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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2020 FanShield 500 at Phoenix

(Photo: Randy Lanning)

The Headline(s): Holding off Kevin Harvick on two successive late-race restarts, Joey Logano prevailed in overtime to win at Phoenix, his second win of 2020, 25th career Cup Series win and 56th NASCAR national series victory. Fast Fords win races! Proud of our 22 @shell @pennzoil team. We learned a lot today and will be …

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Erik Jones Joining Kyle Busch Bounty Hunt at Homestead-Miami Speedway

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Erik Jones will throw his hat into the ring for the Kyle Busch bounty for the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway (March 20). His involvement was announced via a tweet from the track’s official account. Our @NASCAR_Trucks race is going to be ???@KyleLarsonRacin & @Erik_Jones are coming for @KyleBusch. …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Clash Wreckfest, 2020 Preview

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Dustin Albino and Mike Neff are back for another year full of racing podcasts, with the first one focused on Sunday’s Clash, previewing the Daytona 500 and the 2020 season. Erik Jones won a wreckfest Clash on Sunday, while many drivers were upset with different aspects of the event. The duo take sides on why the race …

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Trendy Tuesday: Ricky Stenhouse Jr., JTG Daugherty Racing All About 3

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Hi, if you follow me on Twitter you probably know I love stats. So for the 2020 NASCAR season, we’re taking a few of those stats to the next level in a new Frontstretch column called Trendy Tuesday.  No, I didn’t put any stats on Twitter this week following The Clash, so the column may look a …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2020 Busch Clash at Daytona

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The Headline(s): A crash-filled Busch Clash had six cars competing for the win Sunday (Feb. 9) by the end of several green-white-checkered finishes. The one that stuck saw Erik Jones score the victory in a junked Toyota Camry, his first-ever win in this 75-lap NASCAR exhibition. Jones rode a steam-engine push from teammate Denny Hamlin …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2020 Busch Clash

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Who… should you be talking about after the race? With just six cars still running at the end of the 2020 Busch Crash — er, Clash — at Daytona International Speedway, it was Erik Jones getting by Ryan Newman with a little help from his friend Denny Hamlin to take the win and the bragging rights …

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Up to Speed: NASCAR Cup Drivers With Something to Prove in 2020

Matt DiBenedetto

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A new racing season means new opportunities and new challenges.  Over the winter, NASCAR’s Cup Series saw its usual flurry of changes among drivers, teams and crews.  As a result of these changes, many drivers, rookies and veterans alike will be feeling the pressure to perform in 2020.  Whether measuring their success against other competitors …

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Erik Jones Wins NASCAR Demolition Derby Turned 2020 Busch Clash

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Erik Jones spent most of the 2020 Busch Clash languishing outside the draft after missing his pit box. Then, as the laps wound down, he was a pinball in multiple wrecks. But when the curtain closed on NASCAR’s season-opening exhibition turned Demolition Derby, Jones was somehow the last man standing. Jones crossed the finish line …

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Erik Jones Leads Joe Gibbs Racing Sweep in Busch Clash Practice

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Picking up right where they left off in Speedweeks a year ago, the Joe Gibbs Racing Toyotas posted the top four speeds of the lone practice for Sunday’s Busch Clash. Erik Jones, Denny Hamlin, Martin Truex Jr. and Kyle Busch were joined by Ryan Blaney in the top five. All four JGR Toyotas broke 199.5 …

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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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