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Tommy Baldwin Racing Aiming for 5-7 Races in 2020

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After announcing the team would compete this weekend at Darlington Raceway for its first NASCAR Cup Series event since 2017, Tommy Baldwin Jr., team owner of Tommy Baldwin Racing, revealed to Frontstretch his tentative plan for the rest of the season. “We’re probably looking to do five to seven [races] this year, at the most,” …

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BJ McLeod: ‘It’s Been a Dream of Mine’ to Own NASCAR Cup Team

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From the age of two, BJ McLeod knew he wanted to be a part of racing. Come Sunday (May 17), McLeod will have taken his team to the top of motorsports, as BJ McLeod Motorsports will start its first NASCAR Cup Series race. McLeod, 36, is set to drive the No. 78 Chevrolet this weekend …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Last Dance, Corey LaJoie Talks NASCAR’s Return

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff elaborate from last week’s show regrading NASCAR returning on May 17 at Darlington Raceway. William Byron was victorious again in the Pro Invitational Series while creating a virtual rival out of Landon Cassill. Will these rivalries from iRacing spill over to the real track? With ESPN …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Excitement Upon Returning to Racing

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Twelve days. Twelve freaking days. Last Thursday (April 30), NASCAR announced the 2020 NASCAR Xfinity Series season would resume at Darlington Raceway on Tuesday, May 19, in its first of two races at the venue this season. The track will also host its scheduled Labor Day Weekend event. While there are many opinions on whether …

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Frontstretch Podcast: NASCAR Resuming 2020 Season at Darlington

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In a special episode of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss NASCAR’s decision to resume its 2020 season on May 17 at Darlington Raceway. Was it the right decision to make the announcement of being the first professional sport back in action? How will race days work? Who can be at the track? What about …

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NASCAR Returning at Darlington, Announces May Schedule

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NASCAR is set to resume its 2020 season on Sunday, May 17 at Darlington Raceway, the sanctioning body announced on Thursday (April 30). “NASCAR and its teams are eager and excited to return to racing, and have great respect for the responsibility that comes with a return to competition,” Steve O’Donnell, NASCAR executive vice president …

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Eyes on Xfinity: NASCAR Racing Needs to Return

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Do you remember where you were on the evening of March 11, 2020? I do. While writing at Frontstretch hasn’t been able to pay all the bills (hopefully it will, sooner rather than later), every writer on the website needs a second job, in addition to bringing value to the website. That day, which seems like an …

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Matt Kenseth & Ryan Newman Return, Brett Moffitt Updates Progress on Broken Femurs

In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss Ryan Newman returning to NASCAR after many feared the worst post-Daytona 500. Chip Ganassi Racing gave Matt Kenseth the nod for the No. 42 car, bypassing Ross Chastain. Now that NASCAR has granted Kenseth a waiver to be playoff eligible, Albino and Neff discuss what …

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NASCAR COVID-19 Update: What 2020 Schedule Looks Like for Cup, Xfinity, Trucks

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In less than three weeks, expect NASCAR Cup Series engines to roar again in 2020. The sport’s top division is scheduled to return May 17 beginning at Darlington Raceway, sources have confirmed to Frontstretch. Top officials shared a revised tentative schedule with Cup teams on Monday (April 27). The list has Darlington and Charlotte Motor …

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Return to Racing in South Dakota Was Therapeutic to Kenny Wallace During Coronavirus Pandemic

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In what was a surprise to some, both Raceway Park and Park Jefferson International Speedway, located in Jefferson, S.D., held dirt races over the weekend, the first oval-track action since the coronavirus outbreak in mid-March. On Saturday (April 25), Park Jefferson played host to racing’s return with an event called the Open Wheel Nationals. Both …

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