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Entry List: Daytona 500

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(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

The entry list for the 61st Daytona 500 has been released, and there’s a lot of changes for the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. 42 cars are on the final version of the entry list. A maximum of 40 cars will take the green flag on race day. Old faces in new places …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2018 1000Bulbs.com 500

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Folds of Honor Quik Trip 500 Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hampton, GA USA Friday 23 February 2018 Paul Menard, Wood Brothers Racing, Menards / Moen Ford Fusion World Copyright: Nigel Kinrade NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

Who… gets my shoutout of the race? How about three of them this week?  It’s impossible to ignore the finishes Jimmie Johnson and Paul Menard had because both were 35th or worse at some point. Johnson spun early and recovered to seventh, while Menard had a couple of issues, losing two laps before coming back to …

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Entry List: 1000Bulbs.com 500

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

For the final time this season, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series will race on a superspeedway on Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway.  This will be the middle race of the Round of 12. 41 cars are on this weekend’s entry list with several changes to note with it being Talladega. Joey Gase is back in …

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Entry List: Rock ‘N Roll Tequila 170

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(Photo: Brett Moist/NKP)

There are 40 teams entered in Saturday’s Rock ‘N Roll Tequila 170 for the XFINITY Series at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.  Given that this is a standalone race, there’s going to be a fair amount of driver changes.  Even more so that it’s on a road course. As we’ve already reported, IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Brendan Gaughan’s Energetic Addition to NBCSN NASCAR Coverage

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(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Split weekends can cause some problems for NASCAR TV partners as their resources get stretched. NBC was no different. Some people went to Iowa while others went to Pocono, expanding a crew with additions that don’t cover the sport full-time. Regardless, viewers got 600-plus miles of racing over the weekend.  Both of them were quite …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: Coke Zero Sugar 400

#22: Joey Logano, Team Penske, Ford Fusion Shell Pennzoil Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series makes its way back to Daytona International Speedway for Saturday night’s Coke Zero Sugar 400. The green flag flies at 7 p.m. ET on NBC. It’s the latest race for FanDuel’s daily fantasy NASCAR contest. Play at fanduel.com/frontstretch this weekend and you could win $450 cash! First prize also …

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Entry List: Coke Zero Sugar 400

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(Photo: Russell LaBounty / NKP)

This weekend, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to Daytona International Speedway for the second time this season on Saturday, July 7. 41 cars are on the preliminary entry list, and there are several changes to note. StarCom Racing will field two cars this weekend.  Joey Gase will pilot the No. 00 while Landon …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Brendan Gaughan Breaks Down Talladega

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In the latest episode of the 2018 Frontstretch Podcast, we review a wild weekend of restrictor plate racing at Talladega Superspeedway with Dustin Albino, Mike Neff, Zach Catanzareti and driver of the No. 62 Beard Motorsports Chevrolet, Brendan Gaughan. Joey Logano led a race-high 70 laps in Sunday’s Geico 500 at Talladega en route to his first victory in 36 races. …

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Barber Motorsports Park: Could NASCAR Be Overlooking Gold?

Alexander Rossi Exits Turn One at Barber

(Photo: Christian Koelle)

Just inside the city limits of Birmingham, Ala., sits Barber Motorsports Park. The 17-turn permanent road course was opened in 2003 and designed by Alan Wilson. A compact design with a number of elevation changes highlights the track itself, but when you look at the environment around the track, only one word can be used: …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: NASCAR Drivers Only Broadcast Shines

#22: Joey Logano, Team Penske, Ford Fusion Shell Pennzoil and #21: Paul Menard, Wood Brothers Racing, Ford Fusion Motorcraft / Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

Joey Logano leading a quiet race (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Talladega brings all kinds of unusual instances.  This year, we got drivers in the booth, Darrell Waltrip apparently not being in on a joke and wheelies.  By Talladega standards, it was quirky, but not insane. Before we get into the Alabama adventure, there’s some TV news of note.  On Monday, IMSA and NBC Sports jointly …

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4 Burning Questions: Will the Kyle Busch Show Continue?

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Can Kyle Busch make it four in a row? Kyle Busch will be going for his fourth straight victory this weekend in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, a lofty achievement that very few even have the honor to race for. But he’ll be facing an uphill battle to do so this weekend. Toyota absolutely …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2018 Daytona 500

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(Photo: Matthew T. Thacker / NKP)

Who’s in the headline The clash on Sunday last week had the world abuzz with how uneventful the racing would be at Daytona for the 500. Apparently, someone forgot to tell the drivers. 24 lead changes, seven caution flags for on-track incidents, 14 leaders and the three winningest car numbers in the sport on the …

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