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Off the Wall With: Brett Moffitt

Brett Moffitt Bank of America 500 2015 Charlotte Cup Mike Neff

(Credit: Mike Neff, Frontstretch)

What’s fun for you besides racing? I like anything adventurous, as long as I’m outside doing something new, whether it’s biking, shooting, riding motorcycles, I love it. That’s the type of person I am. I just want to be busy doing something. What’s the top item on your bucket list? I’ve been looking on Instagram …

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Friday Faceoff: How Many More Wins for Jimmie Johnson?

2015 Texas II CUP Jimmie Johnson trophy CIA

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Jimmie Johnson will become the active win leader after Homestead-Miami Speedway (and a certain champion’s retirement) with 75.  Can Johnson surpass Jeff Gordon‘s 93 Cup wins for third all-time?  Where should we expect him to end up for a career total? Mike Neff, Short Track Coordinator: That will depend on how long Johnson chooses to …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: NASCAR Elimination Races and Match Game ’78?

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We’ve made it through part No. 1 of the Chase for the Sprint Cup. There are undoubtedly some disappointed drivers and disappointed fans. Our own Jerry Jordan is convinced that NASCAR’s happy that Jimmie Johnson failed to advance (but would never actually admit it). In all due respect, I doubt that. Even if Johnson is …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Brett Moffitt on Adapting to Midseason Moves

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Photo Credit: CIA Stock Photography

It’s not easy for a young driver to find a Sprint Cup ride these days, but Brett Moffitt is defying the odds. After starting the year with just one race on his slate, Moffitt was tapped to fill in for Brian Vickers at Michael Waltrip Racing, where he’s under contract as a test driver, before …

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Michael Waltrip Racing to Shut Its Doors After 2015 Season

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A day after NASCAR welcomed a new sponsor into the fold, they woke to the loss of a full-time team. Michael Waltrip Racing announced Wednesday that it and driver Clint Bowyer have agreed to separate at the end of the 2015 season. The move comes weeks after MWR co-owner Rob Kauffman announced he was pursuing a …

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Entry List: 2015 Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan

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One week removed from their final road course of 2015, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is returning to their fastest oval with a new high-drag package. NASCAR released the entry list for the Aug. 16 Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway. The list includes 44 teams, meaning one will fail to make Sunday’s race. …

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A&W and Front Row Motorsports to Recognize National Root-Beer Float Day

2015 Charlotte I CUP Brett Moffitt CIA

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Brett Moffitt will pilot a special No. 34 Ford this weekend at the Pocono Raceway in the Windows 10 400. Moffitt’s car will recognize National Root Beer Float day on August 6. A&W All American, which is a loyal partner to Front Row Motorsports, will give out free root-beer floats to customers from 2 p.m. …

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Tweet ‘N’ Greet: Martin Truex Jr., Ty Dillon, Jimmie Johnson, Plus More!

2015 Pocono I CUP Martin Truex Jr Jimmie Johnson victory lane CIA

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Frontstretch will scour Twitter and other social media platforms every week looking for some of the best posts from your favorite NASCAR drivers, personalities and other people around the world of stock car racing. These were some of our favorite posts and we hope you enjoy them too! 1.) Bring Buescher & Bubba to Pocono2.) …

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Beyond The Cockpit: Brett Moffitt on Admiring, Advancing & Adjusting

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(Photo: NASCAR via Getty Images)

Brett Moffitt’s particular journey to the Sprint Cup Series was quite unique. Moffitt spent five years in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East from 2009 to 2013 before making his first Sprint Cup start one year ago. This year, the 22-year-old has jumped from Michael Waltrip Racing to Front Row Motorsports in the span of …

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The Frontstretch 5: NASCAR Drivers You Should be Watching

Brett Moffit waits to climb into the No. 34 Front Row Motorsports Ford prior to the 2015 Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway

(Photo: Amy Henderson, Frontstretch)

Welcome to the Frontstretch Five! Each week, Amy Henderson takes a look at the racing, the drivers and the storylines that drive NASCAR and produces a list of five people, places, things and ideas that define the current state of our sport. This week, Amy has a group of drivers fans may not see very …

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NASCAR Driver Report Cards: Part III

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So you might remember a few weeks ago when I graded the Sprint Cup full-timers through Driver Report Cards… and promptly stopped at the letter K. No, I don’t have a weird idea of what the alphabet should be, nor am I protesting the use of the letters L through Z. The third part just …

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Did You Notice? Indy Takes a Bite Out of NASCAR

IndyCar 2015 Indy Montoya and team victory credit Chris Owens

(Photo: Chris Owens)

Did You Notice? Two races headed in two markedly different directions? While the Indianapolis 500 went through its third straight ratings increase, reaching Nielsen numbers it hasn’t touched since 2008, NASCAR’s Coca-Cola 600 hit a new low. The Sunday overnight of 3.6 was the worst since FOX started covering the event in 2001; it was …

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