Race Weekend Central

The Underdog House: Numerous All-Star Aspirations Fade in Open

Michael McDowell

Michael McDowell on track at Texas for the All Star Race (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The Setting All three NASCAR series headed to the Lone Star State for dates at Texas Motor Speedway this weekend. This time, however, things felt different. TMS has typically held the first weekend in April, but this year NASCAR shifted the schedule around. While the track’s fall playoff date remained intact, the usual spring points …

Read more

Truckin’ Thursdays: Erik Darnell, Ryan Reed Highlight Darlington Changes

Erik Darnell to drive No. 45 truck

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

This weekend, the Camping World Truck Series kicks off a tripleheader with the Xfinity and NASCAR Cup series at Darlington Raceway. The seventh annual Throwback Weekend marks the first time the Truck Series was actually scheduled to participate. In previous years, the series didn’t even race at Darlington and only made its return to the …

Read more

Frontstretch 5: Drivers Who Could Score Birthday Wins in 2021

Erik Jones 2021 Kansas

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Birthdays can be a special and wonderful time for everyone, but winning a NASCAR race on the same day amplifies its sweetness even more. That’s what Kyle Busch did for the second time in his career on Sunday (May 2) in the Buschy McBusch Race 400 at Kansas Speedway, scoring his 58th career NASCAR Cup …

Read more

Did You Notice?: Matt Mills Is No Jennifer Jo Cobb, NASCAR Says

Jennifer Jo Cobb races in the Camping World Truck Series Mudsummer Classic. (Photo: Mike Neff)

(Photo: Mike Neff, Frontstretch)

Did You Notice? … Matt Mills got approved to run his first NASCAR Cup Series race Sunday (May 1) at Kansas Speedway? The decision to enter Mills in the No. 55 for BJ McLeod Motorsports comes days after officials denied Jennifer Jo Cobb her first Cup start at Talladega Superspeedway. Mills, a NASCAR Xfinity Series regular, …

Read more

Stock Car Scoop: Talladega Preview with Zach Sturniolo

The Cup Series field races at 2019 Talladega Photo NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The NASCAR Cup Series is going to the largest track this weekend at Talladega Superspeedway. Stock Car Scoop’s Bryan Nolen and Adam Cheek talks about which contenders we should keep an eye on for Sunday’s (April 25) race. Also, Frontstretch’s Zach Sturniolo joins the pair to discuss his articles about Brett Moffitt as well as Gray …

Read more

Fire on Fridays: No Need to Change Rule for Declaring Series Points Eligibility in NASCAR

Brett Moffitt car at Daytona Xfinity Photo Nigel Kinrade Photography

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

On Thursday (April 22), Brett Moffitt became the second major driver to switch his points eligibility in the season. Moffitt switched his points eligibility from the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series to the Xfinity Series. Because he has competed in all the Xfinity races thus far, he is playoff eligible. However, he starts with zero …

Read more

Brett Moffitt on Shifting Focus to Xfinity: ‘We Have a Shot to Go Win Races’

Brett Moffitt stands at 2021 Richmond Truck race Photo: NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

On Thursday (April 22), Brett Moffitt announced he changed his series declaration for points, shifting focus from his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series ride at Niece Motorsports to his No. 02 Chevrolet at Our Motorsports in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. The news comes ahead of the Xfinity Series race at Talladega Superspeedway on Saturday (April …

Read more

Brett Moffitt Switches Points From Trucks to Xfinity

Brett Moffitt stands by his Niece Motorsports' No. 45 truck at 2021 Daytona season opener Photo NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Brett Moffitt has switched his points eligibility from the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series to the NASCAR Xfinity Series, FOX Sports reporter Bob Pockrass tweeted Thursday (April 22). Moffitt has competed in all Xfinity Series races, so he will be eligible to make the playoffs. Moffitt, the 2018 Truck Series champion, was 15th in the …

Read more

Truckin’ Thursdays: Trucks Head Back for Rare Richmond Visit

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series is headed back to my home track of Richmond Raceway for just the second time in the past 15 years, and it just so happens to be the track’s 75th anniversary. Trucks made appearances at the .75-mile D-oval from the series’ inception in 1995 through 2005, but Richmond fell …

Read more

Xfinity Breakdown: Allgaier Holds Off Dominant Truex Jr.; Gragson and Hemric Throw Fists Post-Race

2021 Xfinity Atlanta Justin Allgaier, No. 7 JR Motorsports Chevrolet, Victory Lane (Credit: Sean Gardner/Getty Images via NASCAR Media)

Photo: Sean Gardner/Getty Images via NASCAR Media

It didn’t take long for two-time Xfinity Series champion Martin Truex Jr. to get his sea legs back after an 11-year absence in the series on Saturday (March 20) in the EchoPark 250 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. It only took Truex seven laps to drive from his 18th-place starting position to the lead. However, a …

Read more

Sign up for the Frontstretch Newsletter

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