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Podcast: Parker Kligerman On Balancing Racing with TV, Desire To Run Full-Time

Parker Kligerman joins Davey Segal for the Frontstretch Podcast to talk about the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

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Parker Kligerman joins Davey Segal ahead of his return to NASCAR Cup Series competition this weekend at Kansas Speedway for Gaunt Brothers Racing. He explains how the deal came together, how he’s able to balance his NBC Sports work, racing and track ownership, what he’d like to do for the 2022 season and more, including …

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NASCAR Mailbox: What Is Texas Motor Speedway’s Future?

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Sunday’s race was a snoozefest. Can we take Texas off the schedule already? – Patty K., Sedona, Ariz. With no disrespect to the fine folks at TMS … I wish we could. Ever since the repave and reconfiguration, Texas has been downright horrible. In the NASCAR Cup Series specifically, it’s been wide open all the …

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Podcast: Brandon Brown on His Emotional Talladega Win & How Close Brandonbilt Was to Closing

Brandon Brown joins Davey Segal on the Frontstretch Podcast to discuss his first NASCAR Xfinity Win

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His tears of joy said it all, but Brandon Brown joins Davey Segal this week as the first repeat guest on the podcast this season to revel further in his first career NASCAR Xfinity Series victory at Talladega Superspeedway. He explains why the win was so emotional given his and his father’s journey to this …

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NASCAR Mailbox: When Should a Playoff Race Be Deemed Official?

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Should the rules for a race being deemed “official” change for the playoffs? – Justice W., Mobile, Alabama A fair and intriguing question, and especially topical. On paper, the playoffs should never cut corners. Whether it’s ending a stage under caution to ending races early like we saw on Monday (Oct. 4), neither scenario is …

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Podcast: Hailie Deegan on Her Challenging Rookie Season & Competing in SRX

Hailie Deegan joins Davey Segal on the Frontstretch Podcast

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It’s been a challenging rookie season for Hailie Deegan, who joins Davey Segal this week to discuss the learning curve in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, unexpected challenges encountered and adjusting expectations along the way. Plus, they chat about her Superstar Racing Experience venture this summer, including how the opportunity came about, what NASCAR …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Josh Berry Putting NASCAR Owners on Notice

Josh Berry celebrates after winning the race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Saturday night (Sept. 25). (Photo: NKP)

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Will what Josh Berry is doing sway owners to hiring more “racers” instead of pay drivers? – Daphne B., Nashville, Tenn. I think I speak for everyone when I say: for goodness’ sake, I hope so. We’ve known Josh Berry is a great racecar driver for a while. His late model results, including a national …

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Podcast: Jack Wood on Rapid Progression With GMS, Bristol Drama & Disagreements

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GMS Racing’s Jack Wood joins Davey Segal to discuss how his surprise rookie season in the Camping World Truck Series has gone, his rapid progression to this point, how Josh Wise has helped him along the way and more, including what he’s learned and the question he gets more than anything else. Tom Bowles and …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Should Kevin Harvick Have Taken Helmet Off To Face Chase Elliott?

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Why didn’t Kevin Harvick take his NASCAR helmet off when he went to confront Chase Elliott? Another unwritten rule broken. – Daniel T., Johnson City, Tenn. This has officially become the stupidest argument of all time. Who the hell cares whether or not a driver takes their helmet off during a confrontation? Don’t give me …

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Podcast: Doug Coby on Trucks Debut, SRX Impact & Future NASCAR Plans

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Making his NASCAR national series debut this weekend, six-time NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion Doug Coby is ready to hit the high banks of Bristol Motor Speedway for GMS Racing in the Camping World Truck Series. He joins Davey Segal this week to break down how the opportunity came about while racing in the Superstar …

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NASCAR Mailbox: L.A. Coliseum Is Cool, But Why Not Bowman Gray?

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I’m all for the L.A. Coliseum Clash idea, but why not do it at Bowman-Gray Stadium, a place that would require next to no cost for travel and would be an ode to the sport’s roots? – Natasha L., Cornelius, North Carolina One word, two letters: T.V. Charlotte, NC should always be the home of …

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