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Stock Car Scoop: Will Nashville Be More Competitive in 2022?

The 2022 season marks the NASCAR Cup Series’ second-ever visit to Nashville Superspeedway. Last year featured Kyle Larson leading more than 250 of the 300 laps, very little competition for the top spot and blazing-hot temperatures, but the advent of the Next Gen in 2022 has made a Larson sequel a bit more uncertain.

Will the Next Gen make things more competitive out front? How poised are Ross Chastain and Daniel Suarez, who both scored top-10 finishes at Nashville in 2021, to make deep playoff runs near the midpoint of the season? Adam Cheek and Jack Swansey break down all you need to know ahead of racing in the Music City.

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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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