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The Underdog House: Potential 2021 Daytona 500 Cinderellas

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The Dark Horse Field When the NASCAR Cup Series heads to Daytona International Speedway for the 2021 version of the Great American Race, 36 teams walk in breathing easy. The charter they own guarantees them an automatic spot in the Daytona 500 no matter how slow their car is or if they wreck in their …

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Michael McDowell, Anthony Alfredo Driving for FRM in 2021, David Ragan Racing Daytona

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Michael McDowell will remain with Front Row Motorsports in the NASCAR Cup Series in 2021, while Anthony Alfredo moves to the team to compete for Rookie of the Year honors, the team announced Jan. 6. McDowell returns to the No. 34, while Alfredo will drive the No. 38 vacated by John Hunter Nemechek. 2021 will …

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2020 NASCAR Team Reviews: Rick Ware Racing

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It’s no secret that Rick Ware Racing doesn’t contend for wins every week, but 2020 was still a year to be celebrated for the team. Going into its fifth season of NASCAR Cup Series racing, RWR has undergone massive growth since entering the the top level of NASCAR back in 2017. At the beginning of …

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2020 NASCAR Team Reviews: Front Row Motorsports

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Front Row Motorsports wrapped up the 2010s decade with three full-time NASCAR Cup Series entries. In 2019, its drivers combined accrued two top fives and three top 10s. Its three drivers finished 27th, 30th and 31st in the championship standings. The team sought to rectify its struggles in 2020 by fielding two full-time entries. Michael …

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Ben Rhodes Breaks NASCAR Truck Series Drought, Wins Darlington

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Sunday’s (Sept. 6) NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series event at Darlington Raceway was decided on pit strategy. The closing laps saw a handful of trucks take a chance, staying on track during a late caution on old tires. It’s typically not the best decision when it comes to an abrasive oval known as …

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David Ragan Will Attempt Darlington Truck Race

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David Ragan will attempt to compete in the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series race at Darlington Raceway, DGR-Crosley announced Aug. 27 Ragan will pilot the No. 17 Ford in the South Carolina Education Lottery 200 with primary sponsorship from Shriners Hospital for Children. “Darlington is such a historic track in our sport,” Ragan …

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NASCAR 101: 8 Veteran Drivers Who Would Make Great Truck Competitors

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Over the past few years, the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series has produced some of the best racing in NASCAR, and the talent within isn’t too shabby, either. With the likes of Erik Jones, William Byron and Tyler Reddick quickly ascending the ranks from pickups to NASCAR Cup Series cars, the Truck Series has …

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Entry List: Vet Tix/Camping World 200

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The Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series will have a 40-truck field for the second race in a row in the Vet Tix/Camping World 200 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Saturday, June 6. Forty-seven trucks were on the entry list for Atlanta, but NASCAR capped the field at 40. David Ragan, who was scheduled to …

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David Ragan Returning to Truck Series at Richmond

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David Ragan will drive the No. 17 Select Blinds Ford F-150 truck of DGR-Crosley in the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series race at Richmond Raceway, the team announced Wednesday (March 11). Ragan had announced his retirement from full-time racing in 2019 and competed in the Daytona 500 last month, where he finished fourth. …

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The Underdog House: David Ragan Unretires To Finish 4th at Daytona

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Top Dog David Ragan said that he was looking forward to spending more time at home when he announced his retirement from full-time racing last fall. While he certainly didn’t mention running the Daytona 500, it remained a possibility. He’s probably glad it did, because Ragan scored his 16th career top-five finish in the NASCAR …

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David Ragan Relaxed Ahead of His (Potentially) Last Daytona 500

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David Ragan is taking what may be his last Daytona 500 start seriously, but he wasted no time acknowledging that this one feels different. “[I] feel a little bit more relaxed, a little bit more laid back, I didn’t even shave for a few days when I first got down here” Ragan told Frontstretch. “You …

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