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2020 Top NASCAR Storylines: Jimmie Johnson Hangs It Up, Passes Torch to Next Generation

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The first time you remembered seeing him was probably the aftermath of the Crash. You’ve probably seen it recently since it still makes the highlight reels with regularity. It’s pretty spectacular and scary in its intensity. But next thing toy know, here’s this kid, a little bit goofy-looking, standing on top of the car, arms …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2020 Season Finale 500

Chase Elliott holds 2020 Bill France trophy Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Who… should you be talking about after the 2020 Season Finale 500? At age 24, Chase Elliott joins an elite group as the 34th driver to take the title of NASCAR Cup Series champion. He had to start from the rear of the field at Phoenix Raceway after the No. 9 Chevrolet failed pre-race inspection …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2020 Xfinity 500

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Who… should you be talking about after the race? Chase Elliott was nothing short of dominant on Sunday, leading a career-high 236 laps en route to the victory at Martinsville Speedway. It wasn’t as easy as that makes it sound, as Elliott battled Martin Truex Jr., who also had to win to move on in …

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Despite 9-Win Season, Kevin Harvick Among 4 Eliminated From Title Race at Martinsville

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Seven drivers entered the Xfinity 500 at Martinsville Speedway with a chance to claim one of three spots up for grabs in the championship race, so no matter what happened, four were going to go home unhappy. What nobody expected was for Kevin Harvick to be one of them. Harvick, whose nine wins and stellar …

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The Frontstretch 5: Reasons to Start Races at 1 P.M. Every Sunday

Clint Bowyer

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1. Sunday Evening (Oct. 25, 2020) Only in 2020 would we have a massive rain delay for only a 6% chance.#NASCAR — Chris Knight (@Knighter01) October 25, 2020 NEWS: Today's race has been postponed due to inclement weather at @TXMotorSpeedway. The #AutotraderEchoPark500 will resume Monday, October 26 at 10 AM ET/7 AM PT on NBCSN. pic.twitter.com/mLhwQRosdA — …

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Holding a Pretty Wheel: Are NASCAR’s Cookie Cutters Beginning to Crumble?

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NASCAR will hit the track at Texas Motor Speedway this weekend, marking the final 1.5-mile race of the season. The final two races will be contested on the short track at Martinsville and the 1-mile Phoenix Raceway. Based on what we saw last week, that’s probably a good thing. There’s some hope on the horizon: …

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The Frontstretch 5: Active Texas Records That (Probably, Maybe) Won’t Fall This Weekend

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As the NASCAR Cup Series heads to Texas Motor Speedway for the second time in 2020, there are some numbers to consider. There are plenty of stats that are important to consider for each and every race, and also some that stand out. Here are a few (one a dubious honor) Texas records for active …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2020 Hollywood Casino 400

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Who… should you be talking about after the Hollywood Casino 400? Joey Logano might not have had the best car at Kansas Speedway, but he took the advantage of track position in Sunday’s (Oct. 18) Hollywood Casino 400. Logano used lapped traffic and clean air to his advantage to lock himself into the NASCAR Cup …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2020 Bank of America ROVAL 400

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Who… should you be talking about after the race? It’s back-to-back wins at the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL for Hendrick Motorsports driver Chase Elliott. He led three times for a total of 27 laps and has become the NASCAR Cup Series’ top road racer in the last couple of years. It wasn’t all a walk …

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The Frontstretch 5: (Other) Rules NASCAR Should Revisit

2020 Indianapolis Cup Denny Hamlin car, pagoda in background, NKP

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The double yellow line rule has been hogging the spotlight this week (thanks, Talladega Superspeedway), but it’s not the only page in the rulebook that NASCAR should take a new look at in the offseason. Here are a few others that could stand a tweak or three. 1. Playoff Inspection There’s more on the line …

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