Kevin Rutherford

Kevin Rutherford
Rutherford is the managing editor of Frontstretch, a position he gained in 2015 after serving on the editing staff for two years. At his day job, he's a journalist covering music and rock charts at Billboard. He lives in New York City, but his heart is in Ohio -- you know, like that Hawthorne Heights song.

NASCAR 101: Here’s What NASCAR Changed With Cup Participation in Xfinity, Truck Series for 2020

Much like the constant rules changes surrounding the annual Advance Auto Parts Clash in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series at Daytona International Speedway, the regulations around who’s allowed to race in the Xfinity and Gander Outdoors Truck series continue to morph each year, and 2020 will be no different. …

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Garrett Smithley, Contec Pair for Xfinity Charlotte Race

Garrett Smithley has gained a new sponsor in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Smithley will be sponsored by Contec, Inc., for the upcoming Xfinity event at the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL, Contec announced Monday, Aug. 19. According to Contec’s tweet about the partnership, Smithley will drive JD Motorsports with Gary Keller’s …

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NASCAR 101: Other K&N Stalwarts Who Could Join Sam Mayer in the Truck Series (Or Beyond)

The latest graduate of the K&N Pro Series to NASCAR’s national series is Sam Mayer, who made his Gander Outdoors Truck Series debut Thursday night, Aug. 15, at Bristol Motor Speedway. Mayer, 16, was announced in late 2018 as one of the drivers for GMS Racing’s Truck Series program in …

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Entry List: Food City 300

The teams are turning out en masse for the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway this weekend. 42 cars are currently entered for the Food City 300 on Friday, Aug. 16, meaning four teams will head home after qualifying, barring any entry list changes. The roster includes the …

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NASCAR 101: Meet the 4 Drivers Making Their Xfinity Debuts at Mid-Ohio

The standalone road course races in the NASCAR Xfinity Series tend to bring out intriguing one-offs, and this weekend at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course is no different. The 38-car field for Saturday’s (Aug. 10) B&L Transport 170 includes numerous drivers hired for the race for their road course racing prowess. …

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Entry List: Eldora Dirt Derby 150

NASCAR’s once-a-year return to dirt has its entry list. 32 trucks are entered for the Gander Outdoors Truck Series event at Eldora Speedway for Thursday, Aug. 1. All drivers will make the race, barring any entry list changes. A flurry of one-off drivers, as in past years at Eldora, are …

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