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From Daytona to Dagobah: Is Matt Mills NASCAR’s Biggest Star Wars Fan?

Matt Mills poses on pit road at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. (Photo: NKP)

#5: Matt Mills, B.J. McLeod Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro J.F. Electric

What if I told you that the NASCAR Xfinity Series field now had one of biggest Star Wars nerds in racing?  Matt Mills is in the midst of his third full year in the series driving the No. 5 (or Red Five) — and sometimes the No. 99 — for BJ McLeod Motorsports. He’s having …

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Did You Notice?: What’s Next for Ford’s NASCAR Future After Rocky 2021 Playoffs?

Ford drivers Ryan Blaney and Austin Cindric chat on pit road at Kansas Speedway. (Photo: NKP)

#12: Ryan Blaney, Team Penske, Ford Mustang Menards/Moen and #33: Austin Cindric, Team Penske, Ford Mustang MoneyLion

Did You Notice? … The way Ford has struggled during the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series playoffs? As I first pointed out at CBS Sports, they’ve gone 0-for-8 and sit outside Championship 4 position for the first time in the history of the format, implemented in 2014. That could change this weekend at Martinsville Speedway if any …

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Zach’s Turn: NASCAR’s Points Battles You Should Know Exist

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

With the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs in full swing, you’re forgiven if you have limited your attention to the 16 eligible drivers. But there are other points battles happening behind them you ought to know about — a point hammered home by Reddit user u/1-800-DADJOKE. That person has been keeping a watchful eye on the …

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Entry List: 2021 Federated Auto Parts Salute to First Responders 400

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The NASCAR Cup Series heads to Richmond Raceway this Saturday night, Sept. 11, for race two of the Round of 16 in the 2021 playoffs. The 0.75-mile short track will host to a 400-lap event that will feature 37 Cup Series entries. With no qualifying, all teams are automatically guaranteed an entry. JJ Yeley marks …

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The Underdog House: Bubba Wallace Nets Daytona Runner-Up in Game of Survival

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

Top Dog: Bubba Wallace With the Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona International Speedway (Aug. 28) playing host to the regular season finale, everyone knew that anything could happen. Look no further than Michael McDowell opening the year for the underdogs in a strong way by winning the prestigious Daytona 500. With 15 drivers eligible …

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BJ McLeod ‘Super Proud’ of Kevin Harvick Scoring Best Finish in Team History

2021 Xfinity COTA Kevin Harvick, No. 5 BJ McLeod Motorsports Ford (Credit: NKP)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

With a fourth-place finish in Saturday’s (May 22) inaugural NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Circuit of the Americas, Kevin Harvick scored the best finish of BJ McLeod Motorsports’ history. A finish like that might not seem like much for the NASCAR Cup and Xfinity series champion, as he has 47 career NXS wins to his …

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Jesse Iwuji Wins 3rd Pro Invitational Fan Vote to Join Dale Earnhardt Jr, Clint Bowyer & NASCAR Cup Field

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(Photo: NASCAR Media)

Before NASCAR’s best take to the Austin, Texas-based Circuit of the Americas in real life competition for the first time ever this coming weekend, they’ll do virtual battle on iRacing on Wednesday, May 19. The field for Round Four of the 2021 eNASCAR iRacing Pro Inviational Series at COTA has been set. Among them will …

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Live Fast Motorsports Honors Red Farmer with Special Paint Scheme at Talladega

#78: B.J. McLeod, Live Fast Motorsports, Ford Mustang Surface Sunscreen

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Live Fast Motorsports revealed a special paint scheme that will adorn their No. 78 Ford at Talladega Superspeedway in this weekend’s GEICO 500 honoring NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2021 member Red Farmer Tuesday evening (April 21). The reveal of the special livery stems from a newly-formed partnership between the young Live Fast Motorsports …

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Here Are the Changes to the Daytona Road Course Entry Lists

Pack Racing during the 2021 Busch Clash

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

In what will likely become a recurring segment at Frontstretch each week, we’ll run down the driver- and team-related changes to the NASCAR entry lists since they were initially posted, in this case last Saturday, Feb. 13. NASCAR Cup Series (Daytona International Speedway road course) –Garrett Smithley will make his season debut this weekend, driving the …

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Frontstretch 5: Biggest Takeaways from Daytona Speedweeks 2021

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#12: Ryan Blaney, Team Penske, Ford Mustang Menards/Blue DEF/PEAK #43: Erik Jones, Richard Petty Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro Armor All #36: David Ragan, Front Row Motorsports, Ford Mustang

This year’s Daytona Speedweek provided many reasons, both good and bad, to be remembered by. New faces in new places, along with an entertaining combination of big wrecks, hurt feelings and thrilling dashes to the finish. It was all topped off by Michael McDowell’s unbelievable first career NASCAR Cup Series win after 358 prior tries. …

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