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Ryan Newman: ‘My Abilities Behind The Wheel Have Not Changed’

NASCAR Cup Series

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Ryan Newman‘s 2020 NASCAR season started off with a bang. With just a few hundred yards prior to the checkered flag of the Daytona 500, the No. 6 was turned into the outside wall from the lead, flipped on its lid and was hit by Corey LaJoie, sending Newman soaring through the air. Newman finished …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Anthony Alfredo Hopes to Return to Richard Childress Racing in 2021

NASCAR Xfinity Series

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In his penultimate NASCAR Xfinity Series start of the season at Kansas Speedway, Anthony Alfredo had a hot rod, running inside the top five for the majoirty of the race in his No. 21 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet. On a lap 172 restart, it all went awry. Entering turn 1, Justin Allgaier made a bold …

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From Louisville with Love, Part II: Ben Rhodes Talks Kentucky Speedway Devastation, 2020 Xfinity Attempt & NASCAR Future

Ben Rhodes, Darlington

(Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In Part I of From Louisville with Love, Ben Rhodes spoke with Frontstretch about his 2020 improvements, playoff racing against his ThorSport Racing teammates, his two weeks with championship-winning crew chief Junior Joiner and traveling the NASCAR circuit in 2020 as a Kentucky resident.  In the final portion of this two-part series, Rhodes expresses his …

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From Louisville with Love, Part I: Ben Rhodes Talks Playoffs, 2 Weeks with Junior Joiner & Kentucky Travels

Ben Rhodes, Las Vegas

(Ningel Kinrade Photography)

Ben Rhodes is on pace for a career year in the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series. With three races left in the season, the fifth-year driver has already tied his career high in top fives and needs only one more top 10 to tie his career high in that category. His average finish is …

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Trevor Bayne, Take II: Fresh Start in NASCAR After Rough Roush Fenway Ending

NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Two years ago, Trevor Bayne‘s NASCAR career looked bleak, having been let go from Roush Fenway Racing prior to the 2019 season. Bayne, then-27 years old, competed in 21 of 36 races during the 2018 NASCAR Cup Series season, splitting the ride with 2003 series champion Matt Kenseth. But after spending the bulk of the …

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Parker Kligerman Wants to Chase Championship With Henderson Motorsports, Details Relationship With Team & Chris Carrier

Parker Kligerman racing in the UNOH 200, 9/17/2020 (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Three years ago, Parker Kligerman pulled off one of the bigger upsets in Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series history when he won at Talladega Superspeedway. Kligerman winning wasn’t the surprise — he won at Talladega in Trucks for Red Horse Racing back in 2012. Rather it was the truck he won in this time. Henderson …

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Natalie Decker Details Hospital Stay, Sets Sights on Breaking Her Own Record

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NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series driver Natalie Decker is well into her second part-time season of competition in the series, this time with Niece Motorsports. Decker debuted in the ARCA Menards Series in 2017, appearing in seven races, and followed that up with a full season in 2018. The then-21-year-old scored two top-five …

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Grant Enfinger Has Found ‘Home’ at ThorSport Racing

NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Last year, Grant Enfinger was the model of consistency in the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series, winning the regular season title and posting an average finish of 8.5. However, he failed to win any races and was eliminated from the playoffs when his Ilmor engine failed at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. This season, Enfinger’s …

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Michael Self Proud of His Career, Frustrated with 2020 Season

ARCA Menards Series

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Although it’s just his second full-time season driving the No. 25 Venturini Motorsports Toyota, Michael Self is arguably the veteran of the ARCA Menards Series. The 29-year-old has made 53 starts in ARCA with nine wins, 34 top fives and 39 top 10s. Moreover, he ran five full-time seasons in the now-ARCA Menards Series West, …

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Johnny Sauter Disappointed with 2020 Season, Must Win to Make Playoffs

NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The 2020 NASCAR season has been a challenge for many race teams and drivers in all three national touring series, but the most disappointing year, at least in the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series, may belong to Johnny Sauter. When the season began over six months ago ago at Daytona International Speedway, Sauter was …

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James Davison Hopes to Grow NASCAR Career, Rick Ware Racing Aims to Expand in IndyCar

NASCAR Cup Series

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

James Davison is a racer’s racer; someone who will drive anything under the sun with four wheels. In an unpredictable 2020 season, he’s dipped his toes into the NASCAR Cup Series, as well as been the driver in Rick Ware Racing’s first foray into the NTT IndyCar Series. NASCAR Originally, Davison was scheduled to make …

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Despite Improvements, Brandon Jones Needs to ‘Win a Bunch’ Before Moving to Cup

Brandon Jones

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Brandon Jones may just be one of the most improved drivers over the course of the past year. In October 2019 at Kansas Speedway, Jones survived as the leaders wrecked on a late-race restart, and he went on to win his first career NASCAR Xfinity Series race. Since then, the 23-year-old, now in his fifth …

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