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Timmy Hill Wins eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series at Texas

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Timmy Hill held off a hard-charging Ryan Preece on the final lap to win Sunday’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 125 eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series event at the virtual Texas Motor Speedway, the series’ second such event in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The victory marked Hill’s 674th career win on iRacing. Preece, Garrett Smithley, …

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Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ryan Preece Handed Race-Morning L1 Penalties

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NASCAR announced Sunday morning (March 1) that both JTG-Daugherty Racing Chevrolets, driven by Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Ryan Preece, have been given L1 penalties ahead of the Auto Club 400. During pre-qualifying inspection Saturday, both cars were found by NASCAR officials to have violated Section 20.20 of the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series Rule Book. This …

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2020 NASCAR Cup Series Preseason Power Rankings

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For the first time here at Frontstretch, our staff banded together to vote on who it thinks will be the top drivers of the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season in a preseason power rankings format. Each participating staff member sent a 30-driver ranking before the beginning of the season, taking into account not only 2019 successes …

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2019 NASCAR Driver Reviews: Ryan Preece

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Like Steve Park, Brett Bodine, and Jimmy Spencer before him, Ryan Preece’s racing journey from the mighty modifieds of the Northeast has finally lead him to the pinnacle of stock car racing: the NASCAR Cup Series. Preece, the 2013 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion, was tabbed to replace stalwart AJ Allmendinger in the JTG Daugherty …

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Ryan Preece Switching to No. 37, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Driving No. 47 in 2020

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JTG Daugherty Racing has slightly shaken up its driver lineup for the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. will pilot the No. 47 Chevrolet, while Ryan Preece moves over to the No. 37 vacated by Chris Buescher. Stenhouse’s crew chief from the past three seasons at Roush Fenway Racing, Brian Pattie, will join …

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Beside the Rising Tide: They Don’t Make Rookies Like They Used To 

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As the NASCAR season winds down, the tension becomes even more palpable. After all, the point standings for the coveted award are even closer than the battle for top spot in the Cup Series In fact, as this is written, Ryan Preece and Daniel Hemric are separated by just 10 points for top spot atop …

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NASCAR 101: The Cup Rookie Battle Couldn’t Be Closer Than It Is Right Now

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The closest points race in NASCAR right now isn’t necessarily a battle for the championship. Sure, there are few clear favorites for titles in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, the Xfinity Series and the Gander Outdoors Truck Series. With two or three races to go in each series, there’s a sense that the championship …

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The Underdog House: When a Fire Becomes Fuel

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Top of the Class Ryan Preece always seems to be in a good mood, and he had plenty of reason to be following the Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway on Sunday (Oct. 20). Preece was the top finishing underdog with his 12th-place finish, marking the third time he has been such in 2019. It …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: Hollywood Casino 400

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series returns to Kansas Speedway for the final race in the Round of 12. The Hollywood Casino 400 will be held on Sunday, Oct. 20 at 2:30 p.m. ET and will air on NBC. Kansas is the second 1.5-mile track in the playoffs (Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the first, was …

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Eddie Pardue Becomes Crew Chief for Ryan Preece

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Ryan Preece has a new crew chief beginning with the 2019 1000Bulbs.com 500 at Talladega Superspeedway. JTG Daugherty Racing confirmed the move to NBC Sports. Eddie Pardue has been elevated from his role as an engineer to the crew chief position. Preece’s former crew chief, Tristan Smith, has switched roles and is now an engineer …

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