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The Underdog House: Michael McDowell Makes NASCAR Career History… Again

2021 Homestead Cup Michael McDowell Car NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Top Dog Only two drivers currently have finished in the top 10 in the first three races of 2021. One was likely expected in 2014 NASCAR Cup Series champion Kevin Harvick. The other continues to carry on the momentum after a Cinderella story moment at the Daytona 500. Michael McDowell has now finished first, eighth, …

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Myatt Snider Scores 1st Xfinity Win in Wild Homestead Race

2021 Xfinity Homesterad Myatt Snider, No. 2 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet, Flag (Credit: NKP)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

For the second week in a row, the NASCAR Xfinity Series had a first-time winner… and for the third straight week, a race in one of the sport’s three series was won by a first-timer. Myatt Snider won a chaotic, drama-filled Contender Boats 250 on Saturday (Feb. 27) afternoon, scoring his first career win after …

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Brett Moffitt Earns Pole for Xfinity Race on Daytona Road Course

Brett Moffitt car at Daytona Xfinity Photo Nigel Kinrade Photography

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Brett Moffitt will lead the NASCAR Xfinity Series field to the green flag in Saturday’s (Feb. 20) event at the Daytona International Speedway road course. Moffitt took the pole after finishing second in the season opener on the Daytona oval. Last week’s victor Austin Cindric will start alongside Moffitt on the front row. Kaulig Racing’s …

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The Underdog House: Michael McDowell Proves Every Dog Has His Day

Michael McDowell wins 2021 Daytona 500, Chase Elliott close second, Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Top Dog 10 years after the unthinkable happened when Trevor Bayne won the 2011 Daytona 500, the unthinkable happened again. After 14 years and 358 starts driving for underfunded teams in the NASCAR Cup Series, 36-year-old Michael McDowell is a Daytona 500 champion with Front Row Motorsports. McDowell had been caught up in a 16-car …

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Stock Car Scoop: NASCAR Schedule Changes

Myatt Snider

#21: Myatt Snider, Richard Childress Racing, Chevrolet Camaro TaxSlayer, Wins the pole for the NASCAR Racing Experience 300.

NASCAR has already announced some schedule changes for the 2021 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Which race is losing a date and which race is adding a date? Find out in the latest edition of Stock Car Scoop.  Frontstretch‘s newest podcast focused on the motorsports news of the week also will reveal which team …

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Brett Moffitt, Niece Motorsports Pairing for 2021 Truck Run

2020 Kansas II truck Brett Moffitt checkered flag NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Despite planning a full-time schedule in the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2021, Brett Moffitt isn’t done yet with the Camping World Truck Series. Moffitt will compete for the championship in Niece Motorsports’ No. 45 in 2021 in the series, the team announced Dec. 2. “I am so thankful to Al Niece (team owner), Cody Efaw …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Austin Cindric on Xfinity Championship

Austin Cindric Phoenix Championship 2020

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss the first three weeks of a busy 2020 offseason. The crew chief change at Joe Gibbs Racing highlights the offseason, as Adam Sevens will move from winning 28 races and two championships with Kyle Busch to Christopher Bell. Was the change needed after just one …

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Stock Car Scoop: JGR’s Xfinity Lineup Revealed

2020 Kansas II NXS Harrison Burton NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Which driver has re-signed with Joe Gibbs Racing for 2021 in the Xfinity Series? Find out in the latest edition of Stock Car Scoop.  Frontstretch‘s newest podcast focused on the motorsports news of the week also will reveal which former Truck Series driver has a new ride in the Xfinity Series, as well as a …

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Brett Moffitt Moving to Xfinity, Our Motorsports Full Time in 2021

2020 Bristol NXS Brett Moffitt Car NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Brett Moffitt is moving full time to the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2021. Moffitt will drive the No. 02 for Our Motorsports, the team announced Nov. 12. The former Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series champion was the No. 02’s primary driver in 2020, competing in 29 of the season’s 33 races. He earned one …

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Reel Racing: The Best (& Worst) Movie Paint Schemes of the 2010s, Pt. 1

Martinsville Cup 2019 Mike Neff Aric Almirola

In June, I undertook a project to dig up every single movie-themed paint scheme that ever ran across NASCAR’s three touring series and, eventually, rank them. The weeks-long search yielded that exactly 100 films have been represented on stock cars throughout the years, ranging from The Wizard of Oz to Shazam. Unfortunately, 2020 became the …

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