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Ray Black Jr. Focusing on Family Business, Rick Ware Strikes Deal with SS Green Light Racing

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Prior to the 2020 NASCAR season kicking off at Daytona International Speedway in mid-February, Ray Black Jr. was scheduled to run the full Xfinity Series season for SS Green Light Racing. Less than one month later, the world was turned upside down by the COVID-19 pandemic. This season, Black, 29, has been primarily funded by …

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The Frontstretch 5: Things Learned After Xfinity Thriller at Darlington

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Seventy-five days. Two months and 14 days. That’s how much time had passed from the Xfinity Series’ last race at Phoenix Raceway to Thursday afternoon’s (May 21) thriller at Darlington Raceway. After just one race back, there’s a lot to dig into. 1. Good fortune for Chase Briscoe On Monday (May 18), Chase Briscoe and …

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Frontstretch Podcast: NASCAR’s Return

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss NASCAR’s return to action this past weekend at Darlington Raceway, where Kevin Harvick and Denny Hamlin scored victories. The big story coming out of Wednesday night’s race was the incident involving Chase Elliott and Kyle Busch. Could this lead to retaliation from the No. 9 …

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NASCAR Stat Sheet: Denny Hamlin Reigns in Darlington, Ryan Preece’s Skid Continues

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For the first time since 1984, the NASCAR Cup Series took over a Wednesday night, returning to Darlington Raceway for its second race in three days. What a doozy. Ryan Preece sat on the pole but Denny Hamlin emerged the race victor. Coming out of the event, there was no shortage of storylines. Tempers flared, …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Myatt Snider Moving Up The NASCAR Ranks

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In 2019, the NASCAR national touring world didn’t see much of Myatt Snider. Instead, he was overseas, competing full-time in the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series for Racing Engineering. The move to racing 13 events in the Euro Series was a bit of a surprise to Snider. He was believed to be returning to ThorSport Racing …

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NASCAR Stat Sheet: Kevin Harvick Enters Rare Territory, John Hunter Nemechek Shines at Darlington

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On Sunday (May 17), NASCAR returned for the first time in 10 weeks at Darlington Raceway amidst the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. And in what seemed like an eternity ago, what’s old is new again. Kevin Harvick continued his hot streak early in the 2020 season, Hendrick Motorsports continues to bring life back to the Chevrolet …

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Ryan Newman, NASCAR’s Miracle Man

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Everyone feared the worst following this year’s Daytona 500. Ryan Newman, leading the Great American Race in the NASCAR Cup Series with just a couple hundred yards to go, got turned into the outside wall, flipped and then was clipped by Corey LaJoie, sending the No. 6 Ford airborne across the finish line. For what …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Gearing Up For Darlington, Rick Ware Updates Financial Status of Team During Hiatus

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss the final Pro Invitational Series race from North Wilkesboro, as well as NASCAR’s return this weekend at Darlington Raceway. The duo chats safety guidelines that teams will need to follow for upcoming races, including victory lane celebrations. Meanwhile, Chicagoland Speedway, Richmond Raceway and Sonoma Raceway …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Where Did We Leave Off?

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When the NASCAR Xfinity Series returns to action next Tuesday evening (May 19) at Darlington Speedway, 73 days will have passed since the last race at Phoenix Raceway on March 7. Add on two more weeks and you would essentially have a time span equivalent to a typical offseason. But flash all the way back …

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