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A Tangled Friendship: Chase Elliott, Ryan Blaney Lose Opportunity at Clash Win

Ryan Blaney, Chase Elliott Collide in the Busch Clash at Daytona, February 9, 2021

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For the first time ever, the Busch Clash was held on the Daytona International Speedway road course, and it did not disappoint. In a race that saw lockups, spins, a caution for dirt and even a fire, the end delivered in perhaps the most unexpected way. On fresher tires, pole sitter Ryan Blaney passed Chase …

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Ryan Blaney, Alex Bowman to Lead Field to Green in Clash

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The lineup up for Tuesday night’s Busch Clash at Daytona has been set. Team Penske driver Ryan Blaney will head up the field in his No. 12 Ford Mustang. To his outside will be Hendrick Motorsports driver Alex Bowman, set to make his debut sporting the No. 48 following Jimmie Johnson‘s retirement. Joe Gibbs Racing’s …

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Stock Car Scoop: 2021 Busch Clash Preview

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On the Monday, Feb. 8 edition of Frontstretch.com’s Stock Car Scoop, Bryan Nolen is joined by Adam Cheek to preview the first race of the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season: The Busch Clash at Daytona. Bryan and Adam discuss NASCAR’s decision to move the Clash from the oval to the road course and whether fans should …

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Frontstretch Podcast: New Year Brings New Beginnings

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Welcome to the revamped Frontstretch Podcast! Davey Segal and a rotating host of other Frontstretch Staff will be with you all season long, bringing you news, analysis, discussion, interviews and more from the world of NASCAR. To kick off 2021, Davey and the incomparable Mike Neff chat about what was a busy off-season, with the …

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Waid’s World: Daytona Experiences – A Harrowing Trip, Great Racing & A Lesson Learned

Graphic: Jared Haas

When the Daytona 500 rolls around each year, I’m pretty much like everyone else. I eagerly anticipate what may happen and how it might well make a spirited debut to the new season. For 2021, things are tempered a bit. The COVID-19 pandemic is still with us, and as it was last year, everything is …

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Charlotte Motor Speedway, NASCAR Helping COVID-19 Relief Efforts With Mass Vaccination Events

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Charlotte Motor Speedway is certainly no stranger to racing. For over 60 years, fans and drivers alike have flocked by the masses to take in some of the best auto racing America has to offer. Races like the Coca-Cola 600, the All-Star Race (before its move in 2020) and the Bank of America ROVAL 400 …

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eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series Returning for 2021

Virtual NASCAR cars race at North Wilkesboro Speedway in 2020. Photo: NASCAR Media

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The eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series will return in 2021, NASCAR announced Jan. 26. The series initially began in 2020 as a form of competition held during the NASCAR season’s halt during the COVID-19 pandemic, with professional racers taking to the virtual speedways. This year, the 10-race schedule will complement on-track action, with midweek events …

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2021 NASCAR Preseason Power Rankings No. 24: Chris Buescher

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Roush Fenway Racing will enter the 2021 season with the same driver lineup for the first time since 2018. That comes after a 2020 season that saw Chris Buescher return to RFR for the first time since his 2015 NASCAR Xfinity Series title. Buescher replaced what many thought to be the foundation of the organization’s …

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2021 NASCAR Preseason Power Rankings No. 25: Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

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In his ninth season of full-time NASCAR Cup Series action, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. will return to the seat of the No. 47 JTG Daugherty Chevrolet for the second straight season. While the team has not made many announcements this offseason, the general understanding is that Stenhouse’s contract he signed prior to last year was a …

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Austin Cindric to Make Cup Series Debut with Daytona 500 Attempt

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Defending NASCAR Xfinity Series champion Austin Cindric will attempt to make his Cup Series debut in the Daytona 500, Team Penske announced Wednesday (Jan. 20) morning. Cindric, 22, will pilot the No. 33 Ford for Team Penske at Daytona International Speedway with crew chief Miles Stanley atop the pit box. “There is a lot to …

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