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Matt Crafton Replacing Matt Tifft for Sunday’s Race at Martinsville

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Veteran NASCAR driver Matt Crafton will drive the No. 36 Ford for Front Row Motorsports in this weekend’s First Data 500 at Martinsville Speedway. Matt Tifft, the primary driver of the ride, exited the track on Saturday morning (Oct. 26) prior to opening Monster Energy Cup Series practice via an ambulance, taken to a nearby …

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Up to Speed: Richard Childress Racing Starting Over

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Richard Childress Racing is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2019.  Starting out as an owner/driver, Childress built his organization into one of the mightiest teams in NASCAR history.  His achievements with Dale Earnhardt at the wheel of the No. 3 Chevrolet are the stuff of legend. But as great as RCR has been over most …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2019 Drydene 400

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After a wild weekend of road course racing, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series makes its second trip of the season to the Monster Mile. The first race in the round of 12, the Drydene 400, is scheduled for Sunday (Oct 6) at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN. As you may recall, Dover International Speedway …

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Up to Speed: The Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL Delivers, Again

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Two years ago, when Charlotte Motor Speedway announced that its fall race would be held on something called a “ROVAL,” the decision was met with a fair amount of skepticism.  Would big, bulky stock cars put on a good show at an infield road course?  And was it really a good idea to have such …

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Southeastern Equipment & Supply to Sponsor Matt Tifft

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South Carolina company Southeastern Equipment & Supply has jumped on board Matt Tifft‘s No. 36 car for this weekend’s race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, the team announced Tuesday, Sept. 3. The organization, which specializes in floor scrubbers, will be on the blue-and-yellow Front Row Motorsports entry for the …

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Matt Tifft Learning From Teammates in Rookie Cup Season

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Matt Tifft is perhaps one of the luckier drivers, heck people, in NASCAR. Just over three years removed from brain tumor surgery, he has been adjusting to his rookie season in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series with Front Row Motorsports. Tifft ran a handful of Gander Outdoors Truck Series races from 2014 through 2016, scoring …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Take Us Out to the Ballgame?

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On the sports calendar, August means the start of college football season, an excessive amount of golf on TV, and the hunt for baseball’s playoff positions winding down. NASCAR’s Gander Outdoors Truck Series solidified its playoff field with the regular season finale this weekend at Michigan International Speedway, Austin Cindric is looking like a possible …

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The Underdog House: A Different (Tri)Angle

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Top of the Class The majority of the battles for supremacy in terms of underdogs in 2019 have been between Chris Buescher and Matt DiBenedetto. Sunday (July 28) at Pocono Raceway was just more of the same. Buescher and the No. 37 JTG Daugherty Racing Chevy took top dog honors, but not by much. His …

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Front Row Motorsports Swaps Matt Tifft, David Ragan Crew Chiefs

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Front Row Motorsports will switch out the crews and crew chiefs of the No. 36 of Matt Tifft and the No. 38 of David Ragan starting with this weekend’s Gander RV 400 at Pocono Raceway, the team announced Tuesday, July 23. Mike Kelley, formerly Tifft’s crew chief, and Seth Barbour, previously on top of the …

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5 Points to Ponder: NASCAR’s Rookie Driver Disappearing Act and Cleaning Up the Playoff Bubble

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ONE: Can Kevin Harvick’s Win Kickstart Stewart-Haas Racing? There’s no doubt Kevin Harvick’s Sunday victory (July 21) at New Hampshire Motor Speedway lifts a monkey off the back of Stewart-Haas Racing. After eight Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victories in 2018, a career high, it took Harvick 20 races to win his first. If nothing …

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