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4 Burning Questions: The Bounty Hunters Have Arrived

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What kind of calls will Brian Pattie make this week? One of the more interesting things to take away from Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway was just how risky the No. 47 team is willing to be. Crew chief Brian Pattie is well aware that JTG Daugherty Racing doesn’t have …

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Chase Elliott, Kyle Larson Taking on the Bounty Challenge

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A challenger for Kevin Harvick’s bounty proposal has emerged. Chase Elliott announced on Twitter Thursday (Feb. 27) he will compete at Atlanta Motor Speedway in the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series. He’ll drive for GMS Racing and have sponsorship from Hooters. Elliott is the first full-time Cup Series driver to take on the …

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Friday Faceoff: Who Needs to Win the Daytona 500 the Most?

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#2: Brad Keselowski, Team Penske, Ford Mustang Discount Tire

The NASCAR Cup Series’ Busch Clash ended with more cars sitting damaged in the garage than racing on the track. Is there a need to change anything about the event? Amy Henderson: I’m not sure the event is necessary at all, but if the teams want to keep it, that’s OK. At least most of the …

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The Frontstretch 5: Storylines to Watch in NASCAR 2020

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1. What will we see from the seventh generation race car? That’s going to be the question hanging over the season, no matter what kind of racing we see, because it has the potential to change everything. We’ve had a couple of brief glimpses so far, and each was a bit different than the others …

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Up to Speed: NASCAR Cup Drivers With Something to Prove in 2020

Matt DiBenedetto

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A new racing season means new opportunities and new challenges.  Over the winter, NASCAR’s Cup Series saw its usual flurry of changes among drivers, teams and crews.  As a result of these changes, many drivers, rookies and veterans alike will be feeling the pressure to perform in 2020.  Whether measuring their success against other competitors …

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Speedweeks 2020: Meet the New Year, Same as the Old Year

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(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Rewind back to my season-opening column a year ago, and the theme was bridge building. The need for NASCAR to find a way to connect what have become two disparate fan bases; those remaining that follow NASCAR Cup Series racing religiously, and those that left the big tent behind for the nation’s remaining dirt tracks …

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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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Ross Chastain Running Daytona 500 in Chip Ganassi/Spire Partnership, AdventHealth Returning to CGR

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Ross Chastain will drive in the season-opening Daytona 500 in the NASCAR Cup Series in a partnership with Chip Ganassi Racing and Spire Motorsports, the team announced Thursday, Jan. 9. Chastain will be sponsored by AdventHealth, which will sponsor Kyle Larson and his No. 42 Chevrolet Camaro at the Clash at Daytona and the fall …

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2019 NASCAR Driver Reviews: Kyle Larson

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Perseverance: continued effort to do or achieve something despite difficulties, failure or opposition : the action or condition or an instance of persevering : steadfastness Perseverance is exactly what Kyle Larson carried with him throughout the 2019 NASCAR Cup Series season. As was the case with many drivers, Larson endured crashes, pit road penalties and …

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2019 NASCAR Top Storylines: Young Guns Remain Shut Out of Championship Finale

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(Photo: Christian Koelle)

Competing for championships at the top level of NASCAR remains almost exclusively a pursuit for the more experienced drivers in the NASCAR Cup Series garage. That was obvious again this year at Homestead-Miami Speedway, when Kyle Busch claimed victory for relative youth at age 34 over Kevin Harvick, Denny Hamlin and Martin Truex Jr. — …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: Ford EcoBoost 400

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

It’s the end of an era this weekend as the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to Homestead-Miami Speedway. The Ford EcoBoost 400 will begin shortly after 3 p.m. ET on Sunday, Nov. 17. Not only is this the 2019 Cup Series season finale, but it’s also the last time Homestead will host the season-ending …

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Derek Kneeland Spotting for Tyler Reddick in 2020

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Spotter Derek Kneeland will be joining Richard Childress Racing for the 2020 season, leaving the No. 42 team of Kyle Larson at Chip Ganassi Racing, the team announced Wednesday, Nov. 13. Kneeland will spot for Tyler Reddick, who’s moving to RCR’s No. 8 as a rookie in 2020, in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. …

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