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Kaz Grala Snags Hyperice Sponsorship for Daytona 500 Attempt

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Kaz Grala will carry Hyperice sponsorship in the 2021 Daytona 500, Kaulig Racing announced Feb. 8. Grala, 22, will carry the technology company on the No. 16 while attempting to qualify for his first Daytona 500 and second career NASCAR Cup Series start. “I’ve been using Hyperice products for a couple years now to complement …

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The Underdog House: Potential 2021 Daytona 500 Cinderellas

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The Dark Horse Field When the NASCAR Cup Series heads to Daytona International Speedway for the 2021 version of the Great American Race, 36 teams walk in breathing easy. The charter they own guarantees them an automatic spot in the Daytona 500 no matter how slow their car is or if they wreck in their …

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Stock Car Scoop: New Drivers Entering Daytona 500

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Two NASCAR Xfinity Series drivers recently announced they will be attempting to make their first Daytona 500 start. Who are these two drivers? Find out in the latest edition of Stock Car Scoop.  Frontstretch‘s podcast focused on the motorsports news of the week also will reveal which former Camping World Truck Series driver is coming …

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Kaz Grala Will Attempt Daytona 500 For Kaulig Racing

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Kaz Grala will attempt to compete in the 2021 Daytona 500 in the No. 16 Chevrolet for Kaulig Racing, the team announced on Wednesday, Jan. 13. Grala is also set to run in select road course and superspeedway races for Kaulig as they expand their Cup Series footprint this year. Grala subbed for Austin Dillon …

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What’s Left of the 2020-2021 Silly Season

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Over the years, the term Silly Season has become a popular expression in the racing world. It’s the time of year where NASCAR drivers in a contract year try to figure out where they’ll land for the following season. For fans, it’s highly anticipated. For drivers, not so much. With the current economic landscape, many …

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Fire on Fridays: Must-Win Teams That Should Use Road Course Experts to Advance in NASCAR Playoffs

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Desperate times call for desperate measures, and heading into an elimination race below the cutline means a team must pull out all the stops to try to advance. It’s Hail Mary time, and sometimes an unconventional approach, such as using a road-course racing expert rather than your regular driver, might just work. This weekend, the …

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Natalie Decker Out Again at Talladega, Kaz Grala to Sub

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Kaz Grala will replace Natalie Decker as the driver of the No. 44 Niece Motorsports Chevrolet for the upcoming NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series race at Talladega Superspeedway, according to NASCAR’s entry list. Decker was not medically cleared by NASCAR to compete in the race, Niece Motorsports later stated in a press release. …

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Kaz Grala on His Impressive Debut, Getting the Call from Richard Childress and His Daytona Success

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Few have had more of a whirlwind week than Kaz Grala. From getting the call from Hall of Famer and team owner Richard Childress, to leading laps in the famed No. 3 car at Daytona International Speedway and everything in between, the 21-year-old became the first driver since Carl Edwards in 2004 to score a …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Daytona Road Course Disappoints, William Byron Talks Racing on the Bubble

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Subscribe: iTunes In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss NASCAR’s inaugural weekend on the Daytona International Speedway road course. How did the duo think the racing played out, and should NASCAR return? Chase Elliott scored the victory, his third consecutive win on a road course. Meanwhile, Jimmie Johnson had a solid day, though …

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5 Points to Ponder: The Best Race in Motorsports

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The Greatest Spectacle in Racing At long last this weekend, and for the first time ever not during the month of May, it’s the Indy 500 — the Greatest Spectacle in Racing. It’s a nickname that is more than well-earned for a race which to me is easily the most mesmeric in all of motorsports, …

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