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NASCAR 101: ‘Second Place is Just the First Loser’

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Dale Earnhardt famously once said, “second place is just the first loser.” Ironically, if this rings true, Earnhardt was the first loser 70 times in his illustrious, seven-championship career. Only four drivers have tallied more career second-place finishes than the Intimidator. Currently sitting with 45 second-place finishes, Kyle Busch has been largely vocal about his …

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Reaume Brothers Racing Welcomes New Sponsor for Charlotte

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Reaume Brothers Racing driver Josh Reaume will carry new sponsorship colors in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway this weekend. Reaume’s No. 33 Chevrolet will carry sponsorship from Hertz Kompressoren USA, a brand of air compressor products, in the North Carolina Education Lottery 200 (May 17). “Our support of Reaume …

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Fox Nation to Sponsor Angela Ruch, Niece Motorsports at Charlotte

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Angela Ruch and her team Niece Motorsports will welcome a new sponsor this weekend for the North Carolina Education Lottery 200 (May 17). Fox News will promote their streaming service Fox Nation as well as their program No Interruption w/ Tomi Lahren on Ruch’s No. 44 Chevrolet. “Fresh off of my interview with Tomi Lahren …

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The 12: NASCAR Power Rankings Digital Ally 400 Edition

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After a wild and entertaining race, Brad Keselowski reigned supreme at Kansas to claim the victory in the Digital Ally 400. Now tying Kyle Busch for most wins this season, will Keselowski outduel Busch in the win column this year? Kevin Harvick was on track to claim his first victory before a flat tire false …

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AdventHealth Adds Kyle Larson, Kurt Busch Cup Sponsorship

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AdventHealth will increase its partnership with Chip Ganassi Racing in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, including two primary sponsorships, the team announced Thursday, May 9. The healthcare network will be featured as the primary sponsor of Kyle Larson‘s No. 42 Chevrolet entry for the Monster Energy Open at Charlotte Motor Speedway and of Kurt …

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The 12: NASCAR Power Rankings Gander RV 400 Edition

Martin Truex Jr. - Dover spring 2019

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Despite waiting out the Sunday washout, Martin Truex Jr stormed through the field to claim his second victory of the season at Dover International Speedway. Has Truex finally found his mojo? Miserable might just be the best word to sum up Denny Hamlin‘s Dover weekend. The Virginian was never able to find an ounce of …

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Raphael Lessard, Johnny Sauter Pace Thursday Dover Truck Practices

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Rookie Raphael Lessard and veteran Johnny Sauter paced the two NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series practice Thursday (May 2) in preparation for Friday’s Jegs 200 at Dover International Speedway. Leading the weekend’s first on-track activities, Lessard laid down the fastest lap of first practice in his Kyle Busch Motorsports-prepared No. 46 Toyota. The Canadian, who …

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The 12: NASCAR Power Rankings Geico 500 Edition

Is Kyle Busch right to speak out as he did?(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Although not quite an Earnhardt, Chase Elliott took home his fourth career victory in front of a massive Elliott-favored crowed at Talladega last weekend. Can Elliott double down at Dover and prove he should be considered a championship threat? Often considered as the most consistent Chevrolet driver this season, Kurt Busch led a train of …

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The 12: NASCAR’s Top Prospects

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This week, NASCAR springs back into action after a restful off week. With the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series stars absent from the track, our panel of Frontstretch power rankings experts did the same. The 12: NASCAR Power Rankings Toyota Owners 400 Edition Putting power rankings aside this week, many drivers are trying to take the …

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The 12: NASCAR Power Rankings Toyota Owners 400 Edition

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As NASCAR strolls into a rare off week, Martin Truex Jr. is riding high off of his first short track victory. Is Truex finally starting to turn the corner at Joe Gibbs Racing and reclaim his old dominance? Clint Bowyer has quietly put together four straight top-10 finishes, including a third-place result at Richmond last …

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