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Truckin’ Thursdays: Rough Start to 2021 for Many Drivers

#26: Tyler Ankrum, GMS Racing, Chevrolet Silverado Liuna! #21: Zane Smith, GMS Racing, Chevrolet Silverado MRC Construction

After a two-week break, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series heads back east for its fourth race of the 2021 season on Saturday (March 20) at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Like last year, Atlanta marks the fourth race of the season, albeit under very different circumstances and taking place almost three full months earlier than the …

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AJ Allmendinger Claims 6th Xfinity Win at Las Vegas

AJ Allmendinger celebrates with a burnout after winning Las Vegas spring Xfinity race 2021 Photo NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

AJ Allmendinger’s car came to life late in the Alsco Uniforms 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Saturday (March 6). The longtime racer’s No. 16 got by Daniel Hemric on a late-race restart, passing the driver who had been out front for most of the race and setting sail en route to the win. The …

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The Underdog House: Michael McDowell Makes NASCAR Career History… Again

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Top Dog Only two drivers currently have finished in the top 10 in the first three races of 2021. One was likely expected in 2014 NASCAR Cup Series champion Kevin Harvick. The other continues to carry on the momentum after a Cinderella story moment at the Daytona 500. Michael McDowell has now finished first, eighth, …

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Myatt Snider Scores 1st Xfinity Win in Wild Homestead Race

2021 Xfinity Homesterad Myatt Snider, No. 2 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet, Flag (Credit: NKP)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

For the second week in a row, the NASCAR Xfinity Series had a first-time winner… and for the third straight week, a race in one of the sport’s three series was won by a first-timer. Myatt Snider won a chaotic, drama-filled Contender Boats 250 on Saturday (Feb. 27) afternoon, scoring his first career win after …

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Brett Moffitt Earns Pole for Xfinity Race on Daytona Road Course

Brett Moffitt car at Daytona Xfinity Photo Nigel Kinrade Photography

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Brett Moffitt will lead the NASCAR Xfinity Series field to the green flag in Saturday’s (Feb. 20) event at the Daytona International Speedway road course. Moffitt took the pole after finishing second in the season opener on the Daytona oval. Last week’s victor Austin Cindric will start alongside Moffitt on the front row. Kaulig Racing’s …

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The Underdog House: Michael McDowell Proves Every Dog Has His Day

Michael McDowell wins 2021 Daytona 500, Chase Elliott close second, Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Top Dog 10 years after the unthinkable happened when Trevor Bayne won the 2011 Daytona 500, the unthinkable happened again. After 14 years and 358 starts driving for underfunded teams in the NASCAR Cup Series, 36-year-old Michael McDowell is a Daytona 500 champion with Front Row Motorsports. McDowell had been caught up in a 16-car …

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Stock Car Scoop: NASCAR Schedule Changes

#21: Myatt Snider, Richard Childress Racing, Chevrolet Camaro TaxSlayer, Wins the pole for the NASCAR Racing Experience 300.

NASCAR has already announced some schedule changes for the 2021 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Which race is losing a date and which race is adding a date? Find out in the latest edition of Stock Car Scoop.  Frontstretch‘s newest podcast focused on the motorsports news of the week also will reveal which team …

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Brett Moffitt, Niece Motorsports Pairing for 2021 Truck Run

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Despite planning a full-time schedule in the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2021, Brett Moffitt isn’t done yet with the Camping World Truck Series. Moffitt will compete for the championship in Niece Motorsports’ No. 45 in 2021 in the series, the team announced Dec. 2. “I am so thankful to Al Niece (team owner), Cody Efaw …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Austin Cindric on Xfinity Championship

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss the first three weeks of a busy 2020 offseason. The crew chief change at Joe Gibbs Racing highlights the offseason, as Adam Sevens will move from winning 28 races and two championships with Kyle Busch to Christopher Bell. Was the change needed after just one …

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Stock Car Scoop: JGR’s Xfinity Lineup Revealed

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Which driver has re-signed with Joe Gibbs Racing for 2021 in the Xfinity Series? Find out in the latest edition of Stock Car Scoop.  Frontstretch‘s newest podcast focused on the motorsports news of the week also will reveal which former Truck Series driver has a new ride in the Xfinity Series, as well as a …

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