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Xfinity Breakdown: Christopher Bell Now Officially Has No Weaknesses

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

There’s probably not really such a thing as a Christopher Bell naysayer. He’s clearly ready for Monster Energy Cup Series racing in 2020 — and an excellent argument could be made that he could have successfully made the jump this year — as he’s accomplished everything he possibly could at the NASCAR Xfinity Series level …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Start the Dominoes

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Silly Season has finally officially kicked into gear for 2020 in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, as last week it was announced that Front Row Motorsports’ David Ragan would be stepping back from full-time racing at season’s end, leaving the No. 38 open, and that Matt DiBenedetto would be one-and-done in the No. 95. …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Landon Cassill Enjoying Time at StarCom, Open to Full-Time Xfinity Return

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss an entertaining weekend of racing at both Michigan International Speedway and Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Kevin Harvick picked up his second win of the season, both coming in the past four races. Meanwhile, it’s Denny Hamlin who’s the hottest driver in the Monster Energy NASCAR …

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5 Points to Ponder: Playoffs, Playoffs, Playoffs

Photo: Danny Peters

ONE: Jimmie Johnson’s Playoff Hopes Continue to Slip Away Last weekend was a nightmare for Jimmie Johnson and the No. 48 team. Johnson hasn’t won a race in more than two years. He squeaked into the playoffs last season, but this year doesn’t look as promising. Johnson encountered issues early on, smacking the turn 2 …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Take Us Out to the Ballgame?

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

On the sports calendar, August means the start of college football season, an excessive amount of golf on TV, and the hunt for baseball’s playoff positions winding down. NASCAR’s Gander Outdoors Truck Series solidified its playoff field with the regular season finale this weekend at Michigan International Speedway, Austin Cindric is looking like a possible …

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Pace Laps: Kevin Harvick Repeats at Michigan, Austin Cindric Doubles Up

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Kevin Harvick Bounces Back at Michigan Kevin Harvick didn’t let an early flat tire stop him from winning for the second straight year at Michigan International Speedway. The last two weeks have been near-mirror images of 2018: Chase Elliott held off Martin Truex Jr. to win at Watkins Glen International, …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Austin Cindric Wishes All Races Were Road Course Races

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There’s been plenty of discussion this year about how there are less road course ringers in NASCAR now than in years past, but maybe we had one lurking among the NASCAR Xfinity Series regulars all along and didn’t even realize it. Austin Cindric sure looked the part again this weekend at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, …

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Austin Cindric Dominates Mid-Ohio, Earns Second Consecutive Xfinity Win

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The month of August has been quite favorable to Austin Cindric. A week after scoring his first career NASCAR Xfinity Series victory, Cindric once again was found celebrating in victory lane after claiming the checkered flag of the B&L Transport 170 at the 2.258-mile Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Leading a combined 47 laps, the 20-year-old …

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Watkins Glen Winner Austin Cindric Takes Xfinity Pole at Mid-Ohio

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Austin Cindric‘s prowess on the road courses continued as the Xfinity Series tackles it’s second road course of the month, with the Watkins Glen winner from last week scoring the pole at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on Saturday (Aug. 10). It’s Cindric’s fifth pole of his career, and second consecutive front row start. Jack …

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Justin Haley, Jack Hawksworth Fastest in Xfinity Practice Sessions at Mid-Ohio

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For the second consecutive week, the NASCAR Xfinity Series is going road course racing and Justin Haley and Jack Hawksworth flexed their muscles Friday (Aug. 9) by leading the two practice sessions at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. In the first practice, it was Haley securing the top spot with a lap of 95.201 mph. Haley …

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