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Beyond the Cockpit: DJ Kennington Excited for Pinty’s Season, Thankful for NASCAR Opportunities

Coming into 2018, DJ Kennington knew it was going to be a busy racing season. Slated to run at least 10 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races, the veteran also has a full-time Pinty’s Series ride in Canada. Kennington kicked off the season by qualifying for his second Daytona 500. …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Kaz Grala Describes Daytona Truck Series Victory, Racing in the XFINITY Series

At just four years old, Kaz Grala began racing go-karts in Boston and then began competing a few years later. Since then, he’s raced in Bandoleros, the UARA-Stars Series, the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge, the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona and even the K&N Pro Series East. But until 2016, …

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Beyond the Cockpit: William Byron Taking Steps in Rookie Season with Hendrick Motorsports

Since the beginning of the 2016 NASCAR season, William Byron has taken the sport by storm. He picked up seven victories in his rookie Camping World Truck Series season, then took the XFINITY Series championship last year with JR Motorsports. Three years into his full-time national touring career, Byron now …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Daniel Hemric Looking Ahead to Cup Debut at Richmond

Daniel Hemric made his NASCAR debut in the Camping World Truck Series at Martinsville Speedway in 2013. After starting 16th, he suffered a transmission leak that derailed his chance to show his abilities. He ultimately finished 32nd, 60 laps off the pace. A second start a couple races later yielded …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Ross Chastain Building Strength for Busy Cup Schedule

Ross Chastain has learned a lot since February at Atlanta Motor Speedway. That meant not only in getting set for a busier schedule in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, but the sheer physicality of it all. After running both Dover races in 2017, Chastain is looking at a heavy …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Sean Rayhall on HART, ELMS & Working With John Falb

Sean Rayhall‘s career has had an interesting trajectory. He’s been all over the place from Saturday night short track racing to INDYCAR’s feeder series and sports car racing in Europe. Last year, he and co-driver John Falb won the European Le Mans Series (ELMS) LMP3 championship for United Autosports. For …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Harrison Rhodes’ Long Road to Cup

After five years of low-budget, off-and-on XFINITY Series racing, Harrison Rhodes is finally a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver. Rhodes, 24, keeps a high level of gratitude toward his long-awaited debut in the sport’s top series. Speaking with Frontstretch Saturday afternoon at Atlanta, we spoke to the North Carolina …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Josh Reaume Running Full Trucks Season as Driver/Owner

Jordan Anderson isn’t the only one pulling double-duty in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2018. Josh Reaume, a journeyman driver from California, will see both sides of the series this season, driving the Reaume Brothers Racing No. 33 Chevrolet for the full season in 2018. With 32 XFINITY …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Brett Moffitt Finds New Home, Optimism with Hattori Racing Enterprises

After a solid 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season, Hattori Racing Enterprises moved in a different direction. The organization signed Brett Moffitt, a former Michael Waltrip Racing development driver, to pilot its No. 16 Toyota Tundra for 2018. For Moffitt, this signing is a big step. Though he originally …

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Ty Majeski Discovers Road Racing Versatility at Daytona

Over the past few years, Ty Majeski has become well-known for his short track skills.  His track record over that time period quickly caught the eye of Ford and Roush Fenway Racing. Winning three straight ARCA Midwest Tour titles against difficult competition and claiming the pole at the Snowball Derby …

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