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Pace Laps: NASCAR Daytona Roundup For Cup, XFINITY & Camping World Trucks

Tyler Reddick, Xfinity winner at Daytona. February 17th, 2018

(Photo: Bruce Nuttleman)

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Young Guns Steal Daytona 500 Spotlight Except this 500 winner was very different. While Dale Earnhardt rattled people’s cages, a man’s man from the south, the 27-year-old Dillon is… a millennial. He has a video podcast, “Barn Life,” with best friend and jackman Paul Swan. He’s a clean-cut extrovert, an excitable guy …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Daytona 500 Pre-Race Rundown

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Daytona 500 Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL USA Sunday 11 February 2018 Danica Patrick, Premium Motorsports, GoDaddy Chevrolet Camaro World Copyright: Nigel Kinrade NKP

Bon Voyage, Danica (Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

In the latest episode of the 2018 Frontstretch Podcast, we do a full Daytona 500 preview with Dustin Albino, Tom Bowles, Joseph Wolkin, Michael Massie, Mike Neff and Zach Catanzareti. We give you a full rundown of Daytona Speedweeks to this point. Topics range from the new, slower pit stops to Danica Patrick‘s NASCAR finale. How will she …

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2018 Frontstretch Cup: Daytona 500 Predictions

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Welcome to the 11th season of the Frontstretch Cup, a year-long competition in which the Frontstretch staff and guests from around the NASCAR world attempt to predict the winner of each Cup race. This week, we are joined by Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Corey LaJoie. Think you can do better? Leave your picks …

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Friday Faceoff: What’s The Deal With NASCAR Ride Height Rules?

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Alex Bowman kicked off his tenure as the full-time driver of the No. 88 by putting his hot rod on the pole. But even with that, people are still referring to him as “Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s replacement.” What will Bowman need to do to get out of Earnhardt Jr.’s shadow? Davey Segal: Alex Bowman is …

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Pace Laps: Fords Fighting At Daytona, Dragsters Racing At Pomona

NHRA 2016 Topeka Doug Kalitta on track courtesy NHRA

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Ford Fights To The Front Daytona 500 qualifying saw both Chevy and Toyota take center stage. Owner Rick Hendrick won his fourth straight pole position for the Great American Race, this time with Alex Bowman and the No. 88 while four Joe Gibbs Racing Toyotas qualified inside the top seven. ALLAWAY: …

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Frontstretch Podcast: A Fresh Season to Come

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series 2018 NASCAR Media Tour Charlotte Convention Center, Charlotte, NC USA Tuesday 23 January 2018 Kurt Busch World Copyright: Matthew T. Thacker NKP

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In the first episode of the Frontstretch Podcast in 2018, we discuss all the changes — or lack of which — for the 2018 NASCAR season with Dustin Albino, Zach Catanzareti and Davey Segal. In the last two months and change, the sport has been on the sidelines as the drivers, teams and media “enjoy” …

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Pace Laps: First-Timers Shine in Homestead Finale In NASCAR’s Top-3 Divisions

2017 NASCAR Monster Cup Series, Homestead

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Proper End to 2017 Championship – The favorites entering the playoffs were the ones battling nose-to-nose for the championship in the final laps Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway. The way it should have. From the beginning of the season, Kyle Busch (2015 champion) and Martin Truex Jr. (among the quickest cars …

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2017 Frontstretch Cup: Ford EcoBoost 400 Predictions

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(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Welcome to our 10th year of staff predictions! Each week, our experts attempt to tell you who the winner of each Cup race will be. Take a look to see who your favorite writers think will win it all (or at least score some points) this week! Think you can out-prognosticate our staff?  Leave your …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2017 Can-Am 500

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(Photo: Barry Cantrell NKP)

Who… gets my shout-out of the race? With Matt Kenseth’s final NASCAR Cup Series start potentially coming next week, his win Sunday at Phoenix International Raceway puts the exclamation point on an outstanding career. Kenseth’s late surge snatched victory from the hands of title contender Chase Elliott, a consolation prize after last year’s wreck in …

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Pace Laps: Brad Keselowski Advances to Homestead, William Byron Scores Another Victory

William Byron Phoenix Victory

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Brad Keselowski Sneaks into Championship 4 – When they bumped, banged, passed and wrecked in the distance, the view became clear for Brad Keselowski: milk it home and you’re going to Homestead-Miami Speedway. From the drop of the green flag in the Can-Am 500, a position in the Championship 4 …

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2017 Frontstretch Cup: Can-Am 500 Predictions

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(Photo: Russell LaBounty/NKP)

Welcome to our 10th year of staff predictions! Each week, our experts attempt to tell you who the winner of each Cup race will be. Take a look to see who your favorite writers think will win it all (or at least score some points) this week! Think you can out-prognosticate our staff?  Leave your …

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2017 Frontstretch Podcast Powered by DraftKings – Episode 35: Desert Delight

11-13 March, 2016, Avondale, Arizona USA Phoenix International Speedway Overhead ©2016, Matthew T. Thacker NKP

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Episode 35: Desert Delight Frontstretch Podcast with Dustin Albino, Zach Catanzareti and Joseph Wolkin In this week’s episode brought to you by DraftKings, Dustin and Zach are joined this week by Joe as they recap the triple header race weekend at Texas Motor Speedway, breaking down Kevin Harvick’s surprising pass and the difficulties faced in the XFINITY Series on …

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