NASCAR Race Weekend Central

Frontstretch Podcast: Tyler Reddick Talks Playoff Chase, Fatherhood; Darlington Throwback Preview with Steve Waid

Tyler Reddick stands next to his car at 2021 spring Kansas Cup race NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In his second full-time season at the Cup Series level, Tyler Reddick is getting comfortable with Richard Childress Racing as he hunts for a playoff spot. He joins Davey Segal on the podcast this week to discuss his season to date, hunting for a playoff spot and how the Chevrolet engine program has improved with …

Read more

Frontstretch Podcast: Michael McDowell on 2021 Success, Brad Keselowski Enters Elite Dega Company

Michael McDowell poses with his Daytona 500 trophy. Photo NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Fresh off a top-five finish at Talladega Superspeedway, 2021 Daytona 500 champion Michael McDowell joins host Davey Segal this week to chat about his season to date with Front Row Motorsports and why his mentality at Dega was changed thanks to his win at Daytona. Plus, why his run at Homestead-Miami Speedway was more surprising …

Read more

Frontstretch Podcast: Chris Rice on Positivity at Kaulig, Alex Bowman Steals One in Richmond

2016 Xfinity Phoenix Kaulig Racing President Chris Rice (Credit: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

Photo: Nigel Kinrade/Nigel Kinrade Photography

Nobody is as positive about life as Chris Rice. He also happens to be running a race team, which also is infused with positivity. The Kaulig Racing team president joins Frontstretch‘s Davey Segal this week to chat about how the team has been performing almost three months into the season, why he attacks everything with …

Read more

Frontstretch Podcast: Austin Hill Previews Richmond, Martin Truex Jr. Still Owns Martinsville

2021 Daytona I trucks Austin Hill NKP

#16: Austin Hill, Hattori Racing Enterprises, Toyota Tundra United Rentals

Austin Hill joins Davey Segal this week to touch on his Camping World Truck Series season to date with Hattori Racing Enterprises, including how the Bristol Dirt weekend went and what he did in his two off weekends. He also analyzes the Truck Series field and how he balances racing against veterans and young talents, …

Read more

Frontstretch Podcast: William Byron Dishes on Hendrick Resurgence Ahead of Martinsville

William Byron with crew chief Rudy Fugle before 2021 Daytona Road course Cup event Photo NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Fresh of an off weekend, William Byron is geared up for Martinsville Speedway with a win under his belt, and joins Davey Segal this week to discuss his season to date. He explains why adding Rudy Fugle to the No. 24 team came with some familiarly, but also added pressure and how Chad Knaus’ new …

Read more

Frontstretch Podcast: Ryan Truex Helps Digest Bristol Dirt

2021 Las Vegas I trucks Ryan Truex NKP

#40: Ryan Truex, Niece Motorsports, Chevrolet Silverado Jacob Companies

Ryan Truex was one of the select few to actually participate in the Pinty’s Truck Race on Dirt and joins the podcast this week to discuss his run and season to date. With his older brother Martin dominating the Camping World Truck Series race and winning a stage in the NASCAR Cup Series race at …

Read more

Frontstretch Podcast: Stewart & Jessica Friesen On Historical Bristol Dirt Starts

2017 Eldora CWTS Stewart Friesen truck Russell LaBounty NKP

(Photo: Russell LaBounty/NKP)

Husband and wife Stewart Friesen and Jessica Friesen are making history this weekend, becoming the second married couple to ever compete in a NASCAR national series race when they compete at the Bristol Motor Speedway Dirt Track on Saturday (March 27). They join Davey Segal this week to discuss why and how this specific opportunity …

Read more

Frontstretch Podcast: Ryan Vargas On Scoring His Full-Time Xfinity Ride, MTJ Snaps Streak in Phoenix

2021 Daytona I NXS Ryan Vargas NKP

#6: Ryan Vargas, JD Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro Swann Communications

Xfinity Series Rookie of the Year contender Ryan Vargas has clawed tooth and nail for a full-time ride in NASCAR, and he got it with JD Motorsports for 2021. He joins Davey Segal this week to discuss how he’s learning on a weekly basis in the series, the opportunities he’s been presented with in his …

Read more

Frontstretch Podcast: AJ Allmendinger on Kaulig Racing’s Positivity & Enjoying the Moment, Kyle Larson Cashes Out in Vegas

AJ Allmendinger stands next to his Xfinity car at 2021 spring Las Vegas race Photo NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

AJ Allmendinger is fresh off his Xfinity Series victory at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and stops by the podcast to chat with Davey Segal about his impressive start to the season at Kaulig Racing. The vibe at the team is unique and genuine, and Allmendinger explains why it’s fun to be driving racecars again. Plus, …

Read more

Frontstretch Podcast: Ben Rhodes Explains His Hot Start, William Byron’s Homestead Win

2021 Trucks Daytona Ben Rhodes, No. 99 ThorSport Racing Toyota, checkered flag (Credit: NKP)

Credit: NKP

Ben Rhodes is off to a blazing hot start in the Camping World Truck Series this year, winning both races this season for ThorSport Racing, his first multi-win season of his career. He joins Davey Segal this week to discuss his wins at Daytona International Speedway, how he visits the shop in Ohio while living …

Read more

Sign up for the Frontstretch Newsletter

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