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Daniel Hemric Enters Homestead in a Familiar Position: The Underdog

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Daniel Hemric understands he is the underdog for the NASCAR XFINITY Series championship. Just don’t expect it to phase him one bit. Nor should it phase him. The term “underdog” is nothing new for the 26-year-old rookie, an age which seems ancient compared to fellow freshman and title contender William Byron. “We’re squared away even …

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Christopher Bell Looks to Depart Truck Series with a Championship for KBM

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The 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series campaign has been one to remember for Christopher Bell. Kyle Busch Motorsports’ top performer, Bell has a series-leading five wins, five pole positions, and enters the weekend a favorite among Championship 4 candidates. The driver of the No. 4 truck has earned a top 10 in all but two …

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NASCAR Mailbox: What Will Aric Almirola Bring to Stewart-Haas Racing?

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Most of the pieces of the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series puzzle have been filled. Only a handful of spots are left in order to complete the nearly 40-piece set. One of those is the No. 10 machine, which Aric Almirola will likely pilot starting next year. The current Richard Petty Motorsports driver is …

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NASCAR Mailbox: What Does Matt Crafton’s Loyalty Mean to the Truck Series?

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The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series might need veteran Matt Crafton just like Crafton needs the division. With a push on rookies and young guns to take over the division, Crafton and GMS Racing’s Johnny Sauter are the lone experienced racers left in the sport’s third-tier. The rest of the field were mostly toddlers — …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Will Matt DiBenedetto Ever Get a Shot With a Big Cup Team?

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(Photo: Brett Moist / NKP)

The seemingly impossible task of building up a top-tier NASCAR team in the sport’s premier division is exactly what it is — virtually impossible. When new owners arise, their expectations are high. Their resources, however, are limited and usually by their bank accounts. In modern-day NASCAR, when everything is determined by a checkbook and engineering …

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Whelen Euro Series Champ Alon Day Attempting Cup Return

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Less than three days after Israel’s Alon Day captured the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series championship, his circle is working on bringing him back to the United States to wrap up the 2017 stock car racing season. “It’s not opening doors, but it’s making those doors easier to open,” Day told Frontstretch Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 18. …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Is Matt Kenseth Done After 2017?

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Seeing the wind is a gift. It’s as rare of a miracle as it gets. Some say Dale Earnhardt could see the draft at Daytona International Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway. His son, Dale Earnhardt Jr., also had the gift for the majority of his career. It’s a form of art commonly unseen in modern NASCAR. …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Where Can Landon Cassill Go?

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As if the NASCAR Silly Season couldn’t get any sillier, the unpredictable moves at the back end of the field are unfolding more than anyone expected. After Leavine Family Racing announced Michael McDowell is out and Kasey Kahne is in, it appeared that would be the lone major move from the middle of the pack on …

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NASCAR Mailbox: What Made Robert Yates So Special?

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Whenever the NASCAR community loses a beloved member like legendary team owner Robert Yates, the unbelievable sense of closeness shows the true impact someone can have on so many lives. For Yates, his legacy is one that was honored before he passed onto his eternal life, and fortunately so. Yates was selected in May as …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Why Does NASCAR Need to be More Inclusive?

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(Photo: Brett Moist/NKP)

More times than not, people can’t help but say whatever is on their mind. From President Donald Trump to NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty, it’s been a whirlwind of a week in the stock car racing realm. For better or for worse — however you want to look at it is up to you …

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