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The Frontstretch 5: Underrated Drivers in NASCAR Right Now

NASCAR Xfinity Series

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When people talk about the best drivers in NASCAR, some names immediately come to mind: Jimmie Johnson, Kyle Busch, Martin Truex Jr., Denny Hamlin, Joey Logano … the list goes on and on. But who are the drivers that aren’t the first ones people think of? Certainly, some of them are worth of a second …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Coronavirus Halts NASCAR & Tommy Joe Martins Talks Financial Impact on Family Team

NASCAR Xfinity Series

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss NASCAR’s decision to postpone the season until the second weekend of May due to the coronavirus pandemic. Was it the right decision to postpone the Atlanta race weekend after drivers, teams and haulers made the trip to Atlanta? Are we surprised NASCAR followed CDC (Center …

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Brett Moffitt Recovering After Surgery Due to Motocross Accident

2019 Bowmanville NGOTS Brett Moffitt Victory Lane NKP

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Brett Moffitt is recovering from surgery after an accident on a motocross bike Saturday, according to a statement released by GMS Racing Monday, March 16. Moffitt reportedly suffered fractures in both of his legs, but was “in very good spirits” and is expected to fully recover. The rehabilitation is expected to take six to eight …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Our Motorsports Adjusting to Xfinity Schedule

NASCAR Xfinity Series

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Last October, Our Motorsports made a bit of a surprising announcement when the team declared it was moving to the Xfinity Series full-time for the 2020 season while still running a partial ARCA Menards Series schedule. Chris Our, owner of Our Motorsports, has never fielded more than six cars in any ARCA season since the …

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2019 Truck Series Review, Pt. 1: Playoff Drivers

2019 Homestead NGOTS Matt Crafton Champion CCK

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Another year with the tough trucks of NASCAR has come and gone. With a familiar face hoisting the championship trophy, seven drivers were left wanting more as the checkered flag fell on 2019. 8. Tyler Ankrum In a season that saw him miss the first three events (age restriction), this teenager, coming off a ARCA …

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2019 NASCAR Top Storylines: The Pay-to-Play Trend

2019 Atlanta CUP Landon Cassill car NKP

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Money buys a lot of things in NASCAR. It buys speed, or at least the parts and pieces to make speed happen. It buys alliances between teams that can also lead to more speed. It buys advertising time that gets sponsors and drivers exposure. Money also buys rides. It’s a trend that has been on …

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Tracking The Trucks: Inside Winless Wonder Matt Crafton’s Championship Season

2019 Phoenix NGOTS Matt Crafton Truck NKP

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In a Nutshell: Austin Hill placed the perfect bookend on his 2019 NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series season by cruising to victory in the Homestead-Miami Speedway season finale. His Ford 200 trophy earned Friday night (Nov. 15) matched up perfectly with a victory in the season opener at Daytona International Speedway. Unfortunately for Hill, though, …

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Brett Moffitt Dejected After Failing to Defend NASCAR Truck Series Title

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One year ago, Brett Moffitt hosted the Gander Outdoors Truck Series trophy after winning the race and the championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Moffitt returned to the scene on Friday night (Nov. 15), but failed to recapture the glory. He finished the fifth this time around, placing him third among the Championship 4. “Not good,” Moffitt …

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Brett Moffitt Back In Familiar Position, Albeit With Different Team At Homestead

2019 Phoenix NGOTS Brett Moffitt Truck NKP

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Gunning for back-to-back championships, Brett Moffitt has one major similarity and one major difference from 2018 to this year. One is his facial hair, and one is his ride. The defending champion earned the title last season for Hattori Racing Enterprises, who was eliminated with driver Austin Hill last weekend at ISM Raceway. This season, …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Championship Weekend in Homestead

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss a lackluster race weekend at ISM Raceway that saw Denny Hamlin, Justin Allgaier and Stewart Friesen win their way to Homestead in the top three series. Hamlin had to hold off a handful of playoff drivers with a late-race restart in Phoenix, en route to …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Who’s the Championship Favorite?

2019 Phoenix NGOTS Brett Moffitt Truck NKP

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The NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series will crown its champion at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Friday (Nov. 15). The best finishing Championship 4 driver – Ross Chastain, Matt Crafton, Stewart Friesen or Brett Moffitt – will win the championship. However, that does not mean the championship winner will have to win the 2019 Ford EcoBoost 200. …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: The Penultimate Race

2019 Phoenix MENCS Martin Truex, Jr. Racing NKP

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series has just one race left, not just this season, but also in its history under that name. But to get there, they first had to complete the Bluegreen Vacations 500 at ISM Raceway, which only was mildly interesting due to how enormous a lead eventual race winner Denny Hamlin …

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