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Frontstretch 5: Best Clutch Performances in NASCAR Playoff History

(Photo: Mike Neff, Frontstretch)

Four unlucky drivers’ fates will be sealed after this coming Saturday’s (Sept. 18) Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway, as the NASCAR Cup Series playoff field will be reduced from 16 to 12 competitors. Alex Bowman, Tyler Reddick, William Byron and Michael McDowell all enter Bristol underneath the cutoff line, and …

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Frontstretch 5: Retired NASCAR Drivers Who Should Make a 1-Time Comeback

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

As he’s done for the past few years now, fan favorite Dale Earnhardt Jr. will get behind the wheel of a NASCAR Xfinity Series car again for one race. On Saturday, Sept. 11, Earnhardt will pilot his own No. 8 Chevrolet in the GoBowling 250 at Richmond Raceway. It’s a good place for him to …

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Waid’s World: NASCAR Needs the Driver Who Wears the Black Hat 

Graphic: Jared Haas

A few years ago I interviewed former NASCAR Cup driver Ricky Craven. One of the questions I asked him was what he thought a very important element would be in sharpening fan interest in competition. I thought he might go through a litany of NASCAR rules and policies that should be improved or dropped altogether. …

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Frontstretch 5: Greatest NASCAR Owner-Drivers

(Photo Credit: Mike Neff, Frontstretch)

In celebration of Brad Keselowski’s announcement this week of being probably just one of three owner-drivers next season in NASCAR Cup Series racing, it’s time to look at the top five owner-drivers of all time. A rare commodity, Keselowski will join only BJ McLeod and Denny Hamlin among active Cup drivers with a sizable ownership …

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Chase Elliott Holds Off Father Bill, Champion Stewart for SRX Win at Nashville

Chase Elliott 2021

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Chase Elliott made the most of his one race cameo in the 2021 SRX Series by holding off series champion Tony Stewart to win the final race of the season at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway. The 2020 NASCAR Cup Series champion spent most of the feature running in second position behind father Bill Elliott. On a …

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Patient Marco Andretti Sneaks by Luke Fenhaus for Slinger SRX Win

2021 SRX Knoxville Marco Andretti car (Credit: Tom Bowles)

Photo: Tom Bowles

Marco Andretti came out on top in Saturday’s (July 10) Superstar Racing Experience event at Slinger Speedway. Andretti won the first heat of the night and got by Luke Fenhaus on the final restart of the feature to win his first recorded professional race in over 10 years. Fenhaus, a 17-year-old Kulwicki Driver Development Program …

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Tony Stewart Wins 2nd Straight SRX Race After Late-Race Battle With Kody Swanson

2021 SRX Knoxville Tony Stewart car (Credit: Tom Bowles)

Photo: Tom Bowles

Tony Stewart has now swept the two Superstar Racing Experience dirt features in the inaugural season, winning at his own Eldora Speedway for his second-straight overall win in his own series. Stewart defeated five-time USAC Silver Crown Series champion Kody Swanson for the win at Eldora after a restart with five laps remaining. Helio Castroneves …

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