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Matt Kenseth & Ryan Newman Return, Brett Moffitt Updates Progress on Broken Femurs

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss Ryan Newman returning to NASCAR after many feared the worst post-Daytona 500. Chip Ganassi Racing gave Matt Kenseth the nod for the No. 42 car, bypassing Ross Chastain. Now that NASCAR has granted Kenseth a waiver to be playoff eligible, Albino and Neff discuss what …

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Ryan Newman, Matt Kenseth Granted Cup Playoff Waivers

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NASCAR Cup Series drivers Ryan Newman and Matt Kenseth have been granted playoff waivers for the 2020 season, according to announcements Tuesday (April 28) afternoon. Newman missed three races this season after suffering a violent crash at Daytona International Speedway but was cleared to race this week once NASCAR returns. Kenseth did not race in …

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One Last NASCAR Comeback: Can Matt Kenseth Defy the Odds at Age 48?

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Matt Kenseth dropped a NASCAR bombshell Monday (April 27) by announcing another comeback. He’ll drive Chip Ganassi Racing’s No. 42 in place of the banished Kyle Larson and run full-time once again at age 48. NASCAR typically doesn’t grant playoff waivers for drivers who voluntarily missed the season’s first four races, but chances are they’ll let Kenseth become championship-eligible.

Matt Kenseth Replacing Kyle Larson in Cup No. 42

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Matt Kenseth will return to the NASCAR Cup Series once the sport returns from its hiatus due to the coronavirus outbreak, replacing Kyle Larson in Chip Ganassi Racing’s No. 42, CGR announced today, April 27. Kenseth replaces Larson after the former driver of the No. 42 was released for saying a racial slur on an …

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Massie’s Minute: NASCAR Owners, Stop Giving Rides to 20-Year-Olds

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After Joe Gibbs affirmed that he has long term plans in place for both Christopher Bell and Erik Jones, there’s been widespread talk about which Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver at Joe Gibbs Racing Bell will replace. If it’s not going to be Jones on the way out, then who would it be? There’s …

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NASCAR 101: Final Goodbyes

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The end of a season always brings change. When the year comes to a close, several relationships, careers and streaks end as well. This weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway will be no different. We will say goodbye to a countless number of drivers, crew chiefs, teams and sponsors. Some of them, we may never see again, …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2018 Can-Am 500

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Who… gets my shoutout of the race? Let’s make it a pair this week. Shy of a win at Homestead (and even with one), you won’t hear much about a couple of drivers who will very likely drive quietly into the sunset after the checkers next week.  You didn’t hear much about them this week, …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Kyle Busch Wins Phoenix, Kevin Harvick & Martin Truex Jr. Complete the Expected

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Who’s in the headline Heading into Phoenix, everybody and their brother was positive Kevin Harvick was going to stomp the competition into submission and make a statement about his position as the unquestioned favorite heading into Homestead. Someone forgot to tell Kyle Busch as the Joe Gibbs Racing driver took advantage of mistakes by nearly …

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Up to Speed: Race How You Get Raced

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Never underestimate the ability of Martinsville Speedway to inject a healthy dose of controversy into a championship battle. Sunday’s race left Martin Truex Jr. furious, vowing that Joey Logano would not win the title.  Logano emerged from the race with a win, a new grandfather clock and a pass to the championship race at Homestead-Miami …

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NASCAR 101: The 5 Longest Active Careers in the Cup Series

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Old Guy Matt Kenseth does not have the longest current Cup career (Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Though he’s known these days more for his role on TV broadcasts, Hermie Sadler continues a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career that dates back over two decades this weekend when he steps into Premium Motorsports’ No. 7 car at Martinsville Speedway. Sadler, brother of multi-time NASCAR winner and XFINITY Series regular Elliott Sadler (well, …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: Gander Outdoors 400

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With four drivers eliminated after last weekend, the Round of 12 for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs begins at Dover International Speedway this weekend. The green flag will wave for the Gander Outdoors 400 at 2:15 p.m. ET this Sunday (Oct. 7) on NBCSN. Here are the rules for FanDuel’s new Daily Fantasy …

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4 Burning Questions: How Will Ryan Newman Fare in the No. 6?

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What will the ROVAL bring us? This weekend will introduce the first new track to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series since 2011, and only the second since 2001. It’s finally Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL weekend. There’s really no telling how the Cup race on Sunday is going to end up. It could be a …

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