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The Underdog House: Erik Jones Finds His Groove at the Magic Mile

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The Setting After the NASCAR Cup Series race Sunday (July 18) at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, only four races remain in the regular season. The Magic Mile presented a fairly comparable evaluation for title-contending teams to gauge their championship setup at Phoenix Raceway. For underdogs, it was another opportunity to go out and prove their …

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The Underdog House: Bubba Wallace Top Dog of the Ring in Atlanta

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The Setting Atlanta Motor Speedway has become iconic in its own way. No, it doesn’t hold the prestige of a Daytona 500. It doesn’t test the same amount of endurance as the Coca-Cola 600 does. Kissing the bricks is not seen there. And it doesn’t serve hot dogs as good as Martinsville Speedway’s. The place …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Going Out On Top; Kyle Busch Wins No. 102 at Atlanta

2021 Atlanta NXS Kyle Busch checkered flag NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

His NASCAR Xfinity Series career began on May 24, 2003, at Charlotte Motor Speedway. His first victory was at Richmond Raceway on May 14, 2004. But was Kyle Busch’s 102nd victory in his 362nd career start the final time the 2009 Xfinity Series champion competes in NASCAR’s second-tier division? According to Busch, that very well …

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The Underdog House: Numerous All-Star Aspirations Fade in Open

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Michael McDowell on track at Texas for the All Star Race (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The Setting All three NASCAR series headed to the Lone Star State for dates at Texas Motor Speedway this weekend. This time, however, things felt different. TMS has typically held the first weekend in April, but this year NASCAR shifted the schedule around. While the track’s fall playoff date remained intact, the usual spring points …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Erik Darnell, Ryan Reed Highlight Darlington Changes

Erik Darnell to drive No. 45 truck

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

This weekend, the Camping World Truck Series kicks off a tripleheader with the Xfinity and NASCAR Cup series at Darlington Raceway. The seventh annual Throwback Weekend marks the first time the Truck Series was actually scheduled to participate. In previous years, the series didn’t even race at Darlington and only made its return to the …

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Frontstretch 5: Drivers Who Could Score Birthday Wins in 2021

Erik Jones 2021 Kansas

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Birthdays can be a special and wonderful time for everyone, but winning a NASCAR race on the same day amplifies its sweetness even more. That’s what Kyle Busch did for the second time in his career on Sunday (May 2) in the Buschy McBusch Race 400 at Kansas Speedway, scoring his 58th career NASCAR Cup …

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Did You Notice?: Matt Mills Is No Jennifer Jo Cobb, NASCAR Says

Jennifer Jo Cobb races in the Camping World Truck Series Mudsummer Classic. (Photo: Mike Neff)

(Photo: Mike Neff, Frontstretch)

Did You Notice? … Matt Mills got approved to run his first NASCAR Cup Series race Sunday (May 1) at Kansas Speedway? The decision to enter Mills in the No. 55 for BJ McLeod Motorsports comes days after officials denied Jennifer Jo Cobb her first Cup start at Talladega Superspeedway. Mills, a NASCAR Xfinity Series regular, …

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Stock Car Scoop: Talladega Preview with Zach Sturniolo

The Cup Series field races at 2019 Talladega Photo NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The NASCAR Cup Series is going to the largest track this weekend at Talladega Superspeedway. Stock Car Scoop’s Bryan Nolen and Adam Cheek talks about which contenders we should keep an eye on for Sunday’s (April 25) race. Also, Frontstretch’s Zach Sturniolo joins the pair to discuss his articles about Brett Moffitt as well as Gray …

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Fire on Fridays: No Need to Change Rule for Declaring Series Points Eligibility in NASCAR

Brett Moffitt car at Daytona Xfinity Photo Nigel Kinrade Photography

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

On Thursday (April 22), Brett Moffitt became the second major driver to switch his points eligibility in the season. Moffitt switched his points eligibility from the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series to the Xfinity Series. Because he has competed in all the Xfinity races thus far, he is playoff eligible. However, he starts with zero …

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Brett Moffitt on Shifting Focus to Xfinity: ‘We Have a Shot to Go Win Races’

Brett Moffitt stands at 2021 Richmond Truck race Photo: NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

On Thursday (April 22), Brett Moffitt announced he changed his series declaration for points, shifting focus from his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series ride at Niece Motorsports to his No. 02 Chevrolet at Our Motorsports in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. The news comes ahead of the Xfinity Series race at Talladega Superspeedway on Saturday (April …

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