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What They Said: Daytona 500 Media Day Quotes

Martin Truex Jr., driver of the #19 Bass Pro Shops Toyota, Christopher Bell, driver of the #20 DeWalt Toyota, Bubba Wallace, driver of the #23 McDonald's Toyota, Kurt Busch, driver of the #45 Monster Energy Toyota, and Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Express Toyota, drive during practice for the NASCAR Cup Series 64th Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 15, 2022 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

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Check out what the Daytona 500 competitors had to say Wednesday, Feb. 16, during media day for the 64th annual Great American Race.

Did You Notice?: 2022 NASCAR Storylines Besides the Next Gen

Kyle Busch smiles while standing on pit road at the Clash at the Coliseum (Photo: NKP)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The 2022 NASCAR Cup Series season is finally upon us.

Dropping The Hammer: Ready or Not, Here Comes the Clash

Busch Clash

Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell Pennzoil Ford, drives during practice for the NASCAR Cup Series Busch Light Clash at Los Angeles Coliseum on February 05, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

When did it hit you? Was it seeing a mural of Bubba Wallace and Chase Elliott painted on a wall somewhere in Los Angeles? Or Ricky Stenhouse Jr. recording a video of himself doing running exercises up the steps of the L.A. Coliseum? Maybe it was seeing four cars being filmed for a NBC Super …

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2022 NASCAR Preseason Power Rankings: Nos. 10-1

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

It’s the final day of Frontstretch‘s 2022 NASCAR Preseason Power Rankings, where we’re counting down the top 30 NASCAR Cup Series drivers before the cars hit Daytona International Speedway this month, as voted on by the Frontstretch staff. Who made our top 10? Read on to find out. And if you missed parts one and two, catch up …

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Rheem Rejoining Kevin Harvick for 3 Races

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In addition to its sponsorship of Christopher Bell and Kyle Busch in the NASCAR Cup Series in 2022, Rheem will also helm multiple races for Kevin Harvick, Stewart-Haas Racing announced Jan. 11. Rheem, a past sponsor for Harvick, will adorn SHR’s No. 4 in three races in 2022, at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Darlington Raceway …

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2021 NASCAR Top Storylines: Kevin Harvick’s Monumental Drop-Off

Kevin Harvick at Darlington fall 2021 NASCAR Cup race, NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

What a difference a year makes. Kevin Harvick‘s 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season was one for the ages. Nine victories and arguably his best statistical season in his 20-plus-year career. Fast forward one year and he failed to visit victory lane once. Heck, he didn’t even earn a single playoff point on track over the …

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2021 Cup Series Awards: Memorable Finishes, Quotes & Cars

Kyle Larson at Darlington

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Hello, and welcome to Frontstretch‘s 2021 NASCAR Cup Series Awards Banquet, I’m your host, Daniel McFadin. Thank you for joining us today at the Thomas Bowles Memorial Rec Hall. Today, we gather to acknowledge what wasn’t celebrated at last week’s NASCAR Champions Week banquet in Nashville. We all know who won the championship, most popular …

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Friday Faceoff: What Were the Biggest Surprises & Disappointments of 2021?

Hamlin, NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Another year, another near miss for Denny Hamlin. Will he ever win a NASCAR Cup Series title? Luken Glover: Denny Hamlin absolutely has the talent to get the job done. So, can he do it? Definitely a yes. Will he do it? I’m leaning towards no. We may be seeing the equivalent of Mark Martin, who …

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NASCAR Stat Sheet: Kyle Larson Earns the Most Important Stat of the Year: Champion

Kyle Larson celebrates his 2021 NASCAR Cup Series championship at Phoenix Raceway. Photo: NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Despite being a force to be reckoned with in nearly every race in 2021, Kyle Larson entered the finale at Phoenix Raceway on a level even with the other three championship-eligible drivers.

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