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Beyond the Cockpit: Anthony Alfredo Hopes to Return to Richard Childress Racing in 2021

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In his penultimate NASCAR Xfinity Series start of the season at Kansas Speedway, Anthony Alfredo had a hot rod, running inside the top five for the majoirty of the race in his No. 21 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet. On a lap 172 restart, it all went awry. Entering turn 1, Justin Allgaier made a bold …

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NASCAR Stat Sheet: Underfunded Josh Williams, Tommy Joe Martins Shine in Chaotic Texas Xfinity Race

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With the conclusion of the NASCAR Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway getting postponed until Monday morning (Oct. 26), this week we’re focusing solely on the other two NASCAR national touring divisions. And man, is there a lot to unpack. The NASCAR Xfinity Series put on another action-packed event with major playoff implications. Brandon Jones …

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2020 Comcast Community Champion of the Year Finalists Revealed

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For the sixth straight year, Comcast is awarding three people in the NASCAR industry due to their philanthropic efforts over the course of the year to be in contention for the Comcast Community Champion of the Year award. The 2020 finalists consist of Bubba Wallace, Clay Campbell (president of Martinsville Speedway) and Matt Kaulig (owner …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Tommy Joe Martins Focused on Building Martins Motorsports

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Around this time last year, Tommy Joe Martins found himself in a predicament: he had funding but nowhere to go. At the time, he was competing part-time for Carl Long at MBM Motorsports in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, making the swap from BJ McLeod Motorsports over the summer. Martins was told MBM was scaling back …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Hailie Deegan Talks Truck Debut

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss their continued frustration with the 550-horsepower NASCAR Cup Series package. In Sunday’s Cup race at Kansas Speedway, Kevin Harvick trailed Joey Logano for over 40 laps and was never able to pass for the lead, though clearly having the quicker racecar. The duo chats about …

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Chase Briscoe Moving to Cup in 2021 for Stewart-Haas Racing

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Chase Briscoe is going NASCAR Cup Series racing full time in 2021 for Stewart-Haas Racing, a source with knowledge of the situation tells Frontstretch. For weeks, Briscoe has been tied to the No. 14 car, beginning as early as the 2021 season. When Clint Bowyer announced his retirement on Oct. 8, the Indiana native’s future …

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NASCAR Stat Sheet: Is Joey Logano Suddenly the Championship Favorite?

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Kansas Speedway kicked off the Round of 8 for the NASCAR Cup Series on Sunday, Oct. 18 with the Hollywood Casino 400. And, despite some pointed criticism on social media, this 1.5-mile oval delivered with a strong finish between Joey Logano and Kevin Harvick for the victory. As usual, the current NASCAR Cup Series 550-horsepower …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Daniel Hemric Putting Negative Behind Despite Frustration of 2020 Season

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When joining JR Motorsports last offseason, Daniel Hemric felt “recharged” after being bounced from the NASCAR Cup Series, despite winning rookie of the year in 2019 for Richard Childress Racing. Unfortunately for the North Carolina native, the majority of this NASCAR Xfinity Series season has been a struggle. It hasn’t been from a lack of …

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Trevor Bayne, Take II: Fresh Start in NASCAR After Rough Roush Fenway Ending

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Two years ago, Trevor Bayne‘s NASCAR career looked bleak, having been let go from Roush Fenway Racing prior to the 2019 season. Bayne, then-27 years old, competed in 21 of 36 races during the 2018 NASCAR Cup Series season, splitting the ride with 2003 series champion Matt Kenseth. But after spending the bulk of the …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Racing in the Rain, AJ Allmendinger Chats Xfinity Victory at ROVAL

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Subscribe: iTunes In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss rain racing at the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL, as it played a factor in both the NASCAR Cup and Xfinity series races.Chase Elliott scored the victory in the Cup race, his fourth straight win on a road course. The duo chats his road …

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