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NASCAR Race Weekend Central

The Virtual Frontstretch: Issue 7

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Photo by Justin Melillo via iRacing.com

With the Easter holiday upon the motorsports world, there’s not a lot happening this weekend in the real world. Some sim racing leagues are also taking off as well, but that doesn’t mean we can’t talk about this past week on iRacing, full of its share of short track racing on both the asphalt and …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Ryan Truex Helps Digest Bristol Dirt

2021 Las Vegas I trucks Ryan Truex NKP

#40: Ryan Truex, Niece Motorsports, Chevrolet Silverado Jacob Companies

Ryan Truex was one of the select few to actually participate in the Pinty’s Truck Race on Dirt and joins the podcast this week to discuss his run and season to date. With his older brother Martin dominating the Camping World Truck Series race and winning a stage in the NASCAR Cup Series race at …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Rough Start to 2021 for Many Drivers

2021 Daytona I trucks Tyler Ankrum Zane Smith NKP

#26: Tyler Ankrum, GMS Racing, Chevrolet Silverado Liuna! #21: Zane Smith, GMS Racing, Chevrolet Silverado MRC Construction

After a two-week break, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series heads back east for its fourth race of the 2021 season on Saturday (March 20) at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Like last year, Atlanta marks the fourth race of the season, albeit under very different circumstances and taking place almost three full months earlier than the …

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Tracking the Trucks: Ben Rhodes Edges Jordan Anderson at Daytona

2021 Trucks Daytona finish with wreck - Rhodes/Roper/Anderson. (Credit: NKP)

Credit: NKP

In a Nutshell: Ben Rhodes edged Jordan Anderson and Cory Roper at the line to score his first career Daytona International Speedway win in Friday’s (Feb. 12) NextEra Energy 250 in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. A caution involving 10 trucks with just four laps remaining set up the overtime finish that gave ThorSport …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Austin Cindric on Xfinity Championship

Austin Cindric Phoenix Championship 2020

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss the first three weeks of a busy 2020 offseason. The crew chief change at Joe Gibbs Racing highlights the offseason, as Adam Sevens will move from winning 28 races and two championships with Kyle Busch to Christopher Bell. Was the change needed after just one …

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Ryan Truex Driving Full Time for Niece Motorsports in 2021

Ryan Truex Atlanta 2020

(Photo: Niece Motorsports)

Ryan Truex will run the full 2021 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule for Niece Motorsports in the No. 40, the team announced Nov. 24. Truex drove the truck in nine events last season, ending 12th twice at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and Kansas Speedway. Marquis Spas will provide sponsorship. “Last season was really a …

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Tracking the Trucks: Brett Moffitt Scores Overtime Win in Kansas

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In a Nutshell: After finishing runner-up four times this season, Brett Moffitt scored his first 2020 victory at Kansas Speedway when he edged teammate Sheldon Creed, who led a race-high 61 laps, by 0.111 seconds at the line. A late-race spin by Zane Smith, who had been battling with Moffitt for the lead, set up …

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NASCAR 101: Drivers Racing in Lower Series Than They Have in Years Past

2019 Phoenix I NXS Michael Annett NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

After nearly three years away from the NASCAR Xfinity Series, Korbin Forrister returns to the circuit in this weekend’s Dover International Speedway doubleheader, driving the No. 36 for DGM Racing. Forrister, a mostly part-time competitor in the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series since 2014 (including seven starts in 2020), is no stranger to Xfinity. …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Consistency Is Key for Justin Haley in 2020

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

On paper, Justin Haley has the best numbers for Kaulig Racing since the team formed in 2016. Granted, he’s competed in more races for Kaulig than all but one driver (Blake Koch), but the Indiana native is hoping that consistency pays dividends over the final three months of the 2020 NASCAR Xfinity Series season. In …

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Ryan Truex Back in Truck Series with New Team, New Hopes for 2020

Ryan Truex Atlanta 2020

(Photo: Niece Motorsports)

Journeyman driver Ryan Truex has begun his 11th season in NASCAR competition, making the switch to Niece Motorsports (and back to the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series) for 2020. He drove for JR Motorsports in six races last year, with a best finish of second at Phoenix Raceway. The previous four years of …

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Ryan Truex to Drive for Niece Motorsports in 2020

Ryan Truex Kentucky

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Ryan Truex will pilot the No. 40 Niece Motorsports machine in six NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series events in 2020, according to a tweet from the driver’s account on Tuesday, Feb. 4. Truex returns to the division for the first time since 2017, having previously competed then for Hattori Racing. He recorded 13 …

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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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