NASCAR Race Weekend Central

NASCAR Mailbox: Is Toyota Up to Par With the Other Manufacturers So Far?

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It is no secret that the Toyota teams have not been as strong as they would like to be to begin this season in the NASCAR Cup Series. Even though Denny Hamlin captured his third Daytona 500 victory, the other teams have seemed to lack speed throughout the first four weeks. We are used to …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Which Young Star is Poised to Have a Breakout Season?

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

This season has given us many surprises so far between the drivers running up front and the quality of racing. So many people did not expect races to be as good as they have been, especially with the drivers who have been fighting it out for the wins. 2020 is an important year for many …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Did Las Vegas Set a Standard for Other Races This Season?

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Sunday afternoon’s (Feb. 23) NASCAR Cup Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway was arguably one of the best intermediate races we have seen in recent memory. With it only being race two of the season, nobody quite knew which drivers would be the strongest. When you expect the unexpected, usually some very exciting races …

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NASCAR Mailbox: What is the Biggest Story Coming Out of Daytona?

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The first thing to mention this week is we are all glad Ryan Newman is okay after the terrifying wreck on the last lap on Monday’s (Feb. 17) Daytona 500. However, even with the Newman wreck, there were many other storylines that came out of the race, such as manufacturer alliances, lower budgeted drivers scoring …

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NASCAR Mailbox: What Does NASCAR Need to Focus on in 2020?

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

It is once again time for a new NASCAR season, and with that always comes some excitement and anticipation as to what the new year will bring. There are so many new things happening in the next few years, and 2020 is just the beginning of it. With a few changes to the cars and …

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2020 NASCAR Cup Series Preseason Power Rankings

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For the first time here at Frontstretch, our staff banded together to vote on who it thinks will be the top drivers of the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season in a preseason power rankings format. Each participating staff member sent a 30-driver ranking before the beginning of the season, taking into account not only 2019 successes …

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2019 NASCAR Driver Reviews: Corey LaJoie

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2019 was a big season, both on and off the track, for Corey LaJoie. It was the first full-time season of his young career in the NASCAR Cup Series. Although he was not with a top team, he was out to prove that he belonged in the top level of NASCAR with solid and competitive …

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2019 NASCAR Driver Reviews: Matt DiBenedetto

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Matt DiBenedetto was a driver that many did not expect to be a true contender in 2019 in the NASCAR Cup Series, but the expectation was for a much-improved season compared to his last few at the top level of NASCAR. Throughout the season, he proved himself to be a great driver and showed what …

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NASCAR Mailbox: How to Explain the TV Ratings Gains in 2019

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The 2019 NASCAR season is now officially in the books. We saw so many things happen this year, that it is hard to put everything into words in such a short piece. Whether it was the new package, the surprises, the disappointments, or the ratings, multiple different factors contributed to the “feel” and flow of …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Is This the Most Competitive Championship 4 To-Date?

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This season has been one of the most competitive we have seen in NASCAR’s history. There have been so many drivers across all three series that have had the chance to win week in and week out, and many have done so. The stats may show that only a handful of drivers have dominated the …

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