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TriStar Motorsports Returning to Cup Series with Cole Whitt

2016 Xfinity Homestead Miami Speedway Zach Catanzareti Cole Whitt

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

TriStar Motorsports will return to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series full-time in 2017 with Cole Whitt as its driver, piloting the No. 72 Ford beginning at Daytona International Speedway later this month. 2017 will mark the third time in Whitt’s career that he has had a full-time ride in the Cup Series, after qualifying …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Landon Cassill Would Rather Be Overrated Than Underrated

2016 Pocono I Cup Landon Cassill Looking Down Anthony Lumbis Sr.

(Photo: Anthony Lumbis Sr)

Prior to the end of the 2016 NASCAR season, Frontstretch ran an article discussing who we thought was the most underrated driver in the sport. One name continued to pop up: Landon Cassill. Perhaps 2017 is the year all that changes. A little while has passed since Front Row Motorsports formally announced that Cassill would be returning to the team …

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Reed Sorenson Returning to Premium Motorsports for Daytona 500, Maybe More

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(Photo: Mike Neff)

Reed Sorenson will return to Premium Motorsports in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, fielding the second car for the two-car operation during the Daytona 500. In the midst of a busy offseason that saw the organization move its race shop to Mooresville, North Carolina, team owner Jay Robinson confirmed to Frontstretch that Sorenson will pilot the No. 55 …

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Friday Faceoff: Who’s the Top NASCAR Rookie For 2017?

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(Photo: Russell LaBounty / NKP)

Carl Edwards pulled off a move that shocked the racing community, announcing he’ll step away from NASCAR competition full-time.  If Edwards has really hung ’em up for good, what is his legacy in the sport?  Is he a future Hall of Famer? Amy Henderson, Senior Editor: I think he goes down as one of the …

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Elliott Sadler Thankful to Race for JR Motorsports Late in His Career

2016 Chicago Nxs Elliott Sadler Car Brett Moist Nkp

Normally, people forget who finishes second in any championship event: the Super Bowl, World Series, or NBA Finals included. Elliott Sadler, coming off a season in which he finished second in the XFINITY Series point standings is trying to forget what could have been. In Sadler’s first year with JR Motorsports, he arguably had the best performance of his 22-year …

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Brandon Brown Sets 2017 Part-Time NASCAR XFINITY, Trucks Schedule

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

Brandon Brown, one of NASCAR’s young guns, continues to climb the ranks with his family-owned team. Brown and Brandonbilt Motorsports will move up to the NASCAR XFINITY Series for at least 10 races in 2017, the team tells Frontstretch, jumping to the higher division while focusing its funding on select events. The team is “90 percent sure” it …

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Rick Ware Racing Move to Truck Series, Shut Down XFINITY Program

Rick Ware Racing will return to the Camping World Truck Series full-time in 2017, temporarily shutting down its XFINITY Series program. Spencer Boyd will pilot the truck for the team for at least a portion of the races, the driver announced Friday on Twitter. There has been talk within the team of possibly running a …

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Ben Kennedy: There Are Different Things I Wish I Spent More Time Doing

Ben Kennedy got into NASCAR the hard way even after being born into the sport. The son of Lesa France Kennedy, CEO of International Speedway Corporation and Vice Chairperson and a NASCAR board of directors member, this 24-year-old could have taken the easy way, but he didn’t. Kennedy has fought his way through the rankings of …

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Kyle Busch Likes the State of the Truck Series, But Believes It Can Get Better

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

In with the new, out with the new. That’s the theme of Kyle Busch Motorsports as it continues to put multiple young talents on the scene in NASCAR. Darrell Wallace, Jr., Erik Jones and William Byron are a few of the rising stars Kyle Busch Motorsports has fielded entries for in the Camping World Truck Series. With the …

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William Byron ‘Excited’ About 2017 with JR Motorsports

William Byron Kyle Busch

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

One year ago, not many people in the NASCAR world knew who William Byron was. He had just become the K&N Pro Series East champion, winning the 2015 title. In one year of competition in the Camping World Truck Series while driving for Kyle Busch Motorsports, he became one of the most popular names in the garage. The …

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2016 NASCAR Review: Kasey Kahne

2016 Pocono I Cup Kasey Kahne Nigel Kinrade Nkp

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

Moved to the hot seat. 2016 season was one of Kasey Kahne‘s toughest seasons of his 13-year NASCAR career. To start, he was coming off a 2015 season in which he led a career-low 66 laps. That number, however, was higher than this year’s total of zero, which was the amount of times the No. …

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