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Zach’s Turn: Erik Jones Capitalizing on Opportunity at Richard Petty Motorsports

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Erik Jones is in a situation he’s never faced in the NASCAR Cup Series. Jones, 25, always had top-tier equipment at Joe Gibbs Racing, all the way from Kyle Busch Motorsports equipment in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series through the Xfinity and Cup series with JGR. Now driving the No. 43 Chevrolet for Richard …

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Thinkin’ Dirty: 2021 Ohio Sprint Car Speedweeks & the Im’POSSE’ble

Kyle Larson in victory lane at Sonoma's Toyota/Save Mart 350 (June 2021). (Photo: NKP)

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The Headlines The Posse does the impossible in Pennsylvania and Kyle Larson does Kyle Larson as sprint cars invade Ohio. Our Feature Spotlights Sunday, June 13, 2021 Spotlight: The ImPOSSEble Where: Action Track USA – Kutztown, Pa. (streamed on Flo Racing) Why We Chose It: 410 winged sprints on this track is like putting Cup …

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Holding a Pretty Wheel: Goodbye to Hollywood, NASCAR

2021 Cup Charlotte Pack Racing - Erik Jones, No. 43 Richard Petty Motorsports Chevrolet (Credit: NKP)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Do you remember when everything NASCAR touched turned to gold? Those halcyon summers when the sport was booming? Everything was right in its world and it was magic. But nothing stays the same. Summer romances fade in the winter cold, and so too has our love affair with NASCAR. It’s easy to say it’s only …

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Berlin Raceway a Highlight of ARCA’s Diverse Schedule

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#46: Thad Moffitt, Clean Pacs Ford Fusion

While the NASCAR Cup Series is competing on five new tracks and track surfaces this season, including Nashville Superspeedway this weekend, the ARCA Menards Series already has a diverse schedule. This NASCAR-owned series welcomed Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and Milwaukee Mile back on its schedule in 2021, and other tracks rejoined the schedule after its …

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Eyes On Xfinity: Keep the Rowdy Show Going With Kyle Busch

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The good news for those wary of Kyle Busch going for wins in the NASCAR Xfinity Series? He is only scheduled to race in three more NXS races this year. The bad? The next one is this weekend at Nashville Superspeedway, one week after getting win No. 99 in the series. We’re very close to …

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2-Headed Monster: Should 23XI Racing Hire John Hunter Nemechek as Its Next Driver?

2021 Trucks Charlotte John Hunter Nemechek Woo-hoo (Credit: HHP/Chris Owens via NKP)

(Photo: Harold Hinson Photography LLC via NKP)

It’s been an outstanding season so far for Moorseville, North Carolina’s John Hunter Nemechek. Nemechek made the move from the NASCAR Cup Series back to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series with Kyle Busch Motorsports in 2021 with many questioning the move. However, Nemechek has proven so far this season that when given the right …

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F1 Midweek: Big Decision at Mercedes, Pirelli Failures, Williams Shake-Up

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George Russell (GBR) Williams Racing. Monaco Grand Prix, Thursday 20th May 2021. Monte Carlo, Monaco.

The Formula 1 silly season is beginning to gain more energy and attention, which seems kind of funny for a market that appears rather limited this year.  While last year brought on many changes, both expected and surprising, there does not appear to be the same kind of movement. Last year, Sebastian Vettel, Daniel Ricciardo, …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Should a Part-Time Driver Be Able To Make the Playoffs?

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#8: Josh Berry, JR Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro Tire Pros

Do you think Ty Gibbs (or Josh Berry) in the [NASCAR] Xfinity Series and Grant Enfinger in the [Camping World] Truck Series should get into the playoffs if they are above the playoff cutline points-wise even though they haven’t attempted all the races? – Thomas Rooney (via email) Great question, Thomas. And it’s one that …

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Podcast: Harrison Burton on Preparing for NASCAR Xfinity Playoffs, Number Placement & Family Emotion


Harrison Burton stops by the podcast this week to discuss his NASCAR Xfinity Series season to date, which has left him frustrated. He tells Frontstretch‘s Davey Segal why that is and outlines his goals for the remainder of the regular season before the playoffs begin. Burton speaks on the depth of the Xfinity Series field, …

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Did You Notice?: 17 Potential NASCAR Cup Series Winners? We Might Not Get 12

Kevin Harvick on pit road at Charlotte Motor Speedway (May 2021). (Photo: NKP)

#4: Kevin Harvick, Stewart-Haas Racing, Ford Mustang Mobil 1

Did You Notice? … 17 winners in a NASCAR regular season isn’t going to happen in 2021? After 10 NASCAR Cup Series winners in the first 11 races, we’ve had just one in the last five as Kyle Larson and Hendrick Motorsports have started pulling away from the pack. This conversation comes up yearly due to …

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Frontstretch 5: Longtime Traditions That NASCAR Should Resuscitate

2017 Charlotte All Star CUP Kyle Busch celebrates John K Harrelson NKP

(Photo: John Harrelson / NKP)

Ever since the turn of the current millennium, NASCAR has taken steady steps of change as the sport has evolved. Whether it’s driver safety, track modifications, schedule overhauls or pushes for diversity, some changes have left behind positive impressions and impacts, while others have blatantly left behind negative ones (need I remind you of the …

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5 Points to Ponder: Unstoppable Hendrick & Nemechek’s Smart Move

2021 Cup Texas All Star Kyle Larson Wins NKP

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1. Does anyone have anything for Hendrick this year? Hendrick Motorsports is pretty good at this racing thing. The group was the class of the field in the All-Star Race, where Kyle Larson took home his third win in a row. With all four drivers combining to win seven of the first 16 events of …

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