Race Weekend Central

Chase Briscoe Moving to Cup in 2021 for Stewart-Haas Racing

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Chase Briscoe is going NASCAR Cup Series racing full time in 2021 for Stewart-Haas Racing, a source with knowledge of the situation tells Frontstretch. For weeks, Briscoe has been tied to the No. 14 car, beginning as early as the 2021 season. When Clint Bowyer announced his retirement on Oct. 8, the Indiana native’s future …

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NASCAR Stat Sheet: Is Joey Logano Suddenly the Championship Favorite?

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Kansas Speedway kicked off the Round of 8 for the NASCAR Cup Series on Sunday, Oct. 18 with the Hollywood Casino 400. And, despite some pointed criticism on social media, this 1.5-mile oval delivered with a strong finish between Joey Logano and Kevin Harvick for the victory. As usual, the current NASCAR Cup Series 550-horsepower …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Daniel Hemric Putting Negative Behind Despite Frustration of 2020 Season

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When joining JR Motorsports last offseason, Daniel Hemric felt “recharged” after being bounced from the NASCAR Cup Series, despite winning rookie of the year in 2019 for Richard Childress Racing. Unfortunately for the North Carolina native, the majority of this NASCAR Xfinity Series season has been a struggle. It hasn’t been from a lack of …

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Trevor Bayne, Take II: Fresh Start in NASCAR After Rough Roush Fenway Ending

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Two years ago, Trevor Bayne‘s NASCAR career looked bleak, having been let go from Roush Fenway Racing prior to the 2019 season. Bayne, then-27 years old, competed in 21 of 36 races during the 2018 NASCAR Cup Series season, splitting the ride with 2003 series champion Matt Kenseth. But after spending the bulk of the …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Racing in the Rain, AJ Allmendinger Chats Xfinity Victory at ROVAL

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Subscribe: iTunes In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss rain racing at the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL, as it played a factor in both the NASCAR Cup and Xfinity series races.Chase Elliott scored the victory in the Cup race, his fourth straight win on a road course. The duo chats his road …

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NASCAR Stat Sheet: How Kyle Busch’s Championship Defense Went Kaboom

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In its first two years of existence, the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL put on some incredible races, filled with unpredictability and classic endings. This weekend showcased all of that and more from what’s quickly become one of the most exciting tracks on the circuit. Between Saturday’s (Oct. 10) NASCAR Xfinity Series and Sunday’s Cup Series …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Josh Reaume Details Taking Over No. 93 Car

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At the end of June, Reaume Brothers Racing announced it would manage the No. 93 Chevrolet, formerly of RSS Racing. In just over three months, the team is seeing progress. The stars aligned for RBR: In 2016, Josh Reaume was an engineer for Ryan Sieg‘s No. 39 car as the team aimed to make the …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Chaos in Talladega, Brennan Poole Breaks Down Best Career Finish

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Subscribe: iTunes In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss the chaos at Talladega Superspeedway from this past weekend, which saw Denny Hamlin win his seventh race of the season, though passing below the yellow line to do so. The duo breakdown the yellow-line rule, after NASCAR penalized drivers four times in the Cup …

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NASCAR Stat Sheet: 1 Final Hoorah for Germain Racing

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Since its existence, Talladega Superspeedway has brought out the best in underdogs. This weekend was no different across NASCAR’s top three national touring series. Along with some sporty runs for lesser-funded teams, there was chaos throughout, specifically the NASCAR Cup Series race which had a track record 13 caution flags. Yikes! The wrecks and unique …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Ryan Vargas Grinding Away at JD Motorsports

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Last Thursday (Sept. 24) was one of the biggest days of Ryan Vargas‘ life. It was announced that day that TikTok would be sponsoring him for the final six races of the 2020 NASCAR Xfinity Series season. Vargas, who turned 20 years old one day prior to the announcement, is an avid TikTok user with …

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