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Stock Car Scoop: Expectations for NASCAR’s Auto Club Return

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

For the first time in nearly two full years, NASCAR visits Auto Club Speedway. The California venue hasn’t hosted a stock car event since the spring of 2020, where Alex Bowman dominated en route to a victory, and the Cup Series heads back with the Next Gen cars set to hit the track on Sunday …

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Stock Car Scoop: What Did We Learn from the 2022 Daytona 500?

Austin Cindric celebrates winning the Daytona 500 on the frontstretch. (Photo: NKP)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The 2022 Daytona 500 did not disappoint, an action-packed race ending with a rookie in victory lane. Austin Cindric took the checkered flag in just his eighth career NASCAR Cup Series start, capping off a wild finish in which he held off Bubba Wallace by just 0.036 seconds at the line. It was a far cry from rookie teammate Harrison Burton’s afternoon, flipping over on the backstretch in the day’s most serious incident as aggression produced several bump drafts gone wrong.

After the Next Gen’s debut in full-field, top-speed competition, what were the takeaways from the Great American Race? Stock Car Scoop hosts Bryan Nolen and Adam Cheek discuss their thoughts on everything surrounding Sunday’s (Feb. 20) NASCAR Super Bowl.

Stock Car Scoop: What Do We Know About the 2022 Daytona 500?

#21: Harrison Burton, Wood Brothers Racing, Ford Mustang Motorcraft / Dex Imaging (NKP)

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With the field splintering into small packs during the Daytona 500 qualifying races and the only major Duels incident on the final lap of the night, how much will the main event reflect the twin 150-mile races from Thursday? Were hosts Bryan Nolen and Adam Cheek surprised by Kaz Grala and Greg Biffle securing the final transfer spots among unchartered teams? And who has the edge among the top drivers entering Sunday’s Great American Race?

The duo discuss these topics and more in a pre-Daytona 500 edition of Stock Car Scoop.

Stock Car Scoop: Was NASCAR’s Clash at the Coliseum a Triumph?

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After a wild Sunday (Feb. 6) afternoon where Joey Logano emerged triumphant in NASCAR’s Busch Light Clash at the Los Angeles Coliseum, Bryan Nolen and Adam Cheek had a lot to break down – the former at the track in L.A. and the latter on the other side of the country in Virginia. How much …

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Best Seat at the Track: Bryan Nolen Joins From L.A. Memorial Coliseum

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Best Seat at the Track comes back to bring the best view on the web for the 2022 NASCAR season. Jared Haas is joined by Stock Car Scoop’s Bryan Nolen live at the L.A. Memorial Coliseum. Does attendance matter for the Next Gen to be a successful product? The duo share their thoughts on how …

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Stock Car Scoop: What Will Make NASCAR’s 2022 Busch Light Clash a Success?

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The 2022 NASCAR Cup Series season is here, and the podcasting duo of Bryan Nolen and Adam Cheek are back as it kicks off with the non-points Busch Light Clash at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. The brand-new Next Gen cars take to a brand-new track with some fresh faces in the field as well, …

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Stock Car Scoop: Are Kyle Larson and Hendrick Motorsports On the Verge of NASCAR Dynasty?

Kyle Larson celebrates his first NASCAR Cup Series championship after winning the Season Finale 500 at Phoenix Raceway. (Photo: NKP)

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The NASCAR Cup Series championship on Sunday (Nov. 7) at Phoenix Raceway came down to a final round of pit stops, and Kyle Larson’s crew turned in lightning-fast service to springboard him to the lead, as well as the eventual race win and championship. With 10 wins on the season and overall dominance from the …

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Stock Car Scoop: NASCAR Championship Weekend Preview

Phoenix

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

It’s NASCAR’s crowning moment. Championship weekend is upon us all this weekend at Phoenix Raceway, where the Camping World Truck, Xfinity and Cup series will crown their 2021 title-winners come checkered flags on Friday (Nov. 5), Saturday and Sunday. Ahead of the excitement, Adam Cheek and Bryan Nolen team up for one final preview podcast …

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Stock Car Scoop: Will Halloween Chaos at Martinsville Carry Into Phoenix?

Denny Hamlin is spun by Alex Bowman in turn 3 during Martinsville Speedway's Xfinity 500. (Photo: Getty Images)

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The NASCAR Cup Series’ penultimate race of the 2021 season at Martinsville Speedway concluded with Alex Bowman spinning Denny Hamlin to win his fourth race of the year. The Xfinity 500 saw four drivers eliminated on Sunday (Oct. 31) as the field was set for the Championship 4 finale at Phoenix Raceway. The Frontstretch podcast …

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Stock Car Scoop: Which Drivers Will Move On at Martinsville?

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The NASCAR Cup Series heads to Martinsville Speedway for the penultimate race of the season. Kyle Larson has won the last three races and swept the Round of 8 so far, which sets up three available playoff spots for seven drivers. How chaotic will Sunday (Oct. 31)’s Halloween elimination race be? Which drivers will secure …

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