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The Underdog House: Erik Jones Best In Class… But Darlington Streak Ends

#43: Erik Jones, Richard Petty Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro STP and #20: Christopher Bell, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry Rheem racing at 2021 spring Darlington Cup, Photo NKP

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Top Dog: Erik Jones If you tuned into Sunday’s (May 9) Goodyear 400 at Darlington Raceway with no information on NASCAR Throwback weekend, you may have wondered why there were schemes largely from the 20th century on track. One of those cars would be the easily distinguishable STP colors adorning the No. 43. However, it …

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The Underdog House: Late Slip Overshadows Eye-Opening Day for Daniel Suarez

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Top Dog Following last week’s race at Phoenix Raceway, Trackhouse Racing received the news that teams dread to hear. During post-race inspection, Daniel Suarez’s No. 99 Chevrolet was found with two loose lug nuts. That resulted in a one-race suspension for crew chief Travis Mack, along with a $20,000 fine. In his place, the team …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Allgaier Holds Off Dominant Truex Jr.; Gragson and Hemric Throw Fists Post-Race

2021 Xfinity Atlanta Justin Allgaier, No. 7 JR Motorsports Chevrolet, Victory Lane (Credit: Sean Gardner/Getty Images via NASCAR Media)

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It didn’t take long for two-time Xfinity Series champion Martin Truex Jr. to get his sea legs back after an 11-year absence in the series on Saturday (March 20) in the EchoPark 250 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. It only took Truex seven laps to drive from his 18th-place starting position to the lead. However, a …

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The Virtual Frontstretch: Issue 1


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It’s been a wild start to the year in the world of motor-eSports across the iRacing and NASCAR Heat platforms. With the offseason coming to a close and the Daytona 500 kicking off the NASCAR racing season, many special events and league seasons have sprung up across the sim racing world; some of them are …

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Landon Cassill to Race Full Time in Xfinity for JD Motorsports

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Landon Cassill will compete in the full 2021 NASCAR Xfinity Series season for JD Motorsports with Gary Keller in the No. 4 Chevrolet, the team announced Friday, Jan. 22. It’s Cassill’s first full Xfinity season since 2014, though he started four events last year for Shepherd Racing Ventures. The Iowa native raced for JDM from …

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NASCAR 101: Drivers Racing in Lower Series Than They Have in Years Past

2019 Phoenix I NXS Michael Annett NKP

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After nearly three years away from the NASCAR Xfinity Series, Korbin Forrister returns to the circuit in this weekend’s Dover International Speedway doubleheader, driving the No. 36 for DGM Racing. Forrister, a mostly part-time competitor in the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series since 2014 (including seven starts in 2020), is no stranger to Xfinity. …

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4 Burning Questions: Can Ryan Preece Overcome His Slow Start?


#37: Ryan Preece, JTG Daugherty Racing, Chevrolet Camaro Cottonelle

What’s going on with Ryan Preece this season? Not many other drivers have had the kind of bad luck Ryan Preece has had this season. The sophomore NASCAR Cup Series driver sits at a dismal 30th in points, following a low-light of three straight last-place finishes. This is after starting 2020 off with not being …

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The Frontstretch 5: Drivers Who Might Make a Splash in Top Equipment

2019 Michigan I NXS Timmy Hill NKP

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Silly Season 2020 hasn’t really heated up yet. (You could argue that everything about 2020 is Silly Season, but that’s not what we’re talking about here.) It’s a given that at least one top ride will be up for grabs, as Jimmie Johnson said last week he has informed Hendrick Motorsports that he will not …

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NASCAR 101: 8 Veteran Drivers Who Would Make Great Truck Competitors

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Over the past few years, the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series has produced some of the best racing in NASCAR, and the talent within isn’t too shabby, either. With the likes of Erik Jones, William Byron and Tyler Reddick quickly ascending the ranks from pickups to NASCAR Cup Series cars, the Truck Series has …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Last Dance, Corey LaJoie Talks NASCAR’s Return

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff elaborate from last week’s show regrading NASCAR returning on May 17 at Darlington Raceway. William Byron was victorious again in the Pro Invitational Series while creating a virtual rival out of Landon Cassill. Will these rivalries from iRacing spill over to the real track? With ESPN …

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