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Eyes on Xfinity: Sam Hunt Racing at Crossroads with Coronavirus Outbreak

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Entering the 2020 NASCAR season, Sam Hunt Racing planned to make its next step as a young race team, moving up to the Xfinity Series to run upward of 10 races, primarily via crowdfunding. However, the current COVID-19 pandemic has forced the team owner’s hand, temporarily shutting down shop. Hunt, 26, has driven in 34 …

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Frontstretch Podcast: iRacing Success, Timmy Hill Discusses Pro Invitational Series

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss Sunday’s iRacing Pro Invitational Series, which saw 35 NASCAR drivers take their talent to simulators. Denny Hamlin passed Dale Earnhardt Jr. on the final lap to secure the win, but the biggest winner of all was iRacing and NASCAR. Albino and Neff discuss some of …

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Eyes on Xfinity: 10 Years Later, Justin Allgaier Reflects Back on 1st Series Victory

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With the exception of competing in the NASCAR Cup Series for two years, Justin Allgaier has been a household name in the NASCAR Xfinity Series for over a decade. Allgaier has piled up 11 wins over the course of his career, and Friday (March 20) marks 10 years since his first triumph, coming at Bristol …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Coronavirus Halts NASCAR & Tommy Joe Martins Talks Financial Impact on Family Team

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss NASCAR’s decision to postpone the season until the second weekend of May due to the coronavirus pandemic. Was it the right decision to postpone the Atlanta race weekend after drivers, teams and haulers made the trip to Atlanta? Are we surprised NASCAR followed CDC (Center …

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Frontstretch Podcast: New Package Debuts at Phoenix, Brandon Jones Chats Xfinity Win

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss the 2020 short track package as it debuted over the weekend at Phoenix Raceway. Joey Logano wound up the victor, winning his second race of the young season. Meanwhile, Tyler Reddick entertained, coming from the back to the front, only to end up with a …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Our Motorsports Adjusting to Xfinity Schedule

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Last October, Our Motorsports made a bit of a surprising announcement when the team declared it was moving to the Xfinity Series full-time for the 2020 season while still running a partial ARCA Menards Series schedule. Chris Our, owner of Our Motorsports, has never fielded more than six cars in any ARCA season since the …

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Trendy Tuesday: Martin Truex Jr.’s Struggles Continue at Phoenix

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Phoenix Raceway was the center of attention of the weekend, as the next time NASCAR visits the Arizona desert a champion will be crowned. And after last year’s races, change was needed. Over the offseason, NASCAR introduced the new short track aerodynamic package, which cut off more than five inches from the regular nine-inch rear …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Fun Fontana, Anthony Alfredo Relives Xfinity Debut

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss a fun weekend of racing at Auto Club Speedway that saw Alex Bowman pick up his second career victory. The duo will discuss if Chevrolet is back, Toyota’s struggles (or lack thereof) and who has stood out in the Ford camp so far this season …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Chase Briscoe Has Different Mindset for 2020

Chase Briscoe in the driver's seat of his NASCAR racecar. Photo: NKP

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Prior to the NASCAR Xfinity Series beginning at Daytona three weeks ago, Chase Briscoe made a bold statement, claiming 2020 was his “make or-break-year.” Briscoe, 25, is in the infancy of his second full season at the Xfinity level. As for his rookie season? The No. 98 car won at Iowa Speedway en route to …

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Tony Stewart Returning to NASCAR Racing at Indianapolis Road Course

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Tony Stewart is returning to NASCAR action this summer to compete in the inaugural Xfinity Series road course race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 4. Stewart, 48, is known for his skills on road courses, combining to win eight races between Sonoma Raceway and Watkins Glen International, including his final Cup triumph in 2016. …

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