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Did You Notice?: NASCAR Track Rotation Not the Worst Idea

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Did You Notice?… Atlanta Motor Speedway is one of a handful of tracks to gain back a second NASCAR date in the modern era after losing it? AMS will run its first NASCAR Cup Series race of 2021 this weekend (March 21) before the sport makes a return trip on July 11. There’s a lot of …

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5 Points to Ponder: NASCAR Chemistry Matters, Stewart-Haas Racing Slump Deepens & More

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

ONE: Stewart-Haas Racing Slump Gets Deeper Kevin Harvick sat on the pole for Sunday’s (March 7) Pennzoil 400 driving his No. 4 Ford for Stewart-Haas Racing. It was a great position to assert himself up front at a Las Vegas Motor Speedway track he led 92 laps at last March. Instead? Harvick never led a …

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Here Are the Changes to the Daytona Road Course Entry Lists

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In what will likely become a recurring segment at Frontstretch each week, we’ll run down the driver- and team-related changes to the NASCAR entry lists since they were initially posted, in this case last Saturday, Feb. 13. NASCAR Cup Series (Daytona International Speedway road course) –Garrett Smithley will make his season debut this weekend, driving the …

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Entry List: 2021 Super Start Batteries 188

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The first visit to a road course in 2021 for the NASCAR Xfinity Series features an entry list of 44 cars that hope to tackle the Daytona International Speedway road course on Saturday, Feb. 20. With no qualifying currently scheduled for the event, four will miss the race, barring any entry list changes. NASCAR has …

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Xfinity Qualifying, Cup Final Practice Canceled Due to Rain

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A rather large rain cell arrived early at Daytona International Speedway Saturday morning (Feb. 13), but it surely wasn’t welcome. In fact, the torrential downpour canceled both NASCAR Xfinity Series qualifying and final Cup Series practice. Forty-five drivers were entered for today’s scheduled Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner 300 at Daytona. Typically, the field is …

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Ronnie Bassett Jr., Dillon Bassett Returning to DGM Racing for 20 Races

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After impressing DGM Racing team owner Mario Gosselin in 2019, both Ronnie Bassett Jr. and Dillon Bassett will return to the team this season in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, Frontstretch has learned. The Bassett brothers will combine to run 20 races in the No. 90 Chevrolet, up two starts from 2019. For a second season, …

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2019 Xfinity Series Review, Pt. 3: Part-Time Standouts

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Compared to the 2018 NASCAR Xfinity Series season, part-time drivers didn’t fare as well in 2019. Regardless, some made the most of their opportunities this past season. Filled with veterans, drivers who have talent but can’t find the funding to put a whole season together and fresh faces, the Xfinity part-timers showed promise against some …

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NASCAR 101: Related Drivers in NASCAR

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This column was all set. Perfect, even — the idea, that is. It was timely, fitting, whatever. Then Carson Ware dropped off the Gander Outdoors Truck Series entry list for this weekend at Martinsville Speedway. But you know what? Screw it. Doing it anyway. In the event that Ware returns to the entry list (until …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Bassett Brothers Moving Up Racing Ranks Together

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

It’s not often a pair of siblings make it to the top of any particular sport, but in racing it’s a bit different. NASCAR is built on families. The Earnhardt, Petty, Allison, Waltrip, Labonte, Busch and Burton families — to name a few — all have had siblings compete against each other at the highest …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Kyle Busch Earns 2nd Part of Texas Sweep, But Not Without Intrigue

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Sometimes the journey really is as important as the destination. Saturday’s My Bariatric Solutions 300 at Texas Motor Speedway was a perfect example. If you just came in at the end and saw that Kyle Busch won the race, well, yeah, that was no surprise. That’s kind of what he does when he shows up …

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