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The 12: NASCAR’s Top Prospects

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This week, NASCAR springs back into action after a restful off week. With the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series stars absent from the track, our panel of Frontstretch power rankings experts did the same. The 12: NASCAR Power Rankings Toyota Owners 400 Edition Putting power rankings aside this week, many drivers are trying to take the …

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The 12: NASCAR Power Rankings Toyota Owners 400 Edition

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As NASCAR strolls into a rare off week, Martin Truex Jr. is riding high off of his first short track victory. Is Truex finally starting to turn the corner at Joe Gibbs Racing and reclaim his old dominance? Clint Bowyer has quietly put together four straight top-10 finishes, including a third-place result at Richmond last …

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NASCAR 101: 5 Drivers Who Could Make the Transition to NASCAR Broadcasting

Clint Bowyer sits in the garage area at Kentucky Speedway in 2018. (Photo: NKP)

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If you haven’t figured out by now, longtime driver-turned-broadcaster Darrell Waltrip recently announced his retirement from TV later this season. For 19 years, Waltrip carried the torch as Fox Sports’ lead driver analyst, bringing expertise from the race track and a quirky wit along with him. Despite recent criticism for awkwardness and booth tension, Waltrip …

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The 12: NASCAR Power Rankings Food City 500 Edition

2019 Bristol Zach Catanzareti Cup Joey Logano

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Bristol winner Kyle Busch has flipped the stat books upside down again. Now with eight top 10s to open a season, Busch is tied for the best start to a season ever in this decade. At this rate, what other stats can he rewrite? Kevin Harvick had a very un-Kevin-Harvick-like Bristol race. After failing pre-race …

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Ryan Ellis Returns To BJ McLeod Motorsports at Iowa, Road America

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Ryan Ellis will return to the NASCAR Xfinity series for two events this season. The 29-year old will strap behind the wheel of the No. 99 car for BJ McLeod Motorsports at Iowa Speedway (June 16) and Road America (Aug. 24), Ellis announced Monday (April 8). A veteran of 48 career NXS starts, Ellis currently …

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NASCAR 101: 5 Relief Drivers in Unlikely Places

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So, do you remember when you were in middle school and that one kid got a sniffle, and all of a sudden, the entire school was running rampant with sick students? The NASCAR community might just need to be quarantined, because those pesky middle school germs have invaded and incapacitated the garage in full force. …

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Fox Sports’ Darrell Waltrip to Retire From The Booth After Sonoma

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NASCAR analyst Darrell Waltrip announced he will retire at the end of Fox Sports’ coverage of the 2019 season. Since hanging up his helmet after a Hall of Fame driving career in 2000, Waltrip became a fixture for Fox Sports’ coverage of NASCAR for nearly two decades. Waltrip will call his last race from the …

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Gray Gaulding to Run Double Duty at Bristol

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Full-time NASCAR Xfinity Series competitor Gray Gaulding will compete in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series event at Bristol Motor Speedway. In addition to his usual ride with NASCAR Xfinity Series team SS Green Light Racing, the 21-year-old will wheel the No. 51 Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet in the Food City 500, Gaulding announced on …

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The 12: NASCAR Power Rankings O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 Edition

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After a rough and tumble day, Texas winner Denny Hamlin has shown that Kyle Busch is not the only Joe Gibbs Racing driver that can win races. Although it is a long way out, can Hamlin be a championship threat? All three Team Penske drivers encountered trouble in the Lone Star State. Can Brad Keselowski, …

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NASCAR 101: The Fluctuation of the NASCAR Calendar, by the Numbers

#22: Joey Logano, Team Penske, Ford Mustang Aaa Southern California, #18: Kyle Busch, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry Interstate Batteries, #10: Aric Almirola, Stewart Haas Racing, Ford Mustang Farmer John, #4: Kevin Harvick, Stewart Haas Racing, Ford Mustang Jimmy John's, #3: Austin Dillon, Richard Childress Racing, Chevrolet Dow Coatings Go Five Wide On The Pace Laps Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series

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NASCAR released the 2020 schedule and it’s totally different. “Martinsville is under the lights, woooo!” “Darlington is opening the playoffs?” “Oh my gosh, the Firecracker 400 is not on July 4th.” “Hmm… ISM is the championship race.” “What in the world is going on at Pocono?” Many drivers, teams, owners, officials and tracks have responded …

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Brandonbilt Motorsports to Field Mason Diaz at Richmond

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Brandonbilt Motorsports will field the team’s flagship No. 86 Chevrolet for 18-year-old Mason Diaz in the NASCAR Xfinity Series event at Richmond Raceway on April 12. Diaz, who cut his teeth in the late model stocks ranks across the southeast, will carry sponsorship backing from Extreme Custom Collision and Solid Rock Carriers. Happy to announce …

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Joe Gibbs Racing, Kyle Busch Extend Relationship With Interstate Batteries

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Joe Gibbs Racing has renewed a partnership with the team’s long time sponsor, Interstate Batteries. Although the actual length of the extension was undisclosed, the multi-year agreement will run through at least 2022, which will mark the 30th year of partnership between the two parties. As a part of the agreement, 2015 Monster Energy NASCAR …

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