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NASCAR 101: NASCAR’s Most-Followed Drivers on Twitter

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Being a NASCAR fan over the last decade or more has brought plenty of changes, few more prominent than the integration of social media into the sport (and, well, pretty much all things). Getting to know NASCAR’s personalities on a personal level used to be left to in-person meetings at the racetrack or other appearances; …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Move Over Monster; Xfinity Does More for Their Series

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From the outside, casual race fans probably think of Xfinity as just a TV and Internet service provider. But when looking at what Xfinity does for NASCAR from the inside, it’s much more than that. Sure, at the beginning of each season or when Xfinity comes out with something new, NASCAR Xfinity Series drivers might …

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Justin Allgaier on 2019: ‘It’s Sucked’

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After dominating the 2018 NASCAR Xfinity Series regular season, the year ended rough for Justin Allgaier. The bad luck and misfortune has transferred over to the opening three months of the 2019 season. Through the first 10 races, the No. 7 team has been one of the quickest teams on the race track, weekly. However, …

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Ross Chastain, Ryan Sieg Lead Xfinity Practices at Talladega

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Ross Chastain and Ryan Sieg led the way in Friday’s (April 26) practice sessions for the NASCAR Xfinity Series at Talladega Superspeedway. Chastain paced the field in pack practice, while Sieg turned the fastest lap in the single-car session. Both sessions ended cleanly with zero incidents taking place on the track. Chastain, who is racing …

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Justin Allgaier Ready to Take Next Step with JR Motorsports

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Justin Allgaier is off to another quick start with JR Motorsports this season. Coming off a 2018 season that ended prematurely and without a championship trophy, Allgaier is eager to get back in the playoffs and go the extra yard, contending for a title at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Frontstretch spent some time with Allgaier to discuss …

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Pace Laps: NASCAR Resets After Easter Off Week

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Talladega Up Next Easter has become a NASCAR tradition. Or, should we say, a NASCAR vacation. It’s the only weekend from February through November none of the sport’s top three series show up and race. As you’d expect, no racing led to a quiet news week. But business is about …

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Pace Laps: Martin Truex Jr. Snaps Winless Streak, Alexander Rossi Dominates in Long Beach

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Martin Truex Jr. Snaps Short-Track Winless Streak There was no stopping Martin Truex Jr. on Saturday night at Richmond Raceway, as the driver of the No. 19 Toyota held off a fading Clint Bowyer and a hard charging Joey Logano to win his first short track event. Kyle Busch led …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Cole Custer Cruises to Richmond Victory

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Cole Custer has shown speed throughout the 2019 season, including edging out Kyle Busch at Auto Club Speedway. On Friday (April 12), the No. 00 showed that same speed throughout the entirety of the ToyotaCare 250, leading a race-high 122 laps en route to the victory at Richmond Raceway. After starting from fourth due to …

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Justin Allgaier Rides Up & Down Night, Ends Up 3rd at Richmond

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

A roller coaster day for Justin Allgaier ended with a podium finish at Richmond Raceway on Saturday (April 12) in the ToyotaCare 250. The No. 7 JR Motorsports Chevrolet showed speed early, winning stage one. But after a strange cycle of pit stops mired him back in 14th, he was never able to get back …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Bristol Provides Good Racing, Decent Coverage and Bad Luck

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Bristol Motor Speedway always seems to provide some interesting action.  The usage of PJ1 TrackBite on the concrete banks has led to mixed results over the years.  This past weekend just might have been the most competitive at Bristol since the 2007 reconfiguration. Food City 500 Sunday’s 500-lap race was a relatively quick affair by …

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