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Entry List: Bojangles Southern 500

Darlington Raceway

After a rare off weekend, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to Darlington Raceway for the Bojangles Southern 500 and its annual throwback weekend. There are 40 cars on the preliminary entry list for the event, meaning all cars will make the race barring any last-minute adjustments. It’s just the tenth time in 25 races the Cup race …

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Entry List: Sport Clips Haircuts VFW 200

After a weekend of road course racing from Wisconsin, the final right-turn race of the season for NASCAR’s XFINITY Series it’s time to head south. They’ll visit Darlington Raceway for the Sport Clips Haircuts VFW 200 on Saturday afternoon. There are 41 cars on the preliminary entry list for this throwback event. That means one team will be …

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2-Headed Monster: Should Wins Be Taken Away?

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade NKP)

This week’s Frontstretch debate question: recently there has been a plethora of talk surrounding encumbered wins in NASCAR. Most recently, Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr.’s Camping World Truck Series win at Michigan was labeled as encumbered. Joey Logano’s win at Richmond earlier this season was also encumbered, meaning he can’t use that victory to qualify for …

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2-Headed Monster: Who’s the Rookie of the Year?

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

The Sunoco Rookie of the Year battle is heating up quite nicely as the playoffs are about a month away. Toyota drivers, Daniel Suarez and Erik Jones, have separated themselves from the rest of the rookies as the two to beat for the ROY title. Will it be Suarez or Jones who winds up with …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Landon Cassill Has ‘Unfinished Business’ with Front Row Motorsports

2017 Las Vegas CUP Landon Cassill Nigel Kinrade NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

The journey to the top of the mountain in American motorsports isn’t an easy one, and Landon Cassill did it at a young age. The Cedar Rapids, Iowa native has only garnered one top five and one top-10 finish in his eight-year Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career, but a lot of that can be attributed to …

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NASCAR: Rumor Of Taking Cars After Michigan Never Became Reality

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(Photo: Matthew T. Thacker/NKP)

All that talk of possible “sandbagging” and further competitive evaluation after Sunday’s Pure Michigan 400 was just that: all talk. NASCAR Executive Vice President and Chief Racing Development Officer Steve O’Donnell joined SiriusXM NASCAR Radio’s “The Morning Drive: on Monday to clear up some of the murky waters surrounding the talk this weekend at MIS that NASCAR …

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