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eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series: Keegan Leahy Dominates at Homestead-Miami

Keegan Leahy Celebrating after winning the Coca-Cola iRacing Series race at Homestead, 2/23/2021

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After a wild finish at Daytona International Speedway, the eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series headed to the virtual Homestead-Miami Speedway on Tuesday night (Feb. 23) for the second event of the 2021 season. Homestead has been known for putting on some great races over the years. The most recent encounter with the track for the series …

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Frontstretch 5: Reasons Why Daytona’s Road Course is NASCAR’s Best Accidental Gem

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#37: Ryan Preece, JTG Daugherty Racing, Chevrolet Camaro Kroger/Coca-Cola and #1: Kurt Busch, Chip Ganassi Racing, Chevrolet Camaro Monster Energy

Throughout NASCAR’s history, many racetracks have come and gone. Some have stood the test of time, while others faded away into obscurity after short usage. Coming upon this decade, NASCAR was on a fixed pattern with the racetracks they had at hand. It seemed like no new tracks would get to make their arrival anytime …

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Stock Car Scoop: Who Does Chase Elliott Have To Blame For Losing Daytona?

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Chase Elliott has been snake-bitten of late (Photo: NASCAR Media/Getty Images)

As the laps wound down Sunday (Feb. 21), Chase Elliott was in position to win his fifth consecutive road course race at Daytona International Speedway. That’s until both rain and late-race carnage came to the track, flipping around a dominant performance on this road course into a disastrous ending in mere minutes. Why did Elliott …

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Frontstretch 5: Biggest Takeaways from Daytona Speedweeks 2021

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#12: Ryan Blaney, Team Penske, Ford Mustang Menards/Blue DEF/PEAK #43: Erik Jones, Richard Petty Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro Armor All #36: David Ragan, Front Row Motorsports, Ford Mustang

This year’s Daytona Speedweek provided many reasons, both good and bad, to be remembered by. New faces in new places, along with an entertaining combination of big wrecks, hurt feelings and thrilling dashes to the finish. It was all topped off by Michael McDowell’s unbelievable first career NASCAR Cup Series win after 358 prior tries. …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Who Could Topple Austin Cindric on the Daytona Road Course?

Austin Cindric wins at Daytona

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The NASCAR Xfinity Series stays in Florida this week, taking to the Daytona International Speedway road course instead for the Super Start Batteries 188. Given the current state of NXS, any driver other than defending champion and defending Daytona road course winner Austin Cindric winning this weekend would amount to a surprise winner. Even in …

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5 Takeaways from NASCAR President Steve Phelps’ Pre-Season Remarks

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NASCAR President Steve Phelps held a preseason media availability on Friday, Feb. 12 in advance of the season-opening Daytona 500. As usual, Phelps was an open book and touched on a myriad of topics regarding the sport’s present and future. Everything from on-track competition to off-track scheduling was addressed in an informative session. Here are …

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Christopher Bell Gearing Up for Sophomore NASCAR Cup Season, Debut in Joe Gibbs Racing’s No. 20

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Christopher Bell enters 2021 as the driver of Joe Gibbs Racing’s famed No. 20 Toyota, taking over for Erik Jones after spending his 2020 rookie season with Leavine Family Racing. Prior to jumping to the Cup Series, Bell spent two full-time seasons apiece in the NASCAR Xfinity and Camping World Truck series, winning the 2017 …

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Frontstretch 5: Reasons Why the New Speedweeks Schedule is a Good Thing

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NASCAR has had to undergo several major schedule changes ever since the COVID-19 pandemic stormed onto the scene in early 2020. Certain tracks lost their dates and had to be replaced with others, and doubleheaders were held during select weekends to make up for lost races. Then came more changes with the release of the …

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Kyle Busch Squeaks by for Clash Victory as Leaders Crash

#18: Kyle Busch, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry M&M's

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The Busch Clash provided an exciting start to Speedweeks, as a last-lap pass solidified a win for Kyle Busch. The 2012 Clash winner started from the 16th position and led only one lap en route to his second win in the exhibition event. Following contact between Chase Elliott and Ryan Blaney, Busch passed the pair …

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A Tangled Friendship: Chase Elliott, Ryan Blaney Lose Opportunity at Clash Win

Ryan Blaney, Chase Elliott Collide in the Busch Clash at Daytona, February 9, 2021

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For the first time ever, the Busch Clash was held on the Daytona International Speedway road course, and it did not disappoint. In a race that saw lockups, spins, a caution for dirt and even a fire, the end delivered in perhaps the most unexpected way. On fresher tires, pole sitter Ryan Blaney passed Chase …

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Ryan Blaney, Alex Bowman to Lead Field to Green in Clash

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The lineup up for Tuesday night’s Busch Clash at Daytona has been set. Team Penske driver Ryan Blaney will head up the field in his No. 12 Ford Mustang. To his outside will be Hendrick Motorsports driver Alex Bowman, set to make his debut sporting the No. 48 following Jimmie Johnson‘s retirement. Joe Gibbs Racing’s …

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