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Eyes on XFINITY: Jeremy Clements Chasing the Opportunity He Always Wanted

2017 Road America NXS Jeremy Clements woohoo Brett Moist NKP

(Photo: Brett Moist / NKP)

Jeremy Clements shouldn’t have been on the radar of getting a win last year at the famed Road America road course. The radar wasn’t close to him entering the weekend. But then, he won the race. The 2017 victory propelled Clements into the playoffs, en route to a career-best 12th-place championship effort. Fast forward 52 …

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Did You Notice?: BK Racing NASCAR Sale Underwhelming Compared To Other Sports

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(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Did You Notice? … How little a NASCAR sale of a charter is worth? After months of bids, a North Carolina court revealed the winning bid for BK Racing in bankruptcy court was $2.08 million. Front Row Motorsports will take over the charter and most other assets; two other teams purchased other, small portions to raise …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Christopher Bell Goes Back-to-Back Wins New Hampshire

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Once Brad Keselowski was sent to the back at the start of the race for being late to the drivers meeting, Christopher Bell put on a show in stage one. That continued, all the way until the checkered flag flew. On a restart with less than 30 laps to go, Keselowski was the control car. …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Jeremy Clements Dishes Up Plate Racing

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In the latest episode of the 2018 Frontstretch Podcast, we review restrictor plate racing at Pocono Raceway with Dustin Albino, Mike Neff, Zach Catanzareti and Jeremy Clements, driver of the No. 51 Chevrolet in the XFINITY Series. Kyle Busch dominated the XFINITY Series race, leading 64 of 100 laps, pulling away from the field, something we haven’t seen with restrictor plates. …

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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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Eyes on XFINITY: 31 Races In & Only 4 Series Regular Winners

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(Photo: Matthew T Thacker / NKP)

At the onset of the 2017 season, NASCAR placed limits on how many events Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regulars could compete in. Depending the driver’s experience the number of races varied. The goal? To finally make the slogan “names are made here” meaningful as Cup drivers have dominated the XFINITY Series for the better …

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NASCAR 101: 5 Drivers Who Could Make Their Cup Debut Before the End of 2017

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(Photo: Russell LaBounty/NKP)

Chances are you’re focusing more — if not completely — on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship battle that’s wrapping up in a month, and rightfully so, since it seems like it could be quite the nail-biter once all is said and done. That said, five races remain in the 2017 Cup season, and …

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Emotional High Continues for Jeremy Clements

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(Photo: Brett Moist / NKP)

Two weeks ago at Road America, Jeremy Clements did the near impossible — bringing his family-owned XFINITY Series operation to Victory Lane for the first time in 256 races. The Spartanburg, S.C. native has dedicated his life to racing, particularly NASCAR. Going full-time in 2011, Clements never saw the success that he desired, being severely …

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2017 Frontstretch Podcast Powered by DraftKings – Episode 25: Throwin’ It Back

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Darlington Raceway, 2017(Photo: Scott R LePage/NKP)

Episode 25: Throwin’ It Back Frontstretch Podcast with Dustin Albino, Joseph Wolkin and Zach Catanzareti In this week’s episode brought to you by DraftKings, Dustin, Joseph and Zach recap Jeremy Clements’ shocking Road America victory and what impact it has put on the XFINITY Series playoffs. We also discuss the history of Darlington Raceway, the excitement of the official Throwback Weekend and …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: NBC Decides to Cheap Out on Road America

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(Photo: Brett Moist/NKP)

Last weekend saw the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series take their final weekend off of the year.  Cup drivers spent the time relaxing, vacationing, and finding plenty of other ways to spend their time.  Meanwhile, NASCAR XFINITY Series teams traveled up to Road America in Wisconsin for 180 miles of action. Unfortunately, there were some aspects of …

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5 Points to Ponder: The Sharp End of the 2017 NASCAR Season

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(Photo: Russell LaBounty/NKP)

ONE: 12 to go We’re exactly two thirds of the way through the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series schedule. 24 races are in the books leaving just 12 to go before we crown a 2017 champion. Two unique tracks, Darlington Raceway and Richmond International Raceway, await us next before the playoffs begin. Given that for many drivers, …

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The Underdog House: Jeremy Clements Wrote The Feel-Good Story NASCAR Needed

2017 Road America NXS Jeremy Clements burnout Russell LaBounty NKP

(Photo: Russell LaBounty/NKP)

Think Small: Jeremy Clements When the XFINITY Series headed to Road America last weekend, it presented a chance for a lot of series regulars. There was an opportunity to stand out, even potentially secure a playoff spot. It was a chance to shine up front without Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series stars in the field. Still, even without …

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