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Remembering Eric McClure: A Racing Hero to a Fellow Virginian

Eric McClure 2016 Xfinity smiling Logan Whitton NKP

(Photo: Logan Whitton / NKP)

If there’s one adage that’s held true during my decade covering races with Frontstretch, it’s been “don’t meet your heroes.” Virginia’s Eric McClure, who died Sunday (May 2) at the age of 42, was a rare exception to that rule. Yes, I went out of my way to say Virginia’s Eric McClure. There’s a reason …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2021 Buschy McBusch Race 400

Kyle Busch bows after winning 2021 Kansas spring Cup race James Gilbert Getty

(Photo: James Gilbert/Getty Images via NASCAR Media)

Who … should you be talking about after the race? Kyle Busch won on his birthday at Kansas Speedway Sunday (May 2) afternoon, keeping his streak of consecutive seasons with a win alive at an astounding 17 years. The victory alone should scare his competition, considering it took until the waning weeks of 2020 for …

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The Underdog House: Daniel Suarez Survives Kansas Chaos to Lead Underdogs

#99: Daniel Suarez, TrackHouse Racing, Chevrolet Camaro Camping World

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Top Dog Somehow, after the Buschy McBusch Race 400 on Sunday (May 2) at Kansas Speedway, we are now 11 races into the NASCAR Cup Series season. There have been many storylines to watch in 2021, arguably the most we have seen in a season in quite some time. One of those focus points has …

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Friday Faceoff: Is it Time for On-Track Qualifying to Come Back?

#10: Jeb Burton, Kaulig Racing, Chevrolet Camaro at Homestead-Miami Speedway, March 2021. Photo: NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Thanks to a social media fan vote, Anheuser Busch dubbed this weekend’s Cup race the “Buschy McBusch Race 400”. Is such naming genius or silly? Do you even consider it relevant either way? Luken Glover: I think it was a great way to get the fans involved, and I think many expected a crazy name …

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Kaulig Racing to Run Full Cup Schedule in 2022

Kaulig Racing Kaz Grala

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Kaulig Racing will compete full-time in the NASCAR Cup Series in 2022, team owner Matt Kaulig confirmed Wednesday morning (April 28) on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. The team has made four starts in the premier division of stock-car racing, debuting for its lone 2020 start with Justin Haley. In three starts this season, the team has …

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Beside the Rising Tide: NASCAR Random Notes, Late April 2021

Chase Elliott leads a pack of NASCAR race cars at Daytona International Speedway, February 2021. Photo: NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

If the lingering pandemic has done nothing else, it certainly has increased the amount of spare time I have on my hands Fridays and Saturdays. I’ve been at this NASCAR writing gig now for going on three decades, and it’s my strong preference to develop an outline for my Tuesday column by Saturday morning, start …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: FOX Sports Takes on Talladega

Xfinity Series race at Talladega, pack racing, stands, view from infield. Photo Sean Gardner/Getty

(Photo: Sean Gardner/Getty Images via NASCAR Media)

Talladega is a bizarre place, filled with some of the wildest and wooliest of NASCAR fans. Most of the time, they’re a great, knowledgeable bunch. Sometimes, they do things that make the whole fan base look bad. The clips shown of Jeff Gordon’s car being pelted with beer cans during the Put It Out! segment …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2021 GEICO 500 at Talladega

#2: Brad Keselowski, Team Penske, Ford Mustang MoneyLion, #37: Ryan Preece, JTG Daugherty Racing, Chevrolet Camaro Kroger/Reese’s, #4: Kevin Harvick, Stewart-Haas Racing, Ford Mustang Busch Dog Brew, #10: Aric Almirola, Stewart-Haas Racing, Ford Mustang Smithfield, #23: Bubba Wallace, 23XI Racing, Toyota Camry DoorDash

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

What happened? Brad Keselowski won the GEICO 500 at Talladega on Sunday (April 25) after leading just one lap all day. William Byron, Michael McDowell, Kevin Harvick and Matt DiBenedetto rounded out the top-five finishers. No stopping @keselowski today! The No. 2 car is going back to Victory Lane at @TALLADEGA! — NASCAR (@NASCAR) …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2021 GEICO 500

A pack of NASCAR race cars running the GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway, April 2021. Photo: NKP)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Who … should you be talking about after the race? Brad Keselowski led exactly one of 191 laps on Sunday (April 25), but it was the only one that mattered. Keselowski passed Matt DiBenedetto as the white flag flew, leading the field to the checkers for his sixth Talladega Superspeedway victory, tying Jeff Gordon and …

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NASCAR President Steve Phelps on Jennifer Jo Cobb, COVID-19 Vaccines & State Voting Laws


(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Just a few hours before the NASCAR Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway Sunday (April 25), NASCAR President Steve Phelps addressed the media as part of an announcement regarding NASCAR’s new national partnership with the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. After that news, Phelps took a few questions on high-profile topics related to the …

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