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2019 NASCAR Driver Reviews: Ricky Stenhouse Jr

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The 2019 season is one Ricky Stenhouse Jr will never forget. It’s a season that resulted in bad luck, disappointment and, in the end, came with the biggest surprise of his career, one that ended a 12-year relationship. Stenhouse entered his seventh full-time Cup Series season in 2019. The team was looking to bounce back …

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Ryan Preece Switching to No. 37, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Driving No. 47 in 2020

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JTG Daugherty Racing has slightly shaken up its driver lineup for the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. will pilot the No. 47 Chevrolet, while Ryan Preece moves over to the No. 37 vacated by Chris Buescher. Stenhouse’s crew chief from the past three seasons at Roush Fenway Racing, Brian Pattie, will join …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Texas Tedium

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Sunday’s (Nov. 3) Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series’ AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway had to deal with two main complications right off the bat: the Formula One United States Grand Prix about three hours away at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, and NFL football (though the Cowboys were off, playing on …

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2-Headed Monster: Who Will Have the Better 2020 Campaign? Ricky Stenhouse Jr. or Chris Buescher?

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What an interesting situation that will take place in the 2020 season. Two drivers will literally swap rides. We’ve seen it a few times. Back in the 1990s, Jeremy Mayfield and John Andretti literally swapped rides and they were always compared to each other the year after it happened. The same will be done with …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Corey LaJoie Talks Lessons Learned in NASCAR, Tyler Reddick Reflects on Xfinity Champions Day at Universal Studio

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss a weekend of entertaining racing at Kansas Speedway in which Denny Hamlin survived a few late-race restarts to win his fifth race of 2019. The bigger story, however, was Brad Keselowski losing 27 points upright to Chase Elliott and missing the Round of 8. What …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Debris in the Wind

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Kansas isn’t exactly known as a state full of scenic beauty, unlike its neighbors Colorado, Nebraska and Missouri. (Oklahoma has its fair share of scenery as well.) Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race, the Hollywood Casino 400, at Kansas Speedway (located on the Sunflower State side of Kansas City) felt like a typical stormy …

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Brian Pattie Leaving Roush Fenway Racing After 2019

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Longtime Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series crew chief Brian Pattie will not return to Roush Fenway Racing in 2020, the team announced Thursday, Oct. 17. Pattie, who currently serves as the crew chief on Ricky Stenhouse Jr.‘s No. 17 Ford, joined RFR in 2016 as the crew chief for Greg Biffle, before being paired with …

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Ricky Stenhouse Jr. to Drive for JTG Daugherty Racing in 2020

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Ricky Stenhouse Jr. has found a home for 2020. Stenhouse will drive JTG Daugherty Racing’s No. 37 Chevrolet Camaro in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in 2020, filling the seat vacated by Chris Buescher. Buescher and Stenhouse swap NASCAR Cup Series rides for the upcoming season, as it was previously announced that Buescher will …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2019 1000Bulbs.com 500 at Talladega

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The Headline(s): Having survived three big ones on Monday afternoon (Oct. 14) after an uneventful first stage Sunday, Ryan Blaney bested Ryan Newman by less than a foot coming to the line to score a season-saving victory that locked the No. 12 team into the Round of 8. It wasn’t without controversy, however, as Blaney …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Just Another Manic Monday

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series’ 1000Bulbs.com 500 at Talladega Superspeedway, ironically for a race sponsored by a light bulb company, was mostly delayed from the original Sunday start due to a lack of lights (and a ton of rain). So the second and third stages were run Monday afternoon (Oct. 14), and all in …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: 1000Bulbs.com 500

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Good luck this week filling out your daily fantasy lineup this week for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway — you’re going to need all the luck you can get. Talladega is always one of the biggest unknowns on the Cup schedule, as the 2.66-mile superspeedway is known for producing rare …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: A Delaware Drive

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At this point of the NASCAR season, there aren’t really any surprises. The majority of the top-tier rides that are changing hands have been announced, and most of the action can be pretty accurately determined beforehand. The same group of drivers will be up front, while no one can pass anyone else on the track. …

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