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Reel Racing: Stanton Barrett Chats Hollywood Stunt Work, Motorsports Career (Part 2)

2009 NASCAR Nationwide Series

14 February 2009, Daytona Beach, Florida, USA Stanton Barrett (c)2009, Nigel Kinrade, USA Autostock

Yesterday (April 7), the first part of our interview with NASCAR driver and Hollywood stuntman Stanton Barrett touched on most of his thoughts on racing. Frontstretch also chatted with the dual-industry veteran about his time working on movies, which he has done for more than three decades. The 48-year-old has more than 210 IMDb credits …

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Reel Racing: Stanton Barrett Chats Hollywood Stunt Work and Motorsports Career (Part 1)

Xfinity Stanton Barrett

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Stanton Barrett has enjoyed careers of more than 30 years in both auto racing and as a Hollywood stuntman, putting his prowess behind the wheel to use in both industries. Barrett has made 230 starts across NASCAR’s top three series over the past three decades, mostly in Xfinity competition, and has added some appearances in …

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Bill Lester Discusses Truck Series Return, NASCAR’s Steps Toward Inclusion

Bill Lester, NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, Daytona. GM Flex Fuel 250.

(Nigel Kinrade Photography)

After nearly 14 years away from NASCAR, Camping World Truck Series veteran Bill Lester returned to competition on Saturday (March 20) for the Truck race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Although he started 31st and finished 36th, he was one of the weekend’s biggest stories after revealing just weeks prior that he would be hopping back …

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Cliff Daniels Finding His Role as Leader While Kyle Larson Finds Success

Cliff Daniels Kyle Larson Daytona 2021

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Cliff Daniels has only been a NASCAR Cup Series crew chief for two drivers: Jimmie Johnson and Kyle Larson. Five races into his inaugural campaign with Larson, Daniels earned his first career victory at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 7, and the new pairing has garnered four top-10 finishes in five races. Daniels worked …

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Conor Daly on Returning to NASCAR Trucks, Looking Ahead to 2021 IndyCar Season

Conor Daly No. 44 truck of Niece Motorsports races in 2021 Las Vegas race Photo NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

If you were watching Friday (March 5) night’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, you might’ve seen Conor Daly driving the No. 44 for Niece Motorsports. Perhaps you remember him from making his truck debut in Sin City last fall, his Xfinity Series appearance at Road America in 2018 or, …

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Quin Houff Reflects on Lessons Learned Entering 2nd Full-Time NASCAR Season

Quin Houff's Cup car at 2021 Homestead race Photo NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Quin Houff is still finding his footing in the NASCAR Cup Series. After finishing his first full-time season 33rd in points, the driver of StarCom Racing’s No. 00 Chevrolet believes he’s poised to improve as he and his young team return to tracks together for a second and third time. That track time will be …

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Alex Bowman on Building Drift Cars, Handling Internal Pressure & His Own Identity

NASCAR Cup Series

#48: Alex Bowman, Hendrick Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro Ally

Alex Bowman is the new face behind the wheel of the No. 48 Ally Chevrolet that Jimmie Johnson made famous. With two wins under his belt driving the No. 88 car for Hendrick Motorsports (Chicagoland Speedway 2019, Auto Club Speedway 2020) that formerly belonged to Dale Earnhardt Jr., Bowman moves into yet another prolific ride …

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Nowhere to Go But Up For Ty Dillon

Ty Dillon at Daytona

#54: Ty Dillon, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Supra Bass Pro Shops

Ty Dillon and I go way back. Sort of. The first NASCAR race I covered as a media member was July 26, 2014 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. As a graduate student at Indiana University earning my master’s in sports journalism, I was part of the student news bureau that covered the NASCAR Xfinity Series race that …

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Noah Gragson Facing Extra Pressure, Motivation in Daytona

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Noah Gragson is entering his third season driving JR Motorsports’ No. 9 car after winning two races and finishing fifth in the NASCAR Xfinity Series standings in 2020. One of those wins came in the season-opening race at Daytona International Speedway, something he’ll try to defend this Saturday (Feb. 13) when the NXS schedule kicks …

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Christopher Bell Gearing Up for Sophomore NASCAR Cup Season, Debut in Joe Gibbs Racing’s No. 20

Christopher Bell Homestead

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Christopher Bell enters 2021 as the driver of Joe Gibbs Racing’s famed No. 20 Toyota, taking over for Erik Jones after spending his 2020 rookie season with Leavine Family Racing. Prior to jumping to the Cup Series, Bell spent two full-time seasons apiece in the NASCAR Xfinity and Camping World Truck series, winning the 2017 …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Part II — Chase Briscoe Discusses Improvement, Tragedy and Perception

#98: Chase Briscoe, Stewart-Haas Racing, Ford Mustang HighPoint.com

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

As Chase Briscoe enters his rookie season in the NASCAR Cup Series, plenty of “new” is on his horizon. Part of that includes racing stiffer competition than he’s ever faced.  But Briscoe also brings with him a different perspective on life following a miscarriage suffered by his wife, Marissa, ahead of his Darlington Xfinity Series …

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Chase Briscoe on NASCAR Offseason, New Cup Team, Reddit & Daytona

NASCAR Xfinity Series

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Chase Briscoe made an enormous splash in the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2020, an impact big enough to land him a promotion. After a nine-win season that launched him into the Championship 4, Briscoe’s stock rose as one of the sport’s bright young talents. The hard work paid off for 2021. At age 26, Briscoe …

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