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Pace Laps: Hendrick Motorsports Comes Out Swinging at Daytona

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Hope Or Hallucination At Hendrick Motorsports? One weekend into the 2019 NASCAR season, sure looks like the Jimmie Johnson – Chad Knaus divorce is a win-win for both parties. Knaus, the seven-time championship crew chief, won the pole for the Daytona 500 Sunday (Feb. 10) with new driver William Byron. …

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Entry List: Daytona 500

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The entry list for the 61st Daytona 500 has been released, and there’s a lot of changes for the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. 42 cars are on the final version of the entry list. A maximum of 40 cars will take the green flag on race day. Old faces in new places …

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Tyler Reddick to Enter Daytona 500 With RCR

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Tyler Reddick will attempt his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series debut at the Daytona 500 later this month. The defending NASCAR Xfinity Series champion will drive the No. 31 for Richard Childress Racing in the event, Reddick announced Friday, Feb. 1, on Twitter. Reddick noted in the tweet that sponsorship announcements would be forthcoming. Super …

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2018 Xfinity Series Review: Playoff Teams

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Heading into 2018, the Xfinity Series was stacked with competition — more so than even 2016 or 2017 with returning veterans, fresh babyfaces entering the next chapter of their career and even Cup drivers making the leap back down to be competitive in the top preliminary division. Your browser does not support iframes. Series regulars won …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Wrapping Up Homestead

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It’s a fun Frontstretch Podcast this week, as the trio of Dustin Albino, Mike Neff and Zach Catanzareti discuss championship weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Joey Logano claimed the race win and the championship on Sunday, clinching his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series title. We break down how the No. 22 team elevated throughout the playoffs, how it won in South Beach and could …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Joey Logano Emerges as 2018 Cup Champion

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Who’s in the headline It took 10 years to fulfill the predictions but Joey Logano is your 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion. Logano took advantage of a quick, short-run car and passed Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr. on a late race restart to take command of the race and run off into …

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Pace Laps: Joey Logano Slays The Big Three

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Joey Logano Slays The Big Three The NASCAR playoff format, five years in, can be a series of small moments that determine the champion. One mistake may be all it takes to change the course of history. Joey Logano knows that all too well. At Martinsville, one bump of Martin …

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Frontstretch Podcast: 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Championship Preview

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In a special edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino, Tom Bowles, Davey Segal and Phil Allaway are live from Homestead-Miami Speedway breaking down Ford Championship Weekend. Who will win the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship? Before we answer that, the Frontstretch quartet breaks down the XFINITY and Camping World Truck series championship races. They saw …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Tyler Reddick Captures XFINITY Championship

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Heading into Saturday’s (Nov. 17) XFINITY Series championship race at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Tyler Reddick was looked at as the underdog. But once he got the high groove working, the No. 9 Chevrolet was unstoppable, ending the night hoisting the championship trophy. Reddick ran the entire stage in the top five, placing third. But in the …

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Tyler Reddick Uses High Line, Pit Strategy To Win Ford EcoBoost 300, XFINITY Series Title

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Tyler Reddick started and ended the year with a victory. The rest of the season? Good enough to leave him the 2018 NASCAR XFINITY Series champion. Reddick used an extraordinary line, running mere inches from the outside wall to gain ground in the Ford EcoBoost 300. After the final round of green-flag pit stops, he …

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