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Truckin’ Thursdays: Deegan, Ankrum Among Drivers Who Need Strong Atlanta Runs

#1: Hailie Deegan, Team DGR, Ford F-150 Monster Energy, NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

John Hunter Nemechek Just two races into the 2021 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season, John Hunter Nemechek had finishes of seventh and third, while sitting second in the standings. It was the third race of the season at Las Vegas Motor Speedway last year that the driver of the No. 4 Toyota scored his …

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Stevan McAleer, Eric Filguerias Win BMW M Endurance Challenge

Eric Filguerias and Stevan McAleer in victory lane after winning the BMW M Endurance Challenge at Daytona, 1/28/2022 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Rennsport One’s Stevan McAleer ran down TeamTGM’s Owen Trinkler and drafted by him in turns 3 and 4 of Daytona International Speedway’s tri-oval with 13 minutes to go Friday (Jan. 28).  From there, McAleer pulled away to claim victory for himself and teammate Eric Filguerias in the BMW M Endurance Challenge, …

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2021 NASCAR Rookie Roundup: How’d the New Guys (& Gal) Do?

Ty Gibbs celebrates in victory lane after winning 2021 NASCAR Xfinity race at Kansas, NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The 2021 season has come to a close, and with it ends the rookie seasons for the newcomers to the sport. All three NASCAR national series saw at least two Rookie of the Year contenders, and in the case of the Xfinity and Camping World Truck series, there were four apiece. With over a dozen …

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Podcast: Hailie Deegan on Her Challenging Rookie Season & Competing in SRX

Hailie Deegan joins Davey Segal on the Frontstretch Podcast

Graphic: Jared Haas

It’s been a challenging rookie season for Hailie Deegan, who joins Davey Segal this week to discuss the learning curve in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, unexpected challenges encountered and adjusting expectations along the way. Plus, they chat about her Superstar Racing Experience venture this summer, including how the opportunity came about, what NASCAR …

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4 Burning Questions: Rookie Report Card

Chase Briscoe at Charlotte, NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

How have the two NASCAR Cup Series rookies performed? Now that all three NASCAR national touring series have headed into the playoffs, it’s a good time to take a look at the rookies in each series and how they did this season, especially with just two of them actually in the playoffs. Unlike traditional classes, …

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Fire on Fridays: Lower-Series Drivers Who Deserve Late-Season Call-Ups

Ty Gibbs smiling at 2021 Michigan NASCAR Xfinity race, holding a Monster drink, Photo NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

This would’ve been easier before 2020. Back in the days of qualifying before every NASCAR race (remember those?), anyone approved by NASCAR could show up to a track on the national series schedule and try to put their car in the show. Whether they should’ve been there was of little importance; as long as they …

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Hailie Deegan Scores Historic Top 10 at Gateway

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Madison, Ill.— Hailie Deegan may not have won at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway, but she did accomplish an impressive feat. By avoiding late-race trouble, Deegan scored the best finish for a woman at a non-superspeedway race in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, coming home seventh. “We have had a rough year. We have …

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