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Friday Faceoff: Should Cup Race on the Indy Road Course?

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Denny Hamlin and Kevin Harvick have been the class of the field in the NASCAR Cup Series in 2020, but who is the more likely champion? Zach Gillispie: Judging by his history, I’m more inclined to say that Denny Hamlin is the most due for a championship. However, Kevin Harvick‘s consistency gives him the edge. …

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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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Noah Gragson Secures Pole in Shady Rays 200 at Kentucky in First Race of Xfinity Doubleheader

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The NASCAR Xfinity Series goes to the Bluegrass State for a doubleheader on Thursday and Friday (July 9-10). JR Motorsports driver Noah Gragson is on the pole for Thursday’s Shady Rays 200 at Kentucky Speedway. Gragson hopes to win his third race of the season at the 1.5-mile track. He finished sixth in last year’s …

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Did You Notice?: NASCAR PPP Loans a Reminder of Potential COVID-19 Catastrophe

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Did You Notice? … The number of NASCAR teams approved for a loan under the federal government’s Paycheck Protection Program? The NASCAR PPP loans numbered in the millions and involved one-third of the teams on the NASCAR Cup Series circuit. For now, let’s focus on the Cup programs alone. Richard Childress Racing: $5-$10 million (2 teams) Chip …

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NASCAR Stat Sheet: Which Is Better… Indy NASCAR Oval or Road Course?

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This weekend, Indianapolis Motor Speedway stood front and center in the racing world, as NASCAR and INDYCAR had its first doubleheader weekend. The Indy NASCAR experiment also involved two different tracks. On America’s birthday, the NASCAR Xfinity Series took center stage, running the IMS road course for the first time in series history. What a …

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Up to Speed: Did NASCAR & INDYCAR Start A New Indy Doubleheader Tradition?

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This past weekend, 2020 motorsports around the world slowly moved toward some type of normalcy. NASCAR’s contribution was its first companion event with the NTT IndyCar Series at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway.  INDYCAR and the NASCAR Xfinity Series used its infield road course for Independence Day events, a first-time Indy doubleheader. Then, the Cup …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Chase Briscoe Takes Exciting 2020 Pennzoil 150 Win At Indianapolis

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From 2012 to 2019, the NASCAR Xfinity Series has turned over 600 laps on the historic 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval. But the implementation of running the infield road course for Saturday’s event brought forth a new unknown amongst the field. Fortunately for Chase Briscoe, this brought back fond memories of the Charlotte Roval event …

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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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Frontstretch Podcast: Tripleheader in Pocono, Jeremy Clements Chats Career Run on Non Road Course

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss NASCAR’s first Cup Series doubleheader weekend of the season, which turned into a tripleheader on Sunday due to Mother Nature. Kevin Harvick and Denny Hamlin both won over the weekend, proving yet again that they are the frontrunners this season. Meanwhile, Aric Almirola sustained his …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Are We Witnessing Denny Hamlin’s Prime Now?

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In 2020, Denny Hamlin is showing us why he is one of the greatest drivers of his generation. Including 2019, Hamlin’s last two seasons have been two of his best other than his near-championship season in 2010. After his win at Pocono Raceway on Sunday evening (June 30), he is up to 41 career victories, …

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Stock Car Scoop: A Pocono Tripleheader Sunday With a Doubleheader Cup Weekend

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The NASCAR Cup Series had its first-ever doubleheader as drivers ran two Cup races in two days. Who scored the two victories at Pocono? Find out in the latest Stock Car Scoop. Frontstretch‘s newest podcast focused on the motorsports news of the week also takes a look at the wreck fests of the Gander RV …

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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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