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Justin Allgaier Ready to Take Next Step with JR Motorsports

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Justin Allgaier is off to another quick start with JR Motorsports this season. Coming off a 2018 season that ended prematurely and without a championship trophy, Allgaier is eager to get back in the playoffs and go the extra yard, contending for a title at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Frontstretch spent some time with Allgaier to discuss …

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Defending Truck Champion Brett Moffitt’s Enjoying His Time With GMS Racing

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2018 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series champion Brett Moffitt made the move from Hattori Racing Enterprises over the offseason to GMS Racing. The defending series champion has been one of the Truck Series regulars able to stand up to Kyle Busch during the opening rounds of this year’s campaign. While competing against Busch, he’s been …

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Chase Briscoe Relishing Opportunity Provided to Him Behind the Wheel in 2019

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Chase Briscoe may be one of the purest race car drivers in the NASCAR garage. From a sprint car background, racing is in his blood. The 24-year-old Mitchell, Ind., native has raced and will race almost anything and everything with wheels on it. He’s won races in the Gander Outdoors Truck and Xfinity series and …

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Erik Jones on Growing Up, His Dog Oscar and Future with Joe Gibbs Racing

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Of the many young, up-and-coming drivers who have ascended through the ranks into the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, Erik Jones may be one of the first that comes to mind. The driver of the No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota has won some of the most prestigious short track races in the country, then …

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Kaz Grala’s ‘Last-Ditch Effort’ That Landed Him a Ride With Richard Childress Racing

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After making his 2019 Xinity Series debut at Texas Motor Speedway with Richard Childress Racing a couple of weeks ago, Kaz Grala will once again pilot the No. 21 HotScream Chevrolet when the series hits Richmond Raceway this weekend. In mid-February, RCR and Grala announced a partnership that put him in the No. 21 Chevrolet …

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One Foot in Front of the Other for NTT IndyCar Series Driver Jack Harvey

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Instead of just jumping into the pool, Jack Harvey has been testing the waters over the last three seasons. The Bassingham, England native made his debut at in the 101st Indianapolis 500 and since has continued to get acquainted with the series over time. Harvey has since grown his schedule over the pace of his …

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Corey LaJoie’s Rocky Road to Cup: ‘They Weren’t Even Speed Humps … It Was Like Road Blocks’

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Corey LaJoie‘s NASCAR career has been about as unorthodox as they come. Despite his famous last name in racing circles, nothing has been given to him in his time behind the wheel. In fact, it’s made his journey to the pinnacle of the sport harder, as he details here. We spoke with the Concord, North …

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Michael McDowell: This Is The Way I’ve Been, It Hasn’t Changed

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2019 marks Michael McDowell‘s 12th season in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, but the wily veteran has been in the headlines more this year than maybe any other. McDowell started the season with a fifth-place run in the Daytona 500 and was a major player in the battle for the win. Since then, McDowell’s …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Johnny Sauter Back Home at ThorSport Racing

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Johnny Sauter’s a former champion, one of the longest-tenured drivers in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series. He was in last November’s Championship 4, competing for a season title after another successful year. And yet… he spent much of the offseason without a ride. That was until Sauter’s old stomping grounds, ThorSport Racing, came calling. …

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Ryan Preece Still Sticking to His Roots in Rookie Cup Season

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The road to the top of the mountain in North American motorsports hasn’t been an easy one for Ryan Preece. The 28-year-old now Rookie in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series has cut his teeth in the Whelen Modified Tour in the Northeast before stepping into the NASCAR National Series scene. After running mid-pack with …

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Matt Tifft Sees Front Row Motorsports Becoming a Threat

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The favorites for the 2019 Rookie of the Year award are Ryan Preece and Daniel Hemric, but in that battle lies an underdog — Matt Tifft, driver of Front Row Motorsports’ No. 36 Ford Mustang. Tifft, a 22-year-old from Hinckley, Ohio, advances to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series after finishing in the top 10 …

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Matt DiBenedetto, NASCAR’s Old School Underdog

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Matt DiBenedetto could have a breakout year in 2019. The fifth-year driver joins Leavine Family Racing after doing a lot with a little at Go Fas Racing. LFR switched to Toyota over the off-season and formed an alliance with Joe Gibbs Racing. DiBenedetto’s crew chief this season was Denny Hamlin‘s former crew chief Mike “Wheels” …

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