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Ray Black Jr. Returning to SS-Green Light Racing in 2020

Nascar Xfinity Series

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After having his best career year in the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2019, Ray Black Jr. will return to SS Green Light Racing in 2020. Bobby Dotter, owner of SS-Green Light Racing, confirmed to Frontstretch that Black will be back behind the wheel of the No. 07 Chevrolet next season. Black, 28, is hoping to …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Ross Chastain Focused on Present, Excited for Future, Texas 2-Step

Nascar Gander Outdoors Truck Series

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss an interesting race weekend at Texas Motor Speedway, which saw many drivers lose control of their cars in the traction compound as well as a dominating performance by Kevin Harvick. Denny Hamlin entered Texas 24 points above the cutline, but was one of the drivers to …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Garrett Smithley Thankful for Johnny Davis

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Four years ago, not many people knew the name Garrett Smithley. Since then, he’s been a staple for JD Motorsports in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Smithley, 27, will be finishing up his fourth full-time Xfinity season next weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Ironically, he’s just as surprised as any that the relationship with JDM has gone …

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Matt Mills, Vinnie Miller Returning to BJ McLeod Motorsports in 2020

Nascar Xfinity Series

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Away from the racetrack, Matt Mills and Vinnie Miller are best friends. On the racetrack, the duo will return to BJ McLeod Motorsports in 2020. BJ McLeod, owner of BJMM, confirmed to Frontstretch both drivers will be back with the team next season. Miller, 22, is signed through 2020, thus making Mills a priority to return …

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Pace Laps: Kevin Harvick & Christopher Bell Dominate at Texas, Lewis Hamilton Secures 6th F1 Title

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Kevin Harvick’s Historic Day Six years ago, Kevin Harvick had 23 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series wins in 13 years driving for Richard Childress Racing. Good friend Tony Stewart had collected 48 victories in a slightly longer MENCS career; he also had three titles to his credit. Harvick, still seeking …

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Kevin Harvick Wins at Texas, Punches Ticket to Homestead

2019 Cup Texas Kevin Harvick Busch Victory Lane Rick Lunkenheimer

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Kevin Harvick entered Sunday’s (Nov. 3) AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway as one of the pre-race favorites. Come the checkered flag, the No. 4 team claimed the win and punched its ticket to fight for a championship in two weeks at Homestead-Miami Speedway. After winning the pole on Saturday, Harvick dominated the opening …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Bubba Wallace Breaks Down Recent Success at Richard Petty Motorsports, Fighting in Martinsville

Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss the lack of action for the lead at Martinsville Speedway, which saw Martin Truex Jr. lock himself into Homestead-Miami Speedway by leading 464 of 500 laps en route to his seventh triumph of 2019. The duo discusses the 2019 aerodynamic package at short tracks and …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Timmy Hill, A Jack of All Trades

Nascar Xfinity Series

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Timmy Hill has been lingering around the top three NASCAR national touring series since 2011. But 2019 has been a special year for the driver. Hill, 26, is happiest when he’s strapped in behind the wheel, but he’s not afraid to get down and dirty. He recently started his own Gander Outdoors Truck Series team, …

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Denny Hamlin: ‘That’s Short Track Racing’

Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series

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When Denny Hamlin won the pole for Sunday’s First Data 500 at Martinsville Speedway, he became the odds-on favorite for the win. And though the No. 11 car couldn’t capture his sixth win of 2019, he was the center of attention post-race, along with Joey Logano. From the drop of the green flag, Hamlin led …

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Ryan Blaney Stays in the Game with Top 5 at Martinsville

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Ryan Blaney‘s statistics at Martinsville Speedway are stellar. He backed that up in Sunday’s (Oct. 27) First Data 500. Blaney began the 500-lap race from sixth and quickly moved forward. Over the course of the opening 130 circuits, the No. 12 car jumped to third, earning eight stage points. For the first 120 laps of …

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Timmy Hill Records Career-Best NASCAR Finish at Martinsville

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Timmy Hill has been around NASCAR for the past decade, but a little beatin’ and bangin’ on the paperclip of Martinsville Speedway in Saturday’s NASCAR Hall of Fame 200 allowed him to score his career-best finish in the top three national touring series. Hill began the race from 22nd position. By the end of the …

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Matt Crafton Replacing Matt Tifft for Sunday’s Race at Martinsville

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Veteran NASCAR driver Matt Crafton will drive the No. 36 Ford for Front Row Motorsports in this weekend’s First Data 500 at Martinsville Speedway. Matt Tifft, the primary driver of the ride, exited the track on Saturday morning (Oct. 26) prior to opening Monster Energy Cup Series practice via an ambulance, taken to a nearby …

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