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Stock Car Scoop: How Will NASCAR’s Next Gen Car Race at Richmond?

It’s short track time for NASCAR, as the NASCAR Cup and Xfinity series head to Richmond Raceway for a weekend of action in the Commonwealth.

How will the Next Gen car perform at the venue as compared to the sometimes-lackluster racing that we’ve seen in recent years, and should NASCAR move one of the dates back to under the lights? Will Joe Gibbs Racing drivers like Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch finally find their stride with the Next Gen car? Adam Cheek and Bryan Nolen discuss these topics and more.

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About the author

Adam Cheek joined Frontstretch as a contributing writer in January 2019. A 2020 graduate of VCU, he works as a producer and talent for Audacy Richmond's radio stations. In addition to motorsports journalism, Adam also covered and broadcasted numerous VCU athletics for the campus newspaper and radio station during his four years there. He's been a racing fan since the age of three, inheriting the passion from his grandfather, who raced in amateur events up and down the East Coast in the 1950s.

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