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NASCAR Contradictions on Full Display With May 17 Return Looming

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Be it in Brasstown, N.C. Thursday night (April 30) or Lancaster, S.C. on Friday (May 1), live racing trickled back this weekend to locations throughout the southeast. For me, where Virginia is still under a stay-at-home order through June 10, there’s not much for a motorsports writer here to do but long for racing to …

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Stock Car Scoop: Sim Racing Recaps

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Sim racing was in full effect this weekend. IndyCar drivers took to virtual Indianapolis Motor Speedway while NASCAR tried to tame Miles the Monster at Dover International Speedway. Who conquered each race? Find out in the latest edition of Stock Car Scoop with Bryan Nolen. Frontstretch’s new podcast focused on the motorsports news of the …

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Stock Car Scoop: Breaking Down The New NASCAR Schedule After Coronavirus

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NASCAR is on its way back! An April 30 announcement of a new schedule will end the sport’s coronavirus postponements on May 17. The first event will be at Darlington Raceway, a 400-mile race for the Cup Series. And then? Where are they going next? Find out in the latest edition of Stock Car Scoop …

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Frontstretch Podcast: NASCAR Resuming 2020 Season at Darlington

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In a special episode of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss NASCAR’s decision to resume its 2020 season on May 17 at Darlington Raceway. Was it the right decision to make the announcment of being the first professional sport back in action? How will race days work? Who can be at the track? What about …

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NASCAR 101: The Facts On A NASCAR 2020 Return From COVID-19

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It’s official: the NASCAR 2020 season is ending its two-month hiatus. The sport announced Thursday (April 30) they’ll lift their on-track suspension due to the COVID-19 pandemic and get back to racing in all three of its top divisions by the end of May. Here’s all the details you need to know before the green …

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Eyes on Xfinity: NASCAR Racing Needs to Return

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Do you remember where you were on the evening of March 11, 2020? I do. While writing at Frontstretch hasn’t been able to pay all the bills (hopefully it will, sooner rather than later), every writer on the website needs a second job, in addition to bringing value to the website. That day, which seems like an …

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Matt Kenseth & Ryan Newman Return, Brett Moffitt Updates Progress on Broken Femurs

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss Ryan Newman returning to NASCAR after many feared the worst post-Daytona 500. Chip Ganassi Racing gave Matt Kenseth the nod for the No. 42 car, bypassing Ross Chastain. Now that NASCAR has granted Kenseth a waiver to be playoff eligible, Albino and Neff discuss what …

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Return to Racing in South Dakota Was Therapeutic to Kenny Wallace During Coronavirus Pandemic

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In what was a surprise to some, both Raceway Park and Park Jefferson International Speedway, located in Jefferson, S.D., held dirt races over the weekend, the first oval-track action since the coronavirus outbreak in mid-March. On Saturday (April 25), Park Jefferson played host to racing’s return with an event called the Open Wheel Nationals. Both …

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2020 French Grand Prix Canceled

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The French Grand Prix organizers announced Monday (April 27) they have canceled the June Formula 1 event due to the coronavirus outbreak. The announcement comes after the French government’s decision to ban all major events until at least mid-July. This — along with the country’s travel restrictions — forced the race’s cancellation. This is now the 10th …

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Bury NASCAR’s Heart at Park Jefferson? Successful Return to Racing Could Force Their Hand

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Amidst the ongoing debate within the NASCAR community on returning to racing, which is raging from social media to the North Carolina statehouse, earlier this week I had a good chat with fellow Frontstretcher Mark Kristl as we worked to edit one of his upcoming columns. Mark, like I, has immediate family members working on …

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Stock Car Scoop: Ryan Newman’s Return, Sim Racing Recaps

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Ryan Newman made a special appearance on FOX Sports’ coverage (April 26) of the NASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series race at Talladega Superspeedway. Pending medical clearance, he announced his plan to return to the wheel of the No. 6 Roush Fenway Racing Ford. When will that be?  Find out in the latest edition of Stock …

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A Closer Look At ARCA: Venturini Motorsports Will be Ready to Go Once COVID-19 Ends

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The ARCA Menards Series is not unique to the COVID-19 pandemic; it has affected all levels of racing. Several NASCAR Xfinity Series teams are coping with it in various ways, per Dustin Albino’s recent Eyes on Xfinity columns. In the NASCAR Gander & RV Outdoors Truck Series, ThorSport Racing has not laid off any of …

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