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Aric Almirola, Jimmie Johnson Fastest in Las Vegas Cup Practices

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Aric Almirola and Jimmie Johnson paced the two Friday (Feb. 21) practice sessions for the Pennzoil 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in the NASCAR Cup Series. Practice No. 1 Almirola led the first session with a speed of 178.654 mph in his No. 10 Stewart Haas Racing Ford. His teammate Clint Bowyer was second …

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Stock Car Scoop with Bryan Nolen: Betting the NASCAR Daytona 500 with Jeff Cogliandro

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In the latest edition of Stock Car Scoop, Frontstretch’s Bryan Nolen talks with VSiN Live’s Jeff Cogliandro about what bets you should take for the Daytona 500. Who are the favorites that Jeff likes? What about the underdogs? Jeff answers all these questions AND more while getting you ready to spend your money on the …

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Joey Logano, Fords Forge to the Front in First 2020 Bluegreen Vacations Duel

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Ricky Stenhouse Jr. was the fastest Chevrolet in Thursday’s (Feb. 13) first 2020 Bluegreen Vacations Duel at Daytona. Team Penske teammate Ryan Blaney caused the race’s only caution. But Joey Logano blasted by both of them, using a push from Aric Almirola to forge to the front and win the first Daytona 500 qualifying race. …

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Kevin Harvick on Recent Contract Extension: A Career Move Long in the Making

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Having won the 2007 Daytona 500 as well as three Busch Clash races, Kevin Harvick knows his way around the Daytona International Speedway. It had to be disappointing to admit that his No. 4 team felt behind the 8-ball after a qualifying effort Sunday that saw his team 12th on the speed charts. But those …

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2020 NASCAR Cup Series Preseason Power Rankings

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For the first time here at Frontstretch, our staff banded together to vote on who it thinks will be the top drivers of the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season in a preseason power rankings format. Each participating staff member sent a 30-driver ranking before the beginning of the season, taking into account not only 2019 successes …

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2019 NASCAR Driver Reviews: Aric Almirola

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2019 was supposed to be the year Aric Almirola shed his Cinderella label for a different identity: blue-chip contender. One of 2018’s biggest surprises, Almirola took over a car piloted to years of mediocrity by Danica Patrick and left it on the doorstep of the Championship 4. A win at Talladega Superspeedway catapulted him into …

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Stewart-Haas Racing Announces Crew Chief Promotion, Changes for 2020

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Stewart-Haas Racing doesn’t just have a new driver joining its ranks in the NASCAR Cup Series in 2020 — the team’s crew chief lineup will also look slightly different come February. The organization announced Wednesday, Dec. 4, that Mike Shiplett will follow Cole Custer to the Cup Series, acting as crew chief for the No. …

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Massie’s Minute: Why the Empty Threats in Cup Playoffs?

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Kyle Busch was cruising to the victory and the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship. He had a large lead in the closing laps at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Sunday evening (Nov. 17) when he approached what was supposed to be the biggest threat to his title hopes: Aric Almirola. Busch and Almirola had collided with …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: Bluegreen Vacations 500

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It’s playoff crunchtime in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series at ISM Raceway. The Bluegreen Vacations 500 will air Sunday, Nov. 10 at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBC. The track, ISM Raceway, better known as Phoenix, is a flat, one-mile oval that features a corner with a wide apron. Many drivers (especially on the restarts) …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: Bluegreen Vacations 500

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It’s time for a duel in the desert as the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series goes west to ISM Raceway. The Bluegreen Vacations 500 is set to roll on Sunday, Nov. 10 at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBC. The Phoenix track is a flat, one-mile oval where drivers tend to cut corners, literally. Turn 1 …

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