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Xfinity Breakdown: Noah Gragson Kicks Off 2020 with Victory at Daytona, Underdogs Finish Well

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Last year’s NASCAR Xfinity Series opener was horrendous with a single-file parade around the top. Saturday’s (Feb. 15) NASCAR Racing Experience 300 at Daytona International Speedway was anything but, as it was action packed throughout the event. Come the end, it was first-time winner Noah Gragson celebrating on the famed track’s frontstretch. The opening two …

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Natalie Decker Earns Best Finish for Female in Truck Series History at Daytona

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One year ago, Natalie Decker‘s race at Daytona was over at the end of the first lap. On Friday, she made history by becoming the first female to score a top-five finish in Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series history. Decker began the NextEra Energy 250 from 30th position, riding around for much of the …

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Jimmie Johnson Feeling Good Heading into Daytona 500

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Jimmie Johnson has one last shot to add to his Daytona 500 trophy collection, and he’s feeling confident about heading it following Thursday’s (Feb. 13) Bluegreen Vacations Duel at Daytona. After starting on the front row, Johnson quickly faded back as his Hendrick Motorsports teammate William Byron got a bad restart from the second row. …

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Daniel Suarez Confident Heading Into Duel, Happy to Return to Toyota

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Entering Thursday’s (Feb. 13) Bluegreen Vacations Duel races at Daytona International Speedway, Daniel Suarez is in a position he’s never been in before — having to race his way into the Daytona 500. The fourth year NASCAR Cup Series driver is confident he can do it with his new team, Gaunt Brothers Racing. “I feel …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Clash Wreckfest, 2020 Preview

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Dustin Albino and Mike Neff are back for another year full of racing podcasts, with the first one focused on Sunday’s Clash, previewing the Daytona 500 and the 2020 season. Erik Jones won a wreckfest Clash on Sunday, while many drivers were upset with different aspects of the event. The duo take sides on why the race …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Busy Offseason

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After a three-month hiatus, the NASCAR Xfinity Series returns to the track this weekend at the famed Daytona International Speedway. For many drivers, this is the biggest race of the season, but it won’t give a fair perspective on how the season will shape up. Last season, Michael Annett won the season opener… in boring …

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Bubba Wallace Hoping Jerry Baxter’s Leadership Improves Richard Petty Motorsports

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“Hey man, would you ever go Cup racing?” That’s how Bubba Wallace pitched his former Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series crew chief Jerry Baxter if he would join Richard Petty Motorsports over the offseason to lead the famed No. 43 team. Wallace, 26, comes off the 2019 season where he finished 28th in the …

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Trendy Tuesday: Ricky Stenhouse Jr., JTG Daugherty Racing All About 3

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Hi, if you follow me on Twitter you probably know I love stats. So for the 2020 NASCAR season, we’re taking a few of those stats to the next level in a new Frontstretch column called Trendy Tuesday.  No, I didn’t put any stats on Twitter this week following The Clash, so the column may look a …

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Jeffrey Earnhardt Lands Part-Time Ride at JD Motorsports for 2020

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Jeffrey Earnhardt will return to the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2020 competing for JD Motorsports with Gary Keller part-time, in a reunion of sorts. Earnhardt, 30, is scheduled to run between four and five races for JDM in the No. 15 car, and at least 12 races total. His first event will come on March …

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David Starr Joining JD Motorsports for Full Xfinity Season

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In late November 2019, David Starr was “95% sure” he would be returning to Jimmy Means Racing for the 2020 season. However, a late offseason change left him in need off a ride, thus he’ll be joining JD Motorsports with Gary Keller for the full Xfinity Series season, driving the No. 6 Chevrolet. Starr is …

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Chris Cockrum Returning for 3 Xfinity Superspeedway Races, Hoping for More

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After a pair of top-20 finishes on superspeedways last season, Chris Cockrum is returning for all three superspeedway races in the Xfinity Series for 2020. Cockrum, 33, will pilot the No. 25 Chevrolet for family-operated ACG Motorsports. However, he’s not ruling out the potential of running additional races. “We’re going to compete in the three …

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