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Frontstretch Podcast: Corey LaJoie Talks Thrilling Talladega Weekend

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss the frantic Talladega Superspeedway weekend that arguably saw one of the best superspeedway races in a long time. It must be that the new rules package worked well, right? The Chevrolet brigade teamed up to sweep all three stages at Talladega, including Chase Elliott getting …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Talladega: Endgame

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Chevrolet teams make up about half the field most weeks in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, but judging by the results so far this season, it’s understandable to think they were in the half of existence that were vaporized when Thanos snapped his fingers. But just like in Avengers: Endgame, time travel was involved on …

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Fire On Fridays: Corey LaJoie Can Be The Face Of NASCAR

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He has the look. He has the personality. He has the family history in NASCAR. What doesn’t Corey LaJoie have? The North Carolina native is one of NASCAR’s most outgoing personalities. But it’s taken years for him to catch the attention of major corporate backers. LaJoie was just beating Brett Moffitt, Chase Elliott, Bubba Wallace …

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Corey LaJoie’s Rocky Road to Cup: ‘They Weren’t Even Speed Humps … It Was Like Road Blocks’

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Corey LaJoie‘s NASCAR career has been about as unorthodox as they come. Despite his famous last name in racing circles, nothing has been given to him in his time behind the wheel. In fact, it’s made his journey to the pinnacle of the sport harder, as he details here. We spoke with the Concord, North …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2019 O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas

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The Headline(s): Denny Hamlin overcame a characteristic pair of pit road penalties and missing a pit road approach under green with a stellar late-race pit stop. That got him out front, where he beat Clint Bowyer by more than two seconds. Hamlin scored his second win of 2019 and the 52nd NASCAR national series win …

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4 Burning Questions: Is ISM Raceway a Short Track?

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What will Toyota do with all of its talent? Last Thursday night, the 2019 K&N Pro Series West season began with a bang. Toyota Racing Development driver Hailie Deegan won after a dramatic bump-and-run pass on the last lap. Deegan is one of the more prominent rising stars in the sport, along with defending Pro …

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The Underdog House: Open for Business

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Every Underdog Has His Day With the thunder of NASCAR engines once again disturbing the peace along International Speedway Blvd in Daytona Beach, the 2019 season is officially underway. The underdogs are back in action and each seeking to taste a little success. What success really means is as varied as the independent teams themselves, …

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Entry List: Daytona 500

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The entry list for the 61st Daytona 500 has been released, and there’s a lot of changes for the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. 42 cars are on the final version of the entry list. A maximum of 40 cars will take the green flag on race day. Old faces in new places …

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Corey LaJoie Signs with Go Fas Racing for Full 2019 Season

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Go Fas Racing announced late Thursday morning (Dec. 20) at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte that Corey LaJoie will drive the No. 32 Ford Mustang for the entirety of the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series schedule. Longtime team sponsor Keen Parts will return, and Lajoie brings tile company Schluter Systems to the …

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Entry List: Ford EcoBoost 400

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For the final time this season, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series will head down to the Homestead-Miami Speedway this weekend (Nov. 18) for the Ford EcoBoost 400. At the conclusion of the event, the series will crown either Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch, Martin Truex Jr., or Joey Logano as 2018 champion. 39 teams are …

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