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Eyes on XFINITY: Keeping Up With a Busy Off-Season

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Another off-season has come and gone and the XFINITY Series is set to take to the high banks of Daytona this Saturday. As prestigious as the World Center of Racing is, the race that opens the season doesn’t tell the fans how the season is going to turn out. 2017 was dominated by Joe Gibbs …

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Tracking the Trucks: Chase Briscoe Scores 1st Career Win at Homestead-Miami Speedway

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In a Nutshell: Chase Briscoe put on a clinic at Homestead-Miami Speedway as he took the checkered flag ahead of Christopher Bell to score his first career win. Starting on the pole, the driver of the No. 29 Ford led a race-high 81 of 134 laps en route to Victory Lane. Johnny Sauter, Ryan Truex, …

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Kaz Grala Balancing School, Racing While Climbing the NASCAR Ladder

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(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Most 18-year olds can’t say they race cars for a living, have won in a plethora of different racing series and is the youngest winner in Daytona International Speedway history. But Kaz Grala can, because the Westborough, Mass. native has been behind the wheel for most of his life, and now it’s led to a ride …

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Tracking the Trucks: Parker Kligerman Scores 2nd Career Win at Talladega

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(Photo: John K. Harrelson/NKP)

In a Nutshell: Parker Kligerman emerged from the carnage victorious in Saturday afternoon’s fred’s 250 at Talladega Superspeedway. The driver of the No. 75 Toyota kept the pedal to the floor as a last-lap melee wiped out a large chunk of the remaining drivers and scored his second career win at the 2.66-mile track. Polesitter …

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Kaz Grala Crashes Out of Truck Series Playoffs in Talladega

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Plate racing is what started Kaz Grala’s championship hopes… it’s also what ended it in 2017. Kicking the Camping World Truck Series season with a win at Daytona in February, Grala came into Saturday’s Fred’s 250 from Talladega Superspeedway below the cutoff in point to advance in the playoffs. Those hopes became shattered when he …

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4 Burning Questions: Who Will Surprise Us All at Talladega?

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Who Could Be a Surprise Cup Winner on Sunday? NASCAR’s Talladega week is where it gets fun for us writers. We get to publish our outlandish, bold winners who we predict may make us look like geniuses for once in our nine-month season. In this week’s Frontstretch Podcast powered by DraftKings, we added a little …

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GMS Racing Fastest in Both NCWTS Practices in Las Vegas

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NASCAR Camping World Truck Series title contender Johnny Sauter turned the fastest lap in opening practice Saturday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Sauter turned a lap of 30.089 seconds (179.468 mph). He was 0.143 seconds faster than second-place Ryan Truex. Matt Crafton was the only other playoff driver in the top five, running third. Noah Gragson finished …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: 8 Drivers, 3 Rounds, 1 Championship

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(Photo: Barry Cantrell / NKP)

Last weekend at Chicagoland Speedway, the Camping World Truck Series set its playoff field, and for the final seven races on the schedule, all eyes will focus on the championship battle. One thing that’s different this year, though, is the number of playoff points accumulated each week by winning stages and races. Those bonus points …

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2017 Frontstretch Podcast Powered by DraftKings – Episode 26: Bump in the Night

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Episode 26: Bump in the Night Frontstretch Podcast with Dustin Albino, Joseph Wolkin and Zach Catanzareti In this week’s episode brought to you by DraftKings, Dustin, Joseph and Zach debate the use of bumping for a race win, the odds of us seeing similar aggression this weekend at Richmond Raceway and what effect an encumbered win should have on a race …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: How Austin Cindric’s Win is Different Than Jeremy Clements’

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(Photo: Barry Cantrell/NKP)

Last Sunday afternoon at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park, Austin Cindric stole the headlines when he shoved Kaz Grala out of the lead on the final lap, en route to his first career victory and a playoff berth for his team’s final season in the Camping World Truck Series. The win, coupled with teammate Chase Briscoe’s …

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