NASCAR Race Weekend Central

Tyler Reddick to Join Richard Childress Racing in 2019

Tyler Reddick Daytona Helmet 2018

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

Richard Childress Racing will have a new face as part of its NASCAR XFINITY Series program in 2019. Tyler Reddick, who joined JR Motorsports as a full-timer this year, will swap rides to compete with RCR next year, the team announced Wednesday morning. He will essentially serve as Daniel Hemric’s replacement in the XFINITY Series …

Read more

Fire On Fridays: William Byron Needs to Step Up With Chad Knaus

William Byron Cup Richmond

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

It’s the opportunity of a lifetime. NASCAR drivers would do anything to work with a seven-time championship-winning crew chief. But the only one who gets to do it now besides Jimmie Johnson, is soon-to-be Hendrick Motorsports sophomore driver William Byron. Byron, the hyped-up rookie for Hendrick in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, is in the …

Read more

Leavine Family Racing Signs Matt DiBenedetto, Teams with Toyota For 2019

dibe

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Leavine Family Racing has a new driver for the 2019 season, and his name is Matt DiBenedetto. On top of adding the California native to its roster, the organization is making a manufacturer change to join Toyota Racing. “We’re thrilled to welcome Matt to our organization,” Bob Leavine, owner of Leavine Family Racing, said in …

Read more

Aric Almirola Comes Up Short After Leading Late at Dover

aaFRT

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Dover International Speedway played devil’s advocate as Aric Almirola appeared to cruise to his second Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. But that’s when the monster tamed the No. 10 team, just moments before the checkered flag would wave. The driver of the No. 10 Ford sat on pit road, staring at race winner Chase Elliott …

Read more

Fire On Fridays: Jeffrey Earnhardt Might Be NASCAR’s New Game-Changer

jeffearnh

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

His grandfather was one of NASCAR’s greatest of all-time. A true champion on and off the track. Decades later, Jeffrey Earnhardt is determined to win in NASCAR. But like so many other young drivers, the mission to find a top-tier partner and team is almost impossible. Bouncing around from team-to-team, he’s landed a home — …

Read more

Fire on Fridays: Bring NASCAR Championship Week Back to New York

2018 Las Vegas I CUP Daniel Suarez car Rusty Jarett NKP

With two stops in Vegas already, should the banquet be there? (credit: Rusty Jarett NKP)

It’s been a while since NASCAR moved its premier series’ award ceremony to Las Vegas. And I get it, Vegas is great. But now that the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races there twice a year, it’s time to move championship week back to where it belongs: The Big Apple. New York City. The streets of …

Read more

Alon Day Making Cup Series Return at Richmond with BK Racing

97b06932d8b37712a0d908c596fb718d 11

(Photo: Barry Cantrell / NKP)

Fresh off winning a fourth NASCAR Whelen Euro Series contest this year, Alon Day is flying back to America to make his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series return. The Israeli driver will compete in BK Racing’s No. 23 car at Richmond Raceway this weekend (Sept. 22). Day will be sponsored by Richmond-based Best Bully Sticks. …

Read more

Fire on Fridays: NASCAR Needs to Reinvent Its Diversity Program

2018 Las Vegas I CUP Darrell Wallace Jr Nigel Kinrade NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

Kyle Larson. Daniel Suarez. Darrell Wallace Jr. That’s it. And that’s a problem. Other American sports don’t have this problem. Diversity shouldn’t be such a major issue in 2018. It should be our human instinct to not discriminate against someone based on the color of their skin, where they’re born or their gender. But in …

Read more

NASCAR Mailbox: Is Kyle Busch the Best Driver in NASCAR History?

busch and chastain

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Kyle Busch is doing the unthinkable in NASCAR, and there is no one who can stop him. Year after year, Busch is one of NASCAR’s most frequent Victory Lane visitors. His Toyotas are always amongst the quickest in the garage, whether it’s in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, XFINITY Series or Camping World Truck …

Read more

Sign up for the Frontstretch Newsletter

A daily email update (Monday through Friday) providing racing news, commentary, features, and information from Frontstretch.com

Frontstretch