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NASCAR Mailbox: Should Drivers Have Input With Track Changes?

NASCAR at Atlanta Motor Speeday

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Road America being the latest in a long line of new tracks the Cup Series have visited this season, what do you think of the trend NASCAR is doing with visiting new venues? – Scott U., Madison, Wis. I love it. Change is good. Being in the minutiae of the sport, it’s hard to look …

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Podcast: Daniel Hemric On Increasing Confidence at JGR, Pushing The Envelope

After having one of the quickest cars at Pocono Raceway, Daniel Hemric had not one but two pit road speeding penalties derail his chances of grabbing that elusive first NASCAR victory. He joins Davey this week to explain what happened on pit road, how his first year with Joe Gibbs Racing is going, why his …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Pocono Proves That Shorter Races Are Better Races

Pocono Raceway 2021

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I can’t believe Pocono had 500-mile races at one point. Do you think shorter races are better, especially when it comes to Pocono? – Brett P., Philadelphia, Pa. If you’ve read this column all year long, you know by now that I’m all for shortening everything. Trim the race lengths, trim the entire schedule, do …

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Podcast: Derek Kraus On Up & Down Sophomore Truck Series Season

Nashville Superspeedway marked the best race of Derek Kraus‘ career … but also his worst result of the season. He joins Davey Segal this week on the Frontstretch Podcast to relive his race in Music City, including the hardest hit he’s ever experienced in his racing career. Kraus chats about his season to date, the …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Could More Doubleheaders Be In NASCAR’s Future?

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With Pocono being a doubleheader weekend, if successful, could it mark the start of a trend to shorten the NASCAR schedule? – Daniel P., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania I hope so, to be honest. I’ve long been a proponent of NASCAR shortening the schedule (and the individual races). No disrespect to the fine folks in Texas and …

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

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?

Josh Berry

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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

Will Rodgers at 2019 Iowa Xfinity race

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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

Will Rodgers headshot

Photo: Will Rodgers/PR

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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