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Dave Moody: The Familiar Voice From Turns 1 & 2


(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Once the commotion of pre-race festivities is complete and the cars take to the high banks of Daytona International Speedway for 2016’s edition of Speedweeks, Dave Moody is guaranteed to be one of the first voices you hear once the field enters the first turn. After nearly 40 years of following and covering the top ranks …

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Chase Elliott Wins Pole for First Daytona 500

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If you love numbers, not much has changed since Feb. 2015 as the No. 24 car led the field to green for the 2015 Daytona 500. That was Jeff Gordon. This time, it is Chase Elliott aboard the No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet as the 2016 Rookie of the Year competitor grabbed the pole at …

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Denny Hamlin Withstands Mayhem, Wins Third Sprint Unlimited

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Sparks, carnage and some thrilling pack racing; It must be the Sprint Unlimited. Since there were a handful of spotless cars at the end of the 79-lap non-point race at Daytona International Speedway, it came up short to being a true demolition derby. However, even race winner Denny Hamlin overcame early damage to his No. …

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2016 NASCAR Media Week: A Look Back at What Went Down


Zach Catanzareti

It was quite a week for the drivers, teams and media of NASCAR. For three days, they all gathered together inside the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, N.C., for the annual NASCAR Media Tour. Once the curtain fell on Thursday, the 2016 NASCAR season quickly appeared more clear as many announcements were made on …

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Earning Respect at Forefront for Incoming Sprint Cup Rookies


Zach Catanzareti

As the clock ticks on one’s NASCAR career, respect can come naturally, with both fans and media truly understanding what you sacrificed and what you contributed throughout your Sunoco-fueled career. With legends like Dale Earnhardt, Richard Petty and Jeff Gordon, respect came hand-in-hand with popularity as they led the sport from one generation to the …

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Leavine Family Racing to Run Full Time with Michael McDowell, Ty Dillon

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Through fire and rain, Circle Sport – Leavine Family Racing are back — this time for its first full-time Sprint Cup Series season, through an alliance with Richard Childress Racing. Michael McDowell and Ty Dillon will split the team’s No. 95 as it goes full time in 2016, with a fuller driver lineup to be determined later. With …

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Lights, Camera, Action? It’s Nothing New for Jeff Gordon

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More than ever in NASCAR history are drivers delivered to the fans consistently on a daily basis. In these days, even the offseason spells constant updates on the season to come. Since 2001, NASCAR on FOX has been known for placing highly successful – and strongly intelligent – personalities in the play-by-play booth. To call 43 …

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Bass Pro Shops Joins Furniture Row Racing, Martin Truex, Jr. for 2016


Zach Catanzareti

Unsurprisingly, people took notice of Furniture Row Racing’s breakout season with Martin Truex, Jr. in 2015. One in particular: Bass Pro Shops, who announced during Tuesday’s NASCAR Media Tour that it will sponsor the No. 78 Toyota of Truex and Furniture Row Racing for nine races in the 2016 Sprint Cup Series season. The outdoor recreation …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Austin Theriault & the Path to Recovery


Photo Credit: Zach Catanzareti, Frontstretch

A thundering pound, a stream of lambent sparks and an aftermath littered with torn sheet metal and silent air. Like a tropical storm, Austin Theriault’s grinding crash at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in October had no shortage of drama, intensity or concern as his No. 29 Ford careened violently into the turn 4 wall of …

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2015 NASCAR Rewind: Ricky Stenhouse Jr.


Photo Credit: Zach Catanzareti, Frontstretch

For Ricky Stenhouse Jr., top-five finishes were not the only thing found on short supply in the 2015 Sprint Cup Series season. Yes, for the second year in a row in Stenhouse’s Sprint Cup Series career, his only top-five result came at the short track of Bristol Motor Speedway, racing to a fourth-place finish that …

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