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Sebastian Vettel Set for Move to BWT Racing Point in 2021

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After spending the last five seasons with Scuderia Ferrari, Sebastian Vettel will have a new home in 2021. Vettel will move to BWT Racing Point, rebranding as Aston Martin F1 Team next season, and fill the vacant spot left by Sergio Perez, the team announced Thursday (Sept. 10). The four-time World Champion will run alongside Lance …

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Entry List: 2020 Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond

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The NASCAR Cup Series heads north from Darlington to visit Richmond Raceway for the second race of the 2020 playoffs. After the spring date at the short track was cancelled, NASCAR’s premier series is set to race only once in the Commonwealth in 2020. There are 38 cars entered for the event, meaning all will …

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Entry List: 2020 Go Bowling 250 and Virginia is for Racing Lovers 250 at Richmond

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The NASCAR Xfinity Series embarks on a doubleheader schedule for their stint at Richmond Raceway this weekend, as they make up the cancelled spring date with two races in two days. The Go Bowling 250 is set for Friday, Sept. 11 at 7 p.m., while the Virginia is for Racing Lovers 250 will run less …

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Entry List: 2020 ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond

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The NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series has a short turnaround this week as it heads to Richmond Raceway on Thursday, Sept. 10. There are 36 trucks entered for the race, so all will qualify barring any changes. David Ragan will make his second-consecutive start in the No. 17 Ford for DGR-Crosley. Niece Motorsports …

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NASCAR Plans to Convert Auto Club Speedway into Short Track for 2022 Season

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The sanctioning body of NASCAR plans to convert Auto Club Speedway in California into a half-mile short track, according to a report by The Athletic released Tuesday (Sept. 8). NASCAR submitted a proposal to San Bernardino County on Tuesday. The project would involve changes to the track as it stands, as well as decreasing the …

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The Frontstretch 5: Playoff Eliminations, Round of 16

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1. Austin Dillon Austin Dillon and Richard Childress Racing teammate Tyler Reddick dueled for the win at Texas Motor Speedway in mid-July, with the No. 3 car coming out on top to secure a playoff spot. The pair were on the playoff bubble at the time, Dillon in 16th and barely in the playoffs. In …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Should Daytona Remain a Cutoff Race or Should NASCAR Rotate It?

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This season was the first year that NASCAR decided to have a superspeedway be the final decider in who would make it into the playoffs. With it being the biggest wildcard we have seen in many years, everyone knew the energy and excitement would be ramped up. It’s safe to say the race did not …

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Stock Car Scoop: William Byron Wins at Daytona, Jimmie Johnson Misses Playoffs

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William Byron won the Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday night, Aug. 29, to clinch his spot in the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs. What did he say after his first career victory at the sport’s top level? Find out in this edition of Stock Car Scoop. Frontstretch’s newest podcast focused on …

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Matt DiBenedetto Limps Into Playoffs, Makes Postseason for 1st Time in Career

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With 10 races remaining in the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series regular season, there was almost no chance Matt DiBenedetto, ranked 12th in points, could miss the playoffs. But entering Saturday night’s regular-season finale, it was a real possibility. With consecutive victories by Cole Custer and Austin Dillon in mid-July at Kentucky Speedway and Texas Motor …

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William Byron Pulls Off Clutch First Win at Daytona to Secure Playoff Spot

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William Byron came into Saturday’s (Aug. 29) Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona International Speedway with his back against the wall in the playoff hunt. But with the pressure at a maximum, Byron kept his No. 24 Chevrolet Camaro clean through it all to claim his first career victory to lock his spot in the …

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