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Frontstretch Podcast: Love Wins, Fun in Indy, Chase Briscoe Chats Solid Start to 2020

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss President Trump’s untruthful tweet to Bubba Wallace from Monday morning as well as Jimmie Johnson testing positive for COVID-19 (the body of the podcast was taped prior to Wednesday’s announcement that Johnson is clear to race this weekend at Kentucky Speedway).  Meanwhile, there was racing …

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ARCA Preview: 2020 General Tire 150 at Kentucky Speedway

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For the first time since 2017, the ARCA Menards Series heads to Kentucky Speedway Saturday (July 11) for the General Tire 150. Originally, this event was slated to be at Charlotte Motor Speedway accompanying the NASCAR All-Star Race; however, NASCAR was forced to move the All-Star Race to Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tenn. The …

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Chase Briscoe Claims Dramatic 2020 Pennzoil 150 Win at the Brickyard

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NASCAR was not in Daytona Beach this Fourth of July weekend. Instead, stock cars partnered up with the NTT IndyCar Series for a patriotic doubleheader at the brickyard, the historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS). Just hours after the undefeated Scott Dixon claimed the Grand Prix win, Chase Briscoe took the NASCAR Xfinity Series checkered flag …

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Road Racers AJ Allmendinger, Austin Cindric Top NXS Practice Charts on Indy Road Course

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For the first time ever, NASCAR will employ the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course for a July 4 NASCAR Xfinity Series contest, the Pennzoil 150. In preparation for the inaugural event on the circuit, the sanctioning body opened the track for two practice sessions on Friday (July 3), marking the first time in 120 days …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Chase Briscoe Makes a Comeback, Ross Chastain Secures the Bag

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The NASCAR Xfinity Series took to the Tricky Triangle on Sunday afternoon, the second race of a tripleheader across the sport’s three major divisions. Chase Briscoe scored his fourth win of 2020, rebounding nicely after spinning from the lead on lap 70. Briscoe suffered a flat tire and was forced to pit, but drove back …

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Chase Briscoe Overcomes to Win Xfinity Pocono Green 225

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When Chase Briscoe lost the lead due to a spin while leading Sunday’s Pocono Green 225 with 22 laps remaining, thoughts of a victory seemed out of reach to a casual observer.  It turned out to be just the latest obstacle for Briscoe to overcome.  Briscoe rallied from both that spin and a pit road …

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Xfinity Breakdown: A Tale Of Two Homesteads For Chase Briscoe

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There was a lot of parody that happened between the first Homestead race and the second Homestead for the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Ryan Sieg won stage one in both races. Justin Allgaier had problems getting into the wall late in the race. Noah Gragson was the most dominating car, especially on long runs. Late-race cautions …

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Chase Briscoe Gets Xfinity Win at Homestead

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Much can happen in the time it takes a racecar to go from turn four to the start/finish line.  On Sunday afternoon (June 14) at Homestead-Miami Speedway, a spin by Austin Cindric in turn 4 with two laps to go brought out the caution. Noah Gragson, who had dominated the race, wasn’t far from seeing …

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Harrison Burton Outlasts Field to Win from Pole at Homestead

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Nineteen-year-old Harrison Burton came out of nowhere to win the Hooters 250 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Saturday (June 13) afternoon, his second win of the year and his young career. The second-generation driver got around Noah Gragson on the final restart to lead the final two laps of the race, the only laps he led …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Austin Cindric Focused on Chasing Title, Ready for Another Challenge

#22: Austin Cindric, Team Penske, Ford Mustang MoneyLion

When Austin Cindric was introduced to the NASCAR world full-time in 2017, there’s no doubt he ruffled some feathers. That continued into 2018, his rookie season in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. That year, Cindric split the season between Roush Fenway Racing’s No. 60 Ford and Team Penske. Whenever Cindric competed for Penske, he was competitive, …

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