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NASCAR 101: NASCAR’s Current Owner-Drivers

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Where have all the owner-drivers gone? Well, it certainly ain’t the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Which is probably a different story from when many who read this first started following NASCAR. The story of the owner-driver — the do-it-all wheelman who can balance a checkbook just as well as he can drive a car …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Texas Motor Speedway Kicks Off the Triple Truck Challenge

The drop of the checkered flag at Charlotte Motor Speedway last weekend for the Gander Outdoors Truck Series means that another couple of weekends off before they’re back on track. But what it also means is that the next time the series races, the Triple Truck Challenge, announced prior to the start of the season, …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Ross Chastain Talks Trucks Win, Brad Keselowski Steals Victory In Cup

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss an entertaining weekend of racing at Kansas Speedway that saw Brad Keselowski victorious at the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series level, taking the win from Alex Bowman late. Bowman became the first driver in NASCAR history to have three consecutive runner-up finishes without a win. …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Can Ross Chastain Soon Be a Breakout Star in NASCAR?

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After Ross Chastain’s big Gander Outdoors Truck Series win at Kansas Speedway this past weekend, many eyes were opened as to how much talent the young driver from Florida really has. It was one of the most impressive wins, despite Stewart Friesen running out of fuel after dominating the race. Chastain hung in there all …

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Tracking the Trucks: Ross Chastain Gives Niece Motorsports its 1st Win in Kansas

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In a Nutshell: Ross Chastain brought Niece Motorsports its first victory in Friday night’s Digital Ally 250 at Kansas Speedway. After saving himself from a near-spin with less than 20 laps remaining, Chastain took advantage of Stewart Friesen‘s dry fuel tank to rocket to his first career Gander Outdoors Truck Series win and an emotional …

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Ross Chastain Scores First Career NASCAR Truck Series Win at Kansas; Heartbreak for Stewart Friesen

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Friday night’s (May 10) NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race at Kansas Speedway proved to be as wild and unpredictable as Ross Chastain’s career.  The young NASCAR talent has been trying to rebuild during the 2019 season after a full-time NASCAR Xfinity Series ride with Chip Ganassi Racing fell through. Chastain has refused to give …

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Stewart Friesen Leads Pair of Truck Series Practices at Kansas Speedway

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Stewart Friesen led a pair of Gander Outdoors Truck Series practices at Kansas Speedway Friday morning (May 10) ahead of the Digital Ally 250. The first 55-minute session was uneventful with only 23 trucks taking time. Friesen’s 177.585 mph track topped the leaderboard ahead of Brett Moffitt. Matt Crafton, one of only two drivers with …

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Friday Faceoff: Are Airborne Cars Just Part of the Game At Talladega?

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NASCAR made a few judgment calls late Sunday during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series event at Talladega Superspeedway, including a red flag, allowing the race to continue after one last-lap crash but throwing the caution after a second. Did the sanctioning body properly handle each situation? Mark Kristl: Typically the sanctioning body is in …

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Frontstretch Podcast: 2019 NASCAR Quarterly Review

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss the state of NASCAR at the quarter mark of the 2019 season. With Joe Gibbs Racing and Team Penske claiming all nine Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races, what grade can we give it? How do we think the new aero package has affected the …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: 5 Winless Drivers Looking for Victory Lane This Season

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Todd Gilliland Perhaps the one driver whose job hinges on whether they win this season is Todd Gilliland. “I don’t know how many times last year we were in meetings and I was just yelling at them about let’s go,” Kyle Busch Motorsports owner/driver Kyle Busch said earlier this season. “Our stuff is not that …

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