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Fire on Fridays: Can Ryan Preece Win the Rookie Battle?

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Rookie of the Year battle will be intense this year, probably more than Daniel Hemric anticipated. It will be much better than the clash between mid-packers William Byron and Darrell Wallace Jr. from last year. Instead, it might feature drivers competing for the playoffs, rather than barely staying on …

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Fire on Fridays: The William Byron Standard

Rick Hendrick talks with William Byron before the 2019 Daytona 500 (February 2019) (Photo: NKP)

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William Byron is in college, but he doesn’t come off as the average college student. That’s because he doesn’t live an average life. Byron’s schedule is hectic. He attends Liberty University, sometimes in person and other times online. The rest of the week is spent with Hendrick Motorsports, starting with team meetings and press spots …

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ESPN Dedicated to Continuing NASCAR Coverage


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ESPN will not ditch its NASCAR coverage in 2019. The self-proclaimed Worldwide Leader in Sports, despite making several cuts to its motor sports staff, will be featuring NASCAR across all of its platforms. “NASCAR coverage will continue to appear on ESPN platforms in 2019, including SportsCenter and,” a spokesperson for ESPN told Frontstretch via email. “We have a broad amount …

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JR Motorsports, GMS Racing Create Drivers Edge Development Program

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JR Motorsports and GMS Racing have launched a new driver development program, branding it as “Drivers Edge Development.” The initiative, which was brought together with the help of Chevrolet, aims to establish an official program to provide on and off-track education for up-and-coming racecar drivers. .@DaleJr and @GMSRacingLLC’s Mike Beam on stage at The @NASCARHall …

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2018 NASCAR Driver Reviews: Kasey Kahne

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Kasey Kahne did everything he could to continue racing in NASCAR’s premier series this year. He raced until he couldn’t do so any longer. Twenty-five races into the 2018 season and Kahne couldn’t handle it anymore. His body could no longer handle the wear and tear that comes with 400- to 500-mile races. When he …

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2018 Top NASCAR Storylines: Ford Shocks the NASCAR World

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The dominance of the Blue Oval is back in NASCAR. For the first time since 2002, Ford took home the manufacturer’s title, finally grabbing it back from Toyota and Chevrolet. In a year that saw struggles unlike any other season for the Bow Tie group, the Ford squad made sure to take advantage. With Roush …

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Fire On Fridays: What is Furniture Row Racing’s Legacy?

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No regrets. Just love. Barney Visser started from the bottom and now he’s here. OK, maybe he started on the top since the Rocky Mountains are pretty high up. But the Furniture Row Racing owner literally started from the bottom. He didn’t have a single outside primary sponsor from 2005 until Kurt Busch played the …

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Martin Truex Jr. & Cole Pearn Sign with Joe Gibbs Racing’s No. 19 Team


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After months of speculation, 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Martin Truex Jr. and crew chief Cole Pearn have officially signed with Joe Gibbs Racing for the 2019 season. Truex will replace Daniel Suarez, the 2016 XFINITY Series champion, who took over the No. 19 ride once Carl Edwards announced his retirement. “Anytime you …

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