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Frontstretch Podcast: Matt DiBenedetto Opens Up on Top-5 Finish at New Hampshire

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss a wild weekend of racing at New Hampshire Motor Speedway that saw a last lap battle between Kevin Harvick and Denny Hamlin for the win. The No. 4 team wound up on top, recording Stewart-Haas Racing’s first victory this season. We go in-depth on what …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Kaz Grala Fighting for NASCAR Career Despite Sponsorship Woes

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Kaz Grala was on his way to NASCAR superstardom in 2017, winning the Gander Outdoors Truck Series season opener at Daytona International Speedway and becoming the youngest winner in track history. Since then, it’s been a bit of a struggle — Grala is now fighting for his NASCAR career at Richard Childress Racing in the …

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Quin Houff Has No Expectations with Spire Motorsports, Proving He Belongs

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Coming into 2019, Quin Houff had limited NASCAR experience, only running 10 Xfinity Series races in the past two seasons. Fast forward five months, and the 21-year-old has 12 starts at the Monster Energy Cup Series starts between Spire Motorsports and Premium Motorsports. Houff made his debut in the No. 77 Chevrolet at ISM Raceway, …

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Pace Laps: NASCAR Veterans Head In 2 Directions, Christopher Bell Dominates Xfinity at Loudon

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Two Veterans Headed In Opposite Directions Kevin Harvick and Jimmie Johnson were born less than three months apart. Their Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series careers started within one year of each other, 2001 and 2002, as the California natives rose up and won in their first years on tour. Multiple …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Ryan Newman Relives Top 10 Run at Kentucky

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss a long, hot weekend of racing at Kentucky Speedway, which saw Kurt Busch oust his brother Kyle Busch for his first victory with Chip Ganassi Racing. What did we think of the Kentucky race? The finish was spectacular, as was Clint Bowyer‘s sixth-place run, which …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Ryan Truex Making Most of Limited Opportunities at JR Motorsports

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After years of failing to find the right full-time fit, Ryan Truex finally found stability in his NASCAR career two years ago. A season-long opportunity came in 2017 with Hattori Racing Enterprises in the Gander Outdoors Truck Series and 2018 was spent chasing a NASCAR Xfinity Series title with Kaulig Racing. Come 2019, that stability …

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Clint Bowyer Not Worried About Making Playoffs

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Clint Bowyer‘s 2019 season has been a tale of two tapes — either really good or awful, much of which has been out of his control. Regardless, the veteran driver isn’t worried about making the playoffs. Bowyer, 40, started the season for Stewart-Haas Racing inconsistently. The No. 14 team had just one top-10 finish through …

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Pace Laps: Kentucky Speedway Shakes Up Each of NASCAR’s Top-3 Series

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Kurt Busch Wins the Battle of the Brothers It was a battle between brothers to close out the night’s Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway. When a flat tire and spin from Bubba Wallace brought out the caution at lap 262, the field prepared for overtime. Joey Logano and Kyle …

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Clint Bowyer: ‘We Needed A Solid Finish’

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The month of June was one of Clint Bowyer‘s worst months of racing in recent memory. Heading into the Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway, the No. 14 team had three finishes of 34th or worse in the past four races. That changed on Saturday night (July 13). The race didn’t start pretty for Bowyer. …

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Michael Annett’s Confidence Continues to Rise in 2019

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Coming into 2019, Michael Annett needed something to go right, as his 2018 was horrendous. Fast forward halfway through the season, it could be argued the Iowa native is the most improved driver in NASCAR, which includes a victory at Daytona. Annett’s success continued on Friday evening (July 12) at Kentucky Speedway. The No. 1 …

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