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Joey Logano Fastest in Uneventful Daytona 500 Happy Hour

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Joey Logano led a line of Fords to the top of the speed charts in Saturday’s (Feb. 15) Happy Hour practice for the Daytona 500, capping an uneventful final practice that saw only the Blue Ovals engage in any extended drafting. Twenty-six of the 40 starters for Sunday’s 500 made laps during the session. 2020 …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2020 Daytona 500

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“Drivers, start your engines!” I don’t know about you, but I’ve been waiting to hear those words. There’s nothing like the 2020 Daytona 500 at The World Center of Racing. The roar of the crowd as the green flag waves; the thrill of close-knit pack racing. You may feel anguish if your favorite driver gets …

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Late Draft Puts William Byron, Bowtie Brigade Atop Friday Daytona 500 Practice Charts

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After nearly 30 laps of drafting together in a five-car pack, Denny Hamlin and the Toyota camp pulled off track, their cars ranked 1-5 on the speed charts. They held those spots until the closing minutes of Friday’s (Feb. 14) Daytona 500 practice, when the second Chevrolet draft pack of the session put seven Chevrolets …

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Stock Car Scoop with Bryan Nolen: Duel Recaps and More!

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Bryan Nolen gives you a recap of all of the aggressive driving from both Bluegreen Vacation Duels at Daytona on Thursday night (Feb. 13). He also gives you which go or go-homers made it into the Daytona 500 and which NASCAR Cup Series champion signed a contract extension that will keep him in his car …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2020 BlueGreen Vacations Duels at Daytona

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The Headline(s): While the battles for the final spots in the Daytona 500 field proved underwhelming, the racing throughout the pack was hot and heavy. Winning races that were highly contested and featured no Big Ones, Joey Logano and William Byron scored well-earned victories Thursday night (Feb. 13). Both Daniel Suarez and JJ Yeley suffered …

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Joey Logano, Fords Forge to the Front in First 2020 Bluegreen Vacations Duel

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. was the fastest Chevrolet in Thursday’s (Feb. 13) first 2020 Bluegreen Vacations Duel at Daytona. Team Penske teammate Ryan Blaney caused the race’s only caution. But Joey Logano blasted by both of them, using a push from Aric Almirola to forge to the front and win the first Daytona 500 qualifying race. …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Clash Wreckfest, 2020 Preview

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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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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

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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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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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