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Couch Potato Tuesday: Brendan Gaughan’s Energetic Addition to NBCSN NASCAR Coverage

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Split weekends can cause some problems for NASCAR TV partners as their resources get stretched. NBC was no different. Some people went to Iowa while others went to Pocono, expanding a crew with additions that don’t cover the sport full-time. Regardless, viewers got 600-plus miles of racing over the weekend.  Both of them were quite …

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The Underdog House: A Day At The Not-So-Magic Mile

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Think Small It was a day we thought wasn’t going to happen. The rain was making its debut on Sunday morning in Loudon, New Hampshire, and the odds of July 22 turning into a race day seemed next to impossible. Nevertheless, NASCAR rallied forward to keep the track dry, quickly adapted its schedule and eventually …

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The Underdog House: Small Teams Star in Chaotic Coke Zero Sugar 400

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Think Small Unlike any other race this year, if you weren’t up front Saturday night at Daytona International Speedway, you were on your way to a great night. So, naturally, the Coke Zero Sugar 400 was a race where the underdogs starred. Once many of the fast cars crashed out, most of whom in the …

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Matt DiBenedetto, Hartford Gold Group Partner for Sonoma

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The Hartfold Gold Group and Go FAS Racing are teaming up at Sonoma Raceway. Both announced Wednesday (June 20) that the company will adorn the team’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series No. 32, driven by Matt DiBenedetto, for this weekend’s race. The Hartford Gold Group is a family business based out of California, as is …

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Friday Faceoff: Which Top Driver Might Be Facing A Winless Season?

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1. Once again, weather dominated the headlines this weekend. Do you think there’s anything more that NASCAR can do (tires, start times, scheduling) or is it just a case of “c’est la vie”? John Haverlin: There’s nothing more NASCAR can do. Start times and altering the schedule would be OK, but it takes a lot (television, tracks, …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Race Until the Rain

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Whether or not their competition is ready, the Ford Fusions of Stewart-Haas Racing and Team Penske are still by far the class of the field in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series this season. After a two-hour delay for the start of Sunday’s race (June 10) at Michigan International Speedway, the Fords joined all other …

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4 Burning Questions: Will the Kyle Busch Show Continue?

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Can Kyle Busch make it four in a row? Kyle Busch will be going for his fourth straight victory this weekend in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, a lofty achievement that very few even have the honor to race for. But he’ll be facing an uphill battle to do so this weekend. Toyota absolutely …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Matt DiBenedetto Talks Racing at Richmond

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In the latest episode of the 2018 Frontstretch Podcast, we review a good, hard weekend of racing at Richmond Raceway with Dustin Albino, Mike Neff, Zach Catanzareti and driver of the No. 32 Go FAS Racing Ford Matt DiBenedetto. We also introduce a new sponsor, FanDuel, and a Frontstretch exclusive contest where you can win $300 and a $200 gift card from …

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The Underdog House: Green Means Go at Richmond

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Think Small Following two weeks of mild attrition on the track and about a month of wacky weather dilemmas, Richmond Raceway was easier to digest from start to finish. For the underdogs, it was a night of simplicity that was well-needed after the 26 hours of Bristol. Richmond was a race of comers and goers …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Saturday Night Lights

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The 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season is now one-quarter finished after the third short-track visit of the year to Richmond Raceway, the first short track weekend not to be plagued by weather delays. Kyle Busch put the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota Camry in Victory Lane for the third week in a …

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