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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Seasons Change

Sonoma Kyle Busch

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It’s the end of a chapter in the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, and also the end of an era, as the Fox/Fox Sports 1 coverage shifts to NBC and the NBC Sports Network for the latter half of the season (except for the Gander Outdoors Truck Series). It’s also the end of …

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Rick Ware Racing Plans to Run 3 Cars in ‘7 to 8 Races’ in 2019

BJ McLeod Charlotte 2019

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

After debuting a third car during All-Star weekend in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, followed by its first points-paying race being the Coca-Cola 600, Rick Ware Racing plans to run a third entry in “seven to eight races” this season, the team tells Frontstretch. “We have some opportunities that we don’t want to turn …

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Entry List: Daytona 500

500

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

The entry list for the 61st Daytona 500 has been released, and there’s a lot of changes for the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. 42 cars are on the final version of the entry list. A maximum of 40 cars will take the green flag on race day. Old faces in new places …

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Martin Truex Jr., Jimmie Johnson And Others To Start From Rear in First Data 500

TRUEX

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Martin Truex Jr.‘s quest to defend his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series title faces a setback today (Oct. 28) at Martinsville Speedway. The 2017 champion failed post-qualifying inspection and will forfeit his sixth place starting spot for the First Data 500. Truex will start the race in 33rd instead. Nine-time Martinsville winner Jimmie Johnson also …

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Austin Cindric, Daniel Hemric Top XFINITY ROVAL Practice Sessions

2018 Charlotte NXS Daniel Hemric Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Richard Childress Racing’s Daniel Hemric, fresh off the news that he will race full-time in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in 2019, was fastest overall in XFINITY Series practice on Friday.  Hemric’s lap of 104.966 mph was set midway through Happy Hour Practice No. 1 Team Penske’s Austin Cindric was fastest in the opening …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Ross Chastain Whips the Field to Score 1st NASCAR Victory

Ross Chastain XFINITY WIN Las Vegas

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Three weeks ago, Chip Ganassi Racing announced it would sign on Ross Chastain for three races in the XFINITY Series. And it only took him two races in the No. 42 ride to find Victory Lane. Chastain didn’t get the best qualifying lap in, lining up fifth for Saturday’s DC Solar 300 at Las Vegas …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Just Like Old Times, Kurt Busch Wins Bristol

Kurt Busch Bristol Burnout

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Who’s in the headline Kurt Busch owned Bristol at one point in time. He won five races there from 2002 through 2006, including three straight in 2003 and 2004. Since his fifth win in 2006, he didn’t have a single runner-up finish. Busch ran in the top 10 the majority of the night and made …

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Kevin Harvick Tops Opening Practice at Pocono

2017 Las Vegas CUP Kevin HArvick NIgel Kinrade NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

From the time Kevin Harvick went out on the racetrack, the No. 4 car was the fastest racecar at Pocono Raceway in Saturday’s opening session. Harvick turned a lap of 174,965 mph, .010 seconds ahead of Daytona winner Erik Jones, who jumped to second the scoring pylon with a few minutes to spare in the …

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Entry List: Gander Outdoors 400

2016 Pocono II CUP Kyle Larson racing Logan Whitton NKP

(Photo: Logan Whitton/NKP)

After a thrilling finish between Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to the Pocono Raceway for the second time this season on Sunday, July 29. 39 cars are on the preliminary entry list this weekend with some notable changes. Premium Motorsports will enter two …

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Frontstretch Podcast: JJ Yeley on What Makes an Underdog

JJ Yeley 2018 Daytona July Cup

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In the latest episode of the 2018 Frontstretch Podcast, we review the weekend of demolition derby style of racing at Daytona International Speedway with Dustin Albino, Mike Neff, Zach Catanzareti and JJ Yeley, who had a pair of top-20 finishes in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR XFINITY Series races. Erik Jones picked up his first Cup Series …

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