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Pole-Sitter Denny Hamlin Among Drivers Starting From Rear at Homestead

Denny Hamlin

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Pole-sitter Denny Hamlin is among the four drivers who will start from the rear for today’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway (3:48 p.m. ET green flag on Fox). Hamlin’s No. 11 Toyota was a late add to the list due to unapproved adjustments. Hamlin is the defending winner at Homestead. Also starting from …

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eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series: Keegan Leahy Dominates at Homestead-Miami

Keegan Leahy Celebrating after winning the Coca-Cola iRacing Series race at Homestead, 2/23/2021

(Photo: iRacing)

After a wild finish at Daytona International Speedway, the eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series headed to the virtual Homestead-Miami Speedway on Tuesday night (Feb. 23) for the second event of the 2021 season. Homestead has been known for putting on some great races over the years. The most recent encounter with the track for the series …

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Frontstretch 5: Reasons Why Daytona’s Road Course is NASCAR’s Best Accidental Gem

#37: Ryan Preece, JTG Daugherty Racing, Chevrolet Camaro Kroger/Coca-Cola and #1: Kurt Busch, Chip Ganassi Racing, Chevrolet Camaro Monster Energy

Throughout NASCAR’s history, many racetracks have come and gone. Some have stood the test of time, while others faded away into obscurity after short usage. Coming upon this decade, NASCAR was on a fixed pattern with the racetracks they had at hand. It seemed like no new tracks would get to make their arrival anytime …

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Stock Car Scoop: Who Does Chase Elliott Have To Blame For Losing Daytona?

Chase Elliott has been snake-bitten of late (Photo: NASCAR Media/Getty Images)

As the laps wound down Sunday (Feb. 21), Chase Elliott was in position to win his fifth consecutive road course race at Daytona International Speedway. That’s until both rain and late-race carnage came to the track, flipping around a dominant performance on this road course into a disastrous ending in mere minutes. Why did Elliott …

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SRX Adds Michael Waltrip to Driver Lineup

[Photo: Zach Catanzareti]

Michael Waltrip will climb back into the driver’s seat as he became the newest addition to SRX, the series announced Thursday (February 18). It will be his first time racing since his start in the 2017 Daytona 500, where he finished eighth. “This is an awesome opportunity and I’m genuinely excited to get back in …

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Frontstretch 5: Biggest Takeaways from Daytona Speedweeks 2021

#12: Ryan Blaney, Team Penske, Ford Mustang Menards/Blue DEF/PEAK #43: Erik Jones, Richard Petty Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro Armor All #36: David Ragan, Front Row Motorsports, Ford Mustang

This year’s Daytona Speedweek provided many reasons, both good and bad, to be remembered by. New faces in new places, along with an entertaining combination of big wrecks, hurt feelings and thrilling dashes to the finish. It was all topped off by Michael McDowell’s unbelievable first career NASCAR Cup Series win after 358 prior tries. …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Who Could Topple Austin Cindric on the Daytona Road Course?

Austin Cindric wins at Daytona

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The NASCAR Xfinity Series stays in Florida this week, taking to the Daytona International Speedway road course instead for the Super Start Batteries 188. Given the current state of NXS, any driver other than defending champion and defending Daytona road course winner Austin Cindric winning this weekend would amount to a surprise winner. Even in …

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

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

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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Christopher Bell Gearing Up for Sophomore NASCAR Cup Season, Debut in Joe Gibbs Racing’s No. 20

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Christopher Bell enters 2021 as the driver of Joe Gibbs Racing’s famed No. 20 Toyota, taking over for Erik Jones after spending his 2020 rookie season with Leavine Family Racing. Prior to jumping to the Cup Series, Bell spent two full-time seasons apiece in the NASCAR Xfinity and Camping World Truck series, winning the 2017 …

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