Race Weekend Central

Friday Faceoff: What to Do About Next Gen Wheels?

Next Gen tires at Charlotte test, NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Also: is Austin Cindric a championship contender? And what about the Jeremy Clements vs. Drew Dollar spat?

Up to Speed: Brad Keselowski & Austin Cindric Battle at Daytona

#6: Brad Keselowski, RFK Racing, Ford Mustang Castrol Violet Defense

(Photo: NKP)

One year ago, Brad Keselowski’s frustration was visible.

As the final laps of the Daytona 500 ticked away, Keselowski made a bold move to set himself up for a last-lap pass for the lead on his Team Penske teammate Joey Logano. But when Logano blocked Keselowski’s path forward, Keselowski got hit from behind by Michael McDowell, triggering a frightening crash that knocked out both Penske cars. McDowell went on to win the race, leaving Keselowski without a Harley J. Earl Trophy for at least one more year.

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)

(Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

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

2022 NASCAR Preseason Power Rankings: Nos. 30-21

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

It’s February, which means the NASCAR Cup Series takes to the track to start the 2022 season this month at Daytona International Speedway. With a wide array of driver and team changes from Silly Season alongside more minor personnel tweaks — or even a few lineups that stayed exactly the same — there’s a lot …

Read more

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Adds SweetLeaf Sponsorship

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. poses on pit road at Watkins Glen International. (Photo: NKP)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

SweetLeaf has joined JTG Daugherty Racing as a sponsor for Ricky Stenhouse Jr. in 2022, JTG announced Jan. 6. The company will adorn Stenhouse’s No. 47 in the NASCAR Cup Series in an undetermined amount of races, beginning at Atlanta Motor Speedway. “JTG Daugherty Racing is bringing new sponsors to our sport this season and …

Read more

Frontstretch 5: Most Forgettable Seasons by NASCAR Cup Drivers in 2021

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

With just two races left in the 2021 season for NASCAR’s three touring series, all eyes will be on the playoff drivers and who advances their way into the championship finale at Phoenix Raceway. While these drivers will rightfully have much of the attention on them, there are drivers like Christopher Bell, William Byron and …

Read more

Up to Speed: Brad Keselowski is Just Who Roush Fenway Racing Needs

Brad Keselowski poses with Jack Roush as the duo announce their partnership beginning with the 2022 Cup Series season. (Photo: Action Sports Photography)

(Photo: Action Sports Photography)

Talladega Superspeedway is the site of Brad Keselowski’s first and most recent wins in the NASCAR Cup Series.  Returning to the track for the first time since his April triumph, he’s right in the thick of the championship battle.  Only four points above the cutline before the second race of the Round of 12, Keselowski …

Read more

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Staying With JTG in 2022

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Michigan 2021

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. will remain the driver of the No. 47 JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet in 2022 in the NASCAR Cup Series, it was announced Sept. 30. According to The Athletic, it is a one-year deal. Stenhouse is in his second year driving for JTG. He has four top fives, six top 10s and one …

Read more

Dropping The Hammer: NASCAR Cup Drivers React to Largest Next Gen Car Test Yet

NASCAR Next Gen Car at Daytona

(Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images)

Five months before its official debut, the club of NASCAR Cup Series drivers who have gotten a crack at the Next Gen car grew last week. For two days at Daytona International Speedway, eight drivers took part in what was primarily a Goodyear Tire test at the 2.5-mile superspeedway. The group was a combination of …

Read more

Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2021 Federated Auto Parts 400

Joey Logano, a frequent fantasy NASCAR DraftKings pick, walks through the Indianapolis Motor Speedway garage in 2021. (Photo: NKP)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The NASCAR Cup Series Round of 16 holds its second race Saturday night (Sept. 11) at Richmond Raceway. Let’s get your daily fantasy NASCAR DraftKings rosters ready for the 2021 Federated Auto Parts 400! This race marks the second time drivers will face the 0.75-mile racetrack this season. Back in April, Alex Bowman snagged his …

Read more

Sign up for the Frontstretch Newsletter

A daily email update (Monday through Friday) providing racing news, commentary, features, and information from Frontstretch.com