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NASCAR Stat Sheet: How Kyle Busch’s Championship Defense Went Kaboom

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In its first two years of existence, the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL put on some incredible races, filled with unpredictability and classic endings. This weekend showcased all of that and more from what’s quickly become one of the most exciting tracks on the circuit. Between Saturday’s (Oct. 10) NASCAR Xfinity Series and Sunday’s Cup Series …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Josh Reaume Details Taking Over No. 93 Car

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At the end of June, Reaume Brothers Racing announced it would manage the No. 93 Chevrolet, formerly of RSS Racing. In just over three months, the team is seeing progress. The stars aligned for RBR: In 2016, Josh Reaume was an engineer for Ryan Sieg‘s No. 39 car as the team aimed to make the …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Chaos in Talladega, Brennan Poole Breaks Down Best Career Finish

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Subscribe: iTunes In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss the chaos at Talladega Superspeedway from this past weekend, which saw Denny Hamlin win his seventh race of the season, though passing below the yellow line to do so. The duo breakdown the yellow-line rule, after NASCAR penalized drivers four times in the Cup …

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NASCAR Stat Sheet: 1 Final Hoorah for Germain Racing

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Since its existence, Talladega Superspeedway has brought out the best in underdogs. This weekend was no different across NASCAR’s top three national touring series. Along with some sporty runs for lesser-funded teams, there was chaos throughout, specifically the NASCAR Cup Series race which had a track record 13 caution flags. Yikes! The wrecks and unique …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Ryan Vargas Grinding Away at JD Motorsports

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Last Thursday (Sept. 24) was one of the biggest days of Ryan Vargas‘ life. It was announced that day that TikTok would be sponsoring him for the final six races of the 2020 NASCAR Xfinity Series season. Vargas, who turned 20 years old one day prior to the announcement, is an avid TikTok user with …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Mediocre Vegas, 2021 Schedule & Ross Chastain Chats Moving to NASCAR Cup

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Subscribe: iTunes In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss the lackluster racing at Las Vegas Motor Speedway from last weekend, which saw Kurt Busch hold on for the victory after catching a timely caution during a cycle of green flag pit stops. With the win, Busch advances to the Round of 8, stealing …

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NASCAR Stat Sheet: Chase Briscoe Chasing NASCAR Cup Ride With 8th Xfinity Win

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Going into this weekend, everyone knew clean air would be king. Surely, that didn’t disappoint. While all three national touring races were lackluster this weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, there was some thrilling action throughout the races… when it wasn’t strung out. If you’ve read this column this season, you’ve seen me vent tirelessly …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Previewing the 2020 Playoffs

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In the midst of one of the most bizarre NASCAR seasons, the NASCAR Xfinity Series regular season is finally complete. No practice, no qualifying, new racetracks and a great aerodynamic package have all led to an entertaining racing. Now it’s time for a seven-week grind to crown a champion come Nov. 7 at Phoenix Raceway. …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Battles in Bristol, Welcome MJ; Noah Gragson Previews Xfinity Playoffs

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Subscribe: iTunes In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss the opening round of the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs finale at Bristol Motor Speedway, which saw a classic battle for the victory between Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch. How many wins do we see Harvick ending the season with? Will Busch win before the …

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Ty Dillon: ‘I Think My Best Racing Has Yet to Come’

Ty Dillon at Daytona in 2020

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Furniture Row Racing. Leavine Family Racing. Now, Germain Racing with driver Ty Dillon. All are single-car teams that fell to the wayside of NASCAR’s business model, failing to compete long-term against the sport’s multi-car elites. No, Germain Racing hasn’t locked its doors yet. But just under three weeks ago, team owner Bob Germain said all …

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