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Michael McDowell, Love’s Re-Up for 2021

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Love’s Travel Stops returns to Front Row Motorsports and Michael McDowell‘s No. 34 in 2021 in the NASCAR Cup Series, the team announced Feb. 3. The eight-race primary sponsorship includes the hood of McDowell’s car in the Daytona 500 next week. Love’s will also be an associate partner with the team throughout 2021. “2020 was …

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2021 NASCAR Preseason Power Rankings No. 26: Michael McDowell

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After completing his best NASCAR Cup Series season to date, Michael McDowell looks to build on his success in 2021. He’ll do so with 21-year-old Anthony Alfredo, McDowell’s third Front Row Motorsports teammate in as many years. Alfredo replaces John Hunter Nemechek in the No. 38 Ford, after Nemechek signed with Kyle Busch Motorsports in …

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Michael McDowell, Anthony Alfredo Driving for FRM in 2021, David Ragan Racing Daytona

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Michael McDowell will remain with Front Row Motorsports in the NASCAR Cup Series in 2021, while Anthony Alfredo moves to the team to compete for Rookie of the Year honors, the team announced Jan. 6. McDowell returns to the No. 34, while Alfredo will drive the No. 38 vacated by John Hunter Nemechek. 2021 will …

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2020 NASCAR Team Reviews: Front Row Motorsports

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Front Row Motorsports wrapped up the 2010s decade with three full-time NASCAR Cup Series entries. In 2019, its drivers combined accrued two top fives and three top 10s. Its three drivers finished 27th, 30th and 31st in the championship standings. The team sought to rectify its struggles in 2020 by fielding two full-time entries. Michael …

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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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The Underdog House: Bubba Wallace Goes Out on Top at Phoenix

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Top Dog Bubba Wallace stood atop the underdog pile when the final checkered flag waved on Sunday at Phoenix Raceway. After a tumultuous season of ups and downs, Wallace put a period on his tenure in the Petty No. 43 with a 15th-place finish. He ran as high as seventh, and at the end of …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Martinsville Brings Heavy Playoff Focus, Constricted Broadcasts

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For the most part last weekend, it was dry in Martinsville (Sunday morning being the exception). Thankfully, that meant that everything got in on time. It was also cutoff weekend, which brought problems in its own right. Xfinity 500 Sunday brought the NASCAR Cup Series back to Martinsville for their second visit of the year. …

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The Underdog House: John Hunter Nemechek Just Plain Speedy in Kansas

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Top Dog John Hunter Nemechek was back on top of the underdogs on Sunday as the rookie driver finished 17th in the Hollywood Casino 400. Nemechek earned his only career Xfinity Series win at Kansas Speedway, so perhaps we should have seen this coming. Not only that, but his first Gander RV & Outdoors Truck …

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The Underdog House: Bubba Wallace Leads on the Long, Lonely Road Home

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Top Dog Road courses at the top level of NASCAR are something of an equalizer. A good driver can elevate the performance of an entire team even without the benefit of top notch equipment or research data. So it’s a logical assumption that at least one or two underdogs will likely run competitively and finish …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2020 Bank of America ROVAL 400

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After a wild race at Talladega Superspeedway last weekend, NASCAR Cup Series drivers take on the twists and turns of the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL on Sunday, Oct. 11. Get your NASCAR DraftKings lineups ready for the final race in the postseason Round of 12! The Bank of America ROVAL 400 is currently scheduled to …

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