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Stock Car Scoop: Homestead-Miami Speedway Previews

Homestead-Miami Speedway - 2018 Stock Photo

(Photo: Christian Koelle)

Frontstretch‘s Bryan Nolen previews the NASCAR Xfinity and Cup series races at Homestead-Miami Speedway and gets you up to date on the start times of all three races, stage lengths, starting lineups and more. Nolen will also recap you on the Camping World Truck Series race from a week ago and get you ready for …

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A Refresher on the Choose Rule

Martin Truex Jr. and Alex Bowman approach Choose V Box Rule in 2020 All Star Race at Bristol Motor Speedway Photo: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images

(Photo: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

Guess what’s back, back again? The choose rule’s back, tell a friend. As the NASCAR Cup and Xfinity series make their annual trek to Homestead-Miami Speedway, it welcomes the return of the choose rule. First used in last year’s All Star Race at Bristol Motor Speedway, it was later added to racing procedures in August. …

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Fire on Fridays: How I Learned to Stop Worrying & Love Bristol on Dirt

2020 Bristol II Track Cup NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Last fall marked the announcement of the NASCAR Cup Series’ 2021 return to dirt in after many, many decades away. And I didn’t know how to feel. Which was weird. By all accounts, it should have felt like a homerun. NASCAR’s seven-season foray into dirt in the Camping World Truck Series at Eldora Speedway seemed …

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NASCAR 101: States That Have Never Produced a Cup Winner

Christopher Bell poses with trophy after winning 2021 Daytona road Photo NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

After conquering the Daytona International Speedway road course last weekend, Christopher Bell became the first driver from Oklahoma to win a NASCAR Cup Series race. Now, 35 U.S. states can boast that they have produced a Cup winner, a far cry from NASCAR’s early years when nearly every driver hailed from the Southeast. NASCAR has …

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Darlington Allowing Limited Fan Attendance for 2021

The NASCAR Cup Series races the Track Too Tough To Tame in the 2019 version of Darlington Raceway's Southern 500. (Photo: NKP)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Darlington Raceway will have limited fan attendance for its May 7-9 race weekend, track officials announced Feb. 25. The track will host all three national NASCAR series on the new throwback race event. The exact attendance amount was not specified in the release. “As we launch the new spring dates for the official throwback weekend …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Cory Roper’s Highs & Lows at Daytona

Cory Roper at Daytona Truck 2021

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Cory Roper. Until two weeks ago when he nearly won the season opener at Daytona International Speedway, you may not have heard that name unless you’re an avid follower of the Camping World Truck Series. He nearly snagged his first career victory on one of the sport’s biggest stages, though he took the checkered flag …

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Practice, Heat Races Announced for Bristol Dirt Races

2019 MENCS Bristol BMS Racing NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

There will be qualifying heat races and two practice sessions before the NASCAR Camping World and Cup series events at the Bristol Motor Speedway dirt track, BMS announced Feb. 24. Bush’s Beans will sponsor both events on Friday and Saturday, March 26-27. Each series will have two hour-long practice sessions on Friday; Cup will be …

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Tracking the Trucks: Ben Rhodes Goes Back-to-Back at Daytona

2021 Trucks Daytona Road Ben Rhodes, No. 99 ThorSport Racing Toyota, Win (Credit: NKP)

Credit: NKP

In a Nutshell: Ben Rhodes completed a sweep of the two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series events at Daytona International Speedway with a win Friday night, essentially dominating the BrakeBest Brake Pads 159 at the track’s road course configuration. A downpour prior to the race made for less-than-ideal driving conditions, but precipitation stayed clear of …

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Ben Rhodes Outduels Sheldon Creed to Claim 2nd Consecutive Daytona Win

2021 Trucks Daytona Road Ben Rhodes, No. 99 ThorSport Racing Toyota, Burnout (Credit: NKP)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Ben Rhodes found his way into the Daytona International Speedway victory lane for the second time in seven days. One week after winning on the Daytona oval, Rhodes held off the 2020 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion Sheldon Creed to claim the win on the road course in the BrakeBest Brake Pads 159. The 23-year-old …

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Stock Car Scoop: Daytona Road Course Previews

Cup Daytona 2020 road Chase Elliott car

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Although the Daytona 500 has come and gone, the action isn’t stopping. Frontstretch‘s Bryan Nolen previews all three races at the Daytona International Speedway road course and gets you up to date on the start times of all three races, stage lengths, starting lineups and more. Sign up for Stock Car Scoop on Apple Podcasts, …

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Here Are the Changes to the Daytona Road Course Entry Lists

Pack Racing during the 2021 Busch Clash

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

In what will likely become a recurring segment at Frontstretch each week, we’ll run down the driver- and team-related changes to the NASCAR entry lists since they were initially posted, in this case last Saturday, Feb. 13. NASCAR Cup Series (Daytona International Speedway road course) –Garrett Smithley will make his season debut this weekend, driving the …

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