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Matt DiBenedetto Not Returning to Leavine Family Racing in 2020

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Despite giving Leavine Family Racing its best season to date, Matt DiBenedetto won’t be returning to the team for a second season in 2020. “I got the devastating news that I will not be able to return to Leavine Family Racing next season,” DiBenedetto said in Twitter statement on Thursday (Aug. 15). “Nonetheless, I can’t …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Landon Cassill Enjoying Time at StarCom, Open to Full-Time Xfinity Return

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss an entertaining weekend of racing at both Michigan International Speedway and Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Kevin Harvick picked up his second win of the season, both coming in the past four races. Meanwhile, it’s Denny Hamlin who’s the hottest driver in the Monster Energy NASCAR …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Joey Gase Frustrated with 2019 Season

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Joey Gase entered 2019 coming off his best season in his NASCAR Xfinity Series tenure. But this season has been anything but easy for the Iowa native. Gase, 26, finished 20th in the championship standings in 2018 running for Go Green Racing, tying his career-best effort (he also finished 20th in 2014). However, at the …

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Pace Laps: Kevin Harvick Repeats at Michigan, Austin Cindric Doubles Up

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Kevin Harvick Bounces Back at Michigan Kevin Harvick didn’t let an early flat tire stop him from winning for the second straight year at Michigan International Speedway. The last two weeks have been near-mirror images of 2018: Chase Elliott held off Martin Truex Jr. to win at Watkins Glen International, …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Consistency is Key for Jeremy Clements

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Since Jeremy Clements began racing full-time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2011, consistency has been the way the small, Spartanburg, S.C., team has gotten by. Over the past 37 races — dating back to Kentucky Speedway in July 2018 — Clements has taken consistency to the next level. No, it’s not running up front …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Ryan Blaney’s Playoff Outlook, Beer-Drinking in Ireland

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff differ on opinions of last week’s road course action at Watkins Glen International that saw Chase Elliott run a perfect race to hold off Martin Truex Jr. for the victory. Kyle Busch was the center of attention for a lot of the event after run-ins with …

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Will Rodgers to Run for Brandonbilt Motorsports at Mid-Ohio, ROVAL

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After being highly touted for his road racing abilities, Will Rodgers is being slotted in the No. 86 Brandonbilt Motorsports car at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and the ROVAL over the next two months. That pairing will start this Saturday (August 10) at Mid-Ohio, a place Rodgers has never competed at the national level of …

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William Byron Mad, Bubba Wallace Sounds Off On Kyle Busch: ‘He Ran Me Over’

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Heading into Sunday’s (August 4) Go Bowling at the Glen, Kyle Busch was one of the pre-race favorites. But from the get-go, the No. 18 had an eventful afternoon. On lap 2, Busch dove underneath William Byron heading into turn 1 for the runner-up position. Busch wheel-hopped, spun out and dropped outside the top 10. …

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Matt DiBenedetto Wants More After Another Top-10 Finish

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2019 has been a breakout season for Matt DiBenedetto. In Sunday’s (Aug. 4) Go Bowling at the Glen, the No. 95 team picked up their fourth top-10 finish of the season. The sixth-place run was also his second straight on a road course. “I guess we’re road course aces here,” DiBenedetto said after the race. …

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Pace Laps: Chase Elliott, Austin Cindric Take Over Watkins Glen, Friesen Finally Wins

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Chase Elliott Wins As Playoff Race Heats Up Chase Elliott and Martin Truex Jr. We’ve seen them battle mano-e-mano in western New York before and the 2019 Go Bowling At The Glen was round two. This time, Elliott hung on with pure speed, putting on the most dominant performance of …

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Chase Elliott Wins Watkins Glen Pole

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Since Chase Elliott‘s No. 9 Chevrolet unloaded off the hauler on Saturday (August 3) at Watkins Glen International, it’s been the class of the field. In qualifying for Sunday’s GoBowling at the Glen, Elliott put down a speed of 127.297 mph, edging out Hendrick Motorsports teammate William Byron for the pole (127.144 mph). It’s Elliott’s …

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Justin Allgaier, Ross Chastain ‘Rocky Relationship’ Comes to a Peak at Watkins Glen

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Heading into Saturday’s (August 3) Zippo 200 at Watkins Glen International, Justin Allgaier was one of the favorites, winning two of the four road courses last season. But that came to a crashing halt on lap 15. After pitting early in the first stage to get track position at the end of the stage, Allgaier …

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