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5 Takeaways from NASCAR President Steve Phelps’ Pre-Season Remarks

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NASCAR President Steve Phelps held a preseason media availability on Friday, Feb. 12 in advance of the season-opening Daytona 500. As usual, Phelps was an open book and touched on a myriad of topics regarding the sport’s present and future. Everything from on-track competition to off-track scheduling was addressed in an informative session. Here are …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Justin Marks on Trackhouse’s Vision, Daytona 500 Preview

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Among the new teams debuting in 2021 is Trackhouse Racing. It was former driver Justin Marks’ vision and passion that sparked this idea, coming to fruition ahead of the “Great American Race” at Daytona International Speedway. Marks joins Davey Segal on the podcast this week to dive deeper into his vision for Trackhouse, including why …

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NASCAR Mailbox: What are Realistic Expectations for New Organizations This Year?

Bubba Wallace

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With seven road course events set to take place this season (including three new venues to the NASCAR Cup Series), “into the unknown” is a cliché, but true, moniker. World-class facilities await the field in Road America, Circuit of the Americas and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course. But with stock cars taking to the …

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Frontstretch Podcast: New Year Brings New Beginnings

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Welcome to the revamped Frontstretch Podcast! Davey Segal and a rotating host of other Frontstretch Staff will be with you all season long, bringing you news, analysis, discussion, interviews and more from the world of NASCAR. To kick off 2021, Davey and the incomparable Mike Neff chat about what was a busy off-season, with the …

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Here’s What Some ARCA Experts Have to Say About the 2021 Season

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The 2021 ARCA season will soon get underway, with the ARCA Menards Series East beginning competition for ARCA in just a few days, Feb. 8 at New Smyrna Speedway. The ARCA Menards Series follows at Daytona International Speedway on Feb. 13, and the ARCA Menards Series West starts its run with a combination race with …

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Brandon Gdovic Returning to Sam Hunt Racing for Limited 2021 Schedule

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Sam Hunt Racing has had a busy week. On the heels of Santino Ferrucci announcing he’d be joining the team for a part-time schedule this season after leaving IndyCar, it was revealed Jan. 12 that Brandon Gdovic will return to the Toyota-backed NASCAR Xfinity Series organization for a limited schedule in 2021. Gdovic scored a …

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2020 Top NASCAR Storylines: Team Ownership Gets Makeover for 2021 & Beyond

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The makeup of NASCAR ownership will look about as different as any year in recent memory come February. Michael Jordan is the shiny new addition to the fraternity of Cup Series owners (along with his partner Denny Hamlin), but joining His Airness are former Cup drivers Justin Marks (Trackhouse Racing Team) and Matt Tifft (Live …

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Fire on Fridays: How Will Success Be Judged in This Era of NASCAR?

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The era of a good points day is officially over. Has been for awhile now. Points do matter. After all, if Kevin Harvick gains more than the one stage point at Texas Motor Speedway and Martinsville Speedway than he did, odds are he’s Championship 4 bound in the NASCAR Cup Series this year. But he didn’t, …

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Noah Gragson Misses Championship 4: ‘Definitely a Bummer’

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The Round of 8 may wind up being “what could have been” for Noah Gragson. Despite scoring his 16th top five and 24th top-10 finish, both career highs in his Xfinity Series career, he fell short of advancing to the Championship 4 for the second year in a row. But that goal not being met …

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Harrison Burton Wins at Martinsville as Xfinity Championship 4 Field is Set

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New week, new track, same result for Harrison Burton. The Joe Gibbs Racing driver earned his fourth victory of the season in the series’ return to Martinsville Speedway, the first time the Xfinity Series has competed at The Paperclip since 2006. "What's up dad? That was pretty awesome." Another cool father-son moment between @HBurtonRacing and …

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