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Eyes on Xfinity: Michael Annett & Travis Mack Thriving After 2 Years Together

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Just over two years ago, Michael Annett was struggling at JR Motorsports, putting together a self-admittedly lackluster season. That followed a disappointing 2017 campaign, squeaking into the postseason. After returning to the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2017, Annett had first-year crew chief Jason Stockert leading the way. Scoring just seven top-10 finishes in their first …

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Jeremy Clements Racing Owner Fined for COVID-19 Protocol Violations

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Almost two months since NASCAR returned to action amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the sport’s sanctioning body has handed down its first punishment for violation of virus protocols. Jeremy Clements Racing owner Tony Clements was hit with a $10,000 fine on July 14 for violation of the rulebook’s Member Conduct Guidelines section 12.8.1.b and Team Event …

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Austin Cindric Doubles Down, Sweeps Kentucky in Xfinity Series

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In a matter of two days, Austin Cindric has doubled his win total in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. With a near-flawless performance in the Alsco 300 at Kentucky Speedway, the Team Penske campaigner backed up his victory in the previous night’s Shady Rays 200 to claim his fourth career victory. Cindric becomes the first driver …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Tripleheader in Pocono, Jeremy Clements Chats Career Run on Non Road Course

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss NASCAR’s first Cup Series doubleheader weekend of the season, which turned into a tripleheader on Sunday due to Mother Nature. Kevin Harvick and Denny Hamlin both won over the weekend, proving yet again that they are the frontrunners this season. Meanwhile, Aric Almirola sustained his …

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The Underdog House: Front Row Keeps Climbing the Mountain

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Top Dog Two races in two days at Pocono Raceway turned into a double feature showcasing plenty of what we have already seen in 2020, starring each of the Front Row Motorsports teammates. On Saturday, Michael McDowell held the lead role in the show. McDowell led a lap during a sequence of green flag pit …

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NASCAR Stat Sheet: Tripleheader at Pocono

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Entering the weekend, everyone knew it was going to be a long one at Pocono Raceway. After all, it was the first doubleheader weekend in NASCAR Cup Series history. But Mother Nature, she can be a b*tch at times. More weather delays, beginning on Saturday, which led to the first tripleheader at the same track …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Chase Briscoe Makes a Comeback, Ross Chastain Secures the Bag

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The NASCAR Xfinity Series took to the Tricky Triangle on Sunday afternoon, the second race of a tripleheader across the sport’s three major divisions. Chase Briscoe scored his fourth win of 2020, rebounding nicely after spinning from the lead on lap 70. Briscoe suffered a flat tire and was forced to pit, but drove back …

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Reel Racing: ‘Days of Thunder,’ 30 Years Later

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Thirty years ago this Saturday, a little movie called Days of Thunder premiered on Wednesday, June 27 at theaters across the country. Its only new competition at the box office was the forgettable Ghost Dad, as well as – notably – the action-packed Arnold Schwarzenegger feature Total Recall and the star-filled Dick Tracy. The latter …

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The Underdog House: Different Track, Same John Hunter Nemechek

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Top Dog John Hunter Nemechek stole the show in the first NASCAR Cup Series race at Darlington last week. But that was just the beginning for his team at the top of the underdog class. Front Row Motorsports has really taken over the group, with Michael McDowell being the highest such finisher in race No. …

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The Underdog House: John Hunter Nemechek-ed Out At Darlington

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Top Dog John Hunter Nemechek is a rookie, a fact that bears mentioning for two important reasons. First off, you may have forgotten his status since the season started what feels like a decade ago. Secondly, he didn’t look much like a rookie at Darlington Raceway on Sunday afternoon. The Front Row Motorsports driver tamed …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Excitement Upon Returning to Racing

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Twelve days. Twelve freaking days. Last Thursday (April 30), NASCAR announced the 2020 NASCAR Xfinity Series season would resume at Darlington Raceway on Tuesday, May 19, in its first of two races at the venue this season. The track will also host its scheduled Labor Day Weekend event. While there are many opinions on whether …

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The Frontstretch 5: Bad Decisions in Sports & How They Were Handled

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Kyle Larson screwed up — big time, and there are really no excuses. But amidst what has undoubtedly been the worst week, at least professionally, of the young driver’s life, there is hope for a future in racing. Larson isn’t necessarily done: NASCAR will likely reinstate him quickly once he completes whatever program they lay …

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