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Erik Jones Leads Joe Gibbs Racing Sweep in Busch Clash Practice


(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Picking up right where they left off in Speedweeks a year ago, the Joe Gibbs Racing Toyotas posted the top four speeds of the lone practice for Sunday’s Busch Clash. Erik Jones, Denny Hamlin, Martin Truex Jr. and Kyle Busch were joined by Ryan Blaney in the top five. All four JGR Toyotas broke 199.5 …

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2020 NASCAR Cup Series Preseason Power Rankings


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For the first time here at Frontstretch, our staff banded together to vote on who it thinks will be the top drivers of the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season in a preseason power rankings format. Each participating staff member sent a 30-driver ranking before the beginning of the season, taking into account not only 2019 successes …

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2019 NASCAR Driver Reviews: Erik Jones


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Let’s say, just for the sake of argument, that you drive for the most powerful team in NASCAR, one that has amassed multiple championships and well over 100 race wins at the top level of the sport. Purely hypothetically, let’s say this four-car team had three cars make the NASCAR Cup Series Championship 4 this …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Monster Ending Goes Out with a Whimper


Well, the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season is over, and Kyle Busch has won his second title, overcoming teammates Denny Hamlin and Martin Truex Jr, and Kevin Harvick of Stewart-Haas Racing, as they all had problems of one sort or another (documented elsewhere by my colleagues). While Busch did run the full season …

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Kyle Busch Cruises To Ford EcoBoost 400 Victory, 2nd NASCAR Cup Title


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Kyle Busch is a NASCAR champion once again. For the second time in five years, Busch won the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway and with it the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series title. A 21-race winless streak left Busch a bit of an underdog heading in, but a consistent, mistake-free performance led to a …

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The 12: NASCAR Power Rankings Bluegreen Vacations 500 Edition

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It was do-or-die for Denny Hamlin at ISM Raceway last Sunday (Nov. 10), but the 38-year-old survived to claim a coveted spot in the Championship 4. Nearly a decade after his promising 2010 championship run and subsequent postseason collapse, can Hamlin finally find the keys to the championship trophy? Can Martin Truex Jr claim his …

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Joe Gibbs Racing Puts 3 Cars In Championship 4

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The 2019 season: the year of the package … and Joe Gibbs Racing. By virtue of Denny Hamlin‘s victory on Sunday (Nov. 10) at ISM Raceway, the organization will have three of its four cars in the championship finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway for the first time in the history of this format. As for the …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2019 AAA Texas 500

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series teams head to the Lone Star State for the AAA Texas 500 Sunday, November 3. It’s the 34th of 36 events that comprise the 2019 season. They say everything’s bigger in Texas and this NASCAR weekend is no different. It’s the second race in the Round of 8 and …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: AAA Texas 500


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Everything is bigger in Texas, and that includes the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoff race at Texas Motor Speedway this weekend. The AAA Texas 500 will air on NBCSN on Sunday, Nov. 3, at 3 p.m. EST. Texas is a 1.5-mile oval, but it’s not quite the cookie cutter that other intermediate tracks are …

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Did You Notice?: Joe Gibbs Racing Could Set NASCAR Records

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Did You Notice? … Joe Gibbs Racing has a shot to send three of its four Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers into the 2019 Championship 4 at Homestead-Miami Speedway? It’s a feat that’s never been accomplished by any organization since the current format came into play in 2014. JGR currently holds the record as the …

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