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Truck Series 2020 Year in Review

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It’s hard to believe that it’s been nearly two months since the Camping World Truck Series raced one of the most memorable seasons it will likely ever run. After running two races to open the season, the Truck Series (and basically the entire sports world) ground to a halt while questions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic …

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Xfinity Series 2020 Year in Review

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Believe it or not, nearly two months have passed since the NASCAR Xfinity Series was in action. Yes, the offseason is more than half over. Woo! Before you know it, cars will be on track for the 2021 season opener at Daytona International Speedway, where teams will spend two weeks as the series will run …

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2020 Top NASCAR Storylines: Cup Schedule Changes 2 Years in a Row

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In March 2019, when the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series schedule was revealed, it brought with it a plethora of changes. Interestingly enough, the five-year sanctioning agreements NASCAR entered with the tracks only gave a two-week window, so many of the bigger changes required a compromise with those facilities in approving the changes. In this year’s …

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2020 Top NASCAR Storylines: A Surprisingly Tame Silly Season

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As if 2020 wasn’t chaotic enough outside of NASCAR, rumors bounced around the sport all year surrounding which driver was going to which team for the following season, who was going to be out of a ride and so on and so forth. It turned out that not much changed among the NASCAR Cup Series’ …

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2020 Top NASCAR Storylines: Ryan Newman Walks Away Unscathed

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The Daytona 500 is a race that is filled with prestige, excitement and heartbreak. After 500 miles, the storylines that usually unfold are about celebration, but this year’s race was a different kind of celebration. The celebration of safety has been important to NASCAR in the past 20 years, and Ryan Newman tested the features …

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2020 Top NASCAR Storylines: Jimmie Johnson Hangs It Up, Passes Torch to Next Generation

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The first time you remembered seeing him was probably the aftermath of the Crash. You’ve probably seen it recently since it still makes the highlight reels with regularity. It’s pretty spectacular and scary in its intensity. But next thing toy know, here’s this kid, a little bit goofy-looking, standing on top of the car, arms …

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2020 Top NASCAR Storylines: Youth Movement Gets Its Champion in Chase Elliott

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Every sport faces periods of their existence where a changing of the guard takes place. Accomplished veterans reach the twilight years of their careers and are replaced with new faces looking to make their names known. Many sports’ transitions of athletes have carried second-generation names in the past, and NASCAR is no different, with a …

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2020 Top NASCAR Storylines: Team Ownership Gets Makeover for 2021 & Beyond

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The makeup of NASCAR ownership will look about as different as any year in recent memory come February. Michael Jordan is the shiny new addition to the fraternity of Cup Series owners (along with his partner Denny Hamlin), but joining His Airness are former Cup drivers Justin Marks (Trackhouse Racing Team) and Matt Tifft (Live …

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2020 Top NASCAR Storylines: Bubba Wallace Finds His Voice

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Bubba Wallace enjoyed his best statistical season in the NASCAR Cup Series in 2020; the previous two seasons, Wallace finished 28th in the final standings, but he made gains to finish 22nd this year. If those gains seem modest, it is because they are.  Wallace may have improved slightly but the real notice for the …

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2020 Top NASCAR Storylines: COVID, COVID, COVID

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Over the next few weeks, Frontstretch will be looking back at the top 10 stories of the season, beginning with this installment. The nine that will come after this topic all would have been the biggest story of the year in just about any other year. Michael Jordan investing in a NASCAR team? The defending …

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