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Sam Hunt Racing Expanding to 2 Cars With Will Rodgers at Indy

Will Rodgers at 2019 Iowa Xfinity race

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Sam Hunt Racing will enter two cars for the first time in its NASCAR Xfinity Series history at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course Aug. 14, with Will Rodgers piloting the second entry, SHR announced Aug. 3. In addition to the usual No. 26 Toyota Supra, which will be driven by Kris Wright, Rodgers will …

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The Underdog House: Sweet Music for Daniel Suarez, NASCAR Underdogs in Nashville

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The Setting The excitement, energy and enthusiasm of the NASCAR Cup Series heading to Nashville Superspeedway was felt all week across NASCAR Nation. For the first time in 37 years, the Cup tour was stopping in Music City to race the 1.33-mile Nashville Superspeedway on Father’s Day. (I’d like to wish all the Dads out …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Will Rodgers and Sam Hunt Discuss Partial Xfinity Deal For 2021

Will Rodgers at 2019 Iowa Xfinity race

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Will Rodgers is returning to the NASCAR Xfinity Series with Sam Hunt Racing and joins the show with his team owner to discuss it all. The two are campaigning to bring awareness to Hepatitis C with their new RaceToEndHepC promotion. With GoodRx on board as a sponsor, Rodgers and Hunt discuss why how their partnership …

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Will Rodgers Teaming With Sam Hunt Racing for Multi-Race Schedule

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Photo: Will Rodgers/PR

After not making a single NASCAR Xfinity Series start last season, Will Rodgers is back. The four-time ARCA Menards Series winner will pilot the No. 26 Sam Hunt Racing Toyota Supra for multiple races this season, beginning at Nashville Superspeedway next month, a venue NASCAR is returning to for the first time in a decade. …

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Monday Night Racing Announces NAPA Auto Parts as Presenting Title Sponsor

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Photo by Justin Melillo via iRacing.com

Monday Night Racing announced on Monday morning (May 10) that it will be joining forces with NAPA Auto Parts, which becomes the presenting entitlement of the third season of the popular iRacing league. Last season, the series was presented by Tufco Flooring. The series features a wide variety of race vehicle and track combinations across …

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The Virtual Frontstretch: Issue 8

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Photo by Justin Melillo via iRacing.com

Sure, The Virtual Frontstretch is a weekly collection of updates regarding the simulated racing world. But what happens when you take a virtual racing series and turn those drivers loose on a real track?  Monday Night Racing answered that question this past week with a go-kart endurance race at GoPro Motorplex on Wednesday night (April …

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The Virtual Frontstretch: eNASCAR Issue 6

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Photo by Justin Melillo via iRacing.com

It’s all about Atlanta Motor Speedway this week in this issue of The Virtual Frontstretch. All three of the leagues covered this week all went down to virtual Hampton, Georgia for three vastly different events. They weren’t the biggest races of the week, but they did provide drama and excitement in their respective communities.  The …

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The Virtual Frontstretch: Issue 5

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Photo by Justin Melillo via iRacing.com

The fifth edition of The Virtual Frontstretch is out for the week of March 14. Besides a few patches from iRacing to remove some things such as the New Damage Model on certain cars that incurred glitching, as well as update the NASCAR dirt tires to behave more “realistically” with real driver input, it was …

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The Virtual Frontstretch: Issue 1

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Photo by Justin Melillo via iRacing.com

It’s been a wild start to the year in the world of motor-eSports across the iRacing and NASCAR Heat platforms. With the offseason coming to a close and the Daytona 500 kicking off the NASCAR racing season, many special events and league seasons have sprung up across the sim racing world; some of them are …

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NASCAR 101: Who Didn’t Return to NASCAR in 2020?

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(Photo:Nigel Kinrade Photography)

This is the sixth year this column has tackled the roster of drivers who didn’t race in at least one of NASCAR’s three national series in 2020, and somehow the list seems longer this year. That’s probably due in part to the ever-present elephant in the room, the COVID-19 pandemic. Not only were multiple drivers’ …

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