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Stock Car Scoop with Bryan Nolen: Auto Club Preview

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Bryan Nolen gives you a preview of what you need to know for this weekend’s races at Auto Club Speedway. Nolen dives into which drivers are honoring Kobe Bryant, how Auto Club is honoring Jimmie Johnson in his final race as a full-time driver at his home track and if could rain affect NASCAR for …

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NASCAR & Auto Club Speedway to Honor Kobe Bryant

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This weekend at Auto Club Speedway, several NASCAR Cup Series teams are reported to run special paint schemes as a tribute to the late multi-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant. Bryant, 41, was tragically killed in a helicopter crash on Jan. 26 outside of Los Angeles, Calif. His 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, and seven other occupants also …

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Pit Strategy Gives Joey Logano Pennzoil 400 Victory

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Joey Logano prevailed in an eventful ending of the Pennzoil 400 presented by Jiffy Lube at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Sunday (Feb. 23).  A spin for Ross Chastain coming off of turn 2 with six laps to go brought out a late caution, Logano inherited the lead by leading a group of seven drivers that …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2020 BlueGreen Vacations Duels at Daytona

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The Headline(s): While the battles for the final spots in the Daytona 500 field proved underwhelming, the racing throughout the pack was hot and heavy. Winning races that were highly contested and featured no Big Ones, Joey Logano and William Byron scored well-earned victories Thursday night (Feb. 13). Both Daniel Suarez and JJ Yeley suffered …

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Daniel Suarez Confident Heading Into Duel, Happy to Return to Toyota

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Entering Thursday’s (Feb. 13) Bluegreen Vacations Duel races at Daytona International Speedway, Daniel Suarez is in a position he’s never been in before — having to race his way into the Daytona 500. The fourth year NASCAR Cup Series driver is confident he can do it with his new team, Gaunt Brothers Racing. “I feel …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Clash Wreckfest, 2020 Preview

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Dustin Albino and Mike Neff are back for another year full of racing podcasts, with the first one focused on Sunday’s Clash, previewing the Daytona 500 and the 2020 season. Erik Jones won a wreckfest Clash on Sunday, while many drivers were upset with different aspects of the event. The duo take sides on why the race …

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The Underdog House: 2020 Vision

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The Unusual Suspects Like every other team, NASCAR underdog operations across all three national touring series have made the trek to the Florida coast for another Speedweeks. The Xfinity and Truck teams still have some time to shake the sand out of their boots, but Cup crews have already been shaking down their cars for …

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2020 NASCAR Cup Series Preseason Power Rankings

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For the first time here at Frontstretch, our staff banded together to vote on who it thinks will be the top drivers of the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season in a preseason power rankings format. Each participating staff member sent a 30-driver ranking before the beginning of the season, taking into account not only 2019 successes …

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Beside the Rising Tide: Ready, Set, 2020…

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I fear calling this time of year “late winter” might be overly optimistic when it comes to continued cold snaps and snow, but I have it on expert what remains of winter will be brief. If you can’t trust a groundhog, who can you trust? Let’s just say we’re in that brief period of time …

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Daniel Suarez Joins Gaunt Brothers Racing for 2020

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Daniel Suarez will compete full-time in the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season with Gaunt Brothers Racing, the team announced Tuesday evening (Jan. 28). Suarez will drive the No. 96 Toyota Camry with Coca-Cola and CommScope as primary sponsors. “It’s great to be back with Toyota and back in the NASCAR Cup Series,” said Suarez in …

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2019 NASCAR Driver Reviews: Daniel Suarez

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2019 was Daniel Suarez‘s third full season in the NASCAR Cup Series, but his first time in unfamiliar territory. With a few exceptions, Suarez had spent his entire time in NASCAR’s national series racing for either Joe Gibbs Racing or an affiliated team like Kyle Busch Motorsports.  However, the closure of Furniture Row Racing at …

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