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Friday Faceoff: Is Kyle Busch’s 2020 the Worst Ever for a Defending Champ?

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Was Kyle Busch’s performance in 2020 the worst season ever by a defending NASCAR Cup Series champion? Luken Glover: It’s definitely in the top 3. The only factors keeping it from No. 1 are that there is no practice since the restart and that he has been running solid when chaos strikes. The two seasons …

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How to Bet Safely in NASCAR

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Editor’s Note: This article on NASCAR and Formula 1 race betting is posted in collaboration with an outside sponsorship client. The opinions and information contained within do not necessarily represent Frontstretch and its staff. When we think of motorsports betting, Formula One initially comes to mind overseas. However, in the United States, NASCAR is king, …

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Friday Faceoff: Where Will Ty Dillon Drive in 2021?

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Is it better for the sport if the playoff drivers win the playoff races? Luken Glover: Yes and no. I look at someone like Jimmie Johnson, who would set the racing world on fire if he were to win one of the last NASCAR Cup Series five races. However, playoff drivers winning playoff races have …

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Driver Vs. Driver: Second Series — Tommy Houston Vs. Tommy Ellis

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NASCAR’s Cup Series is the top of the heap, right? It’s the series that most drivers aspire to, certainly, but not everybody. In October, our driver matchups come from the NASCAR Xfinity Series. The series in its current incarnation took the green flag in 1982, and since then several drivers have been standouts, having their …

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Friday Faceoff: Should the Cup Series Race on a Dirt Bristol?

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Denny Hamlin claims his new NASCAR ownership role won’t take away his focus to keep winning with Joe Gibbs Racing. Do you think that’s possible?  Luken Glover: It is going to be very hard to not be distracted at some point by owning the team. Denny Hamlin certainly has the knowledge and motivation to pull …

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Driver Vs. Driver: Second Series — Jack Ingram Vs. Sam Ard

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NASCAR’s Cup Series is the top of the heap, right? It’s the series that most drivers aspire to, certainly, but not everyone. In October, our driver matchups come from the NASCAR Xfinity Series. The series in its current incarnation took the green flag in 1982, and since then several drivers have been standouts, having their …

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9 Tips for Discussing Your Quarantine Stress with BetterHelp

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Editor’s Note: This article on COVID-19 stress and ways to cope is posted in collaboration with an outside sponsorship client. The opinions and information contained within do not necessarily represent Frontstretch and its staff. By Julia Thomas The world has turned on a dime since the outbreak of COVID-19. Everyone has had to alter their …

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Driver Vs. Driver: Rookies — Ryan Newman Vs. Jimmie Johnson

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Typically, expectations for NASCAR rookies are straightforward: log as many quality laps as possible, learn how to race tracks and other drivers, find good consistency, and anything else is gravy. In September, we take a look at some of the best rookie seasons from the 21st century. This week, we look at one of the …

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Friday Faceoff: Was Ross Chastain the Best Option for the No. 42?

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Should NASCAR do something about lapped cars affecting the end of a race, or was Kyle Busch just blowing off steam in the NASCAR Cup Series event at Bristol Motor Speedway? Luken Glover: This is something that has crossed my mind in recent weeks and still is tough to answer. Kyle Busch was blowing off some …

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Driver Safety: One of NASCAR’s Top Priorities In 2020

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Editor’s Note: This article on NASCAR safety is posted in collaboration with an outside sponsorship client. The opinions and information contained within do not necessarily represent Frontstretch and its staff. Every racecar enthusiast understands the complexity of a championship and all of the additional preparation that goes on behind the scenes. But it’s easy to …

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