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NASCAR Mailbox: What Does Matt Crafton’s Loyalty Mean to the Truck Series?

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The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series might need veteran Matt Crafton just like Crafton needs the division. With a push on rookies and young guns to take over the division, Crafton and GMS Racing’s Johnny Sauter are the lone experienced racers left in the sport’s third-tier. The rest of the field were mostly toddlers — …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Will Matt DiBenedetto Ever Get a Shot With a Big Cup Team?

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The seemingly impossible task of building up a top-tier NASCAR team in the sport’s premier division is exactly what it is — virtually impossible. When new owners arise, their expectations are high. Their resources, however, are limited and usually by their bank accounts. In modern-day NASCAR, when everything is determined by a checkbook and engineering …

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Whelen Euro Series Champ Alon Day Attempting Cup Return

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Less than three days after Israel’s Alon Day captured the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series championship, his circle is working on bringing him back to the United States to wrap up the 2017 stock car racing season. “It’s not opening doors, but it’s making those doors easier to open,” Day told Frontstretch Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 18. …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Is Matt Kenseth Done After 2017?

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Seeing the wind is a gift. It’s as rare of a miracle as it gets. Some say Dale Earnhardt could see the draft at Daytona International Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway. His son, Dale Earnhardt Jr., also had the gift for the majority of his career. It’s a form of art commonly unseen in modern NASCAR. …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Where Can Landon Cassill Go?

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(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

As if the NASCAR Silly Season couldn’t get any sillier, the unpredictable moves at the back end of the field are unfolding more than anyone expected. After Leavine Family Racing announced Michael McDowell is out and Kasey Kahne is in, it appeared that would be the lone major move from the middle of the pack on …

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2017 Frontstretch Podcast Powered by DraftKings – Episode 30: No Place Like Home

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Episode 30: No Place Like Home Frontstretch Podcast with Dustin Albino, Joseph Wolkin and Zach Catanzareti In this week’s episode brought to you by DraftKings, Dustin, Joe and Zach recap the opening cutoff race of the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs, where Chase Elliott went wrong and if anybody can stop the man they call Rowdy. We …

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NASCAR Mailbox: What Made Robert Yates So Special?

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Whenever the NASCAR community loses a beloved member like legendary team owner Robert Yates, the unbelievable sense of closeness shows the true impact someone can have on so many lives. For Yates, his legacy is one that was honored before he passed onto his eternal life, and fortunately so. Yates was selected in May as …

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2017 Frontstretch Podcast Powered by DraftKings – Episode 29: Miles’ Mayhem

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Episode 29: Miles’ Mayhem Frontstretch Podcast with Dustin Albino, Joseph Wolkin and Zach Catanzareti In this week’s episode brought to you by DraftKings, Dustin, Joe and Zach recap the second race of the opening round of the playoffs last week at New Hampshire Motor Speedway before looking at potential upsets of advancement this weekend at Dover International Speedway. But …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Why Does NASCAR Need to be More Inclusive?

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More times than not, people can’t help but say whatever is on their mind. From President Donald Trump to NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty, it’s been a whirlwind of a week in the stock car racing realm. For better or for worse — however you want to look at it is up to you …

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Matt DiBenedetto Attempting to Bring More Personality to NASCAR

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(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Matt DiBenedetto is known as one of NASCAR’s top characters in the garage area. It’s all fun and games for “Guido” until he straps into his No. 32 Ford.  DiBenedetto, 26, is having a career-year in the sport’s premier division. Competing with the underfunded Go Fas Racing, he has a pair of top 10s on …

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