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Eyes on Xfinity: Alex Labbe Having Career Year, Putting Additional Emphasis on Month of August

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Despite receiving a 75-point penalty from NASCAR on Tuesday (Aug. 4) for violating its testing policy at the Daytona International Speedway road course by running in a Sports Car Club of America race last week, Alex Labbe is in the midst of a career year for DGM Racing, owned by Mario Gosselin. While some drivers …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Silly Season Heating Up, Cole Custer Chats Successful Rookie Campaign

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss a fun NASCAR Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway that saw Brad Keselowski and Denny Hamlin duke it out for the victory. Meanwhile, Martin Truex Jr. had a solid day at the track, while his Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch finished last. …

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NASCAR Stat Sheet: Jimmie Johnson Stumbling To The Finish Line Of Cup Career

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Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race (Aug. 2) at New Hampshire Motor Speedway won by Brad Keselowski was surprisingly… badass. Let’s not forget, NHMS gets a lot of flack for how difficult it can be to pass there. Jimmie Johnson found out the hard way (more on that later). New Hampshire’s rough history, though, was thrown …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Michael Annett & Travis Mack Thriving After 2 Years Together

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Just over two years ago, Michael Annett was struggling at JR Motorsports, putting together a self-admittedly lackluster season. That followed a disappointing 2017 campaign, squeaking into the postseason. After returning to the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2017, Annett had first-year crew chief Jason Stockert leading the way. Scoring just seven top-10 finishes in their first …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Entertainment in Kansas, Matt Crafton Talks Truck Victory

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Subscribe: iTunes In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss an entertaining weekend of racing at Kansas Speedway, which saw Denny Hamlin victorious again in the NASCAR Cup Series race. Following the race, Hamlin said he believes he now wins races more with his mind than talent; the duo chat how Hamlin has evolved …

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NASCAR Stat Sheet: Another Shotgun Finish for JTG Daugherty Racing

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Joey Logano racing during the Super Start Batteries 400 at Kansas, 7/23/2020 (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

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After Thursday’s (July 23) race at Kansas Speedway, the NASCAR Cup Series has officially crossed the halfway point of the season. Woof, with the way the season began, I wasn’t sure we’d ever get to this point. All things considered, the same old, same old happened after 400 miles of racing; Denny Hamlin proved once …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Getting to Know Rookie Colby Howard

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Prior to the 2020 season, the name Colby Howard was foreign to the casual fan of the NASCAR Xfinity Series. The South Carolina native is trying to change that, running a partial schedule with JD Motorsports this year. Howard, 18, has grown up around racing. His grandfather, Buddy, was a multiple-time track champion at Greenville …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Richard Childress Racing Rises, Austin Dillon Reminisces Texas Win

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Subscribe: iTunes In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss Richard Childress Racing sweeping the top two spots at Texas Motor Speedway over the weekend, via pit strategy. Austin Dillon was victorious holding off RCR teammate Tyler Reddick. How big was this 1-2 finish for RCR as both teams make a push toward the …

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NASCAR Stat Sheet: Opposite Ends of Spectrum for Chevrolet Teams in Texas

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The 2020 NASCAR season has been filled with a lot of surprise twists. Texas Motor Speedway was no exception with Sunday’s (July 19) O’Reilly Auto Parts 500. Entering this weekend’s race in the Lone Star State, the sport’s Goliaths were primed to rise to the occasion, scoring another victory. After all, Kevin Harvick had won …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Harrison & Kim Burton Adjusting to New Normal at Racetracks

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When Harrison Burton approached his parents, Kim and Jeff, about racing at the ripe age of four, they wanted to make sure he did it because he loved it. And did he ever. “I really think that my parents wanted me to do something else,” Burton recently told Frontstretch. “They wanted me to do something …

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