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The Underdog House: Erik Jones Snags Scrappy Sonoma Finish

Erik Jones runs at Circuit of the Americas (May 2021). (Photo: NKP)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Top Dog: Erik Jones Throughout Sunday’s (June 6) Toyota/SaveMart 350 at Sonoma Raceway, several Cinderella stories managed to sneak their way inside the top 10. Between wildly different pit strategies throughout the event and a flurry of late-race incidents, the problem was staying power. When the smoke from some late wrecks cleared, there was one …

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Xfinity Breakdown: ‘Three-Wide for the Lead,’ Allmendinger Digs Out a Win at Mid-Ohio

2021 Mid Ohio NXS AJ Allmendinger trophy NKP

AJ Allmendinger Celebrating at Mid-Ohio (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

If anyone could have raced their way back up from 30th to first in 20 laps in the B&L Transport 170 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, it would be AJ Allmendinger. Between Allmendinger and championship rival Austin Cindric, they had the best two cars in Saturday’s Xfinity Series race at the Lexington, Ohio road …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: FOX Sports 1 Handles the Texas Rain While Andy Lally Shines

Kyle Larson leads a pack of cars in the Echopark Texas Grand Prix at Circuit of the Americas, May 2021. Photo: NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

I’ll fully admit that when NASCAR announced that there was going to be a race weekend at Circuit of the Americas this year, I was very intrigued. I wanted to get some kind of a comparison of speed between NASCAR Cup cars and some of the other series that race there.  If you’re wondering, Tyler …

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Here Are the Changes to the Daytona Road Course Entry Lists

Pack Racing during the 2021 Busch Clash

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

In what will likely become a recurring segment at Frontstretch each week, we’ll run down the driver- and team-related changes to the NASCAR entry lists since they were initially posted, in this case last Saturday, Feb. 13. NASCAR Cup Series (Daytona International Speedway road course) –Garrett Smithley will make his season debut this weekend, driving the …

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Entry List: 2021 Super Start Batteries 188

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The first visit to a road course in 2021 for the NASCAR Xfinity Series features an entry list of 44 cars that hope to tackle the Daytona International Speedway road course on Saturday, Feb. 20. With no qualifying currently scheduled for the event, four will miss the race, barring any entry list changes. NASCAR has …

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Andy Lally Driving for Our at Daytona Road Course

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Andy Lally will return to Our Motorsports in the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2021, Our announced Jan. 27. Lally will drive the No. 03 at the Daytona International Speedway road course next month. He joins a growing roster of competitors in the No. 03 for 2021 that currently also includes Tyler Reddick, Patrick Emerling and …

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Magnus Racing, Archangel Motorsports Team Up to Field Acura NSX GT3 EVO in 2021

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Magnus Racing and Archangel Motorsports separately announced Monday (Dec. 7) that they will team up to field the No. 44 full-time in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in 2021.  The team, which will be known as Magnus with Archangel, will run an Acura NSX GT3 EVO in the GT Daytona class.  Andy Lally and John …

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Action Express Racing Dominates Road Atlanta Practice

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship is back at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta a month early this year for the TireRack.com Grand Prix.  Through two practice sessions, things don’t look all that different from last year’s Motul Petit Le Mans.  Action Express Racing’s Felipe Nasr was fastest overall with a lap at 132.478 mph. Practice No. …

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NASCAR 101: Drivers Racing in Lower Series Than They Have in Years Past

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

After nearly three years away from the NASCAR Xfinity Series, Korbin Forrister returns to the circuit in this weekend’s Dover International Speedway doubleheader, driving the No. 36 for DGM Racing. Forrister, a mostly part-time competitor in the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series since 2014 (including seven starts in 2020), is no stranger to Xfinity. …

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The Underdog House: Michael McDowell Curbs The Daytona Road Course

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Top Dog Michael McDowell is an accomplished road racer, so he always seems to have a better shot than most underdogs when the NASCAR Cup Series has to make a few right turns. With no one able to practice on the Daytona International Speedway road course prior to the start of the race, the often …

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