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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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Matt Kenseth Adds Wyndham Hotels Sponsorship for Return to Roush Fenway Racing

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It’s official: Matt Kenseth is returning to Roush Fenway Racing. On Wednesday (April 25),the team held a press conference at the NASCAR Hall of Fame officially introducing Matt Kenseth’s return to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in a part-time role, sharing the No. 6 car with Trevor Bayne. NASCAR Hall of Famer Mark Martin …

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Did You Notice?: NASCAR’s Sophomore Slump Affecting Youth Movement?


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Did You Notice? … The dreaded sophomore slump has reared its ugly head again? The top three rookies from the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series last season are all underperforming nine races into 2018. Erik Jones is the best of the bunch, sitting 12th in points. But as the driver he replaced, Matt Kenseth, returns to …

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The Frontstretch 5: Thoughts on Kenseth, Bayne, and a Few Other Things

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1. How much magic will there be? Once upon a time, Matt Kenseth and Roush Fenway Racing made a lot of magic together. 24 of Kenseth’s 39 Cup wins came in a Roush Ford, along with his 2003 title, which is often (unfairly) maligned as the title run that forced the playoff system on the …

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NASCAR Mailbox: What Does Matt Kenseth’s Return to Roush Fenway Racing Mean?

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It isn’t often that a major NASCAR bombshell randomly falls in April. Oh, and the guy who is causing everyone in the NASCAR realm to freak out this week is known for being one of the most laid back people in the sport. Yeah, Matt Kenseth is coming back, according to a report by SB …

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5 Points to Ponder: Matt Kenseth Crashes NASCAR 2018 Party

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ONE: Matt Kenseth Returns. To Roush. Say What? Five months after being pushed out of NASCAR, Matt Kenseth is back in the driver’s seat. A Monday night report from SB Nation’s Jordan Bianchi revealed Kenseth is heading back to the organization where he won his 2003 Cup Series championship: Roush Fenway Racing. He’ll share the …

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Report: Matt Kenseth Rejoining Roush Fenway Racing For Select 2018 Races

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Five months after leaving the sport, Matt Kenseth is back driving in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Monday night, SB Nation’s Jordan Bianchi reported Kenseth has been signed by old employer Roush Fenway Racing. He’ll team up with Trevor Bayne to share the No. 6 Ford for the rest of the 2018 Monster Energy …

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2017 NASCAR Cup Series Team Review: Joe Gibbs Racing

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Joe Gibbs Racing has been near the top of the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series garage for the last 15-20 years and has generally been recognized as the top Toyota team since switching manufacturers in 2008. As expected, it was a powerhouse again in 2017, with its four-car stable racking up a total of eight …

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NASCAR Top 10 Storylines 2017: A Changing Of the Guard as NASCAR Greats Retire

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There is a massive generational shift occurring in NASCAR. Eventually, it had to happen. Few sports offer the opportunity to compete at a top level for over a decade. But NASCAR is different, as those reading this topic have likely figured out. Everything from the structure of how NASCAR is operated to how events happen …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Who Is NASCAR’s Next Female Star?


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The echo from the microphone during Danica Patrick’s retirement press conference on Friday at Homestead-Miami Speedway said it all. Unlike most NASCAR press conferences, there was no murmuring in the room. Instead, no one’s lips moved as Patrick cried her eyes out, spilling a raw emotion so rare in NASCAR that no one knew how …

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