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Fire on Fridays: 5 Potential 2022 Landing Spots for Matt DiBenedetto

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With Wood Brothers Racing’s NASCAR Cup Series plans set through the 2022 season, drivers Austin Cindric and Matt DiBenedetto have their immediate future set in stone. DiBenedetto will return to the No. 21 Ford for the Woods next season, with Cindric taking over the ride full time in 2022. That leaves fan favorite DiBenedetto jobless …

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Fire on Fridays: 2021 Cup Schedule Shakeup Is a (Mostly) Very Good Thing

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Wednesday was a big, big day for NASCAR. I wrote in June that change is a beautiful thing, symbolizing the ideologies trickling down from NASCAR brass more than tangible alterations to the cars, package, schedule, etc. But once the full schedule for the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season was officially unveiled, a gargantuan change was …

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VIDEO: Frontstretch Wrap-Up from Las Vegas with Darian Gilliam

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For the first time in 22 races, Kurt Busch finally earned that elusive home track victory at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Davey Segal and Darian Gilliam get together to discuss Busch’s victory, advancement to the Round of 8, the playoff picture being cluttered around the cutline, Matt DiBenedetto‘s uncertain 2021 plans and more.

Fire on Fridays: Is Another Year in Xfinity for Chase Briscoe, Austin Cindric Wasteful?

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Chase Briscoe and Austin Cindric are ready for the NASCAR Cup Series, make no bones about it. But the way NASCAR operates nowadays, the Cup Series may not be ready for them. As silly season continues to heat up with rumors flying every which way, the two leaders atop the Xfinity Series standings are right …

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Austin Dillon Scores Second Straight Top Five: ‘I Just Want to Stay in the Moment’

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It wasn’t a win, but a fourth-place run will more than do for Austin Dillon in Saturday night’s (Sept. 12) Federated Auto Parts at Richmond Raceway. The Southern 500 runner-up led five times for 55 laps, the most laps he’s ever led in a single NASCAR Cup Series race, and finds himself 36 points clear …

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Justin Allgaier Sweeps Xfinity Weekend at Richmond

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No, it wasn’t déjà vu. Justin Allgaier was just that fast. The driver of the No. 7 Chevrolet for JR Motorsports led a race-high 135 laps en route to the victory in the Virginia is for Racing Lovers 250 at Richmond Raceway on Saturday (Sept. 12), his second win in as many days. “Richmond has …

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Justin Haley Comes Up Short in Richmond, Has ‘No Complaints’

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It wound up being a career-best night to date for Justin Haley in Friday’s GoBowling 250 at Richmond Raceway, but the Kaulig Racing driver fell one spot short of victory lane. He was passed by eventual winner Justin Allgaier with 28 laps to go and couldn’t run him down. However, Haley’s runner-up result marks his …

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ThorSport Makes Truck Series History at Richmond

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Grant Enfinger ended the regular season the exact same way he began it: in victory lane. But through an eventful final stage in the ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond Raceway on Thursday (Sept. 10) for the eventual winner, ThorSport Racing also made Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series history. The organization, which has been in existence …

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Fire on Fridays: Following Daytona Win, Can William Byron Break Out?

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It took him 97 races, but William Byron finally wound up in NASCAR Cup Series victory lane last weekend at Daytona International Speedway. On the surface, it’s a bit of a question mark as to why a driver who won in his fourth-ever NASCAR national series start, who went on to win six more times in …

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NASCAR’s 1st Black Track President Ready for New Challenge in Nashville

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In preparation to launch the XFL’s team in the nation’s capital, Erik Moses ventured two hours south to Dover International Speedway last October to see how NASCAR went about making the fan experience enjoyable for all. He struck up a conversation with Dover track president Mike Tatoian, and 10 months later, Moses had his own …

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