Race Weekend Central

NASCAR 101: Final Goodbyes

2014 Chicago CUP Jimmie Johnson Chad Knaus CIA

(Credit: CIA Stock Photography)

The end of a season always brings change. When the year comes to a close, several relationships, careers and streaks end as well. This weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway will be no different. We will say goodbye to a countless number of drivers, crew chiefs, teams and sponsors. Some of them, we may never see again, …

Read more

4 Burning Questions: Homestead

Kyle Busch Charlotte XFINITY Helmet

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

For the fifth year, the NASCAR playoffs will conclude with a championship race, the third that it will happen across all three national touring series. The rules of a championship race are fairly straight forward: the highest finishing driver among the final four playoff drivers will end the night as champion of their respective series. …

Read more

Eyes on XFINITY: Previewing the Championship 4

cbl

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

The XFINITY series has raced 32 times this season and just four drivers remain in contention for the championship. In a peculiar happenstance, the win woulds all be their first series title. The four drivers making up this year’s Championship 4 are Christopher Bell, Cole Custer, Daniel Hemric and Tyler Reddick. A pair of rookies …

Read more

Frontstretch Podcast: Previewing NASCAR Championship Weekend

Homestead Cup Racing

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

It’s a fun Frontstretch Podcast this week, as the trio of Dustin Albino, Mike Neff and Zach Catanzareti break down all things Phoenix while previewing Championship Weekend in Homestead. With wins last weekend at ISM Raceway, Kyle Busch, Christopher Bell and Brett Moffitt punched their tickets to battle for a championship in the Cup, XFINITY and Truck series, respectively. Collectively, we break down the Cup …

Read more

Eyes on XFINITY: Silly Season Update

2018 Las Vegas I CWTS Noah Gragson Nigel Kinrade NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Much of NASCAR’s annual Silly Season is focused on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Meanwhile, a lot of moves happen in the NASCAR XFINITY Series as well. With two races remaining in the XFINITY season, many moves have been announced, many have not and retirement is right around the corner for some. Though not …

Read more

Frontstretch Podcast: Justin Allgaier Talks Tricky Texas, Confidence Heading to Phoenix

Justin Allgaier

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In this week’s Frontstretch Podcast Justin Allgaier calls in to help Dustin Albino and Mike Neff break down a crazy weekend of racing at Texas Motor Speedway. Allgaier discusses what it’s like racing for a win while having to save fuel near the end of a NASCAR XFINITY Series race. Despite believing crew chief Jason Burdett made the right call bringing …

Read more

Couch Potato Tuesday: NBCSN Forced to Deal With Lack of NASCAR Texas Action

f2259412babc8e623d0b7458cb1ff706 11

(Photo: John K Harrelson/NKP)

Since Texas Motor Speedway was repaved prior to last year, races there have been rather tepid.  Sunday’s (Nov. 4) AAA Texas 500 was the third Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race out of four to have exactly 16 lead changes.  That total’s already low but a lot of those 16 changes also came by way …

Read more

Custer Steals XFINITY Win from Reddick, Clinches Spot in Championship 4

27393d94a0cec21b4e64f7d4f78f31f5 11

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

After a wild race where 13 cautions flew, setting an XFINITY Series record at Texas Motor Speedway, Cole Custer took the lead on the final lap to win the O’Reilly Auto Parts 300, his first win of the season and second in his NXS career. Tyler Reddick had the lead on the final lap but …

Read more

Christopher Bell Guns-a-Blazing in Texas Qualifying to Take XFINITY Pole

CBELLL

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Following the week off, the NASCAR XFINITY Series returns at Texas Motor Speedway for the O’Reilly Auto Parts 300. Christopher Bell was the fastest driver in qualifying securing his fifth pole of the 2018 season. Shane Lee in the No.3 car just missed out on pole and will roll off alongside Bell on the front …

Read more

Tyler Reddick to Join Richard Childress Racing in 2019

Tyler Reddick Daytona Helmet 2018

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

Richard Childress Racing will have a new face as part of its NASCAR XFINITY Series program in 2019. Tyler Reddick, who joined JR Motorsports as a full-timer this year, will swap rides to compete with RCR next year, the team announced Wednesday morning. He will essentially serve as Daniel Hemric’s replacement in the XFINITY Series …

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