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NASCAR Stat Sheet: A Look Back At Jimmie Johnson’s NASCAR Career

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We made it! The 2020 NASCAR season is complete. Sure, there was a 10-week stoppage after the first month of the season because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The virus limited fans in attendance for most racetracks and created a dent in NASCAR revenue. The playoff itself also had a weird twist; a nine-race winner and …

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Bad Pit Stops Hinder Brad Keselowski’s Chance at 2020 Championship

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Ahead of the NASCAR Cup Series championship race at Phoenix Raceway, Brad Keselowski was confident, believing he was one of, if not the favorite for the championship. After all, the No. 2 team had three wins in 2020 on tracks similar to the Phoenix. Because polesitter Chase Elliott had to start at the rear for …

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Justin Allgaier Comes Up Just Short of 2020 Xfinity Title

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Ahead of the NASCAR Xfinity Series’ championship race at Phoenix Raceway, all eyes were on Justin Allgaier. After all, he’d won at the track two previous times and had more starts than his three championship competitors combined. Starting from the pole position, Allgaier led the opening six laps of he race. He was passed by …

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Chase Briscoe’s Breakout Season Ends 4th in Points

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Everyone knows the story by now. Chase Briscoe set out a lofty goal prior to the 2020 NASCAR Xfinity Series season, believing he needed to win at least eight races to continue his NASCAR career. Briscoe did that and then some. Entering the Xfinity championship race at Phoenix Raceway, Briscoe had chalked up nine wins, …

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Zane Smith: ‘Nothing Hurts More Than Being the First Loser’

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Zane Smith was trying to do something just one other rookie driver has done in the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoor Truck Series: win the championship in his rookie year. He came close, but no cigar in a race that ultimately slipped away from him. Smith began the race in second, but by turn 2, …

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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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