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NASCAR & Auto Club Speedway to Honor Kobe Bryant

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This weekend at Auto Club Speedway, several NASCAR Cup Series teams are reported to run special paint schemes as a tribute to the late multi-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant. Bryant, 41, was tragically killed in a helicopter crash on Jan. 26 outside of Los Angeles, Calif. His 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, and seven other occupants also …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2020 Pennzoil 400 Presented by Jiffy Lube

Photo/Davey Segal)

After Monday night’s wild and scary ending to the Daytona 500, NASCAR Cup Series teams travel to Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the Pennzoil 400 on Sunday, Feb. 23. The action should be much tamer this week at the 1.5-mile track. While big crashes are still possible, the cars won’t run in large packs except …

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Friday Faceoff: Who Needs to Win the Daytona 500 the Most?

#2: Brad Keselowski, Team Penske, Ford Mustang Discount Tire

The NASCAR Cup Series’ Busch Clash ended with more cars sitting damaged in the garage than racing on the track. Is there a need to change anything about the event? Amy Henderson: I’m not sure the event is necessary at all, but if the teams want to keep it, that’s OK. At least most of the …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2020 BlueGreen Vacations Duels at Daytona

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The Headline(s): While the battles for the final spots in the Daytona 500 field proved underwhelming, the racing throughout the pack was hot and heavy. Winning races that were highly contested and featured no Big Ones, Joey Logano and William Byron scored well-earned victories Thursday night (Feb. 13). Both Daniel Suarez and JJ Yeley suffered …

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New Faces Prepare to Tackle 2020 Daytona 500, Cup Racing

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Further towards the back of the Cup Series garage, there’s plenty of new to go around. New faces, new team members, and new experiences on stock car racing’s biggest stage. Take Brennan Poole. A former ARCA Racing Series standout that saw a supposed full-time Xfinity Series deal with Chip Ganassi Racing go up in the …

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Up to Speed: NASCAR Cup Drivers With Something to Prove in 2020

Matt DiBenedetto

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

A new racing season means new opportunities and new challenges.  Over the winter, NASCAR’s Cup Series saw its usual flurry of changes among drivers, teams and crews.  As a result of these changes, many drivers, rookies and veterans alike will be feeling the pressure to perform in 2020.  Whether measuring their success against other competitors …

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2020 NASCAR Cup Series Preseason Power Rankings

(Credit: Christian Koelle, Frontstretch)

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 Top Storylines: Xfinity Big 3 Bound for Cup Competition

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Christopher Bell, Cole Custer and Tyler Reddick have provided some of the NASCAR Xfinity Series’ most thrilling moments over the last two years. The trio entered NASCAR’s secondary division after a few years of flux between them, with each spending time in the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series prior to their first series switch. …

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2019 Xfinity Series Review, Pt. 1: Playoff Teams, Big 3 Dominate

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series season was set to be promising from the beginning of the year, with many of its top drivers returning. Three of the series’ Championship 4 contenders from 2018 were back with vengeance, as Tyler Reddick was looking to repeat as champion, even though he swapped Chevrolet teams from JR Motorsports …

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Comcast Honors Tyler Reddick at Universal Studios

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

One week ago (Nov. 20), Tyler Reddick celebrated his second NASCAR Xfinity Series championship in grand fashion; a trip to Universal Orlando Resort in Orlando, Fla. for Champion’s Day. Reddick, 23, remains the only driver to experience the thrill of rollercoasters and butter beer as a reward for winning the Xfinity title. In 2018, Comcast …

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