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ARCA Racing Series Breakdown: 2019 Sioux Chief PowerPEX 200 at Toledo

Chandler Smith MC2007

(Photo: Christian Koelle)

At the front of the field, Sunday’s Sioux Chief PowerPEX 200 was a predictable affair. Venturini Motorsports won the pole courtesy of Michael Self, but it only took 14 laps for Chandler Smith to reestablish a stranglehold on the race lead and run away from the field, cruising to his first ARCA Menard’s Series win …

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The 12: NASCAR’s Top Prospects

Tyler Reddick

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

This week, NASCAR springs back into action after a restful off week. With the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series stars absent from the track, our panel of Frontstretch power rankings experts did the same. The 12: NASCAR Power Rankings Toyota Owners 400 Edition Putting power rankings aside this week, many drivers are trying to take the …

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Friday Faceoff: Is Group Qualifying the Best Option?

2019 Las Vegas I CUP Chris Buescher Ryan Preece Brad Keselowski racing NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

With a few drivers blasting the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series qualifying format this weekend, what do you think would be the best qualifying method from a competition and fan entertainment standpoint? Wesley Coburn: I like group qualifying. Single-car qualifying stretches out millions of years, furthering the casual perception that NASCAR is boring. Group qualifying makes …

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Fire on Friday: The Sky Is the Limit for Hailie Deegan

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Photo: Davey Segal

By now, you’ve probably heard of 17-year-old Hailie Deegan. The last name should sound familiar to racing fans, as she’s the daughter of X Games legend Brian Deegan. But unlike her father, Deegan has opted to go a different route: heavy-bodied stock cars. The Temecula, Calif., native is also a NASCAR Next member and recently …

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NASCAR 101: 5 K&N & ARCA Drivers Who Could (Or Should!) Make Their National Series Debuts This Year

Hailie Deegan Derek Kraus

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

NASCAR’s national series roster got just a little bigger this week thanks to a pair of announcements regarding driver debuts at Martinsville Speedway in the Camping World Truck Series. Tyler Ankrum will make his series debut with DGR-Crosley in the team’s No. 54, while Chase Purdy will attempt to make his first Truck Series race …

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2018 NASCAR Next Class Announced

zane smith

(Photo: Logan Whitton/NKP)

The 2018 NASCAR Next class was announced on Tuesday afternoon, featuring nine drivers in the developmental ranks of NASCAR who are looking to take the next step in their racing careers. Anthony Alfredo, Hailee Deegan, Riley Herbst, Derek Kraus, Chase Purdy, Will Rodgers, Zane Smith, Tanner Thorson and Ryan Vargas make up the nine-driver class. …

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