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John Hunter Nemechek, GMS Racing Fail to Execute, Miss Round of 8

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Entering Saturday’s (Oct. 5) Use Your Melon Drive Sober 200 at Dover International Speedway, John Hunter Nemechek needed to be near perfect to advance to the Round of 8 in the NASCAR Xfinity Series playoffs. Unfortunately, it was a mistake by his GMS Racing pit crew that cost him a shot of advancing. After starting …

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Ally Financial Sign 3-Year Extension With Hendrick Motorsports

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After less than one calendar year of being the primary sponsor for the No. 48 Chevrolet, Hendrick Motorsports announced Ally Financial has extended its full-season primary sponsorship through 2023. Initially, Ally was set to be a full-season primary sponsor for HMS for two seasons, with Jimmie Johnson as its driver, also signed through 2020. He …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Tyler Reddick Chats Consistency at Richard Childress Racing

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss a frantic weekend of playoff racing at the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL, which saw Chase Elliott come back to win after driving into the tire barrier earlier in the race. Besides debating if Elliott is the best active road racer, the duo chats about Alex …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Zane Smith ‘Thought I Was Going to be Done’

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Zane Smith didn’t think he would be racing in 2019 Instead, here he is, entering his ninth and final race of the NASCAR Xfinity Series season for JR Motorsports this weekend at Dover International Speedway. Smith, 20, won four races in 2018, his rookie campaign in the ARCA Menards Series. Driving for MDM Motorsports, he …

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Pace Laps: Chase Elliott’s Signature NASCAR Moment

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Chase Elliott’s Signature NASCAR Moment Chase Elliott is already NASCAR’s reigning Most Popular Driver. He’s won multiple races and was qualified for the Round of 12 in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series no matter what went down in Sunday’s (Sept. 29) Bank of America ROVAL 400. But what Elliott …

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Frontstretch Podcast: William Byron Hopes to Make It Past Opening Round of Playoffs

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss a weekend of playoff racing at Richmond Raceway that saw Martin Truex Jr. score his second consecutive victory. While Truex won, his Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Erik Jones was disqualified for failing post-race tech inspection for a rear toe issue. Instead of entering the Charlotte …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Bassett Brothers Moving Up Racing Ranks Together

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It’s not often a pair of siblings make it to the top of any particular sport, but in racing it’s a bit different. NASCAR is built on families. The Earnhardt, Petty, Allison, Waltrip, Labonte, Busch and Burton families — to name a few — all have had siblings compete against each other at the highest …

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Garrett Smithley Hoping to Run Full-Time in Cup & Xfinity in 2020

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Over the past couple of months, chatter has picked up about Garrett Smithley‘s NASCAR future, though if you ask him, he wants to run as many laps as possible. Smithley, 27, has spent the past four seasons at JD Motorsports, piloting the No. 0 Chevrolet to a best finish of 18th in the championship standings. …

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Brandon Jones Returning to Joe Gibbs Racing in 2020

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Multiple sources have confirmed to Frontstretch that Brandon Jones will be returning to the No. 19 Xfinity Series ride for Joe Gibbs Racing in 2020. Jones, 22, signed a two-year contract with JGR when joining to team prior to the 2018 season. Through 27 races this season, the Georgia native has a career-high four top-five finishes and …

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Pace Laps: Joe Gibbs & Toyota Take NASCAR Magic to a New Level

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Joe Gibbs Racing’s Trio Too Tough? Richmond Raceway over the course of the weekend turned into Toyota’s personal playground. A dominant NASCAR Xfinity Series win by Christopher Bell (see below) morphed into a 1-2-3-4 finish for Joe Gibbs Racing in Saturday’s (Sept. 20) Federated Auto Parts 400. Erik Jones‘ failure …

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Erik Jones Back in Game with Solid Richmond Race… Before Failing Tech Inspection

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Entering Saturday’s (Sept. 21) Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond Raceway, Erik Jones needed everything to go his way. Fast forward nearly three hours later, and the No. 20 team had a decent shot of making the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Round of 12. A fourth-place finish appeared to be the boost Jones needed …

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Ryan Newman Runs Best Race of 2019 at Richmond

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Entering the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs, Ryan Newman was a wild card, squeaking his way into the postseason as the 16th and final seed. But in typical Newman fashion, he and the No. 6 team are making the most of their opportunity. They have put together two respectable finishes to kick off …

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