Mike Kelley, Drew Blickensderfer Join Front Row Motorsports As Crew Chiefs In 2019

Two veteran crew chiefs will join the growing Front Row Motorsports team for the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series campaign. Drew Blickensderfer will lead the No. 34 team with driver Michael McDowell, and Mike Kelley will head up the efforts of the new No. 36 team with rookie driver Matt Tifft. Seth Barbour returns as crew chief of the No. 38 team with driver David Ragan. Blickensderfer joins the No. 34 team from Richard Petty Motorsports where he had served as a crew chief since 2012. He has three…

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Tifft To Drive 3rd Front Row Motorsports Car Full Time In 2019, Ragan And McDowell To Also Return

Matt Tifft is coming off of a career year in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. That now gets him promoted to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series for 2019. Tifft, will drive for Front Row Motorsports next season in a newly announced third entry. The third car will be run on a full time basis too as he will drive the No. 36 Ford and will be fully chartered from one acquired from a sale of BK Racing’s assets in August. Tifft, 22, made 77 career XFINITY Series starts with netting…

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Ragan To Run Dale Jarrett Citgo Throwback Scheme For Darlington

David Ragan and CITGARD 700 will turn back the clock to NASCAR Hall of Famer Dale Jarrett’s first Cup series win for the upcoming “Throwback Weekend” at Darlington Raceway. Ragan’s Ford Fusion paint scheme for the Bojangles’ Southern 500 will pay tribute to the Ford Thunderbird that Jarrett drove to victory after a closing-laps battle with Davey Allison at Michigan International Speedway on Aug. 18, 1991. Ragan, Jarrett, and David Ratliff, representing the CITGARD brand, unveiled the No. 38 CITGARD 700 Ford throwback design Thursday at the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

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Front Row Motorsports, Leavine Family Racing Legit Sleepers This Weekend in Bristol

We have definitely seen a few Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers separate themselves from the pack as favorites. Kyle Busch, Kurt Busch, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and a few others come to mind. But, there are some solid sleeper picks out there, a few have inched closer to the favorite rankings. Both Front Row Motorsports cars as well as Leavine Family Racing’s Kasey Kahne are there. Yes, they’re the top sleepers and this isn’t on a restrictor plate track. Lets start with FRM. 

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Michael McDowell Quietly Getting The Job Done This Weekend in Vegas

LAS VEGAS, NV – I think if most people gave you a list of all 37 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers that are starting Sunday’s Pennzoil 400 (3:30 p.m. ET/FOX/PRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) and had you rank them among five favorites and five sleepers, Michael McDowell’s name likely wouldn’t come up on either list. His name isn’t even on the board as possible drivers to bet, as he’s part of the “field” at 500/1. Since we’re at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway anyways, McDowell is showing that he could possibly make…

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David Ragan To Make 400th Career Cup Start This Weekend in Atlanta

David Ragan’s 400th start in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series couldn’t come at a better place. The Unadilla, Ga., native will celebrate the career milestone on Feb. 25 at his home track of Atlanta Motor Speedway. Some special friends are joining in the celebration, including the Georgia General Assembly. Ragan and track president Ed Clark will attend a ceremony on Thursday morning at the Capitol in Atlanta, where the legislature will issue a proclamation honoring Ragan’s achievement. Some long-time fans will also be in Atlanta to mark the milestone.…

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Front Row Motorsports Sleeper Team To Watch For Sunday’s Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla – Now that most of the preliminary stuff is behind us, the full focus for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series is on the 60th annual Daytona 500 (2:30 p.m. ET/FOX/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). The big storyline leading up to the season opener at the Daytona International Speedway is how the race itself will be run. Right now, no one really knows. It’s a big question mark. One thing that we do know, is that the Ford camp will be strong. They’ve been the class of the field during…

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Shriners Hospitals for Children, 1000bulbs.com To Sponsor Ragan In 2018

Shriners Hospitals for Children will once again sponsor David Ragan and Front Row Motorsports’ (FRM) No. 38 Ford Fusion in 2018.  Shriners Hospitals for Children will be the primary sponsor of Ragan during three Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races: Dover International Speedway on May 6, Daytona International Speedway on July 7 and Bristol Motor Speedway on August 18. For a third consecutive year, Shriners Hospitals for Children will support the on-track efforts of Ragan, who has a close relationship with the health care system.  Ragan has been a member…

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Love’s Travel Stops To Sponsor McDowell For 18 Races In 2018, Finley Named Crew Chief

The Love’s Travel Stops and Front Row Motorsports partnership will extend into a sixth season in 2018. The familiar yellow and red Love’s paint scheme will return to the No. 34 Ford Fusion for 18 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races with driver Michael McDowell. The Oklahoma City, Okla.-based company will adorn the No. 34 for a half-season schedule that includes the season-opening Daytona 500, both races at the company’s home track of Texas Motor Speedway, the Bristol Night Race and the Darlington Raceway throwback weekend. 

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Landon Cassill Not Returning To Front Row Motorsports For 2018

JeffGluck.com first reported it, now the team has since confirmed it, as Landon Cassill won’t be returning to Front Row Motorsports for the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. Cassill, 28, is in his second year with the team. Since joining FRM for the start of the 2016 Cup season, the Iowa native has a best finish of 11th with the team. That came in May of 2016 at the Talladega Superspeedway. Coincidentally enough, the series will race at the high banked 2.66-mile Alabama track this weekend. He will…

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