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Frontstretch Podcast: Daytona 500 Pre-Race Rundown

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Bon Voyage, Danica (Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

In the latest episode of the 2018 Frontstretch Podcast, we do a full Daytona 500 preview with Dustin Albino, Tom Bowles, Joseph Wolkin, Michael Massie, Mike Neff and Zach Catanzareti. We give you a full rundown of Daytona Speedweeks to this point. Topics range from the new, slower pit stops to Danica Patrick‘s NASCAR finale. How will she …

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Kaz Grala Earns Top-5 Finish in XFINITY Series Debut

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Kaz Grala didn’t enter Saturday afternoon’s NASCAR XFINITY Series Powershares QQQ 300 at Daytona International Speedway with any expectation other than to finish the race. That he did. But the JGL Racing rookie exceeded his expectations, saying multiple times he didn’t have the speed he hoped to have this weekend. Grala maneuvered his No. 24 …

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Germain Racing Extends GEICO Partnership Through 2020


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The GEICO gecko will be wandering around NASCAR races for at least the next two years. Germain Racing and its No. 13 Cup Series Chevrolet has extended the partnership with its longtime sponsor through 2020. The Friday (Feb. 16) announcement comes five months after re-signing Ty Dillon to a multi-year deal. “We have been honored …

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Erik Jones Survives Can-Am Duel After Early Spin

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

For a hot minute, it didn’t look like Erik Jones would survive Thursday night’s second Can-Am Duel at Daytona International Speedway. The handling wasn’t there on the No. 20 car, making his second start with Joe Gibbs Racing in a less than a week quite the difficult one. When eventual winner Chase Elliott got underneath Jones, …

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Ricky Stenhouse Jr.: I Feel Like I Can Be Aggressive


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The blue and white No. 17 machine was dipping and diving around Daytona International Speedway on Thursday evening. Its fresh coat of paint, though, wasn’t what made it notable during the first of two Can-Am Duels. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. wanted to make it known that he is a force to be reckoned with come Sunday’s …

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Grant Enfinger Paces Opening Truck Series Practice at Daytona

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Grant Enfinger is off and running right off the bat for ThorSport Racing. The No. 98 team set the pace during the opening practice session for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Daytona International Speedway, clocking in a time of 46.867 seconds. ThorSport Racing switched manufacturers over the off-season, partnering with Ford to become …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Previewing the 2018 NASCAR Season

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

In the second episode of the 2018 Frontstretch Podcast, we give our NASCAR playoff predictions. Who can make it all the way to Homestead? Dustin Albino, Zach Catanzareti and Joseph Wolkin break down their top candidates. Coming off an action-packed 2018 season, certain drivers are also expected to perform at a high level. Martin Truex Jr. is looking to …

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NASCAR Mailbox: What Happens If Danica Patrick Wins the Daytona 500?

The NASCAR season is finally here. Yeah, it took long enough; it’s been nearly three months since the conclusion to the 2017 season at Homestead-Miami Speedway. But now, 2018 has arrived. In what was an unusually busy offseason for teams, featuring many last-minute changes, the time has finally come for stock car racing to hit …

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Todd Gilliland to Run For Camping World Truck Series Rookie of the Year With KBM

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Todd Gilliland is set to compete for Rookie of the Year honors in the Camping World Truck Series in 2018, fresh off back-to-back NASCAR K&N Pro Series West championships. The 17-year-old will run the No. 4 truck for Kyle Busch Motorsports in 19 events, skipping four of the first six races due to not being …

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