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

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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

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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 Driver Reviews: William Byron

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William Byron is often compared to the man who made the No. 24 car famous, Jeff Gordon. He entered the NASCAR Cup Series arena in 2018 with more hardware (Xfinity Series title, 11 wins in lower series) than Gordon was ever able to pile up before his promotion. Byron started his rookie Cup season at …

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2-Headed Monster: Is Hendrick Motorsports’ Future in Trouble After Worst Season?

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Hendrick Motorsports is the definition of a NASCAR team. Over its 35-year existence, the team has won 12 championships and over 250 races. Recently, the team has struggled badly, not placing a driver in the championship race at Homestead-Miami Speedway since Jimmie Johnson‘s improbable and potentially final title win in 2016. The lack of presence …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Is This the Most Competitive Championship 4 To-Date?

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This season has been one of the most competitive we have seen in NASCAR’s history. There have been so many drivers across all three series that have had the chance to win week in and week out, and many have done so. The stats may show that only a handful of drivers have dominated the …

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The 12: NASCAR Power Rankings First Data 500 Edition

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Martin Truex Jr. sure knows how to dominate a race. At Martinsville Speedway, Truex led 464 out of 500 contested laps to earn his seventh victory of the season and a spot in the Championship Four. With a one out of four shot at claiming his second championship, is Truex the title favorite? Denny Hamlin …

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5 Points to Ponder: 2019 NASCAR Playoffs All Chalk

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ONE: NASCAR Playoffs All Chalk Martinsville Speedway marked the start of the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Round of 8. Just two more races remaining until we have our Championship 4 lineup for Homestead-Miami Speedway. So far, Cinderella has yet to find a glass slipper. The theory going into the playoffs this season is …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2019 First Data 500

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Who… should you be talking about after the race? It became crystal clear early on that Martin Truex Jr. had the car to beat Sunday at Martinsville Speedway. He took the lead on pit road early, but from there, nobody could touch him. The No. 19 was strongest off the turns, powering away from anyone who …

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William Byron at Martinsville: ‘2nd is Not Super Fun’

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William Byron seems to finally be living up to his potential. The second-year Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver put together an impressive performance Sunday evening (Oct. 27) to finish runner-up at Martinsville Speedway. “This was a lot of fun, this was the most fun I’ve had at Martinsville,” Byron said. “It sucks we’re out …

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Martin Truex Jr. Makes Martinsville His Personal Playground In First Data 500

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Martin Truex Jr. left Martinsville Speedway one year ago wondering what might have been. This time around? Everyone else was wondering how in the world they could catch him in Sunday’s (Oct. 27) First Data 500. Truex flat out dominated the final Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series short track race of 2019. Leading a track …

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