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NASCAR Stat Sheet: Which Is Better… Indy NASCAR Oval or Road Course?

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

This weekend, Indianapolis Motor Speedway stood front and center in the racing world, as NASCAR and INDYCAR had its first doubleheader weekend. The Indy NASCAR experiment also involved two different tracks. On America’s birthday, the NASCAR Xfinity Series took center stage, running the IMS road course for the first time in series history. What a …

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Eyes on Xfinity: AJ Allmendinger Having Fun Again, Helping Elevate Kaulig Racing

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Flashback to less than two years ago: AJ Allmendinger was running in the NASCAR Cup Series for JTG Daugherty Racing, finishing 22nd in the championship standings. That was a disappointing ending to his tenure at JTG. Ultimately, Allmendinger believes expectations were set too high, given the equipment he had to work with. His inconsistency at …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Tripleheader in Pocono, Jeremy Clements Chats Career Run on Non Road Course

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss NASCAR’s first Cup Series doubleheader weekend of the season, which turned into a tripleheader on Sunday due to Mother Nature. Kevin Harvick and Denny Hamlin both won over the weekend, proving yet again that they are the frontrunners this season. Meanwhile, Aric Almirola sustained his …

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NASCAR Stat Sheet: Tripleheader at Pocono

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Entering the weekend, everyone knew it was going to be a long one at Pocono Raceway. After all, it was the first doubleheader weekend in NASCAR Cup Series history. But Mother Nature, she can be a b*tch at times. More weather delays, beginning on Saturday, which led to the first tripleheader at the same track …

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Local Pocono Business Thriving Despite No Race Fans in Attendance

Pocono has the land for great farming (Photo: Zach Sturniolo)

When Pocono Organics signed up to be the sponsor to one of the NASCAR Cup Series races and the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series event at Pocono Raceway, the company knew fans likely weren’t going to be in attendance because of the state’s guidelines regarding COVID-19. Pocono Organics and the track signed the deal …

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Michael McDowell Earns Best Career Finish on Non-Superspeedway at Pocono

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Front Row Motorsports has overachieved thus far in 2020, and Michael McDowell continued that trend in the first of two races at Pocono Raceway this weekend. Via a random draw, McDowell began Saturday’s (June 27) Pocono Organics 325 from 26th position. By the end of the opening stage, the No. 34 Ford cracked the top …

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Aric Almirola on Best Streak of Career

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Clean air is king at Pocono Raceway. Aric Almirola proved that in Saturday’s Pocono Organics 325 at Pocono Raceway. After drawing the pole for Saturday’s race (June 27) at Pocono, Almirola proved to have the dominant car from the drop of the rag. In a short 25-lap opening stage, the No. 10 would dominate until …

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Truck Series Race at Pocono Postponed Until Sunday

Pocono has the land for great farming (Photo: Zach Sturniolo)

The Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series race that was scheduled for Saturday afternoon at Pocono Raceway has been postponed until Sunday morning (June 28) at 9:30 a.m. ET. After a heavy rainstorm early Saturday morning (June 27), NASCAR deemed it wouldn’t have enough time to dry the track and run the 150-mile race before …

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Jesse Iwuji Applauds NASCAR in Stance on Social Injustice

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While Bubba Wallace has been the leader of NASCAR’s improved stance on social injustice movement in the United States, Jesse Iwuji, the lone other African American driver in the top three national touring series, hasn’t competed in the Gander RV & Outdoors Series since May 26 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. After all, Iwuji has only …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Riley Herbst Blocking Out Haters

Riley Herbst in Daytona, February 2020

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

With a crop of young but relatively inexperienced talent filling Joe Gibbs Racing’s NASCAR Xfinity Series program in 2020, expectations were limited. Collectively, each of the three drivers put those expectations to the side, including Riley Herbst, who made the jump to full-time competition in 2020. Herbst has spent the majority of the past three …

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