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The Frontstretch 5: Best NASCAR Cup Seasons By Drivers Who Didn’t Win Championship

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1. 1985 Bill Elliott won plenty of races and money and even earned a couple really cool nicknames in 1985. But the big prize eluded the red-headed Georgia leadfoot that year. Elliott came into 1985 having won a total of four NASCAR Cup Series races during the previous two seasons, but proved to be almost …

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Bill Elliott Added to SRX Lineup

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NASCAR Hall of Famer Bill Elliott will climb into the cockpit of an SRX car, the organization announced Thursday, Oct. 1. The 64-year-old from Dawsonville, Ga., won the 1988 NASCAR Cup Series championship. Overall, he has 44 Cup wins, including the Daytona 500 twice and Southern 500 three times. “I am excited to reunite with …

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Beside the Rising Tide: If They Ain’t Cheering They Better Be Booing

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Hey Boy Blue, can’t you hear all the noise? It’s for you, all the town’s waiting there. – Jeff Lynne It seems like ancient history now, but last week at Charlotte, Chase Elliott finally broke through with his first Cup win of 2020, shortly after edging out Kyle Busch for the Truck Series win at the same …

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Turn Back The Clock: 2001 NASCAR Season, Dark Times

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NASCAR history can be measured in several ways, whether it be decades, the presence of certain drivers or various championship point formats. For myself and many others in the NASCAR industry, there is the way things were before 2001 and the way things were after it. It’s debatable, but I’d argue that no full season …

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Turn Back the Clock: 1992 NASCAR Season

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It may be the greatest season NASCAR has ever had. The 1992 season was one that changed the sport in many ways. Seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Richard Petty was in the midst of his fan appreciation tour, marking the end of his 35-year career. Petty made the announcement during the 1991 season and from …

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NASCAR 101: Other Drivers Who’ve Come Out of Retirement to Race Again

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One of the many things we’ve learned about NASCAR in 2018: take any — any! — retirement announcements with a grain of salt. Or, you know, at least really read the fine print. Throughout 2018, multiple drivers have announced their retirement from full-time competition, such as Elliott Sadler and Kasey Kahne. The key word there, …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Justin Haley Breaks Down Last Lap Mayhem in Canada

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The latest episode of the 2018 Frontstretch Podcast features the Frontstretch duo of Dustin Albino and Mike Neff, as well as Justin Haley, driver of the No. 24 GMS Racing Chevrolet in the Camping World Truck Series. Haley locked himself into the Round of 6 in the playoffs with a win at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park on Sunday (Aug. 26), …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: NASCAR Road Course Broadcasts Show Shenanigans, Limitations

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Last weekend, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series took their third and final weekend off for 2018.  For those race fans in the need for a racing fix, both the XFINITY and Camping World Truck Series hit the twisties for some action.  The results were interesting. Johnsonville 180 Saturday afternoon brought the XFINITY Series to …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Justin Allgaier Goes Back-to-Back on Road Courses

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Justin Allgaier has always been an underrated road course driver, but in 2018, he’s forced into the conversation. And on Saturday (Aug. 25) at Road America, he drove the No. 7 car to its second consecutive victory when making right-hand turns. Allgaier took the green flag from 11th and had an eventful race, just like …

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4 Burning Questions: Is GMS Racing Buying Furniture Row Racing?

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Is GMS Racing Buying Furniture Row Racing? The year of unpredictable events continued on Thursday (Aug. 23), with Adam Stern reporting that Furniture Row Racing is discussing possibly selling the operation to GMS Racing. Unclear whether @GMSRacingLLC would buy @FRRacingTeam’s charter/assets right away, or whether they could form a @Toyota alliance in ’19 before GMS …

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Did You Notice?: BK Racing NASCAR Sale Underwhelming Compared To Other Sports

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Did You Notice? … How little a NASCAR sale of a charter is worth? After months of bids, a North Carolina court revealed the winning bid for BK Racing in bankruptcy court was $2.08 million. Front Row Motorsports will take over the charter and most other assets; two other teams purchased other, small portions to raise …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Chase Elliott Cranks Up the Siren Again

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Who’s in the headline After almost three years of trying, and eight near misses, Chase Elliott has finally scored his maiden win in the Cup series. Elliott won the second stage and the race while Martin Truex Jr. grabbed the win in the first stage. William Byron crossed the finish line in eighth to claim …

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