Mark Kristl

Mark Kristl
Mark joined Frontstretch at the beginning of the 2019 NASCAR season. He is an Eagle Scout & a proud University of Dayton alum. He also writes about NASCAR for Beyond the Flag.

2-Headed Monster: Who Will Have the Better 2020 Campaign? Ricky Stenhouse Jr. or Chris Buescher?

What an interesting situation that will take place in the 2020 season. Two drivers will literally swap rides. We’ve seen it a few times. Back in the 1990s, Jeremy Mayfield and John Andretti literally swapped rides and they were always compared to each other the year after it happened. The …

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Daniel Hemric Scores First Career Cup Series Pole at Kansas Speedway

Daniel Hemric won his first career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series pole at Kansas Speedway. The rookie driver of the No. 8 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet will lead the field to the green flag in the 2019 Hollywood Casino 400. NBC Sports broadcaster Jeff Burton told Hemric he had pole-winning …

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ARCA Preview: 2019 ARCA Kansas 150

The ARCA Menards Series wraps up its season with the 2019 ARCA Kansas 150 at Kansas Speedway on Oct. 18. It is the 19th race for the series at the 1.5-mile track in Kansas City, Kan., and it will host the season finale next year too. Entering the final race, …

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Tanner Gray Attempting Final 3 Truck Races of 2019

Tanner Gray will drive in the remaining three NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series races this season, DGR-Crosley announced Wednesday, Oct. 16. Gray will attempt to make his Truck Series debut in the NASCAR Hall of Fame 200 at Martinsville Speedway in DGR-Crosley’s No. 15 and will also enter ISM Raceway …

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Matt Crafton Wins Talladega Truck Pole

Matt Crafton won his first pole at a superspeedway Saturday, winning the pole for the 2019 Sugarlands Shine 250 at Talladega Superspeedway in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series on Oct. 12. Crafton won the pole with the fastest speed of 180.925 mph. Tyler Ankrum will start second in his …

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Eddie Pardue Becomes Crew Chief for Ryan Preece

Ryan Preece has a new crew chief beginning with the 2019 1000Bulbs.com 500 at Talladega Superspeedway. JTG Daugherty Racing confirmed the move to NBC Sports. Eddie Pardue has been elevated from his role as an engineer to the crew chief position. Preece’s former crew chief, Tristan Smith, has switched roles …

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Sam Mayer to Run in ARCA & Trucks in 2020

Fresh off winning the 2019 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East championship, Sam Mayer revealed his 2020 plans to Frontstretch at Lucas Oil Raceway. Mayer will defend his title in the newly re-branded ARCA Menards Series East next season. Mayer noted that division is of foremost importance to him and his …

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