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Jimmie Johnson Wins Weather-Shortened Advance Auto Parts Clash After Wild Wreck

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2019 Advance Auto Parts Clash, Daytona International Speedway (Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Jimmie Johnson knew the rain was coming. He dove down alongside Paul Menard in an attempt to pass him and grab the lead in Sunday’s (Feb. 10) Advance Auto Parts Clash. Unfortunately, the two drivers made contact, triggering a wreck that collected over half the field. As NASCAR sent out its safety personnel and crews …

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Entry List: Daytona 500

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(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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Entry List: Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona

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The Advance Auto Parts Clash kicks off the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season on Feb. 10 for a 75-lap shootout at Daytona International Speedway. 20 cars are eligible for the event due to either winning a pole last season, previously winning a Daytona 500 pole, previously winning the Clash or making the playoffs …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Talking Offseason News, Plethora of Changes

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In a special offseason episode of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino, Mike Neff and Zach Catanzareti discuss all the news that’s transpired since Homestead. We start with the elephant in the room, that being Kurt Busch making the move to Chip Ganassi Racing, replacing Jamie McMurray who will take on an analyst role at Fox Sports. What do we think Busch can do …

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2018 Top NASCAR Storylines: Ford Shocks the NASCAR World

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The dominance of the Blue Oval is back in NASCAR. For the first time since 2002, Ford took home the manufacturer’s title, finally grabbing it back from Toyota and Chevrolet. In a year that saw struggles unlike any other season for the Bow Tie group, the Ford squad made sure to take advantage. With Roush …

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2018 NASCAR Driver Reviews: Kurt Busch

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(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

In 2017, Kurt Busch wasn’t confirmed to be returning to Stewart-Haas Racing for the 2018 season until Dec. 12, though he and sponsor Monster Energy both ultimately returned to the No. 41 Ford Fusion for his 18th Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. The 2018 season started out poorly for Busch, as he couldn’t defend …

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Kurt Busch Joins Chip Ganassi Racing for 2019 Cup Season

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(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Kurt Busch has a new home: Chip Ganassi Racing. The former Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion will drive the No. 1 for CGR in the series in 2019, the team announced Tuesday, Dec. 4. The move had been rumored for months, especially once it was revealed that Jamie McMurray, the driver of the No. …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Homestead

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Entering Homestead, the Championship 4 was labeled as one of the best fields of four we have ever seen. Sunday’s race was proof that the label wasn’t false as all four championship contenders had a chance. The feud between Joey Logano and Martin Truex Jr. was rekindled at the end and ended the same way it did …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: NASCAR Playoff Overload On NBC At Phoenix

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The revamped ISM Raceway brought a number of new elements to the package.  For one, there is a Modern Margarita stand just outside of Victory Lane.  Also, the place was so full of locked gates that the Camping World Truck Series Championship 4 drivers couldn’t get to the Media Center for their press conference Friday …

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Up to Speed: Kevin Harvick Must Look Forward

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(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

One week ago, Kevin Harvick looked like the odds-on favorite to win a second championship in NASCAR’s top division.  In fact, he rolled to a convincing victory at Texas Motor Speedway, winning both stages in the process.  Kyle Busch, likely Harvick’s biggest title threat, was a little bit off all day.  He finished an uninspiring …

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