NASCAR Race Weekend Central

Friday Faceoff: How Many Road Courses Is Too Many?

Chase Elliott leads the pack at 2021 Daytona road course Photo NKP

(photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Does the NASCAR Cup Series schedule feature too many road courses? What is the ideal number? Luken Glover: Yes. Road courses can present great racing, but there are a lot of times when they are uneventful races too. Sometimes they can be wreckfests, like we saw in all three series in some capacity at the …

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Up to Speed: The Pressure to Win in NASCAR 2021 is Already On

2021 Daytona I Cup Matt DiBenedetto NKP

#21: Matt DiBenedetto, Wood Brothers Racing, Ford Mustang Motorcraft/Quick Lane

Raise your hand if you thought that, two races into the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season, the two race winners would be Michael McDowell and Christopher Bell.  If you made that prediction a few weeks ago, a fellow race fan might have assumed that you’d spent too much time around the gasoline fumes on pit …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2021 O’Reilly Auto Parts 253

Chase Elliott battles with Austin Dillon in 2021 Daytona Clash Photo Nigel Kinrade Photography

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Is this weekend deja vu in NASCAR? It is for many Cup Series teams who competed in the Busch Clash less than two weeks ago. They return to Daytona International Speedway to turn left and right on the road course Sunday, Feb. 21 at 3 p.m. ET. This layout is much longer than some other …

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NASCAR Mailbox: What Time Should the Daytona 500 Start?

Joey Logano leads over a group of cars including Ryan Preece in Daytona 500 Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

It was a long time coming for Michael McDowell. From a rushed prospect, to starting and parking while driving Trevor Bayne‘s motorhome, to his home now at Front Row Motorsports, it all led him to where he is now: a Daytona 500 champion. His first victory came in his 358th career NASCAR Cup Series start, …

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Xfinity Qualifying, Cup Final Practice Canceled Due to Rain


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A rather large rain cell arrived early at Daytona International Speedway Saturday morning (Feb. 13), but it surely wasn’t welcome. In fact, the torrential downpour canceled both NASCAR Xfinity Series qualifying and final Cup Series practice. Forty-five drivers were entered for today’s scheduled Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner 300 at Daytona. Typically, the field is …

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Entry List: Beef. It’s What’s for Dinner. 300

Austin Cindric Justin Haley Chase Briscoe Daytona I 2020

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

There are 45 cars competing for 36 spots for Saturday’s (Feb. 13) 2021 NASCAR Xfinity Series season opener at Daytona International Speedway. The Beef. It’s What’s for Dinner. 300 features a number of drivers debuting in new rides as the 120-lap race kicks off the sport’s nine month, 33-race schedule. Among the notable entries is …

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2021 NASCAR Preseason Power Rankings, No. 16: Tyler Reddick

Tyler Reddick NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Entering off the heels of a competitive rookie season, Tyler Reddick comes into 2021 set to do more in his sophomore season. Reddick, driving the No. 8 Chevrolet for Richard Childress Racing, finished 19th in points in 2020 after posting three top fives and nine top 10s. He was bested by Cole Custer for last …

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Stock Car Scoop: NASCAR Schedule Changes

Myatt Snider

#21: Myatt Snider, Richard Childress Racing, Chevrolet Camaro TaxSlayer, Wins the pole for the NASCAR Racing Experience 300.

NASCAR has already announced some schedule changes for the 2021 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Which race is losing a date and which race is adding a date? Find out in the latest edition of Stock Car Scoop.  Frontstretch‘s newest podcast focused on the motorsports news of the week also will reveal which team …

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Our Motorsports to Run 2 Xfinity Teams in 2021

Tyler Reddick Indy 2019

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Our Motorsports will have a second full time team for the 2021 NASCAR Xfinity Series season, it announced Dec. 11. Tyler Reddick will drive the entry at Daytona International Speedway in February. He won the 2018 season opener at the 2.5-mile track. ”I’m very thankful to Our Motorsports for the opportunity and am looking forward …

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2020 NASCAR Team Reviews: Richard Childress Racing

2021Preview RCR

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Richard Childress Racing had a renewed sense of purpose for the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season. After enduring a down year, the organization looked to gain more success with the 2015 Daytona 500 champion and the 2018-19 Xfinity Series champion. One of the moves the team made to turn things around was with its crew …

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