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Happiness Is: Packages, Miles & A Finale

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Bon Voyage, Danica (Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

The announcement for the NASCAR Hall of Fame, class of 2019, seemed to come out of nowhere.  That doesn’t mean that it probably hadn’t been on the docket for months, but rather that it does bring a kind of funny realization.  It’s the kind of feeling that comes as no real surprise yet at the …

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Happiness Is: Quiet, Pastels & Forgotten Names

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Joey Logano leading a quiet race (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Spencer Gallagher won the first race of his NASCAR XFINITY Series career this past Saturday at Talladega Superspeedway.  The ebullient driver, raw and giddiness exuded palpapatle joy during his post-race interview.   The reaction from other drivers and those calling the broadcast, which should be noted were other drivers, also seemed to embrace the win, …

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Did You Notice?: A Second Look At NASCAR Silly Season 10 Races In

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(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Did You Notice? … Sometimes, NASCAR Silly Season moves turn into mistakes? 10 races in, let’s take a look at some of the biggest driver decisions entering 2018 and see how they’re turning out. For now, we’ll give Darrell Wallace Jr. and William Byron a break; rookies typically need a little more seat time before …

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5 Points To Ponder: Fords In Focus, Danica Who?, And Kevin Harvick, Then And Now

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(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

ONE: Fords To The Front, Take Two Camaro who? Camry what? Ford may have the oldest car in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series but they’re certainly learning new tricks to beat their manufacturer competition straight into submission. Kevin Harvick’s dominating Atlanta performance came with fellow Ford driver Brad Keselowski in tow. Combined, the duo …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Legacies Continue

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(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

That was some ending. Team Penske’s Ryan Blaney dominated the race, but on the final lap of the 2018 Daytona 500, in overtime, Richard Childress Racing driver Austin Dillon spun Aric Almirola out of the lead to take the second victory of his career in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. He was followed by …

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Danica Patrick’s NASCAR Career Ends After Daytona 500 Wreck

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For the first half of Sunday’s Daytona 500, Danica Patrick flashed some potential. She was running inside the top 20 and looked to be in position for a solid finish. But in an instant, her NASCAR career ended the same way last season came crashing down – winding up involved in someone else’s wreck. It was …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Daytona 500 Pre-Race Rundown

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Bon Voyage, Danica (Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

In the latest episode of the 2018 Frontstretch Podcast, we do a full Daytona 500 preview with Dustin Albino, Tom Bowles, Joseph Wolkin, Michael Massie, Mike Neff and Zach Catanzareti. We give you a full rundown of Daytona Speedweeks to this point. Topics range from the new, slower pit stops to Danica Patrick‘s NASCAR finale. How will she …

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3 Things to Take Away from Daytona 500 Media Day

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More times than not, NASCAR Media Days are not all that newsworthy.  However, Wednesday’s Daytona 500 Media Day sparked some controversy. Each driver made their respective rounds from different medium to different medium. But the afternoon ended with a bang, with soon-to-be the most recent retired driver Danica Patrick. 1) Patrick, who will be competing in her …

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Danica Patrick Joining Ed Carpenter Racing for Final Indianapolis 500

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Bon Voyage, Danica (Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

As the only woman to lead laps in both the Daytona 500 and the Indianapolis 500, Danica Patrick has done a lot in her racing career. But on Wednesday, she admitted to doing something new, saying, “I’ve never done that in my career.” What was it? Patrick accidentally revealed that her last race would be …

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NASCAR Mailbox: What Happens If Danica Patrick Wins the Daytona 500?

The NASCAR season is finally here. Yeah, it took long enough; it’s been nearly three months since the conclusion to the 2017 season at Homestead-Miami Speedway. But now, 2018 has arrived. In what was an unusually busy offseason for teams, featuring many last-minute changes, the time has finally come for stock car racing to hit …

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