Race Weekend Central

5 Points to Ponder: NASCAR Was a Few Years Early on the Whole Young Guns Thing

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

1. Sure hope no one wrote off Chase Briscoe after his rookie season Chase Briscoe had what you could politely call a nondescript rookie NASCAR Cup Series season in 2021. In his first full-time campaign in the No. 14 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford, Briscoe recorded only three top-10 finishes — all on road courses, where he …

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Best Seat at the Track: Kevin Rutherford Joins for Phoenix

(Graphic: Jared Haas)

On this weekend’s Best Seat at the Track, Jared Haas is joined by Frontstretch’s managing editor Kevin Rutherford to preview the Ruoff Mortgage 500k (March 13) at Phoenix Raceway. Last week at Las Vegas, Alex Bowman only changed two tires and won the race. Our Frontstretch reporters try to put themselves on top of the …

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Did You Notice?: William Byron Falling Behind at Hendrick Motorsports?

William Byron looks on in the garage area prior to strapping in for the 2022 Daytona 500. (Photo: NKP)

#24: William Byron, Hendrick Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro Axalta

Did You Notice? … Alex Bowman’s sixth victory since 2020 with Hendrick Motorsports has William Byron a clear fourth in the pecking order at this powerhouse organization? With Chase Elliott and Kyle Larson on the team, the last two NASCAR Cup Series champions, it’s left the fifth-year driver a half-step further behind. A sluggish start to …

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