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Trendy Tuesday: Some Surprising Results in Sin City

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When the three NASCAR national touring series heads out west for the first intermediate action of the season, typically you get a sense of who is going to be good on the cookie cutter racetracks for the duration of the season. But after a weekend of racing at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, that might not …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: Pennzoil 400 (Las Vegas)

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It’s Las Vegas Motor Speedway time! NASCAR is motoring into the Sin City after an extremely newsworthy Speedweeks. And now that Daytona is in the rearview mirror, we’ve now come to what many in the garage refer to as the first true race of the season. Nobody really seems to know what anybody has so …

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Bubba Wallace Hoping Jerry Baxter’s Leadership Improves Richard Petty Motorsports

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“Hey man, would you ever go Cup racing?” That’s how Bubba Wallace pitched his former Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series crew chief Jerry Baxter if he would join Richard Petty Motorsports over the offseason to lead the famed No. 43 team. Wallace, 26, comes off the 2019 season where he finished 28th in the …

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2020 NASCAR Cup Series Preseason Power Rankings

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For the first time here at Frontstretch, our staff banded together to vote on who it thinks will be the top drivers of the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season in a preseason power rankings format. Each participating staff member sent a 30-driver ranking before the beginning of the season, taking into account not only 2019 successes …

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Jerry Baxter Named New Crew Chief for Bubba Wallace

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A familiar face for driver Bubba Wallace will be atop his pit box this season. Richard Petty Motorsports announced Jerry Baxter will be the crew chief for Wallace in the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season. Baxter served as the crew chief for Wallace during the 2013 and 2014 NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series …

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2019 NASCAR Driver Reviews: Bubba Wallace

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Rainy days are dark, gloomy, sometimes quiet. Bubba Wallace’s 2019 NASCAR Cup Series campaign could be likened to a rainy season. Sometimes there was a light drizzle; other times a heavy downpour. It can cause muddy conditions, large puddles or even flooding, yet offers glimpses of hope in rainbows. Wallace endured all of these this …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Monster Ending Goes Out with a Whimper

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Well, the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season is over, and Kyle Busch has won his second title, overcoming teammates Denny Hamlin and Martin Truex Jr, and Kevin Harvick of Stewart-Haas Racing, as they all had problems of one sort or another (documented elsewhere by my colleagues). While Busch did run the full season …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: Ford EcoBoost 400

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Sunday (Nov. 17) will mark the final race of the NASCAR season, the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Four drivers will via for the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship when the race begins live on NBC at 3 p.m. ET. When it comes to mile-and-a-half racetracks, the best one in the country …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: The Penultimate Race

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series has just one race left, not just this season, but also in its history under that name. But to get there, they first had to complete the Bluegreen Vacations 500 at ISM Raceway, which only was mildly interesting due to how enormous a lead eventual race winner Denny Hamlin …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2019 BlueGreen Vacations 500 at Phoenix

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The Headline(s): Denny Hamlin shook off years of shortcomings in playoff races, dominating Sunday’s (Nov. 10) Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series event and capitalizing on a two-tire stop to maintain track position after a late-race yellow to win the 500-kilometer parade in Avondale, Ariz. ? stage divin' out the nosebleeds ?@dennyhamlin | #Championship4 pic.twitter.com/KC9BWz7xBV — …

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Friday Faceoff: Should NASCAR Penalize Drivers for Causing Yellow Flags?

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Kyle Larson was adamant that Bubba Wallace’s spin in Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway was intentional. How prevalent do you think such occurrences are, and what, if anything, needs to be done? Adam Cheek: They aren’t massively common, but something should be done when it’s pretty clearly intentional. Maybe a …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2019 AAA Texas 500

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The Headline(s): Capitalizing on a “trimmed out” car that Stewart-Haas Racing has been storing since the spring, Kevin Harvick turned a pole-winning run into a race-winning performance at Texas Motor Speedway. He led 119 laps en route to scoring his fourth win of 2019, 49th career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series triumph and 110th career …

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