NASCAR Race Weekend Central

Kyle Busch Narrowly Misses Out On Championship 4: ‘We Ran Like Dogs**t’

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On another up-and-down day, Kyle Busch came up a few points short of advancing to another Championship 4 in the NASCAR Cup Series at Martinsville Speedway Oct. 31. Not surprised about failing to advance, Busch was candid with his thoughts post-race on how the No. 18 team ran in Sunday’s Xfinity 500 and overall recently. …

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Daniel Hemric Advances to Championship 4 But Falls Short at Martinsville: ‘I’m So Disappointed’

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Everybody was thinking it. What would happen this time in the closing laps to prevent Daniel Hemric from winning his first NASCAR national series race? Besides a caution from future teammate Justin Haley, it was a joint decision from the No. 18 team that prevented him from challenging full bore for the win at Martinsville. “It’s …

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Podcast: Martinsville’s Clay Campbell on Hosting NASCAR’s Penultimate Race, Getting Event Feel Back

Clay Campbell Martinsville Speedway President

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Hosting the penultimate race of the 2020 NASCAR season, Martinsville Speedway holds the key to determining the Championship 4 field. Track president Clay Campbell joins Davey Segal this week to discuss what the race weekend entails in terms of preparation, how a track goes about securing a marquee date on the schedule, whether Martinsville has …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Regardless of Championship, Has Kyle Larson’s Season Been Successful?

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With nine wins already, is Kyle Larson‘s season a successful one regardless of if he wins the championship? – Mark K., Newton, Iowa Hell yeah, it is. He’s won nine damn times, for goodness’ sake. Championships used to be the barometer of how success was measured in NASCAR. But it’s not anymore and hasn’t been …

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Podcast: Parker Kligerman On Balancing Racing with TV, Desire To Run Full-Time

Parker Kligerman joins Davey Segal for the Frontstretch Podcast to talk about the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

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Parker Kligerman joins Davey Segal ahead of his return to NASCAR Cup Series competition this weekend at Kansas Speedway for Gaunt Brothers Racing. He explains how the deal came together, how he’s able to balance his NBC Sports work, racing and track ownership, what he’d like to do for the 2022 season and more, including …

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NASCAR Mailbox: What Is Texas Motor Speedway’s Future?

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Sunday’s race was a snoozefest. Can we take Texas off the schedule already? – Patty K., Sedona, Ariz. With no disrespect to the fine folks at TMS … I wish we could. Ever since the repave and reconfiguration, Texas has been downright horrible. In the NASCAR Cup Series specifically, it’s been wide open all the …

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Podcast: Brandon Brown on His Emotional Talladega Win & How Close Brandonbilt Was to Closing

Brandon Brown joins Davey Segal on the Frontstretch Podcast to discuss his first NASCAR Xfinity Win

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His tears of joy said it all, but Brandon Brown joins Davey Segal this week as the first repeat guest on the podcast this season to revel further in his first career NASCAR Xfinity Series victory at Talladega Superspeedway. He explains why the win was so emotional given his and his father’s journey to this …

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NASCAR Mailbox: When Should a Playoff Race Be Deemed Official?

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Should the rules for a race being deemed “official” change for the playoffs? – Justice W., Mobile, Alabama A fair and intriguing question, and especially topical. On paper, the playoffs should never cut corners. Whether it’s ending a stage under caution to ending races early like we saw on Monday (Oct. 4), neither scenario is …

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Podcast: Hailie Deegan on Her Challenging Rookie Season & Competing in SRX

Hailie Deegan joins Davey Segal on the Frontstretch Podcast

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It’s been a challenging rookie season for Hailie Deegan, who joins Davey Segal this week to discuss the learning curve in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, unexpected challenges encountered and adjusting expectations along the way. Plus, they chat about her Superstar Racing Experience venture this summer, including how the opportunity came about, what NASCAR …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Josh Berry Putting NASCAR Owners on Notice

Josh Berry celebrates after winning the race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Saturday night (Sept. 25). (Photo: NKP)

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Will what Josh Berry is doing sway owners to hiring more “racers” instead of pay drivers? – Daphne B., Nashville, Tenn. I think I speak for everyone when I say: for goodness’ sake, I hope so. We’ve known Josh Berry is a great racecar driver for a while. His late model results, including a national …

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