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2020 NASCAR Cup Series Preseason Power Rankings

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For the first time here at Frontstretch, our staff banded together to vote on who it thinks will be the top drivers of the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season in a preseason power rankings format. Each participating staff member sent a 30-driver ranking before the beginning of the season, taking into account not only 2019 successes …

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Ryan Newman Lands Koch Industries Sponsorship for Daytona Speedweeks

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Koch Industries has joined Roush Fenway Racing as Ryan Newman’s primary sponsor for the NASCAR Cup Series’ opening events at Daytona International Speedway, the team announced Wednesday (Jan. 29). It will be aboard Newman’s No. 6 Ford Mustang in the Busch Clash on Feb. 9 and the Daytona 500 on Feb. 16. “We are looking …

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Castrol Sponsoring Ryan Newman, Roush in 2020

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Castrol has climbed aboard Ryan Newman’s No. 6 NASCAR Cup Series car in select races, Roush Fenway Racing announced Wednesday, Jan. 22. Additionally, Castol has also joined the organization as its official oil partner. “We are really excited to have Castrol on board as our official oil partner,” team co-owner Jack Roush said in a …

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2019 NASCAR Driver Reviews: Ryan Newman

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When one thinks of teams and drivers that were an absolute force during the early-mid 2000s, one couldn’t name a more prominent pair than Roush Fenway Racing and Ryan Newman. Two entities that were once a fixture at the front of the field have seen the well gone dry in recent years. While he almost …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Monster Ending Goes Out with a Whimper

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Well, the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season is over, and Kyle Busch has won his second title, overcoming teammates Denny Hamlin and Martin Truex Jr, and Kevin Harvick of Stewart-Haas Racing, as they all had problems of one sort or another (documented elsewhere by my colleagues). While Busch did run the full season …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: Bluegreen Vacations 500

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It’s playoff crunchtime in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series at ISM Raceway. The Bluegreen Vacations 500 will air Sunday, Nov. 10 at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBC. The track, ISM Raceway, better known as Phoenix, is a flat, one-mile oval that features a corner with a wide apron. Many drivers (especially on the restarts) …

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Oscar Mayer Extends with Roush Fenway, Ryan Newman

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Oscar Mayer has renewed its sponsorship with Roush Fenway Racing and Ryan Newman‘s No. 6 team, the team announced Wednesday, Oct. 30. The deal will run through the 2021 season for what’s being described as “multiple races” each season, beginning with the TicketGuardian 500k spring race at ISM Raceway on March 8, 2020. Oscar  Mayer …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Debris in the Wind

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Kansas isn’t exactly known as a state full of scenic beauty, unlike its neighbors Colorado, Nebraska and Missouri. (Oklahoma has its fair share of scenery as well.) Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race, the Hollywood Casino 400, at Kansas Speedway (located on the Sunflower State side of Kansas City) felt like a typical stormy …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: Hollywood Casino 400

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series returns to Kansas Speedway for the final race in the Round of 12. The Hollywood Casino 400 will be held on Sunday, Oct. 20 at 2:30 p.m. ET and will air on NBC. Kansas is the second 1.5-mile track in the playoffs (Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the first, was …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Chaos in Talladega, Austin Cindric Previews Round of 8

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss a chaotic weekend of racing at Talladega Superspeedway that saw Ryan Blaney clinch his spot into the Round of 8. Much like the Gander Outdoors Truck Series race on Saturday (Oct. 12), when Johnny Sauter got penalized for forcing Riley Herbst below the yellow line …

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