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Trendy Tuesday: Martin Truex Jr.’s Struggles Continue at Phoenix

Martin Truex Jr Phoenix 2020

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Phoenix Raceway was the center of attention of the weekend, as the next time NASCAR visits the Arizona desert a champion will be crowned. And after last year’s races, change was needed. Over the offseason, NASCAR introduced the new short track aerodynamic package, which cut off more than five inches from the regular nine-inch rear …

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Trendy Tuesday: Jimmie Johnson Ends Fontana Career Completing Every Lap

Jimmie Johnson Fontana 2020

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Over the years, Auto Club Speedway has turned into one of the more entertaining races of the season. With an aging track surface (oldest on the Cup circuit), managing tires is a premium and restarts are wild, which is what we saw this past weekend. Even though Fontana favors big teams, small organizations came to …

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Trendy Tuesday: Some Surprising Results in Sin City

Bubb Wallace Las Vegas 2020

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

When the three NASCAR national touring series heads out west for the first intermediate action of the season, typically you get a sense of who is going to be good on the cookie cutter racetracks for the duration of the season. But after a weekend of racing at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, that might not …

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Trendy Tuesday: Xfinity, Truck Underdogs Overachieve at Daytona

Timmy Hill Homestead 2019

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Whenever NASCAR goes superspeedway racing — four weekends per year — you know there’s going to be some wild stats following the conclusion of every race. After the opening weekend of 2020, this still stands true. Underdogs came to play in both the Truck and Xfinity national touring series this past weekend. Not a shocker …

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Trendy Tuesday: Ricky Stenhouse Jr., JTG Daugherty Racing All About 3

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Hi, if you follow me on Twitter you probably know I love stats. So for the 2020 NASCAR season, we’re taking a few of those stats to the next level in a new Frontstretch column called Trendy Tuesday.  No, I didn’t put any stats on Twitter this week following The Clash, so the column may look a …

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