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Stock Car Scoop: Did NASCAR’s Next Gen Car Improve the Coca-Cola 600?

A wildly entertaining “Greatest Day in Motorsports” was capped off by the NASCAR Cup Series’ Coca-Cola 600, in which several big wrecks, a Chris Buescher flip through the frontstretch infield and overall attrition marked the series’ longest event.

A record-breaking race distance and over five hours after the field took the green flag, Denny Hamlin claimed the checkered and secured his second win of 2022. Was the Next Gen car’s performance a return to form after it was lackluster at the All-Star Race? Just how impressive was Marcus Ericsson‘s Indianapolis 500 win, and how bizarre was the Monaco Grand Prix’s rain delay? Host Adam Cheek is joined by Frontstretch‘s own Michael Finley and Michael Bachmann, and the trio discuss all 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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