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Christopher Bell Nabs Dover Allied Steel Buildings 200 Win After Cole Custer Dominance, Late-Race Drama

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Cole Custer absolutely dominated Saturday’s (May 4) NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Dover International Speedway. But Christopher Bell beat Custer off pit road, busted through to clean air and busted up Custer’s chance to win the 2019 Allied Steel Buildings 200. It’s Bell’s 11th career NASCAR XFINITY Series win, his second straight victory at Dover …

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The Frontstretch 5: NASCAR Feel-Good Stories

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1. A silver lining On a Sunday in March 1997, the Truck Series raced at Homestead Miami Speedway. Late in the event, John Nemechek, the younger brother of Cup driver Joe Nemechek, spun in the first corner and slammed into the wall with the driver’s side. He was taken to the hospital with severe injuries. …

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Cole Custer, John Hunter Nemechek Top Bristol Xfinity Practices

2019 Bristol Zach Catanzareti Xfinity Cole Custer

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Friday afternoon saw Xfinity Series teams take to Bristol Motor Speedway for two 50-minute practice sessions. Stewart-Haas Racing’s Cole Custer was fastest overall for the day with a lap at 123.722 mph. Practice No. 1 In the first practice session, teams spent part of the session feeling out the surface after heavy rains early in …

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Carrying Local Colors, Nemechek Gives Locals a Run for Their Money in Xfinity Race at Vegas

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John Hunter Nemechek was the only driver not from Las Vegas to finish on the proverbial podium in Saturday’s Boyd Gaming 300, but with Allegiant Airlines on the No. 23, this was a hometown race for his team. That changed nothing for the youngster, who posted a runner-up finish in just his third race with …

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Angela Ruch Has Career Night, Is 2nd Woman to Earn Top 10 in Daytona Truck Race

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Daytona International Speedway, February 2019. (Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

When the entry list came out for the NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway, seeing Angela Ruch on the entry list in NEMCO Motorsports’ No. 8 Chevrolet was a shock. After all, the niece of Daytona 500 winner Derrike Cope had not competed in a Gander Outdoors Truck Series race since she finished …

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Entry List: NASCAR Racing Experience 300

Ross Chastain, Alex Labbe And Caesar Bacarella Battle For Top Ten Position Late In The Power Shares Qqq 250 Nascar Xfinity Race At Daytona International Speedway. February 17th, 2018.

(Photo: Bruce Nuttleman)

The NASCAR Xfinity Series opens the 2019 season Saturday, Feb. 16, at Daytona International Speedway. 38 cars are entered with many drivers in different rides from the end of the 2018 season. New faces have also come to NASCAR’s second-tier division. JR Motorsports has four drivers entered this weekend.  Michael Annett moves from the No. …

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Entry List: NextEra Energy 250

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(Photo: Bruce Nuttleman)

The newly re-branded NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series opens its season on Friday, Feb. 15, 2019 at Daytona International Speedway with the NextEra Energy Resources 250.  40 trucks are entered this weekend, meaning eight will go home after qualifying. There are many changes in the Truck Series this season, with several faces in new places. …

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JR Motorsports, GMS Racing Create Drivers Edge Development Program

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JR Motorsports and GMS Racing have launched a new driver development program, branding it as “Drivers Edge Development.” The initiative, which was brought together with the help of Chevrolet, aims to establish an official program to provide on and off-track education for up-and-coming racecar drivers. .@DaleJr and @GMSRacingLLC’s Mike Beam on stage at The @NASCARHall …

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2018 Xfinity Series Review: Midpack Teams

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While all eyes were focused on teams in the playoffs, some of the best racing in the field came in the middle of the Xfinity Series field, where teams are scrounging for positions, knowing that an additional finishing position could be the difference in getting an extra set of tires or more sponsorship the following …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Talking Offseason News, Plethora of Changes

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In a special offseason episode of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino, Mike Neff and Zach Catanzareti discuss all the news that’s transpired since Homestead. We start with the elephant in the room, that being Kurt Busch making the move to Chip Ganassi Racing, replacing Jamie McMurray who will take on an analyst role at Fox Sports. What do we think Busch can do …

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John Hunter Nemechek Moving to GMS Racing in 2019

2018 Phoenix Ism Zach Catanzareti John Hunter Nemechek

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

John Hunter Nemechek is on the move. After a limited XFINITY Series schedule with Chip Ganassi Racing this season, he’ll jump to GMS Racing in 2019. Multiple sources have confirmed to Frontstretch the 21-year-old will be moving over to GMS. The driver contract, to be finalized in the coming days, puts Nemechek behind the wheel of the …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: NASCAR Playoff Overload On NBC At Phoenix

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The revamped ISM Raceway brought a number of new elements to the package.  For one, there is a Modern Margarita stand just outside of Victory Lane.  Also, the place was so full of locked gates that the Camping World Truck Series Championship 4 drivers couldn’t get to the Media Center for their press conference Friday …

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