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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2020 Toyota 500

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Who… should you be talking about after the Toyota 500? Denny Hamlin has been strong at Darlington Raceway, and he had a rocket ship as the laps ticked down in Wednesday’s (May 20) Toyota 500. Thanks to that, even though Hamlin stayed on track when the caution flew with 30 laps remaining, typically a disaster …

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Stock Car Scoop: Ryan Preece on Pole, Xfinity Series PPD, Cup Series Darlington Race Moved Up

Ryan Preece at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, March 2019. Photo: NKP

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The field is set for the Cup Series race at Darlington on Wednesday, May 20, 2020. Who will start on the front row and how does the inverted field work? We’ll tell you on Stock Car Scoop with Bryan Nolen. Frontstretch’s new podcast focused on the motorsports news of the week also takes a look …

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Ryan Preece Starting from Pole in Toyota 500k

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Ryan Preece will start from the pole in Wednesday’s (May 20) Toyota 500k at Darlington Raceway. The starting lineup is based on where drivers finished in Sunday’s The Real Heroes 400. Positions 1-20 were inverted while those 21-40 will start where they ended the race. This put 20th-place finisher Preece alongside Ty Dillon, who finished …

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Fantasy NASCAR iRacing: eNASCAR Finish Line 150

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Before the regular NASCAR season returns from a coronavirus-induced break, the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series remains active. This week, NASCAR Cup Series current and legendary drivers compete at the virtual Monster Mile. Coverage for the eNASCAR Finish Line 150 at Dover International Speedway begins on Sunday, May 3 at 1 p.m. ET on Fox …

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Frontstretch Podcast: NASCAR Possibly Returning Soon, Alex Bowman Examines Hendrick Motorsports’ Hot Start

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss William Byron going back to back in the Pro Invitational Series as he won at virtual Richmond Raceway on Sunday afternoon (April 19). Timmy Hill scored another top-three finish on Sunday, so Albino and Neff chat how much Hill’s stock has raised due to success …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: FOX Sports Changes Focus at Richmond, All But Ignores Kyle Larson


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Welcome back. This week once again saw a decent amount of shenanigans on track. Of course, compared to what Kyle Larson did, that’s not very high on the scale. One final aside in regards to Larson. About 30 minutes after I submitted last week’s edition of Couch Potato Tuesday, my mom came to me and …

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William Byron Goes Back-To-Back with iRacing Pro Invitational Series Win at Richmond

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William Byron won his second straight eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series race Sunday afternoon at the virtual Richmond Raceway, holding off a late-race charge by Timmy Hill to take the victory. Byron, driving his familiar Hendrick Motorsports No. 24, took the lead on lap 60 after starting third and never looked back. With no on-track …

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Timmy Hill Wins eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series at Texas


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Timmy Hill held off a hard-charging Ryan Preece on the final lap to win Sunday’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 125 eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series event at the virtual Texas Motor Speedway, the series’ second such event in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The victory marked Hill’s 674th career win on iRacing. Preece, Garrett Smithley, …

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Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ryan Preece Handed Race-Morning L1 Penalties


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NASCAR announced Sunday morning (March 1) that both JTG-Daugherty Racing Chevrolets, driven by Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Ryan Preece, have been given L1 penalties ahead of the Auto Club 400. During pre-qualifying inspection Saturday, both cars were found by NASCAR officials to have violated Section 20.20 of the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series Rule Book. This …

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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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2019 NASCAR Driver Reviews: Ryan Preece

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Like Steve Park, Brett Bodine, and Jimmy Spencer before him, Ryan Preece’s racing journey from the mighty modifieds of the Northeast has finally lead him to the pinnacle of stock car racing: the NASCAR Cup Series. Preece, the 2013 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion, was tabbed to replace stalwart AJ Allmendinger in the JTG Daugherty …

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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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