NASCAR Race Weekend Central

Frontstretch Podcast: Entertainment in Kansas, Matt Crafton Talks Truck Victory

2020KansasNGROTSMattCraftonBurnoutNKP2

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Subscribe: iTunes In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss an entertaining weekend of racing at Kansas Speedway, which saw Denny Hamlin victorious again in the NASCAR Cup Series race. Following the race, Hamlin said he believes he now wins races more with his mind than talent; the duo chat how Hamlin has evolved …

Read more

Truckin’ Thursdays: 4 Drivers Who Could Benefit From 2 Races at Kansas Speedway

2020KansasNGOTSMattCraftonFaceNKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

This weekend, the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series hits Kansas Speedway for  the series’ doubleheader debut. It’s also the first time the Truck Series will run more than one race at the mile-and-a-half oval in a single season. Eight races into the season, only Grant Enfinger and Sheldon Creed find themselves locked into the …

Read more

Grant Enfinger Outruns Austin Hill, Wins Vet Tix Camping World 200

2020AtlantaNGROTSGrantEnfingerVictoryLaneNASCARMedia2

(Photo: NASCAR Media/Getty Images)

It took battling side-by-side with Austin Hill for nearly a full lap, but Grant Enfinger held on to win Saturday afternoon’s Vet Tix Camping World 200 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. The NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series’ second race back after the season halted in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic was also just …

Read more

Stewart Friesen, Brennan Poole Join Kyle Busch Bounty Hunt

2020DaytonaNGROTSStewartFriesenTruckNKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Kevin Harvick‘s NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series bounty on Kyle Busch has exploded in popularity. Halmar Racing’s Stewart Friesen is the latest to announce his involvement in the bounty hunt, where Harvick’s plan will award $100,000 to the first full-time Cup Series driver to beat Kyle Busch in Truck Series competition. Busch won …

Read more

2019 Truck Series Review, Pt. 1: Playoff Drivers

2019HomesteadNGOTSMattCraftonChampionNKP 1

(Photo: Christian Koelle)

Another year with the tough trucks of NASCAR has come and gone. With a familiar face hoisting the championship trophy, seven drivers were left wanting more as the checkered flag fell on 2019. 8. Tyler Ankrum In a season that saw him miss the first three events (age restriction), this teenager, coming off a ARCA …

Read more

Frontstretch Podcast: Offseason Update, Matt Lederer Discusses Xfinity Premier Sponsorship in Cup

Jimmie Johnson Talladega 2019

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In a special offseason edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss a plethora of news stories that have transpired since the checkered flag at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Seven-time Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson will be retiring following the 2020 season. The duo discuss if Johnson is the greatest driver of all time, reflecting back on …

Read more

Stewart Friesen Remaining in Truck Series, Moving to Toyota in 2020

2019BowmanvilleNGOTSStewartFriesenTruckNKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Halmar Friesen Racing will remain in the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Series in 2020, though the team will have a slightly different look. The No. 52 will move from Chevrolet to Toyota in 2020, the team announced Tuesday, Dec. 3. Stewart Friesen remains the driver of the No. 52 full time, and Tripp Bruce …

Read more

Truckin’ Thursdays: The Storylines of 2019

2019HomesteadNGOTSMattCraftonBurnoutNKP 1

(Photo: Christian Koelle)

The 2019 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series season is complete. Matt Crafton won the championship, his third career title, tying him for second-most championships. With 23 races in the history books, what were the prevailing storylines of this Truck Series season? Ross Chastain’s Breakout Year 2019 was the year of Ross Chastain. The 26-year-old from …

Read more

Tracking The Trucks: Inside Winless Wonder Matt Crafton’s Championship Season

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In a Nutshell: Austin Hill placed the perfect bookend on his 2019 NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series season by cruising to victory in the Homestead-Miami Speedway season finale. His Ford 200 trophy earned Friday night (Nov. 15) matched up perfectly with a victory in the season opener at Daytona International Speedway. Unfortunately for Hill, though, …

Read more

Stewart Friesen Comes Up Short at Homestead: ‘We Just Didn’t Have A Chance’

IMG 8455

(Photo: Davey Segal)

Coming in with momentum from his first career asphalt victory at ISM Raceway, Stewart Friesen was a trendy pick to win the 2019 Gander Outdoors Truck Series championship. Unfortunately, the No. 52 truck handled ill all evening long and wound up coming home with an 11th-place finish, a far cry from his Championship 4 competitors. …

Read more

Sign up for the Frontstretch Newsletter

A daily email update (Monday through Friday) providing racing news, commentary, features, and information from Frontstretch.com

Frontstretch