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Ross Chastain To Split Xfinity Schedule with JD Motorsports & Kaulig Racing

2018 Atlanta Trucks Zach Catanzareti Ross Chastain

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JD Motorsports with Gary Keller announced Thursday morning (Jan. 31) that Ross Chastain will return to the No. 4 Camaro SS for 30 races this season, beginning with Atlanta Motor Speedway on Feb. 23. “We here at JD Motorsports are looking forward to having Ross back in the No. 4 in 2019,” team owner Johnny …

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Ross Chastain Snags Daytona Truck Ride with Niece Motorsports, Reid Wilson Joins Team

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Ross Chastain‘s 2019 season may not go exactly as originally planned, but he will indeed be at Daytona International Speedway in February. Chastain will drive the No. 45 for Niece Motorsports in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series’ season opener at Daytona next month, the team announced Friday, Jan. 18. The No. 45 will be …

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Chip Ganassi Racing Shutting Down Xfinity Program

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Chip Ganassi Racing announced it will shut down its Xfinity Series program for the 2019 season, which was scheduled to have Ross Chastain behind the wheel for the 33-race schedule, sponsored by DC Solar. The announcement came a little over two weeks after agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (F.B.I.) raided the home of …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Best of 2018

2018 Homestead Cup Zach Catanzareti Joey Logano

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In a special offseason episode of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino, Mike Neff and Zach Catanzareti discuss the best of 2018. The gang kicks it off by discussing their favorite paint scheme of the year, excluding the Darlington throwback paint schemes. Next, we talk about our favorite quotes and finishes of 2018, some of which go hand-in-hand (Chicagoland Speedway and Kyle …

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2018 Xfinity Series Review: Midpack Teams

2018 Pocono Zach Catanzareti Xfinity Jeremy Clements

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While all eyes were focused on teams in the playoffs, some of the best racing in the field came in the middle of the Xfinity Series field, where teams are scrounging for positions, knowing that an additional finishing position could be the difference in getting an extra set of tires or more sponsorship the following …

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2018 Xfinity Series Review: Playoff Teams

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Heading into 2018, the Xfinity Series was stacked with competition — more so than even 2016 or 2017 with returning veterans, fresh babyfaces entering the next chapter of their career and even Cup drivers making the leap back down to be competitive in the top preliminary division. Your browser does not support iframes. Series regulars won …

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2018 Top NASCAR Storylines: Ryan Preece’s And Ross Chastain’s Unconventional, Yet Old School Rise To The Top

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In NASCAR, money controls the sport. It has been this way throughout the entire history of stock car racing’s premier series. However, rising costs and declining sponsorships have made economics even more important in recent years. Team owners will do just about anything for sponsorship dollars these days — it even influences who they will …

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

2018 Cup Phoenix Ism Zach Catanzareti Kyle Busch

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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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Ross Chastain Announced as Full-Time Driver for Chip Ganassi Racing’s XFINITY Ride

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Chip Ganassi Racing announced Friday (Nov. 9) that Ross Chastain will pilot the No. 42 DC Solar Chevrolet Camaro in 2019 full-time in the XFINITY Series. After spending almost four years at JD Motorsports, Chastain will move to the No. 42 car where he earned the victory in Las Vegas just a few weeks ago. …

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Friday Faceoff: Are the Big Three Still the Big Three At All?

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The Big 3 haven't been more than the Average 3 so far in the playoffs (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

1. The so-called Big Three of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series have only won one of the past nine races after claiming 17 of the first 23. Are they still the championship favorites, or has someone else moved to the front of the pack? Zach Gillispie: The Big Three have surprisingly stalled out in …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Breaking Down The Round Of 8

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Unlike the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway last weekend, this week’s Frontstretch Podcast is highly entertaining with Dustin Albino and Mike Neff breaking down all things Kansas and the Round of 8. Chase Elliott won his second race in the playoffs at Kansas and his third in the past 11 races. The No. 9 team …

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2-Headed Monster: Is The Driver or The Car More Important?

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This week’s question is racing’s version of “the chicken or the egg” question: does the car matter more than the driver or does the driver make a bigger difference than the car? Motor Over Mojo There’s no doubt that both matter, but it’s clear that the machine makes a bigger contribution than the man (or …

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