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NASCAR Mailbox: First Michael Jordan, Now LeBron James?

2021 Phoenix I Cup Chris Buescher pack racing NKP

#17: Chris Buescher, Roush Fenway Racing, Ford Mustang Roush Performance, #8: Tyler Reddick, Richard Childress Racing, Chevrolet Camaro

With LeBron James buying into the Boston Red Sox (and Fenway Sports Group), could we see him become involved with Roush Fenway Racing at all? – Anita P., Loudon, NH Let’s get this out of the way first: in no way do I think LeBron James bought into the Red Sox so he could have …

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Frontstretch Podcast: AJ Allmendinger on Kaulig Racing’s Positivity & Enjoying the Moment, Kyle Larson Cashes Out in Vegas

AJ Allmendinger stands next to his Xfinity car at 2021 spring Las Vegas race Photo NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

AJ Allmendinger is fresh off his Xfinity Series victory at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and stops by the podcast to chat with Davey Segal about his impressive start to the season at Kaulig Racing. The vibe at the team is unique and genuine, and Allmendinger explains why it’s fun to be driving racecars again. Plus, …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Is a Cup Series Return on AJ Allmendinger’s Radar?

AJ Allmendinger celebrates in victory lane with trophy after winning at Las Vegas in Xfinity 2021 race Photo NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Kaulig Racing’s AJ Allmendinger visited victory lane at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and is now locked into the Xfinity Series playoffs. With Kaulig’s NASCAR Cup Series aspirations and Allmendinger’s resume, is a return to the Cup Series on Allmendinger’s radar? Kyle Busch came up one spot short of the Camping World Truck Series win in …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Ben Rhodes Explains His Hot Start, William Byron’s Homestead Win

2021 Trucks Daytona Ben Rhodes, No. 99 ThorSport Racing Toyota, checkered flag (Credit: NKP)

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Ben Rhodes is off to a blazing hot start in the Camping World Truck Series this year, winning both races this season for ThorSport Racing, his first multi-win season of his career. He joins Davey Segal this week to discuss his wins at Daytona International Speedway, how he visits the shop in Ohio while living …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Will This Season Have More Than 16 Winners?

Kurt Busch and Michael McDowell standing before 2021 Homestead Cup race Photo NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

With three winners already this season that aren’t your conventional names, talk of the 2021 playoff field is already heating up. After all, who would’ve expected Michael McDowell to have a spot locked up? And Christopher Bell and William Byron to have theirs this early? Will 2021 be the year that the regular season sees …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Ty Gibbs Talks Breakthrough Xfinity Win, Bell Earns First Cup Victory

Ty Gibbs Celebrates in Victory Lane 2021 Daytona Road Xfinity, Photo Nigel Kinrade Photography

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Ty Gibbs made history at Daytona International Speedway, becoming the sixth driver to ever win in their Xfinity Series debut and the first to do so with no prior national series experience. Not too shabby for an 18-year-old, right? Gibbs joins Davey Segal this week to discuss his breakthrough victory with Joe Gibbs Racing, how …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Should NASCAR Adopt Local Cautions for Road Courses?

Martin Truex Jr. spins on the Daytona road course February 2021 Photo: NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

With seven road courses on the NASCAR Cup Series schedule this year (six more after this past weekend), there’ll be plenty more opportunities for surprise winners, rain tires and the all-around madness that comes with road course racing. But due to the high volume of cautions and lengthy periods said stoppages take, would instituting local …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Austin Cindric’s Title Defense Begins, McDowell’s 500 Upset

Austin Cindric wins at Daytona

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Fresh off his season-opening victory at Daytona International Speedway, reigning NASCAR Xfinity Series champion Austin Cindric joins Davey Segal this week to chat about his title defense, some wacky (but cool) stats he holds at Daytona, making his first NASCAR Cup Series start in the Daytona 500, the jaw-dropping last-lap crash he was involved in …

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John Hunter Nemechek Joining Sam Hunt Racing in Xfinity Series

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In addition to his full-time effort with Kyle Busch Motorsports in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series this season, John Hunter Nemechek will be joining Sam Hunt Racing for a partial Xfinity Series schedule in 2021. Nemechek, coming off a seventh-place finish in the season-opening NextEra Energy 250 at Daytona International Speedway in the Truck …

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NASCAR Mailbox: What Time Should the Daytona 500 Start?

Joey Logano leads over a group of cars including Ryan Preece in Daytona 500 Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

It was a long time coming for Michael McDowell. From a rushed prospect, to starting and parking while driving Trevor Bayne‘s motorhome, to his home now at Front Row Motorsports, it all led him to where he is now: a Daytona 500 champion. His first victory came in his 358th career NASCAR Cup Series start, …

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