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2021 NASCAR Preseason Power Rankings, No. 15: Matt DiBenedetto

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Matt DiBenedetto will return to the famed No. 21 Ford for Wood Brothers Racing this upcoming season in the NASCAR Cup Series. 2021 will be his second year with the Woods but also his final, as Austin Cindric is set to take over the reins in 2022. So there is much to prove for the …

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2020 NASCAR Team Reviews: Wood Brothers Racing

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When Matt DiBenedetto fires the engine on his No. 21 Ford for the 63nd running of the Daytona 500 next February, his second full year for the team, Wood Brothers Racing will be starting its 68th season in NASCAR, five more years of stock car longevity than the Great American Race itself. In a sporting …

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Reel Racing: The Best (& Worst) Movie Paint Schemes of the 2010s, Pt. 1

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In June, I undertook a project to dig up every single movie-themed paint scheme that ever ran across NASCAR’s three touring series and, eventually, rank them. The weeks-long search yielded that exactly 100 films have been represented on stock cars throughout the years, ranging from The Wizard of Oz to Shazam. Unfortunately, 2020 became the …

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Did You Notice?: NASCAR 2020 Tidbits And Loose Ends… It’s Not Just About The Championship 4

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Did You Notice? … NASCAR wasn’t just about the Championship 4 and Chase Elliott‘s first NASCAR title at the ripe old age of 24? Certainly, Elliott’s back-to-back wins to finish the year were impressive; he’s the third-youngest champion in NASCAR history. Elliott’s surging popularity should serve the sport well heading into a time of transition next …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: Hollywood Casino 400

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The NASCAR Cup Series begins its Round of 8 in the Sunflower State this Sunday, Oct. 18 as just four races remain in the 2020 season. Let’s get your NASCAR DraftKings lineups ready for the Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway! Sunday marks the second time drivers will race on the 1.5-mile tri-oval using the …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: 2020 Hollywood Casino 400

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Kansas Speedway, which is now the newest facility on the NASCAR Cup Series schedule until the first event at Circuit of the Americas next May, has become a mainstay on the circuit. The mile-and-a-half track opened in 2001 and has had some added banking from the initial fairly flat surface. Still, the venue shares similarities …

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Fire on Fridays: 5 Potential 2022 Landing Spots for Matt DiBenedetto

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With Wood Brothers Racing’s NASCAR Cup Series plans set through the 2022 season, drivers Austin Cindric and Matt DiBenedetto have their immediate future set in stone. DiBenedetto will return to the No. 21 Ford for the Woods next season, with Cindric taking over the ride full time in 2022. That leaves fan favorite DiBenedetto jobless …

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Power Rankings: Ridiculous ROVAL Edition

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Last week, King Richard Petty caused a bit of a ruckus calling dirt racing “unprofessional.” Do you know what is really unprofessional? Having turn 1 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL contribute to the outcome of the NASCAR playoffs. Speaking of unprofessional, how about racing on a wet track not because of rain but because …

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Stock Car Scoop: Clint Bowyer Announces 2021 Plans

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Clint Bowyer announced his plans for the 2021 season on Twitter on Thursday, Oct. 8. What will the Emporia, Kan., native be doing? Find out in the latest edition of Stock Car Scoop.  Frontstretch‘s newest podcast focused on the motorsports news of the week also has news on Matt DiBenedetto and where he will be …

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Did You Notice?: Matt DiBenedetto Missing Modern-Day NASCAR Ingredients — Money & Connections

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Did You Notice? … Matt DiBenedetto will spend 2021 racing for his NASCAR survival… again? An Oct. 8 announcement DiBenedetto will remain with Wood Brothers Racing in the NASCAR Cup Series in 2021 was paired with the reality he’ll be kicked out by 2022. Ford made the decision to keep the 29-year-old driver in the iconic …

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