting every race, he currently sits 23rd in points, the highest he’s ever been 12 races into a season. Since NASCAR came back from the COVID-19 break, McDowell and his No. …

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Michael McDowell Plans to Be Back at Front Row, Dishes on Health Scare & Next Gen Hopes

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Despite starting the season with a top five in the Daytona 500, 2019 has not been what Michael McDowell expected. He sits 28th in points, two spots lower than he finished the past two seasons, and his average finish is the lowest it’s been since 2015 when he ran part-time for Leavine Family Racing. But …

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Massie’s Minute: 19 Years Later, If We Hadn’t Lost Adam Petty…

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May 12 marks the 19th anniversary of perhaps the most horrific day in NASCAR history — the day we lost Adam Petty. The fourth-generation driver, already deemed the future of NASCAR, crashed in a practice session at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in 2000 after his throttle hung wide open, and he went head on into …

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Michael McDowell: This Is The Way I’ve Been, It Hasn’t Changed

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2019 marks Michael McDowell‘s 12th season in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, but the wily veteran has been in the headlines more this year than maybe any other. McDowell started the season with a fifth-place run in the Daytona 500 and was a major player in the battle for the win. Since then, McDowell’s …

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Frontstretch Podcast: NASCAR Cup Series Crowns A Champion Amidst Coy Gibbs Tragedy

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Bryan Nolen, Tom Bowles, Stephen Stumpf and Michael Massie discuss the emotions of a day where Coy Gibbs’ death overshadowed on-track action.

Stock Car Scoop: Did The NASCAR Short Track Package Succeed at Bristol?

BRISTOL, TENNESSEE - SEPTEMBER 17: Chris Buescher, driver of the #17 Fastenal Ford, performs a burnout as his crew celebrates after winning the NASCAR Cup Series Bass Pro Shops Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway on September 17, 2022 in Bristol, Tennessee. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

After NASCAR’s elimination race at Bristol, Adam Cheek is joined by Michael Massie and Bryan Nolen to discuss the chaos.

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