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Up to Speed: Forecasting the NASCAR Future of Chase Briscoe

Chase Briscoe in the driver's seat of his NASCAR racecar. Photo: NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Chase Briscoe provided what will certainly be a highlight of the 2020 NASCAR season on Thursday evening (May 21).  Briscoe won the weather-delayed NASCAR Xfinity Series event at Darlington Raceway, beating Kyle Busch to the finish line after a last-lap battle that evoked memories of the Ricky Craven / Kurt Busch finish in 2003.  It …

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Power Rankings: Darlington I Edition

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Everyone at NASCAR had to be nervous about how all of the new procedures would work out for the first race without fans due to COVID-19 at Darlington Speedway on Sunday (May 17). However, all went well, and it was a monster of a day for NASCAR, earning the highest television rating outside the Daytona …

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Up to Speed: Which Drivers Are Likely to Tame Darlington in its 2020 NASCAR Return?

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The 2020 NASCAR season, paused for about two months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, is less than a week away from resuming.  The first two races will be held at Darlington Raceway in South Carolina, about a two-hour drive from race shops in the Charlotte area.  They include a 400-mile event on Sunday, May 17 …

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Fantasy NASCAR iRacing: North Wilkesboro 160

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

It’s almost time for real racing! Before teams head out to Darlington Raceway, though for NASCAR’s Cup Series return on May 17, 2020 there’s one more eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series event. They saved the best for last in this exhibition series; this week, drivers will compete at the virtual North Wilkesboro Speedway Saturday (May …

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Fantasy NASCAR iRacing: Geico 70 at Talladega Superspeedway

(Photo: Bruce Nuttleman)

It’s time for Talladega Superspeedway racing, baby! Fantasy NASCAR iRacing heads to the virtual Alabama track for the Geico 70 on Sunday, April 26 at 1 p.m. ET. It’s the latest race in the eNASCAR Pro Invitational Series, featuring NASCAR Cup Series regulars and a few blasts from the past as real-life racing continues to …

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Aric Almirola, Jimmie Johnson Fastest in Las Vegas Cup Practices

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

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

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

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

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

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

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

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

(Credit: Christian Koelle, Frontstretch)

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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