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Stock Car Scoop: 2021 Busch Clash Preview

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On the Monday, Feb. 8 edition of Frontstretch.com’s Stock Car Scoop, Bryan Nolen is joined by Adam Cheek to preview the first race of the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season: The Busch Clash at Daytona. Bryan and Adam discuss NASCAR’s decision to move the Clash from the oval to the road course and whether fans should …

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Frontstretch Podcast: New Year Brings New Beginnings

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Welcome to the revamped Frontstretch Podcast! Davey Segal and a rotating host of other Frontstretch Staff will be with you all season long, bringing you news, analysis, discussion, interviews and more from the world of NASCAR. To kick off 2021, Davey and the incomparable Mike Neff chat about what was a busy off-season, with the …

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Waid’s World: Daytona Experiences – A Harrowing Trip, Great Racing & A Lesson Learned

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When the Daytona 500 rolls around each year, I’m pretty much like everyone else. I eagerly anticipate what may happen and how it might well make a spirited debut to the new season. For 2021, things are tempered a bit. The COVID-19 pandemic is still with us, and as it was last year, everything is …

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The Latest Odds For 2021’s Daytona 500 Revealed

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Editor’s Note: This article on 2021 Daytona 500 odds is posted in collaboration with an outside sponsorship client. The opinions and information contained within do not necessarily represent Frontstretch and its staff. The leading contenders for the 2021 Daytona 500 are starting to take shape in the futures sports betting markets. The “Great American Race” …

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Charlotte Motor Speedway, NASCAR Helping COVID-19 Relief Efforts With Mass Vaccination Events

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Charlotte Motor Speedway is certainly no stranger to racing. For over 60 years, fans and drivers alike have flocked by the masses to take in some of the best auto racing America has to offer. Races like the Coca-Cola 600, the All-Star Race (before its move in 2020) and the Bank of America ROVAL 400 …

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eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series Returning for 2021

Virtual NASCAR cars race at North Wilkesboro Speedway in 2020. Photo: NASCAR Media

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The eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series will return in 2021, NASCAR announced Jan. 26. The series initially began in 2020 as a form of competition held during the NASCAR season’s halt during the COVID-19 pandemic, with professional racers taking to the virtual speedways. This year, the 10-race schedule will complement on-track action, with midweek events …

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2021 NASCAR Preseason Power Rankings No. 24: Chris Buescher

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Roush Fenway Racing will enter the 2021 season with the same driver lineup for the first time since 2018. That comes after a 2020 season that saw Chris Buescher return to RFR for the first time since his 2015 NASCAR Xfinity Series title. Buescher replaced what many thought to be the foundation of the organization’s …

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2021 NASCAR Preseason Power Rankings No. 25: Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

2020 Daytona Ncs Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. Face Nkp

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In his ninth season of full-time NASCAR Cup Series action, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. will return to the seat of the No. 47 JTG Daugherty Chevrolet for the second straight season. While the team has not made many announcements this offseason, the general understanding is that Stenhouse’s contract he signed prior to last year was a …

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Austin Cindric to Make Cup Series Debut with Daytona 500 Attempt

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Defending NASCAR Xfinity Series champion Austin Cindric will attempt to make his Cup Series debut in the Daytona 500, Team Penske announced Wednesday (Jan. 20) morning. Cindric, 22, will pilot the No. 33 Ford for Team Penske at Daytona International Speedway with crew chief Miles Stanley atop the pit box. “There is a lot to …

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Simona de Silvestro to Attempt Indianapolis 500 With Female-Led Paretta Autosport

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Paretta Autosport, a new NTT IndyCar Series team led by Beth Paretta, has been formed and will attempt to qualify for the Indianapolis 500, the team announced Tuesday morning. Simona de Silvestro will pilot the No. 16 Chevrolet with technical support from Team Penske. She has a best finish of 14th in five career Indy …

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Cole Custer Lands Dixie Vodka Sponsorship for 2 Cup Races

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Dixie Vodka will be a primary sponsor of Cole Custer’s No. 41 Ford for two NASCAR Cup Series events, Stewart-Haas Racing announced Tuesday, Jan. 19. The team’s official vodka will adorn the car at the Daytona International Speedway road course on Feb. 21 and Nashville Superspeedway on June 20. Additionally, Dixie Vodka will be an …

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Ty Dillon to Compete in Daytona 500 for Gaunt Brothers Racing

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Ty Dillon will drive for Gaunt Brothers Racing in the Daytona 500, the Associated Press reported Tuesday morning. Dillon will pilot the No. 96 Toyota with backing from Bass Pro Shops and Black Rifle Coffee for the first race of the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season. Dillon, 28, spent the past four seasons driving the …

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