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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2022 Busch Light Clash at the Coliseum

Joey Logano wins the inaugural 2022 Busch Light Clash at the Coliseum (Photo: NKP)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

What happened? Joey Logano won the Busch Light Clash at the Los Angeles Coliseum’s inaugural NASCAR Cup Series event on Sunday evening (Feb. 6). He was followed closely by Kyle Busch, who wound up second. Austin Dillon, Erik Jones and Kyle Larson completed the top-five finishers. How did it happen? From the start, the winning choice …

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2022 NASCAR Preseason Power Rankings: Nos. 10-1

2021 Kansas II Cup Alex Bowman Martin Truex Jr pack racing NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

It’s the final day of Frontstretch‘s 2022 NASCAR Preseason Power Rankings, where we’re counting down the top 30 NASCAR Cup Series drivers before the cars hit Daytona International Speedway this month, as voted on by the Frontstretch staff. Who made our top 10? Read on to find out. And if you missed parts one and two, catch up …

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2022 NASCAR Preseason Power Rankings: Nos. 20-11

2021 Charlotte Road ROVAL Cup Chase Elliott pack racing NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

For the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series, Frontstretch writers voted on their top 30 drivers as the 36 charted teams prep for Daytona International Speedway later this month. Today, we’ve got Nos. 20-11 on tap, with the top 10 hitting the website tomorrow, Feb. 4. Miss Nos. 30-21? Click here for a refresher. And here’s Nos. 10-1. …

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2022 NASCAR Preseason Power Rankings: Nos. 30-21

2021 Talladega II Cup Bubba Wallace Matt DiBenedetto pack racing NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

It’s February, which means the NASCAR Cup Series takes to the track to start the 2022 season this month at Daytona International Speedway. With a wide array of driver and team changes from Silly Season alongside more minor personnel tweaks — or even a few lineups that stayed exactly the same — there’s a lot …

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2022 Rolex 24 at Daytona 12 Hour Update

Richard Westbrook leading the Rolex 24 at Daytona just before halfway, 1/30/2022 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – With 11 full course cautions, the battle of attrition continues after 12 hours of the 60th Running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona. As of the halfway mark, the No. 5 Mustang Sampling Cadillac DPi leads overall, despite at one point spinning off the track. However, both the Acuras of Wayne …

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2021 Truck Series Awards: The Good, the Bad & the Dirty

2021 Texas II NXS John Hunter Nemechek victory lane NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series saw many firsts throughout the last year, as well as intriguing, sometimes completely unexpected storylines, that it would be a disservice to try to wrap the year into one convenient package. But what we can do is take a page out of NASCAR’s book while it’s giving away some …

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Anthony Alfredo Not Returning to FRM in 2022

Anthony Alfredo NASCAR 2021 Texas

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Anthony Alfredo will not be returning to race with Front Row Motorsports for the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series season. The race team announced the news in a Tuesday (Nov. 9) press release. “We would like to thank Anthony for being an outstanding ambassador of our team as well as for our No. 38 partners,” General …

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Ben Beshore Suspended, 10 Teams Fined in Phoenix Penalty Report

Kyle Busch car 2021 fall playoff Kansas race NKP

(Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

Ben Beshore, crew chief of the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing car driven by Kyle Busch, has been suspended from the 2022 Busch Light Clash at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum after two lug nuts were found unsecured after the NASCAR Cup Series race at Phoenix Raceway. In addition to the suspension, Beshore has been …

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Busch Light Clash Will Feature Heats, Last-Chance Qualifier

Los Angeles Coliseum, home of the 2022 Clash, NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR Media

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NASCAR revealed the qualifying and race format for the 2022 Busch Light Clash at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Nov. 9. The 2022 edition of the Clash will feature practice, qualifying, heat races and a last-chance qualifier when the series visits the venue for the first time on Feb. 5, 2022. “There has already been …

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Friday Faceoff: Is This Hendrick Lineup Its Best Ever?

Chase Elliott and Alex Bowman Racing at Martinsville fall 2021, NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Is this the most competitive Hendrick Motorsports has ever been? Luken Glover: One can certainly make that argument. It isn’t a head-and-shoulders advantage, but this NASCAR Cup Series season is right there as one of the best. If a HMS car wins this week, it will tie its 2007 record for the most single-season wins …

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Xfinity and Truck Series Penalties Announced After Martinsville Weekend

Our Motorsports No. 23 Road America Natalie Decker

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

NASCAR announced the indefinite suspension of Our Motorsports crew member Randall Howard for a behavioral violation when it released its weekly penalty report Tuesday, Nov. 2. The details of the crew members suspension have not been released. The Our Motorsports No. 23 Chevrolet was driven by Natalie Decker this past weekend at in the Xfinity …

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