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NASCAR Mailbox: Who Can Challenge Denny Hamlin & Kevin Harvick in 2020?

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Thus far, it’s clear that Denny Hamlin and Kevin Harvick are the top two contenders for the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series championship. However, we have seen flashes of brilliance from several other drivers throughout the opening 19 races of the season. Some of these drivers come from Team Penske. All of its drivers have shown …

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NASCAR 101: How Rare Is Austin Cindric’s 3-in-a-Row Win Streak?

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Austin Cindric‘s NASCAR Xfinity Series career has been marked thus far by streaks. First came the winless streak. Despite competing for Cup Series organizations Team Penske and Roush Fenway Racing from the start of his stint in Xfinity, Cindric was unable to visit victory lane in his first 53 starts, some of that perhaps owed …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Richard Childress Racing Rises, Austin Dillon Reminisces Texas Win

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Subscribe: iTunes In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss Richard Childress Racing sweeping the top two spots at Texas Motor Speedway over the weekend, via pit strategy. Austin Dillon was victorious holding off RCR teammate Tyler Reddick. How big was this 1-2 finish for RCR as both teams make a push toward the …

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Stock Car Scoop: Austin Dillon NASCAR Upset at Texas Motor Speedway

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Austin Dillon shocked the NASCAR world and won for the first time in 88 races. Why was this race more special then his Coca-Cola 600 win and his Daytona 500 win? Find out in the latest edition of Stock Car Scoop. Frontstretch’s newest podcast focused on the motorsports news of the week also recaps why Kyle …

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NASCAR Stat Sheet: Opposite Ends of Spectrum for Chevrolet Teams in Texas

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The 2020 NASCAR season has been filled with a lot of surprise twists. Texas Motor Speedway was no exception with Sunday’s (July 19) O’Reilly Auto Parts 500. Entering this weekend’s race in the Lone Star State, the sport’s Goliaths were primed to rise to the occasion, scoring another victory. After all, Kevin Harvick had won …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Austin Cindric Earns Three-Peat, Shows Intermediate Speedway Strength

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It is commonly said that everything’s bigger in Texas. Saturday’s (July 18) My Bariatric Solutions 300 at Texas Motor Speedway certainly lived up to that expression. Whether it was the heat, the speed, the slickness of the racetrack, or the Big Hoss jumbo screen monitor on the backstretch, this race delivered from the start. Kyle …

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Kyle Busch Fails Inspection; Austin Cindric Handed NASCAR Xfinity Series Texas Win

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It was a hot day for the NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) drivers at Texas Motor Speedway, and an even hotter topic is brewing after the My Bariatric Solutions 300.  After Kyle Busch came out victorious on Saturday, July 18, in his 355th Xfinity start, NASCAR announced his No. 54 Toyota failed post-race inspection. That handed …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Lackluster Racing in Kentucky, Michael McDowell Chats Career Year

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Subscribe: iTunes In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss the lackluster racing at Kentucky Speedway across the top three national touring series, even though the Cup Series race had an incredible finish.  Cole Custer clinched a playoff spot by making a four-wide pass on Martin Truex Jr., Kevin Harvick and Ryan Blaney on …

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NASCAR Stat Sheet: Surprises in Kentucky

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Kentucky Speedway hosted four NASCAR national touring series races this weekend, and, it was, uh, something. Overall, not a good weekend on the racetrack. The current Cup Series aerodynamic package — high downforce, low horsepower — is frustrating, the Xfinity Series, which has produced great racing this season couldn’t live up to its own standards …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2020 Quaker State 400 at Kentucky

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The Headline(s): A relatively tame race ended in a chaotic final two laps, a four-wide battle for the lead and a Cup Series triumph for rookie Cole Custer, as NASCAR concluded its four-race stretch (five, including the ARCA Menards Series) over four days in the Bluegrass State. One of the wildest late-lap battles for the …

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