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4 Burning Questions: Are the NASCAR Playoffs Too Long?

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Are the NASCAR playoffs too long? The NASCAR playoffs truly begin this weekend; the past six weeks have been more-or-less preliminary events. The NASCAR playoffs in general have always been too long. 10 weeks just makes the playoffs drag way too long. If I didn’t have to watch them for this column, I’m probably not …

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Did You Notice?: 2020 NASCAR Winless Droughts, How Jimmie Johnson’s Final Season Stacks Up & Anxiety Awareness

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Did You Notice?… With four races left in the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season, four drivers remain winless who won a race in 2019. That’s a relatively small number from year-to-year as the sport’s strongest teams and drivers have remained stable. Some of that could be due to the COVID-19 pandemic, limiting practice time for …

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Tracking the Trucks: Austin Hill Secures His Spot in Round of 8 With Las Vegas Win

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In a Nutshell: Austin Hill scored his second Gander RV & Outdoors victory this season in Friday night’s World of Westgate 200 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. After struggling through much of the first two stages, Hill snagged the top spot via a strong restart with 39 laps remaining and held off a hard-charging Sheldon …

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Stock Car Scoop: Lineups for Las Vegas

Kevin Harvick racing with Kyle Busch in 2020 NASCAR Cup Series Bristol Night race, NKP

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The starting lineup for the NASCAR Cup Series race at Las Vegas was announced on Wednesday morning. Who will lead the field to the green flag? Find out in the latest edition of Stock Car Scoop. Frontstretch‘s newest podcast focused on the motorsports news of the week also announces the starting lineups for the Xfinity …

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Tracking the Trucks: Sam Mayer Scores 1st Career Win at Bristol

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In a Nutshell: Part-time GMS Racing driver Sam Mayer outlasted teammate Brett Moffitt at Bristol Motor Speedway on Thursday night (Sept. 17), scoring his first career win and spoiling the playoff party right off the bat by winning the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series’ UNOH 200. The 17-year-old ran unnoticed most of the …

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Sam Mayer Wins 1st Career Truck Race at Bristol

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In the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series playoff opener, 17-year-old Sam Mayer spoiled the party. Mayer grabbed the lead on lap 171 en route to winning the UNOH 200 at Bristol Motor Speedway for his first career Truck victory. He became the second-youngest winner in Truck history in only his seventh career win, …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Meet the 2020 Championship Contenders

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The NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series kicks off its seven-race playoffs Thursday night (Sept. 17) at Bristol Motor Speedway. With an expanded field this year, now 10 drivers will fight for a chance to race for the championship at Phoenix Raceway in November, up from eight competitors last year. 1. Sheldon Creed Starts: …

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NASCAR Stat Sheet: Austin Dillon’s Strong Performances Continue

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Richmond Raceway is known for tire wear and long green-flag runs. And boy, did we get a ton of that this weekend. Three of the four national touring races went caution-free in the final stage this weekend. In Saturday’s (Sept. 12) Cup Series race, there were no cautions besides the two stage breaks and the …

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Brett Moffitt Comes Home 6th in Xfinity Race at Richmond

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Brett Moffitt scored his sixth top-10 finish of the NASCAR Xfinity Series season on Friday night (Sept. 11), bringing the Our Motorsports No. 02 Chevrolet home in sixth at Richmond Raceway. Moffitt started 20th for the Go Bowling 250, quietly working his way through the field in his second of three races in three days. …

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