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NASCAR Stat Sheet: Kyle Busch Comes Up Just Shy of Getting 1st Win of 2020

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There’s the Daytona 500, Coca-Cola 400, Southern 500, Brickyard 400, but there’s just something about the Bristol Night Race that makes it stand out. Close racing, fenders banging, tempers flaring, Bristol has had it all. This year, though, the NASCAR Cup Series race was lackluster with only six drivers finishing on the lead lap, though …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Jeb Burton Continuing to Work Hard to Nail Down Funding

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As many know, in order to compete at a competitive level of NASCAR – and really all racing series – drivers need funding. Not many work harder to nail down sponsorship than Jeb Burton. Burton, now 28, had the world by his fingertips seven years ago when he was running full-time in the Gander RV …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Tyler Ankrum Previews Truck Playoffs, Long Green Flag Runs in Richmond

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Subscribe: iTunes In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss all the long green flag racing at Richmond Raceway across the three national touring series. Some hated it, while Albino and Neff enjoyed it. Brad Keselowski won the NASCAR Cup Series race in dominant fashion. Albino and Neff break down his chances of making …

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Daniel Suarez Mentality Changed with Gaunt Brothers Racing

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The 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season has been a tough one for Daniel Suarez. At the end of January, Gaunt Brothers Racing announced it had signed on Suarez, 28, full-time for the 2020 season. That came two months after Stewart-Haas Racing announced it wouldn’t re-sign the driver. It was a tough pill for Suarez to …

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NASCAR Stat Sheet: Austin Dillon’s Strong Performances Continue

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Richmond Raceway is known for tire wear and long green-flag runs. And boy, did we get a ton of that this weekend. Three of the four national touring races went caution-free in the final stage this weekend. In Saturday’s (Sept. 12) Cup Series race, there were no cautions besides the two stage breaks and the …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Jeffrey Earnhardt Continues to Mature in 2nd Stint with JD Motorsports

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Six years ago, Jeffrey Earnhardt was trying to find himself as a racecar driver, competing full-time for the first time in his NASCAR career for JD Motorsports. Since then, he’s done a great deal of growing up both on and off the racetrack. To this day, 2014 is Earnhardt’s lone full season in a NASCAR …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Matt DiBenedetto Talks Making Postseason, Difference in Packages at Darlington

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Subscribe: iTunes In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss the difference in aerodynamic packages being on display at Darlington Raceway, leading to a mediocre Southern 500 and one of the best NASCAR races of the season with the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Kevin Harvick took advantage of an incident involving Martin Truex Jr. and …

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NASCAR Stat Sheet: Could Daniel Hemric’s Dismal Season Ruin His NASCAR Future?

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NASCAR’s annual Throwback Weekend at Darlington Raceway brings out all the old and unique paint schemes and this year was no different. For the first time in playoff history, though, the Cup Series playoff opener was held at The Track Too Tough to Tame. All three national touring races had their moments this weekend, headlined …

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Alex Bowman Believes Team Is ‘Pointed in the Right Direction’ for Playoffs

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At the start of the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season, Alex Bowman and the No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports team came out of the gates guns blazing. But as the season progressed, Bowman was often nowhere to be found, rarely running inside the top 10. Prior to NASCAR shutting down its season for 10 weeks due …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Brandon Brown & Brandonbilt Motorsports, From Part-Time Team to Playoff Bubble

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Flashback to the 2016 NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series season opener at Daytona International Speedway: Brandon Brown surprised the racing community by finishing fourth for his small family team, Brandonbilt Motorsports. Who? What? How? That race began an upward trajectory in Brown’s racing career, running partial seasons in both the Truck Series and …

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