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Podcast: Harrison Burton on Preparing for NASCAR Xfinity Playoffs, Number Placement & Family Emotion

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Harrison Burton stops by the podcast this week to discuss his NASCAR Xfinity Series season to date, which has left him frustrated. He tells Frontstretch‘s Davey Segal why that is and outlines his goals for the remainder of the regular season before the playoffs begin. Burton speaks on the depth of the Xfinity Series field, …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Should a Part-Time Driver Be Able To Make the Playoffs?

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Do you think Ty Gibbs (or Josh Berry) in the [NASCAR] Xfinity Series and Grant Enfinger in the [Camping World] Truck Series should get into the playoffs if they are above the playoff cutline points-wise even though they haven’t attempted all the races? – Thomas Rooney (via email) Great question, Thomas. And it’s one that …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Will Rodgers and Sam Hunt Discuss Partial Xfinity Deal For 2021

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Will Rodgers is returning to the NASCAR Xfinity Series with Sam Hunt Racing and joins the show with his team owner to discuss it all. The two are campaigning to bring awareness to Hepatitis C with their new RaceToEndHepC promotion. With GoodRx on board as a sponsor, Rodgers and Hunt discuss why how their partnership …

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NASCAR Mailbox: What Should NASCAR Do With The All-Star Race?

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The All-Star Race kind of feels like The Clash to me: unnecessary and lacking luster. What should NASCAR do with it? – Brodie L., Fargo, N.D. I wish I knew, Brodie. I wish I knew. I miss the electric feel of the event. When fans came down to Charlotte in droves and visited team shops, …

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Will Rodgers Teaming With Sam Hunt Racing for Multi-Race Schedule

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After not making a single NASCAR Xfinity Series start last season, Will Rodgers is back. The four-time ARCA Menards Series winner will pilot the No. 26 Sam Hunt Racing Toyota Supra for multiple races this season, beginning at Nashville Superspeedway next month, a venue NASCAR is returning to for the first time in a decade. …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Brandon Brown on Xfinity Field Depth, Best Start to His Career

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Fresh off another top five, Brandon Brown joins Davey Segal this week to discuss why the 2021 season has been the best to date for Brandonbilt Motorsports, including why the Xfinity Series field’s depth makes good runs more rewarding. He also explains the challenges of obtaining a big sponsor as a smaller team, what the …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Over & Underachievers in All 3 National Series

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Who has overachieved and who has underachieved across all three NASCAR national series so far this season? – Rebecca F., Tulsa, Okla. I’ll take this series by series, as there are a lot of drivers/teams to cover with this question. Starting with the Camping World Truck Series, I’ll give a nod to Niece Motorsports’ Carson …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Corey LaJoie on COTA Visibility, Progression With Spire

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Fresh off a wet and wild race at Circuit of the Americas, Corey LaJoie joins Davey Segal to discuss NASCAR’s inaugural race weekend at the Austin, Texas road course, what conditions were like in the driver’s seat and how he made it to the end with no defogger or windshield wiper. Plus, he gives his …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Is Kaz Grala an Underrated Young Prospect?

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What does the future look like for Kaz Grala? He’s consistently performed in whatever equipment he’s put in and seems to have a bright future ahead of him. – Doug K., Charlottesville, Va. If I’m a NASCAR Cup Series owner (I’m not, just for clarity here), Grala would be on my short list of candidates …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Alex Bowman On His Cup Series Journey, Relationship With Greg Ives

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Another week, another Cup Series winner on the podcast. Alex Bowman joins Davey Segal to discuss his journey from starting and parking and getting fired in the Taco Bell drive-thru to becoming a perennial race winner and championship contender with Hendrick Motorsports in the Cup Series. He also chats about his relationship with crew chief …

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