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Beside the Rising Tide: The Raw Emotions of Dale Earnhardt’s Death 20 Years Later

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Time flies. Tempus fugit. So my well-intended, if not nearly constantly intoxicated freshman Latin teacher taught me back when I attended a prep-school on Philadelphia’s well-heeled Main Line. Well, time didn’t seem to fly when you’re sitting slack-jawed with glazed over eyes wondering what sort of vengeful God was punishing you for your sins by …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Austin Cindric Kicks Off Championship Defense With Daytona Win

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For the first two stages of Saturday’s (Feb. 13) Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner 300 at Daytona International Speedway, the NASCAR Xfinity Series field played nice with one another. But in stage three, all hell broke loose, with the race’s complexion changing multiple times. By the end of the race, it was reigning NASCAR Xfinity …

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Reel Racing: The Best (& Worst) Movie Paint Schemes of the 2010s, Pt. 2

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As mentioned in yesterday’s part one of this ranking, the 2010s featured more than 50 movie-themed NASCAR paint schemes representing 37 films released during the decade, as well as a number of Days of Thunder-themed throwbacks. The films ranged from blockbusters like Justice League, Captain America: Civil War and The Dark Knight Rises to racing- or car-themed films like …

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Reel Racing: The Best (& Worst) Movie Paint Schemes of the 2010s, Pt. 1

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In June, I undertook a project to dig up every single movie-themed paint scheme that ever ran across NASCAR’s three touring series and, eventually, rank them. The weeks-long search yielded that exactly 100 films have been represented on stock cars throughout the years, ranging from The Wizard of Oz to Shazam. Unfortunately, 2020 became the …

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. to Drive 1 Xfinity Race in 2021, Unilever Re-Ups With JR Motorsports

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. will run at least one NASCAR Xfinity Series race in 2021, as Unilever announced an extension of its sponsorship of JR Motorsports Oct. 27 that includes the stipulation that it’ll sponsor Earnhardt in one race. It will mark the fourth straight season in which Earnhardt will drive in one event for his …

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NASCAR Hall of Fame Postpones 2021’s Induction Ceremony to 2022

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The NASCAR Hall of Fame’s induction ceremony for its newest members has been postponed until early 2022, it announced today, Oct. 8. The NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2021 members are Dale Earnhardt Jr., Red Farmer, Mike Stefanik and Ralph Seagraves. NASCAR said it hopes to announce a new date for the class of 2021 …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2020 YellaWood 500 at Talladega

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What happened?  Denny Hamlin won Sunday’s (Oct. 4) YellaWood 500 at Talladega Superspeedway after three overtime restarts and a controversial last-lap pass.  Erik Jones, Ty Dillon, William Byron and Chase Elliott rounded out the top five after Matt DiBenedetto (originally second) and Chris Buescher (originally eighth) were penalized for their final moves coming through turns …

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Reel Racing: NASCAR Schemes Go Hollywood

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In June, amid quarantine and with more time on my hands, I decided to undertake a project that just might be the magnum opus of this “Reel Racing” column series. Over the course of several weeks, I researched every single movie-themed NASCAR paint scheme that ever hit the track, regardless of if it actually raced …

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NASCAR 101: Drivers Racing in Lower Series Than They Have in Years Past

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After nearly three years away from the NASCAR Xfinity Series, Korbin Forrister returns to the circuit in this weekend’s Dover International Speedway doubleheader, driving the No. 36 for DGM Racing. Forrister, a mostly part-time competitor in the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series since 2014 (including seven starts in 2020), is no stranger to Xfinity. …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Packed Weekend in Homestead, Christopher Bell Discusses Rookie Season in Cup

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss all things from Homestead-Miami Speedway, which held four NASCAR races last weekend. Denny Hamlin scored his third victory of the season, while the Chase Elliott and Joey Logano feud continues. Are Ryan Blaney and Tyler Reddick on the brink of victory lane? In the Xfinity …

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2-Headed Monster: Should Dale Earnhardt Jr. Retire After Performance at Homestead-Miami Speedway?

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This past weekend saw a lot of great racing from Homestead-Miami Speedway, including Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race. That event had a little extra flavor to it as Dale Earnhardt Jr, the sport’s 15-time most popular driver, was making his lone NASCAR Xfinity Series start of the season. Earnhardt owns JR Motorsports, a four-car operation …

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Stock Car Scoop: Dale Earnhardt Jr. Heads To The NASCAR Hall of Fame

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The 2021 class for the NASCAR Hall of Fame was announced Tuesday night (June 16). What led to Dale Earnhardt Jr., Red Farmer and Mike Stefanik getting selected? Find out in the latest edition of Stock Car Scoop with Bryan Nolen. Frontstretch’s newest podcast focused on the motorsports news of the week also takes a …

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