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Friday Faceoff: Who’s In & Who’s Out After the ROVAL?

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Kyle Busch’s victory on Saturday at Richmond was his 50th career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series win. Realistically, with how many wins can Busch end his Cup career? Christian Koelle: 85-95 victories are possible for Kyle Busch. He could get to roughly right under David Pearson, and who knows, he could pass Pearson and be right …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Ryan Preece on Richmond, Full Throttle Weekend in New Hampshire, Future

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It’s a busy Frontstretch Podcast this week, as the trio of Dustin Albino, Mike Neff, Zach Catanzareti join NASCAR XFINITY Series driver Ryan Preece break down a busy weekend of racing at Richmond Raceway and New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Preece finished 18th at Richmond in Friday’s XFINITY Series race before driving north to New Hampshire, where he competed in the Whelen Modified Series race. …

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The Frontstretch 5: Memorable Playoff Moments

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1. Going old-school Definitely the old-school nature of Matt Kenseth punting Joey Logano at Martinsville in 2015. Logano had spun Kenseth from a certain victory earlier in the playoffs at Kansas after winning the previous week at Charlotte. Of course, that was seen as rubbing salt in the wound at the time, since there wasn’t …

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Pace Laps: NASCAR’s Triple Threat, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Highlight Richmond’s Playoff Debut

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Big Three Back To The Front Earlier this week, I wrote about how playoff and stage bonuses make it difficult to topple NASCAR’s Big Three. But Richmond Raceway Saturday night (Sept. 22) reminded us of the most important reason; they’re simply just faster than everyone else. Kyle Busch led the …

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2018 Frontstretch Cup: Federated Auto Parts 400

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Welcome to the 11th season of the Frontstretch Cup, a year-long competition in which the Frontstretch staff and guests from around the NASCAR world attempt to predict the winner of each Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race. This season, we are joined by driver Corey LaJoie. Think you can do better? Leave your picks in the comments. How …

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Friday Faceoff: Who’s in Playoff Danger?

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Brad Keselowski’s third Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series win in a row on Sunday from Las Vegas Motor Speedway gives him an automatic bid to the Round of 12. Has his hot streak put him in the conversation as somebody that can truly challenge for the championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway? Mark Howell: There’s no better time …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Corey LaJoie Talks Vegas & What Ross Chastain Winning Does For Little Guys

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In the latest episode of the 2018 Frontstretch Podcast, we review an action-packed playoff weekend of racing at Las Vegas Motor Speedway with Dustin Albino, Mike Neff and Corey LaJoie, driver of the No. 72 TriStar Motorsports Chevrolet who finished a season-high 16th in Sin City. LaJoie discusses his race, taking us through the heat and late-race restarts. Finishing in …

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Pace Laps: The NASCAR Horseshoe Goes To… Brad Keselowski

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: A New Horseshoe In Town 24 races into the NASCAR season, Brad Keselowski sat winless. Team Penske was an afterthought in the championship race, winning just once at Talladega with Joey Logano. It was Stewart-Haas Racing, not their three-car operation, that had superior speed at Ford. I’ll tell you the …

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Pace Laps: Screw the Rain in Indianapolis

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Rain On Indy’s Parade Moving NASCAR’s Indianapolis race to early September was designed to shake up the schedule. Its new spot as the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regular-season finale increased its importance. A race that drivers still consider a crown jewel was pushing hard to put fans back in …

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Friday Faceoff: Has the Southern 500 Surpassed the Daytona 500?

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Brad Keselowski called his Southern 500 win the biggest of his career. Has the Labor Day throwback weekend become the second biggest race of the year? Bryan Gable: Yes.  The Southern 500 has always been a big deal to the drivers.  In addition to Keselowski, we have seen veteran racers like Matt Kenseth, Kevin Harvick, Carl …

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