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Dropping the Hammer: 12 Rules for NASCAR’s New Season (That Will Be Broken)

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Believe it or not, the 2022 NASCAR season is upon us. Three months ago, Kyle Larson won the Cup Series championship and capped an era of NASCAR history. Now, arguably the biggest year for NASCAR since 2001 is ready for its opening (points counting) act. Which means it’s time to lay out some ground rules. …

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Dropping The Hammer: Ready or Not, Here Comes the Clash

Busch Clash

Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell Pennzoil Ford, drives during practice for the NASCAR Cup Series Busch Light Clash at Los Angeles Coliseum on February 05, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

When did it hit you? Was it seeing a mural of Bubba Wallace and Chase Elliott painted on a wall somewhere in Los Angeles? Or Ricky Stenhouse Jr. recording a video of himself doing running exercises up the steps of the L.A. Coliseum? Maybe it was seeing four cars being filmed for a NBC Super …

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Dropping The Hammer: NASCAR Course Corrects on Next Gen Intermediate Package

Next Gen car test

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

A lot can change in 43 days. On Nov. 5, NASCAR’s plans for the Next Gen car and its rules packages for 2022 were seemingly set in stone. As championship weekend in Phoenix came to life, President Steve Phelps publicly reaffirmed the sanctioning body would run the 670 HP package at all road courses and …

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Review: ESPN’s ‘E60’ Tells Bubba Wallace’s Story

Bubba Wallace at Darlington

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Bubba Wallace. Chances are reading the name of the most recognized NASCAR driver in the country for the last two years elicited some kind of an emotional response for you. There’s a spectrum to the responses. There are those who are indifferent to the driver who races for 23XI Racing, a team co-owned by Michael …

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2021 Cup Series Awards: Memorable Finishes, Quotes & Cars

Kyle Larson at Darlington

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Hello, and welcome to Frontstretch‘s 2021 NASCAR Cup Series Awards Banquet, I’m your host, Daniel McFadin. Thank you for joining us today at the Thomas Bowles Memorial Rec Hall. Today, we gather to acknowledge what wasn’t celebrated at last week’s NASCAR Champions Week banquet in Nashville. We all know who won the championship, most popular …

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GMS Racing Buys Majority Interest of Richard Petty Motorsports

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Richard Petty Motorsports announced Wednesday (Dec. 1) that it has agreed to sell majority interest of the team to Maury Gallagher, the owner of GMS Racing. The selling of the team includes two charters, one that was leased Rick Ware Racing and the No. 43 charter, which will be used to field two cars in …

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Roush Fenway Racing Rebranded as RFK Racing

Roush Fenway Keselowski Racing

Via RFK Racing

Roush Fenway Racing, with Cup driver Brad Keselowski as a new co-owner and driver, has been rebranded as Roush Fenway Keselowski Racing, or RFK Racing, ahead of the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series season. Keselowski, team founder Jack Roush and team president Steve Newmark unveiled the change Tuesday (Nov. 16) at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The announcement …

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One For the Road With Brad Keselowski

Brad Keselowski at Phoenix Raceway

Photo by Daniel McFadin

PHOENIX – Two parties took place Sunday night at Phoenix Raceway. There was a large one on the fronstretch which attracted most of the attention, as Kyle Larson began his reign as the NASCAR Cup Series champion. But as the crowd cheered him on, a much more intimate good time began to unfold on pit …

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Todd Gordon Keeping It Real with Final NASCAR Race

Todd Gordon chats with Ryan Blaney at Talladega Superspeedway. (Photo: NKP)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

When Todd Gordon woke up Monday morning (Nov. 1), the main thought on his mind wasn’t on his last race as a NASCAR crew chief.

It was on the “disappointment” that he and the rest of Ryan Blaney’s No. 12 Team Penske crew weren’t able to advance out of the Round of 8 in the Playoffs.

“But that’s past,” Gordon told Frontstretch Saturday in the Phoenix Raceway garage. “You can’t do anything about what happened there. (I’m) looking forward to having one more great run.”

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