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Frontstretch Podcast: Takeaways from Bristol

2018 Cup Bristol Zach Catanzareti Kyle Busch

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In the latest episode of the 2018 Frontstretch Podcast, we review a rather wet, yet intense weekend of action at Bristol Motor Speedway with Dustin Albino, Mike Neff and Zach Catanzareti. Kyle Busch used the ‘ole golden chrome to nudge Kyle Larson out of the way with six laps to go en route to his second consecutive victory. While the …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Why Is Ryan Preece So Underrated?

2018 Xfinity Bristol Zach Catanzareti Ryan Preece

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Every few years, an underrated driver appears on the NASCAR radar. Sometimes, they are in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. But this time around, there is a young man who is outperforming just about everyone when he straps behind the wheel of an XFINITY Series racecar. That fellow’s name is Ryan Preece, who Jeff …

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Pace Laps: Rain Ratchets Up NASCAR Competition At Bristol

2018 Xfinity Bristol Zach Catanzareti John Hunter Nemechek

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Rain, Rain, Please Stay? The fact NASCAR wrested 204 laps out of Sunday’s race at Bristol Motor Speedway was a minor miracle. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series event was faced with a 90 percent chance of precipitation during the day; the race itself went green nearly half an hour …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Big Money Day for Ryan Preece at Bristol

2018 Xfinity Bristol Zach Catanzareti Ryan Preece

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Ryan Preece continues to cash in on betting on himself. The former Whelen Modified Tour champion won the Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday afternoon (April 14). It was Preece’s second victory since joining Joe Gibbs Racing for a part-time schedule last year. Preece also won the NASCAR XFINITY Series’ Dash …

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Ryan Preece Wins the Race and the Cash in the Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300

2018 Auto Club Ryan Preece, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry Rheem

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Ryan Preece is now $100,000 richer. The part-time driver of Joe Gibbs Racing No. 18 won the Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday afternoon (April 14), his second career win. Preece also won the NASCAR XFINITY Series’ Dash 4 Cash prize of $100,000 by beating out Daniel Hemric, Cole Custer and Christopher …

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Brandon Jones, Cole Custer Lead Two XFINITY Practices at Bristol

2018 Daytona Xfinity Zach Catanzareti Cole Custer

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Brandon Jones and Cole Custer paced a pair of NASCAR XFINITY Series practices Friday afternoon at Bristol Motor Speedway. In the first session, Jones’ No. 19 for Joe Gibbs Racing ran a quick lap of 15.495 seconds (123.833 mph) around the World’s Fastest Half-Mile. Justin Allgaier, Ryan Preece, Christopher Bell and Austin Cindric rounded out …

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Entry List: 2018 California 300

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The NASCAR XFINITY Series closes out the “West Coast Swing” this weekend at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California.  40 entries make up this week’s entry list, meaning everyone will qualify for the race. Austin Dillon will return to the No. 3 car for Richard Childress Racing after his brother Ty Dillon was behind …

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Elliott Sadler: This Is The Biggest Disappointment In My Career

Xfinity 2017 Homestead Zach Catanzareti Elliott Sadler

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As soon as Elliott Sadler parked his car on pit road, a shouting match began between himself and Ryan Preece. The fury in Sadler’s eyes said it all as he didn’t even second-guess his actions. “Who is he racing?” Sadler angrily asked. “He just gave me a lack of respect.” And so it went as another …

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Cole Custer Wins 1st Race, William Byron Takes XFINITY Title in Homestead

Xfinity 2017 Homestead Zach Catanzareti William Byron

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The NASCAR XFINITY Series championship came down to an epic battle between teammates. In the end, the youngster edged out the veteran as William Byron won the series title at age 19. “This is an incredible feeling,” Byron said. “I’m just very thankful for everyone who made it happen.” But it all happened behind Cole …

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Double Take: Ryan Preece Defies History, Looks to the Future

Nascar Xfinity Series U.s. Cellular 250 Iowa Speedway, Newton, Ia Usa Saturday 29 July 2017 Ryan Preece, Mohawk Northeast Inc. Toyota Camry World Copyright: Brett Moist Nkp

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Relegation is a big part of most stick and ball sports. Do poorly and move back to the minors. Finish with a losing record, get knocked back a league. But in NASCAR, where driver performance varies year to year, relegation isn’t as common. You might move from team to team, but moving down a level …

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2017 Frontstretch Podcast Powered by DraftKings – Episode 21: Money Talks

Nascar Xfinity Series U.s. Cellular 250 Iowa Speedway, Newton, Ia Usa Saturday 29 July 2017 Ryan Preece, Mohawk Northeast Inc. Toyota Camry World Copyright: Brett Moist Nkp

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Episode 21: Money Talks Frontstretch Podcast with Dustin Albino, Joseph Wolkin and Zach Catanzareti In this week’s episode brought to you by DraftKings, Dustin, Joe and Zach discuss how sponsorship will dictate silly season news, Kyle Busch’s breakthrough win at Pocono, analyzing Ryan Preece’s future and more! This week’s episode was brought to you by DraftKings, the No. 1 platform …

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Ryan Preece to Return to Joe Gibbs Racing for Kentucky XFINITY Race

Ryan Preece Iowa

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Ryan Preece, one of the feel-good stories of the 2017 NASCAR season, is already reaping the benefits of his win at Iowa Speedway. The 2013 Whelen Modified Tour champion told NBC he will return to pilot Joe Gibbs Racing’s No. 20 Toyota in the Sept. 23 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Kentucky Speedway. The start will …

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