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Reel Racing: Stanton Barrett Chats Hollywood Stunt Work, Motorsports Career (Part 2)

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14 February 2009, Daytona Beach, Florida, USA Stanton Barrett (c)2009, Nigel Kinrade, USA Autostock

Yesterday (April 7), the first part of our interview with NASCAR driver and Hollywood stuntman Stanton Barrett touched on most of his thoughts on racing. Frontstretch also chatted with the dual-industry veteran about his time working on movies, which he has done for more than three decades. The 48-year-old has more than 210 IMDb credits …

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Reel Racing: Stanton Barrett Chats Hollywood Stunt Work and Motorsports Career (Part 1)

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Stanton Barrett has enjoyed careers of more than 30 years in both auto racing and as a Hollywood stuntman, putting his prowess behind the wheel to use in both industries. Barrett has made 230 starts across NASCAR’s top three series over the past three decades, mostly in Xfinity competition, and has added some appearances in …

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2020 NASCAR Team Reviews: Spire Motorsports

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

When the 2021 season kicks off at Daytona International Speedway in February, Spire Motorsports will be entering its third full-time season as a team in NASCAR. Yes, you heard that right. 

 Their first two years in the NASCAR atmosphere have been interesting, to say the very least. 
After the unfortunate collapse of former championship-winning …

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Reel Racing: The Best (& Worst) Movie Paint Schemes of the 2010s, Pt. 1

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In June, I undertook a project to dig up every single movie-themed paint scheme that ever ran across NASCAR’s three touring series and, eventually, rank them. The weeks-long search yielded that exactly 100 films have been represented on stock cars throughout the years, ranging from The Wizard of Oz to Shazam. Unfortunately, 2020 became the …

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Stanton Barrett: From Burt Reynolds’ Swimming Pool to Watkins Glen’s Inner Loop

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(Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Newer NASCAR fans might not be familiar with Stanton Barrett, but they absolutely should be. Not only has he competed in over 200 races in the top three national series, but he’s also worked as a stuntman on some of the highest-grossing movies, including Spider-Man, Jurassic Park III, Batman & Robin, Logan, and most recently …

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NASCAR 101: The 5 Longest Active Careers in the Cup Series

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Old Guy Matt Kenseth does not have the longest current Cup career (Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Though he’s known these days more for his role on TV broadcasts, Hermie Sadler continues a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career that dates back over two decades this weekend when he steps into Premium Motorsports’ No. 7 car at Martinsville Speedway. Sadler, brother of multi-time NASCAR winner and XFINITY Series regular Elliott Sadler (well, …

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Nationwide Series Breakdown: 2010 Royal Purple 200 at Darlington

For the 36th time in the last 82 Nationwide Series races, a Joe Gibbs Racing entry visited victory lane, with Denny Hamlin holding off teammate Kyle Busch to score his first Nationwide Series victory of 2010 and first since Kansas back in 2008. Hamlin, who won the pole for Friday night’s race as well, combined …

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Did You Notice? How to Make a Profit in NASCAR Without Racing 2 Laps & Gant’s Record in Peril

Did You Notice? The start-and-park charade hitting a crescendo this weekend? No less than 23 drivers in NASCAR’s top-three divisions pulled it in early, including a record 11 in the financially troubled Camping World Truck Series. But while the topic of field-filling has been hotly debated, for weeks those arguments have centered around a great …

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Nationwide Series Breakdown: 2009 Meijer 300 at Kentucky

Finally, someone has Kyle Busch’s number. And it’s his teammate. Running his first Nationwide Series race since an incident that saw him knock Busch from the lead at Dover with two laps to go, Joey Logano beat his teammate without the chrome horn on Saturday… and took the checkers for his trouble. On a late …

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Nationwide Series Breakdown: 2009 CARQUEST 300 at Charlotte

A Nationwide Series regular went to Victory Lane for the first time in 2009. It only took a lucky caution…and a lot of help from Mother Nature…to finally make it happen.

The only car left on the lead lap waiting to pit before green flag pit stops cycled through, Mike Bliss got a lucky break that instantly absolved all the bad luck his Phoenix Racing team has endured this season on Lap 153, when Kevin Hamlin’s contact with the turn 4 wall brought out a yellow that trapped literally the entire field (sans lucky dog Brendan Gaughan) at least one lap behind his No. 1 car. Restarting in traffic behind the 11 cars that started in front of him on the tail end of the lead lap, Bliss methodically worked through traffic and kept out of trouble until rain started falling on the track at Lap 170. Though NASCAR and track crews worked feverishly to prepare the track, the jet dryers reported having lost the track, and Bliss ended up in Victory Lane.

Nationwide Series Breakdown: 2008 Camping World RV Sales 200 at Loudon

The first companion race for the Nationwide Series since Dover was a trip back to reality for Nationwide Series fans, as Cup regulars ran roughshod over the field. Cup drivers scored the first seven finishing positions and eight of the top 10 spots Saturday, with Tony Stewart scoring a relatively easy win at New Hampshire. Stewart took the lead for good on lap 136 after Clint Bowyer, Kyle Busch, and Carl Edwards had shared the top spot for much of the early part of the race. In the end, Joe Gibbs Racing Toyotas wound up the class of the field, with Stewart and Kyle Busch (who finished third) combining to lead 138 of 200 laps. Behind them, Greg Biffle wrecked late in the event after starting from the pole but losing the handle on his car in the second half of the race.

Nationwide Series Breakdown: 2008 Camping World RV Rental 250 at Milwaukee

Brad Keselowski had the field at Milwaukee covered on Saturday night, leading 145 of the first 171 laps run. That all changed, however, when young phenom Joey Logano slammed into Keselowski in a turn while battling for the lead, caving in the left-front fender on Keselowski’s No. 88 Chevrolet. The damage took the handling, and a shot at the win, away from the No. 88. Logano, however, couldn’t hold off a hard-charging Carl Edwards, who bumped Clint Bowyer for the lead late and broke through to score his first Nationwide Series win since Nashville in 2007 in his debut with new crew chief Drew Blickensderfer.

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