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Reel Racing: The Best (& Worst) Movie Paint Schemes of the 2000s, Pt. 2

2008 NCS Darlington Kyle Busch Race Nigel Kinrade

08-10 May, 2008, Darlington, South Carolina USA Kyle Busch car ©2008, autostock, USA Brian Czobat

Yesterday, we tackled the back half of the top 10 movie-themed NASCAR schemes from the 2000s in part one. North of 75 cars ran paint jobs inspired by more than 50 film releases throughout the decade, ranging from blockbusters like all three of Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man movies and Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins to odd or obscure choices, …

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Reel Racing: The Best (& Worst) Movie Paint Schemes of the 2000s, Pt. 1

2007 NCS Charlotte Elliott Sadler Car Nigel Kinrade

27 May, 2007, Coca Cola 600. Charlotte , North Carolina USA Elliott Sadler. ©2007, Nigel Kinrade/Autostock

Before the hopefully mostly normal 2021 NASCAR season gets underway, we’ll take a two-part look at NASCAR’s assortment of movie-themed liveries from the 2000s. Let’s also hope that this upcoming year is better for the aforementioned movie schemes; exactly zero ran in the COVID-19-impacted 2020 season, the first time since 1995 that none hit the …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Austin Cindric on Xfinity Championship

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss the first three weeks of a busy 2020 offseason. The crew chief change at Joe Gibbs Racing highlights the offseason, as Adam Sevens will move from winning 28 races and two championships with Kyle Busch to Christopher Bell. Was the change needed after just one …

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2020 NASCAR Team Reviews: Joe Gibbs Racing

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For a team that won more than half of the races in the 2019 NASCAR Cup Series season, Joe Gibbs Racing had every reason to be confident in its lineup for 2020. Martin Truex Jr., Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch all won at least five races in 2019 (seven, six and five, respectively) while Erik …

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Joe Gibbs Racing Shuffles 2021 Crew Chief Lineup

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Joe Gibbs Racing has announced a crew chief shuffle between the NASCAR Cup Series and the NASCAR Xfinity Series for 2021. Harrison Burton, who recently re-signed with JGR, will have veteran crew chief Jason Ratcliff on top of the pit box. Ratcliff was with the No. 95 Leavine Family Racing team before it closed at …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Closing the Door on an Unforgettable 2020 Season

Nascar Gander Rv & Outdoors Truck Series Lucas Oil 150

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It’s hard to believe but the 2020 Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series has come to an end, and there’s really only one way to describe this season: Unforgettable. The season opened normally enough at Daytona International Speedway with the usual wreck fest followed by a finish that saw Grant Enfinger edge Jordan Anderson by mere …

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Did You Notice?: NASCAR 2020 Tidbits And Loose Ends… It’s Not Just About The Championship 4

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Did You Notice? … NASCAR wasn’t just about the Championship 4 and Chase Elliott‘s first NASCAR title at the ripe old age of 24? Certainly, Elliott’s back-to-back wins to finish the year were impressive; he’s the third-youngest champion in NASCAR history. Elliott’s surging popularity should serve the sport well heading into a time of transition next …

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Power Rankings: Chase Went to Chase Edition

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Oftentimes, NASCAR gets the short end of the deal — faces a lot of criticism, but they deserve a tip of the old Frontstretch hat for managing to get a full season in during trying times. No other major American sport was able to accomplish this feat. There is no hiding the fact that I’m …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2020 Season Finale 500

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It all comes down to the final NASCAR Cup Series race of the 2020 season. Let’s get your NASCAR DraftKings rosters set for the championship at Phoenix Raceway. It’s the first time the desert track will host the season finale as Homestead-Miami Speedway held that honor until this year. Teams return to Phoenix for the …

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Fire on Fridays: How Will Success Be Judged in This Era of NASCAR?

Nascar Champions Portraits

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The era of a good points day is officially over. Has been for awhile now. Points do matter. After all, if Kevin Harvick gains more than the one stage point at Texas Motor Speedway and Martinsville Speedway than he did, odds are he’s Championship 4 bound in the NASCAR Cup Series this year. But he didn’t, …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2020 Xfinity 500

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Who… should you be talking about after the race? Chase Elliott was nothing short of dominant on Sunday, leading a career-high 236 laps en route to the victory at Martinsville Speedway. It wasn’t as easy as that makes it sound, as Elliott battled Martin Truex Jr., who also had to win to move on in …

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