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Entry List: ROAR Before the 24/Rolex 24 at Daytona

2020 Daytona IWSC Felipe Nasr Car Courtesy of IMSA

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This week, teams from the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge will test for three days ahead of the opening weekend of the 2021 IMSA season.  Between the two series, 87 cars will be in Daytona this week.  As of this writing, the official entry lists do not have drivers listed.  What …

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Adrenaline Shoc Joins Chase Elliott As 2-Race Primary Sponsor

2020 CharlotteROVAL NCS Chase Elliott Burnout NKP

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Chase Elliott has added Adrenaline Shoc sponsorship for his championship-defending NASCAR Cup Series effort in 2021, Hendrick Motorsports announced Jan. 12. Adrenaline Shoc, in addition to being an associate sponsor, will be a primary for two races in 2021 on the No. 9 in the events at Atlanta Motor Speedway in July and Talladega Superspeedway …

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Chase Elliott Joins Action Express Racing for Rolex 24

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Action Express Racing announced Friday morning (Dec. 18) that 2020 NASCAR Cup Series champion Chase Elliott will make his IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in January’s Rolex 24 at Daytona.  He will be the fourth driver in the Whelen Engineering-sponsored No. 31 Cadillac DPi-V.R. alongside Mike Conway, Pipo Derani and Felipe Nasr. “The Rolex 24 is …

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2020 Top NASCAR Storylines: Youth Movement Gets Its Champion in Chase Elliott

2020 CharlotteROVAL NCS Chase Elliott Burnout NKP

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Every sport faces periods of their existence where a changing of the guard takes place. Accomplished veterans reach the twilight years of their careers and are replaced with new faces looking to make their names known. Many sports’ transitions of athletes have carried second-generation names in the past, and NASCAR is no different, with a …

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2020 NASCAR Team Reviews: Hendrick Motorsports

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2020 was always going to be a crucial test for Hendrick Motorsports in the NASCAR Cup Series. The legendary organization had been a product of the youth movement over the past few seasons with the departures of Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt Jr., and Kasey Kahne, something that only advanced further when Jimmie Johnson announced in …

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NASCAR Hosts 2020 Awards Ceremony, The Winners Are…

Chase Elliott holds 2020 Bill France trophy Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Despite COVID-19 canceling the traditional NASCAR awards banquet, the series was still able to put on a ceremony recognizing champions, drivers and influential industry members from the 2020 season. The 2020 NASCAR Awards Ceremony was televised on NBCSN on Wednesday, Nov. 18, with country music singer Chris Stapleton starting the show with a performance from …

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Friday Faceoff: Are Jimmie Johnson/Chad Knaus the Best Driver/Crew Chief Pairing Ever?

2020 Phoenix NCS Denny Hamlin Face NKP

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Is Phoenix Raceway the right track again for the NASCAR finales next year? Luken Glover: While the spring NASCAR Cup Series race was good, the championship event wasn’t quite as exciting. There were some good battles among the championship drivers, but behind them we didn’t see a lot of action. It could be that non-playoff …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Closing the Door on an Unforgettable 2020 Season

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It’s hard to believe but the 2020 Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series has come to an end, and there’s really only one way to describe this season: Unforgettable. The season opened normally enough at Daytona International Speedway with the usual wreck fest followed by a finish that saw Grant Enfinger edge Jordan Anderson by mere …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Sheldon Creed Relives Winning Truck Championship

Sheldon Creed Truck Series Champion

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss NASCAR’s championship weekend at Phoenix Raceway, which saw the youth movement takeover the sport. Chase Elliott became the third youngest Cup Series champion, dominating the race after starting in the back. The duo discusses what this means for Elliott’s confidence level, as he’s proven he …

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Power Rankings: Chase Went to Chase Edition

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Oftentimes, NASCAR gets the short end of the deal — faces a lot of criticism, but they deserve a tip of the old Frontstretch hat for managing to get a full season in during trying times. No other major American sport was able to accomplish this feat. There is no hiding the fact that I’m …

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Beside the Rising Tide: The Best of Everything

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#48: Jimmie Johnson, Hendrick Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro Ally

Welcome loyal readers to the last regularly scheduled 2020 function for Club 61; to whit, my last weekly column for 2020. In honor of the momentousness of the occasion, I have decided not to submit this week’s effort in crayon. Club 61 isn’t a place. It’s a statistical anomaly that a bunch of my longest …

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5 Points to Ponder: A Champions Edition

2020 Phoenix NCS Chase Elliott Hug NKP

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A Worthy Champion Huge congratulations to Chase Elliott on his first Cup championship, matching a feat his father Bill achieved all the way back in 1988. Chase’s dominant, nerveless, winning performances at both Martinsville Speedway and Phoenix Raceway these past two weeks, all with the incessant pressure of the playoff format, showed he is a …

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