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Entry List: 2020 Go Bowling 250 and Virginia is for Racing Lovers 250 at Richmond

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The NASCAR Xfinity Series embarks on a doubleheader schedule for their stint at Richmond Raceway this weekend, as they make up the cancelled spring date with two races in two days. The Go Bowling 250 is set for Friday, Sept. 11 at 7 p.m., while the Virginia is for Racing Lovers 250 will run less …

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Entry List: 2020 ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond

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The NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series has a short turnaround this week as it heads to Richmond Raceway on Thursday, Sept. 10. There are 36 trucks entered for the race, so all will qualify barring any changes. David Ragan will make his second-consecutive start in the No. 17 Ford for DGR-Crosley. Niece Motorsports …

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NASCAR Plans to Convert Auto Club Speedway into Short Track for 2022 Season

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The sanctioning body of NASCAR plans to convert Auto Club Speedway in California into a half-mile short track, according to a report by The Athletic released Tuesday (Sept. 8). NASCAR submitted a proposal to San Bernardino County on Tuesday. The project would involve changes to the track as it stands, as well as decreasing the …

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The Frontstretch 5: Playoff Eliminations, Round of 16

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1. Austin Dillon Austin Dillon and Richard Childress Racing teammate Tyler Reddick dueled for the win at Texas Motor Speedway in mid-July, with the No. 3 car coming out on top to secure a playoff spot. The pair were on the playoff bubble at the time, Dillon in 16th and barely in the playoffs. In …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Should Daytona Remain a Cutoff Race or Should NASCAR Rotate It?

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This season was the first year that NASCAR decided to have a superspeedway be the final decider in who would make it into the playoffs. With it being the biggest wildcard we have seen in many years, everyone knew the energy and excitement would be ramped up. It’s safe to say the race did not …

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Stock Car Scoop: William Byron Wins at Daytona, Jimmie Johnson Misses Playoffs

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William Byron won the Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday night, Aug. 29, to clinch his spot in the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs. What did he say after his first career victory at the sport’s top level? Find out in this edition of Stock Car Scoop. Frontstretch’s newest podcast focused on …

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Matt DiBenedetto Limps Into Playoffs, Makes Postseason for 1st Time in Career

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With 10 races remaining in the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series regular season, there was almost no chance Matt DiBenedetto, ranked 12th in points, could miss the playoffs. But entering Saturday night’s regular-season finale, it was a real possibility. With consecutive victories by Cole Custer and Austin Dillon in mid-July at Kentucky Speedway and Texas Motor …

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William Byron Pulls Off Clutch First Win at Daytona to Secure Playoff Spot

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William Byron came into Saturday’s (Aug. 29) Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona International Speedway with his back against the wall in the playoff hunt. But with the pressure at a maximum, Byron kept his No. 24 Chevrolet Camaro clean through it all to claim his first career victory to lock his spot in the …

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Jimmie Johnson Disappointed to Miss 2020 Playoffs

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Last November, Jimmie Johnson declared 2020 his final full-time season in the NASCAR Cup Series. Unfortunately for the seven-time champion, it won’t end how many of his other seasons have. During the first 25 races of the season, Johnson had shown speed, but had a handful of missed opportunities. When NASCAR returned from a 10-week …

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Scott Dixon Earns 50th Career Win with Gateway Victory

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Scott Dixon officially scored his 50th win and 50% of all races in the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series after his victory at the first race of the Bommarito Auto Group doubleheader weekend at Worldwide Technology Raceway at Gateway on Saturday (Aug. 29). While nothing can exactly make up for another Indy 500 loss, Dixon can at …

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