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

Hailie Deegan joins Davey Segal on the Frontstretch Podcast

Graphic: Jared Haas

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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SRX Saturday: James Hinchcliffe Makes Splash in CBS Booth, Would ‘Love’ To Race in Series

2021 IndyCar James Hinchcliffe Chirs Owens IndyCar Media

(Photo: Chris Owens/IndyCar Media)

One of the many unique aspects of the inaugural Superstar Racing Experience season was the revolving door of color commentators in the CBS booth. Over the course of the six-week season, three different drivers took turns joining former NASCAR lap-by-lap commentator Allen Bestwick. Danica Patrick took the first two weeks while Dario Franchitti was at …

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No Burning Questions: SRX, CBS Superior to NASCAR, FOX

Tony Stewart races in Camping World SRX Series 2021 at Eldora Speedway, Mike Arning True Speed PR

Photo: Mike Arning (True Speed PR)

A lot has happened over the past few weeks in the world of stock car racing, but the constant I keep coming back to is simple: The Camping World SRX Series and CBS completely outclassed both NASCAR and FOX’s coverage of NASCAR. Denny Hamlin mentioned off-hand a couple of weeks ago during a discussion on …

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Podcast: Jeremy Mayfield on Rekindling Relationships, SRX Interest & NASCAR Losing Its Way

Jeremy Mayfield Podcast Solo

For the first time in years, Jeremy Mayfield is speaking publicly and joins the podcast this week. Davey Segal and Michael Massie find out how Mayfield has been the last few years, what he’s been up to and why this past weekend at the SRX finale in Nashville was the best weekend he’s had in …

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Beside the Rising Tide: Warning, Warning, Extreme Danger

2021 Eldora SRX Tony Stewart win celebrate Mike Arning True Speed PR

Photo: Mike Arning (True Speed PR)

If you ended up ignoring the sport of stock car racing even a few hours this week (and I highly recommend you do so occasionally), you’ve probably read breathless stories this week how misinformation being spread across high-tech platforms like Reddit, Facebook, Twitter, any form of online discussion forum and others are “killing” people. Says …

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Chase Elliott Holds Off Father Bill, Champion Stewart for SRX Win at Nashville

Chase Elliott 2021

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Chase Elliott made the most of his one race cameo in the 2021 SRX Series by holding off series champion Tony Stewart to win the final race of the season at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway. The 2020 NASCAR Cup Series champion spent most of the feature running in second position behind father Bill Elliott. On a …

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Luke Fenhaus on Runner-Up SRX Finish, Battling Motorsports Legends & Slinger Nationals

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(Photo: Bruce Nuttleman)

In Saturday (July 10) night’s Superstar Racing Experience event at Slinger Speedway in Wisconsin, 17-year-old Luke Fenhaus held his own against the likes of Tony Stewart, Bobby Labonte and Helio Castroneves for most of the night. Securing a spot in the SRX race by way of a super late model triumph in the Slinger Nationals, …

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Patient Marco Andretti Sneaks by Luke Fenhaus for Slinger SRX Win

2021 SRX Knoxville Marco Andretti car (Credit: Tom Bowles)

Photo: Tom Bowles

Marco Andretti came out on top in Saturday’s (July 10) Superstar Racing Experience event at Slinger Speedway. Andretti won the first heat of the night and got by Luke Fenhaus on the final restart of the feature to win his first recorded professional race in over 10 years. Fenhaus, a 17-year-old Kulwicki Driver Development Program …

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4 Burning Questions: What to Do With Road Courses?

2021 Road America Cup William Byron Kyle Larson pack racing NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

What can NASCAR do to fix road course races? The NASCAR Cup Series event at Road America was a pretty solid race. There was one huge issue with it, however. Yep, 22 whole minutes between stages thanks to a caution for Kyle Tilley at the end of the stage. NASCAR could have ran 10 laps …

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Friday Faceoff: Which Track Should Be Considered Untouchable?

2021 Atlanta I Cup Ryan Blaney Wins NKP

Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

Atlanta Motor Speedway is the latest track making changes to its layout and/or design. What track should be next? Which one should absolutely remain untouched? Trenton Worsham: New Hampshire Motor Speedway or another mile-and-a-half. I don’t like how flat NHMS is, and it’d be cool to make each mile-and-a-half unique. Tracks to not touch would be …

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