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2019 Truck Series Review, Pt. 2: Non-Playoff Drivers

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In part one of our Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series review, we highlighted the eight drivers that qualified for the postseason. In part two, we’ll touch on the full-time drivers who missed the playoffs. 16. Jordan Anderson In his second full-time Truck Series campaign in as many years, Anderson regressed slightly in the top …

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2019 Truck Series Review, Pt. 1: Playoff Drivers

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(Photo: Christian Koelle)

Another year with the tough trucks of NASCAR has come and gone. With a familiar face hoisting the championship trophy, seven drivers were left wanting more as the checkered flag fell on 2019. 8. Tyler Ankrum In a season that saw him miss the first three events (age restriction), this teenager, coming off a ARCA …

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2019 Formula 1 Season Review, Pt. 2: The Better Half of the Field

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Lewis Hamilton celebrates his season-ending pole grab (credit FIA Images)

The Formula 1 season concluded with Lewis Hamilton cruising to a win at Abu Dhabi, further distinguishing himself from the rest of his peers during his sixth championship season.  There were, however, other teams and drivers on the track, and this is where we get to go through the field and examine how they did. …

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2019 Xfinity Series Review, Pt. 3: Part-Time Standouts

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Compared to the 2018 NASCAR Xfinity Series season, part-time drivers didn’t fare as well in 2019. Regardless, some made the most of their opportunities this past season. Filled with veterans, drivers who have talent but can’t find the funding to put a whole season together and fresh faces, the Xfinity part-timers showed promise against some …

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2019 NASCAR Top Storylines: Kyle Busch 1st Driver With Multiple Titles in Elimination Format

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(Credit: Christian Koelle, Frontstretch)

When Kyle Busch won the NASCAR Cup Series race and championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway in November, he became the first driver to win two championships under the elimination-style playoff system since NASCAR developed it in 2014 — something that is significant for numerous reasons. Prior to this year, a different driver had won every time …

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2019 Formula 1 Season Review, Pt. 1: The Backmarkers

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The Ferrari team were impressive but not always in the best way (FIA Images)

The Formula 1 season concluded with Lewis Hamilton cruising to a win at Abu Dhabi, further distinguishing himself from the rest of his peers during his sixth championship season.  There were, however, other teams and drivers on the track, and this is where we get to go through the field and examine how they did. …

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2019 NASCAR Driver Reviews: Denny Hamlin

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Moments before what turned out to be the final restart of the 2019 Daytona 500, Fox Sports’ Regan Smith snagged a quick interview with Denny Hamlin’s rookie crew chief, Chris Gabehart. And it was fascinating insight into all that was to come in 2019 for the driver of the No. 11 FedEx Camry. Smith reminded …

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2019 NASCAR Top Storylines: One Last Time Around for Jimmie Johnson

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Time slides by as silently as winter and as quickly as a moment, and only after it has passed do we really take notice. As NASCAR enters 2020, just one full-time NASCAR Cup Series driver once raced against Dale Earnhardt. Those who have come onto the scene in the last couple of years never raced …

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2019 NASCAR Top Storylines: Cup’s Latest Rules Package Change

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Heading into the 2019 NASCAR Cup Series season, the series was in a transitional period. Big changes laid ahead, with new series sponsorship (since canceled due to lack of interest), the new Next Gen cars, the new hybrid engine packages, a heavily revamped schedule, and the new lower profile tire package all due in 2021 …

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2019 Xfinity Series Review, Pt. 2: Midpack Improvements

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

While the NASCAR Xfinity Series playoff drivers were the center of attention for most of the season (the same 12 drivers were top 12 in points from the third race on), some of the best racing came in the middle of the pack. And quite honestly, a lot of the midpack drivers had solid years, …

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