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2017 Frontstretch Podcast Powered by DraftKings – Episode 31: Talka-Dega

Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series Geico 500 Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega, Al Usa Sunday 7 May 2017 Dale Earnhardt Jr, Hendrick Motorsports, Nationwide Chevrolet Ss And Kyle Busch, Joe Gibbs Racing, Skittles Red, White, & Blue Toyota Camry World Copyright: Nigel Kinrade Nkp

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Episode 31: Talka-Dega Frontstretch Podcast with Dustin Albino, Mike Neff and Zach Catanzareti In this week’s episode brought to you by DraftKings, Dustin, Mike and Zach recap the opening round of the Round of 12 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. With Mike and Zach at track, we discuss why the drivers were so darn hot and how exactly Kyle Busch …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Matt Tifft Ecstatic for Chance at Championship

2017 Nascar Xfinity Cup Series, Charlotte

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This season was considered a big year for Matt Tifft, as he was replacing reigning XFINITY Series champion Daniel Suarez and getting a crack at the series where Joe Gibbs Racing has dominated over the past decade. For the Ohio native, there have been many positives, along with a few setbacks. Tifft, 21, had 11 previous …

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David Ragan Comfortable Elevating Front Row Motorsports, Expects to be Back in 2018

2017 Nascar Monster Energy Cup Series, Dover

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Prior to the 2017 season kicking off in February at Daytona International Speedway, David Ragan returned to a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series organization where he had previously completed a three-year stint. The veteran driver was coming home to Front Row Motorsports. Ragan led FRM to its first career victory in the Cup Series in …

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Pace Laps: Martin Truex Jr. Comes up Clutch, Alex Bowman Wins in First Start of Season

Alex Bowman Charlotte Xfinity Win

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Chevrolet, Ford Let One Slip Away in Charlotte – After 30 races, we seem to know what to expect come a mile-and-a-half race in 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series racing: Toyota dominates while Chevrolet and Ford scratch for a top-five result. However, Sunday’s Bank of America 500 broke that …

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Jeb Burton Joins Young’s Motorsports for Martinsville

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After more than a month out of a racecar, NASCAR “young gun” Jeb Burton has found his next opportunity within the sport. The son of Daytona 500 winner Ward Burton will compete for Young’s Motorsports in the Camping World Truck Series at Martinsville Speedway on Oct. 28. Friday, Young’s Motorsports confirmed that Burton will be piloting …

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2017 Frontstretch Podcast Powered by DraftKings – Episode 30: No Place Like Home

Episode 30: No Place Like Home Frontstretch Podcast with Dustin Albino, Joseph Wolkin and Zach Catanzareti In this week’s episode brought to you by DraftKings, Dustin, Joe and Zach recap the opening cutoff race of the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs, where Chase Elliott went wrong and if anybody can stop the man they call Rowdy. We …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Kentucky Victory Long Time Coming for Tyler Reddick

Tyler Reddick Dover

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When Tyler Reddick announced at Homestead-Miami Speedway last November that he was running a part-time XFINITY Series schedule with Chip Ganassi Racing, he bet on himself. The California native was graduating from the Camping World Truck Series, a place he spent the better part of three seasons with Brad Keselowski Racing. In those 63 career …

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Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Turning a Corner on Becoming a Top Team

2017 Nascar Monster Energy Cup Series, Richmond

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29 races through the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. is on the radar as one of the most improved drivers of the year. With victories at Talladega Superspeedway and Daytona in July, the No. 17 team was guaranteed a position into the playoffs. With a bit of luck on Sunday at …

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Pace Laps: A Flurry of NASCAR Playoff Activity

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Bittersweet Day for Hendrick Motorsports in Dover – In the end, the sweet side may outweigh the bitter Sunday at Dover International Speedway. But there was plenty of both as the four-car organization left the Delaware track. Staring with the negatives, Kasey Kahne was one of the three bullets in the …

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Picks up 1st Top 10 Since Sonoma

Dale Jr. Dover

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Sunday’s Apache Warrior 400 at Dover International Speedway was Dale Earnhardt Jr.‘s best outing in over three months, finishing seventh, while running better than that for the majority of the event. Earnhardt, 42, was in the midst of his worst 12-race streak since 2009 with Hendrick Motorsports. The No. 88 team went 12 consecutive races …

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Ryan Newman: ‘We weren’t good enough’

2017 Nascar Monster Energy Cup Series, Dover

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Entering Sunday’s cutoff race to the opening round of the 2017 Cup Series playoffs at Dover International Speedway, Ryan Newman entered with a one point deficit, behind Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Richard Childress Racing teammate Austin Dillon. The No. 31 started the day ahead of his closest competition in eighth. As soon as the green …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Ryan Blaney Cruises to Checkered Flag at Dover

2017 Nascar Xfinity Series, Dover

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After sweeping the pair of practice sessions on Friday, Ryan Blaney became the favorite for Saturday’s Use your Melon Drive Sober 200 at Dover International Speedway. However, with an eighth-place qualifying effort, the driver of the No. 22 had to pass some good cars to get to the front. Blaney was chasing down pole-sitter William …

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