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By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent *Editor’s note: Motorsports Tribune will be previewing the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season for the full-time drivers in the series leading into next month’s 61st running of the Daytona 500. Age: 33 Years in Cup: 12 Career Wins: Two Although the 2018 on-track results fail to show it, David Ragan had his best Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season since 2011 as the veteran driver finished 25th in the final championship standings. In 2018, Ragan earned just one top-10 finish, at the spring race at Talladega Superspeedway. The seasonRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor Editor’s note: Motorsports Tribune will be previewing the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season for the full-time drivers in the series leading into February’s running of the Daytona 500. Age: 34 Years in Cup: 11 years Career Wins: Zero Cup wins, one Xfinity Series win In his first season with Front Row Motorsports, Michael McDowell kicked the 2018 season off with a bang, finishing the Daytona 500 with a ninth-place finish and setting the tempo for the remainder of the season to come. Though he andRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent *Editor’s note: Motorsports Tribune will be previewing the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season for the full-time drivers in the series leading into next month’s 61st running of the Daytona 500. Age: 22 Years in Cup: Rookie Season Career Wins: Zero Coming off of a career season in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, Matt Tifft will move up to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in 2019. The Hinckley, Ohio native will move from the Chevrolet Camaros of Richard Childress Racing to Front Row Motorsports’ brand new Ford Mustangs. ForRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor Matt Tifft is moving up to the big leagues in 2019 as Front Row Motorsports announced Tuesday that he would be joining the organization’s three-car effort in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, piloting the team’s No. 36 entry full-time. The 22-year old native of Hinckley, Ohio will be joined by David Ragan and Michael McDowell in the team’s other two Ford Mustangs. “Today is a huge moment in my career, announcing my move to the Cup series,” said Tifft. “This has been a dream ofRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer  A calm final Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice for the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 turned violent for Michael McDowell. With just under 30 minutes left in the session, the Front Row Motorsports driver spun into the outside wall in turn three at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. McDowell’s team will go to a back-up car for Sunday’s race. McDowell never sensed that something was wrong with his No. 34 Starkey Hearing Foundation Ford Fusion on just his seventh lap of the session. When he braked,Read More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor TALLADEGA, Alabama – Five years after pulling off the upset at Talladega for his last win in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, David Ragan found himself in the hunt once more, scoring a sixth-place finish when the checkered flag flew over Sunday’s GEICO 500. “We had a fast car all weekend,” Ragan said. “We qualified 12th and if it wasn’t for my speeding penalty early I think we could have run in the top-15 all day. Kudos to the Front Row Motorsports guys forRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor After starting under bright sunshine and ending as darkness moved in at Talladega Superspeedway, the 2013 Aaron’s 499 delivered a great finish for the die-hard fans that endured a race that took approximately seven hours to complete after rain moved in halfway through the race to delay it. When the race restarted, fans saw a finish for the ages when David Ragan, being pushed by his Front Row Motorsports teammate, David Gilliland, shocked the world and took his underdog No. 34 Farm Rich Ford toRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor Over the past two seasons, both Chevrolet and Toyota have rolled out new versions of their Gen-6 Cup Series cars, with Chevrolet electing to go with the Camaro and Toyota showing off a revamped nose on their Camry. Now, Ford will get their chance to update their model that they race in NASCAR’s premier series. Earlier this year, team owner Roger Penske let it slip that the Blue Oval Brigade would be getting a new car next year and speculation began that the Mustang wouldRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer BRISTOL, Tenn. – The final practice for the Food City 500 had several different Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers inside the top-10. David Ragan set the fastest lap early in session at Bristol Motor Speedway. Ragan ran a 15.051 second, 127.487 mph lap in the No. 38 The Pete Store Ford Fusion. He out-paced Hendrick Motorsports’ Chase Elliott by 0.049 seconds. Denny Hamlin was third fastest with Kurt Busch fourth fastest. Ragan’s Front Row Motorsports teammate, Michael McDowell was fifth fastest. McDowell earned bothRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor Editor’s note: Motorsports Tribune will be previewing the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season for the top-30 drivers in the series leading into next month’s 60th running of the Daytona 500. Age: 33 Years in Cup: 10 Career Wins: One Xfinity Series win After spending the last four seasons driving for Leavine Family Racing, Michael McDowell has a new home for the upcoming 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series campaign – Front Row Motorsports. McDowell’s new tenure with Front Row won’t be the first timeRead More