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Frontstretch Podcast: Kevin Harvick Does it Again in Kansas

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In the latest episode of the 2018 Frontstretch Podcast, we discuss the wild weekend of racing at Kansas Speedway that saw Kevin Harvick pick up his fifth victory of the season, with Dustin Albino, Mike Neff and Zach Catanazareti. The trio examines Harvick’s historic run through the opening 12 races as he’s the first driver since Jeff Gordon in …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Is FOX Production Making NASCAR Seem Boring?

(Photo: Russell LaBounty/NKP)

Kansas Speedway has always been a tough go for NASCAR since the track got a second date in 2011. It’s even worse that the race is held on Saturday night of Mother’s Day weekend. Certainly, Mother’s Day would be a difficult sell, but the time leads to a reduced television audience and a difficult position …

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Tracking the Trucks: Redemption for Noah Gragson in Kansas

(Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In a Nutshell: Noah Gragson scored his second career Camping World Truck Series win in Friday night’s 37 Kind Days 250 at Kansas Speedway. The driver of the No. 18 Toyota beat out boss Kyle Busch by 1.558 seconds to grab his first win of 2018. Stewart Friesen, John Hunter Nemechek and Johnny Sauter rounded …

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Stewart Friesen, Brett Moffitt Lead Truck Practices at Dover

(Photo: Russell LaBounty / NKP)

Stewart Friesen and Brett Moffitt led the pair of Camping World Truck Series practice sessions at Dover International Speedway Thursday. Opening practice for the JEGS 200 was won by Friesen, who put the No. 52 Halmar Friesen Racing Chevrolet Silverado atop the leaderboard with a lap of 155.797 mph. He was followed by Johnny Sauter 153.407 …

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The Underdog House: The Other End Of The Neon NASCAR Garage

Think Small As NASCAR moved to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway this weekend, we were treated to a triple-header of the top three national touring series for the third consecutive week. Vegas has the feel of a town where the underdog can rise. Your last dime could turn into millions with a roll of the …

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Tracking the Trucks: Kyle Busch Scores 50th Career Victory at Las Vegas

Kyle Busch celebrating his 2018 Truck Series win at Las Vegas (Photo: John K Harrelson /NKP)

In a Nutshell: Kyle Busch scored his 50th career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory Friday night at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The driver of the No. 51 Toyota led the final 15 laps of the Stratosphere 200 en route to a 0.437-second victory over Johnny Sauter. Last week’s winner, Brett Moffitt, ran third after …

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Stewart Friesen Earns Sixth Career Top-10 Finish at Atlanta

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Stewart Friesen entered the second race of NASCAR’s Camping World Truck Series season with redemption on his mind. Last weekend at Daytona, Friesen was running up front a majority of the night and developed into a surprise contender. But 72 laps into the race, he was collected in a crash that ended that season-opening run a …

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Stewart Friesen Posts Strong Finish in Second Phoenix Start

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Since the Halmar Friesen Racing/GMS Racing alliance began back in August, Stewart Friesen has been putting strong performance after strong performance. The driver from Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario has made 24 starts in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and has developed quite well since his debut at Eldora last season. Despite not having the best truck on …

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Stewart Friesen, Matt Crafton Fastest in Martinsville Truck Practices

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Friday afternoon, Martinsville Speedway was an all-truck zone as 34 Camping World Truck Series teams descended on the paperclip for two practice sessions.  Halmar Friesen Racing’s Stewart Friesen was fastest overall with a lap of 19.993 seconds (94.713 mph). Practice No. 1 In the early afternoon session, ThorSport Racing’s Matt Crafton was fastest with …

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4 Burning Questions: Who Will Surprise Us All at Talladega?

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Who Could Be a Surprise Cup Winner on Sunday? NASCAR’s Talladega week is where it gets fun for us writers. We get to publish our outlandish, bold winners who we predict may make us look like geniuses for once in our nine-month season. In this week’s Frontstretch Podcast powered by DraftKings, we added a little …

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