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Beyond the Cockpit: Noah Gragson Energized Joining Trucks, Kyle Busch

Noah Gragson is set to take on the biggest opportunity of his career. The Las Vegas native joins Kyle Busch Motorsports after spending three years developing in NASCAR’s K&N Pro Series divisions. Gragson has big shoes to fill, replacing William Byron, who dominated the Camping World Truck Series field throughout …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Brennan Poole Gunning for Championship Run with Chip Ganassi Racing

Driver Brennan Poole is determined to win a championship for Chip Ganassi Racing in 2017. For a second season, the white (sometimes black) and blue No. 48 Chevrolet will return to the NASCAR XFINITY Series. With primary sponsor DC Solar renewing its contract with the organization, Poole and crew chief …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Landon Cassill Would Rather Be Overrated Than Underrated

Prior to the end of the 2016 NASCAR season, Frontstretch ran an article discussing who we thought was the most underrated driver in the sport. One name continued to pop up: Landon Cassill. Perhaps 2017 is the year all that changes. A little while has passed since Front Row Motorsports formally announced that Cassill would …

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Beyond the Cockpit: James Vance on MINI, the Detroit Adventure & Formula E

Normally, we would have a nice, blushing introduction to pieces where we interview racers.  It would usually talk about current accomplishments, stats and so on.  But this is a rather unusual circumstance.   At Lime Rock Park in July, we had the pleasure of sitting down with James Vance, driver of …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Michael McDowell Building Momentum for ‘Big Jump’ in 2017

Start-and-parking, battling for sponsorship and fighting for recognition. Following years of struggle in the Sprint Cup Series, Michael McDowell has finally been able to say the word progress, as he and the No. 95 Circle Sport Leavine Family Racing team have topped their career-best numbers in the latter half of …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Brian Scott on Why He Retired from NASCAR

Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 from Homestead-Miami Speedway will see more than one driver stepping away from full-time Sprint Cup Series competition. Along with Tony Stewart’s well-documented retirement from Cup racing, Brian Scott will also take the green for the final time, hanging up his helmet to focus on his family. 2016 has …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Jeffrey Earnhardt Explains Why Late Grandfather is His ‘Superhero’

Jeffrey Earnhardt is full of character – and it isn’t just because his grandfather, Dale Earnhardt, was called The Intimidator. Indeed, deep beneath the largest shadow in the competitive world of NASCAR stands a guy who wants to earn it the hard way. Despite having a name that will turn …

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