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Matt DiBenedetto on Free Agency: ‘I Was Just at a Loss for Words’

Matt DiBenedetto smiling at 2021 NASCAR Cup Series race at Circuit of the Americas NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The news finally broke this morning: Matt DiBenedetto is indeed a free agent. DiBenedetto will not return to Wood Brothers Racing’s No. 21 in 2022, with Harrison Burton driving the car in the NASCAR Cup Series after this season. His original replacement, Austin Cindric, will move to Team Penske’s No. 2. After the news came …

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Harrison Burton to Drive For Wood Brothers Racing in 2022

Matt DiBenedetto during the Instacart 500k at Phoenix Raceway, 3/14/2021 (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Harrison Burton has been tapped by Wood Brother Racing to drive its iconic No. 21 Ford in the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series season, the team announced Thursday, July 15. Burton, the son of former Cup driver Jeff Burton, will take over the ride from Matt DiBenedetto, who has driven the car since 2020. Austin Cindric …

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Austin Cindric Holds off Ty Gibbs, Takes Home Xfinity Win at Pocono

Austin Cindric wins 2021 Pocono NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

A huge challenge from Ty Gibbs in the closing laps of Sunday (June 27) afternoon’s wasn’t enough to surpass Austin Cindric, and the No. 22 held on to score his fourth victory of the season and first career triumph at Pocono Raceway. The Pocono Green 225 Recycled by JP Mascaro & Sons was chaotic early …

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Harrison Burton Gets Xfinity Pocono Pole

2021 Charlotte NXS Harrison Burton NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Harrison Burton is on the pole for Sunday’s (June 27) NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Pocono Raceway. A third-place finish at Nashville Superspeedway last week was enough to get the No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing driver the top spot at the Tricky Triangle. JR Motorsports’ Justin Allgaier starts next to Burton in row one, while …

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Podcast: Harrison Burton on Preparing for NASCAR Xfinity Playoffs, Number Placement & Family Emotion

Harrison Burton stops by the podcast this week to discuss his NASCAR Xfinity Series season to date, which has left him frustrated. He tells Frontstretch‘s Davey Segal why that is and outlines his goals for the remainder of the regular season before the playoffs begin. Burton speaks on the depth of the Xfinity Series field, …

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Kyle Busch Bags Another Texas Xfinity Series Win

2021 Xfinity Texas Kyle Busch Victory (Credit: NKP)

Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

The top full-time drivers in the NASCAR Xfinity Series threw their shares of haymakers at the No. 54 of Kyle Busch during Saturday’s Alsco Uniforms 250 at Texas Motor Speedway.   It wasn’t enough to keep Busch out of victory lane, however, as he came out on the winning end of a back and forth …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2021 Alsco Uniforms 250 Xfinity Texas Race

2021 Charlotte Cup Kyle Busch NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

While the NASCAR Cup Series races for $1 million, the Xfinity Series competes for wins and points at Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday, June 12 at 4 p.m. ET. Which Xfinity drivers should you place in your daily fantasy NASCAR DraftKings lineups? Read on! We’re trying something a little different this week, since the All-Star …

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Frontstretch 5: Drivers Who Could Score Birthday Wins in 2021

Erik Jones 2021 Kansas

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Birthdays can be a special and wonderful time for everyone, but winning a NASCAR race on the same day amplifies its sweetness even more. That’s what Kyle Busch did for the second time in his career on Sunday (May 2) in the Buschy McBusch Race 400 at Kansas Speedway, scoring his 58th career NASCAR Cup …

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Eyes On Xfinity: An Off-Week Wish List for Series Regulars

2021 Xfinity Talladega Jeb Burton, No. 10 Kaulig Racing Chevrolet, Leads (Credit: NKP)

Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

So far this season, a handful of off weekends have peppered the NASCAR Xfinity Series schedule. That ends after this weekend as the series will be on track every weekend beginning May 8 at Darlington Raceway through July 17 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. As teams and drivers get the final off weekend for a …

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Did You Notice?: Matt Mills Is No Jennifer Jo Cobb, NASCAR Says

Jennifer Jo Cobb races in the Camping World Truck Series Mudsummer Classic. (Photo: Mike Neff)

(Photo: Mike Neff, Frontstretch)

Did You Notice? … Matt Mills got approved to run his first NASCAR Cup Series race Sunday (May 1) at Kansas Speedway? The decision to enter Mills in the No. 55 for BJ McLeod Motorsports comes days after officials denied Jennifer Jo Cobb her first Cup start at Talladega Superspeedway. Mills, a NASCAR Xfinity Series regular, …

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