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2017 NASCAR Cup Team Review: Furniture Row Racing

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Heading into the 2017 NASCAR season, Furniture Row Racing prepared to do something it had never done before.  The Denver, Colo.-based organization, led by Barney Visser, would field two cars in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.  Veteran Martin Truex Jr. returned to the No. 78 team for his fourth season with FRR.  Truex was …

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Erik Jones Finishes 2017 XFINITY Schedule With 3rd-Place Finish

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It wasn’t the victory like in Texas, but it was still a strong finish to the season for Erik Jones in the XFINITY Series. Saturday’s Ticket Galaxy 200 was still a strong showing for the No. 20 Hisense Toyota Camry, a form seen all season long with all the drivers who drove the No. 20. Jones’ …

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Erik Jones Wins Pole for XFINITY Series Ticket Galaxy 200

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On Saturday afternoon, Joe Gibbs Racing’s Erik Jones won the pole for the Ticket Galaxy 200, the penultimate race of the 2017 XFINITY Series season.  In the third and final round, Jones turned in the fastest time of the weekend with a lap of 26.880 seconds (133.929 mph). Jones’ lap was one-eighth of a second …

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2017 Frontstretch Podcast Powered by DraftKings – Episode 35: Desert Delight

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Episode 35: Desert Delight Frontstretch Podcast with Dustin Albino, Zach Catanzareti and Joseph Wolkin In this week’s episode brought to you by DraftKings, Dustin and Zach are joined this week by Joe as they recap the triple header race weekend at Texas Motor Speedway, breaking down Kevin Harvick’s surprising pass and the difficulties faced in the XFINITY Series on …

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NASCAR XFINITY Series Entry List: Ticket Galaxy 200

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The NASCAR XFINITY Series heads west this weekend to Phoenix International Raceway for the 19th annual Ticket Galaxy 200. It’s their final playoff race in the Round of 8 before the Championship 4 is set to battle for the title at Homestead-Miami Speedway. There are 40 cars on the penultimate preliminary entry list, meaning the …

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Pace Laps: Erik Jones, Johnny Sauter Tackle Texas & GT Challenge Faces Major Change

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Keselowski Effort Still Not Enough at Texas – After failing to win the “must-win” race at Martinsville last weekend, Brad Keselowski watched his playoff hopes almost go flat today as his tire went down on the first lap of the AAA Texas 500. The puncture could have put his chances at …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Erik Jones Sweeps the Night & Season at Texas

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By winning the pole Saturday afternoon at Texas Motor Speedway, Erik Jones became the odds-on favorite to win the 300-mile race. The No. 20 team delivered. Jones led every lap in the opening stage en route to the stage victory. Stage 2 was a bit more difficult, but after lap 90, the No. 20 team …

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4 Burning Questions: Will Chase Elliott Still Advance After Martinsville Loss?

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Will Chase Elliott Still Advance After Martinsville Loss? The story of the week — and perhaps the playoffs — reaches its next chapter this weekend at Texas Motor Speedway when Chase Elliott and Denny Hamlin return to competition after their late-race contact Sunday at Martinsville Speedway. For Elliott, the crash in Turn 4 not only …

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Joey Logano Fastest in First Data 500 Final Practice

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With the clock draining on the session, Joey Logano turned in a lap at 20.054 seconds (94.416 mph) to place him at the top of the leaderboard in the final practice for the First Data 500 at Martinsville Speedway on Saturday evening (Oct. 28).  Chase Elliott (20.075 seconds, 94.326 mph) had held the top spot until Logano’s …

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2017 Frontstretch Podcast Powered by DraftKings – Episode 33: Clockin’ Out

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Episode 33: Clockin’ Out Frontstretch Podcast with Dustin Albino, Phil Allaway and Zach Catanzareti In this week’s episode brought to you by DraftKings, Dustin, Phil and Zach wrap up the chaos at Kansas Speedway, offering our thoughts on the penalties handed to Matt Kenseth and the feast-and-famine round for Martin Truex Jr. and Kyle Larson. We also preview the …

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