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Bubba Wallace Named 2020 Comcast Community Champion of the Year

Bubba Wallace

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During the 2020 NASCAR season, Bubba Wallace took a stand to fight for social injustice. Now his Live to Be Different Foundation is getting recognized for those efforts, as he was named the 2020 Comcast Community Champion of the Year today, Nov. 6. “This is a tremendous honor for the Live To Be Different Foundation …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Previewing the Championship Race at Phoenix

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Thirty-two races and 5,383 laps are in the book. Now it’s time to crown the 2020 NASCAR Xfinity Series champion. For the first time, Phoenix Raceway is host of the championship race. Odds are, the four championship drivers – Austin Cindric, Chase Briscoe, Justin Allgaier and Justin Haley – are going to run towards the …

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Here’s an Update on the Previous Comcast Community Champion of the Year Finalists

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Since Comcast entered NASCAR as the entitlement sponsor of the NASCAR Xfinity Series, it’s given back to the community. The company focuses on awarding people within the racing community for philanthropic initiatives via the Comcast Community Champion of the Year award. The award, presented every year during championship week, has been granted to drivers, pit …

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Ryan Newman: ‘My Abilities Behind The Wheel Have Not Changed’

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Ryan Newman‘s 2020 NASCAR season started off with a bang. With just a few hundred yards prior to the checkered flag of the Daytona 500, the No. 6 was turned into the outside wall from the lead, flipped on its lid and was hit by Corey LaJoie, sending Newman soaring through the air. Newman finished …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Clint Bowyer Reflects on NASCAR Career, Move to Broadcast Booth

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss the penultimate weekend of the season at Martinsville Speedway, which saw Chase Elliott win his way into the Championship 4 in the NASCAR Cup Series. Meanwhile, nine-time winner and regular season champion Kevin Harvick was eliminated from the postseason. The duo dives into the current …

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NASCAR Stat Sheet: Championship Favorites Squander Big Playoff Gaps at Martinsville

Kevin Harvick crashes at end of Martinsville playoff race NKP

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Martinsville Speedway has been hyped from the moment it became the cutoff race NASCAR’s Round of 8 in all three national touring series. Beginning in 2020, the track determined the Championship 4 for Phoenix Raceway’s season finale. But could the paperclip-shaped oval live up to those lofty expectations? The answer we got was yes, three …

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Xfinity Positively Impacts NASCAR During Trying 2020 Season

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The 2020 NASCAR season is one that won’t soon be forgotten, as the industry had to adjust on the fly due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The new normal consists of neither practice nor qualifying, instead one-day shows. Meanwhile, it was a pivotal season for NASCAR, who for the first time since 1970 was without an …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Matt Tifft on New Cup Team

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss a long weekend of racing at Texas Motor Speedway that saw Kyle Busch score his first NASCAR Cup Series victory of the season, 77 hours after the green flag was thrown. Why was this an emotional win for Busch, who now has at least one …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Josh Williams Hospital Tour Taken to Another Level

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Josh Williams is a racer’s racer; one who will turn wrenches on his racecar during the week, only to beat and bang with that same chassis during the race weekend. Behind the helmet, Williams is fearless, doing his all to overachieve with his underfunded DGM Racing team. Outside of the car, though, the 27-year-old is …

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NASCAR Postpones Texas Race to Wednesday

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Tuesday (Oct. 27) evening looked promising for NASCAR to get back to racing in the AutoTrader EchoPark Automotive 500 at Texas Motor Speedway, but no sooner had the sanctioning body announced resumption plans that heavy mist returned to the racetrack. The Cup Series will try — again — to resume the race on Wednesday, Oct. …

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