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The Underdog House: JTG Daugherty Racing Continues to Impress

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Hello all! For this version of The Underdog House, I’m filling in for our illustrious Frank Velat. There were two NASCAR races at Richmond Raceway this weekend. The NASCAR Xfinity Series competed in the ToyotaCare 250, and the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series raced for 400 laps in the Toyota Owners 400. The NASCAR Gander …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Kyle Busch Show Continues, Bristol’s Bad Attendance, Harrison Burton Reflects on Xfinity Debut

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In the latest edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss Kyle Busch‘s most recent win at Bristol Motor Speedway, which makes him three-for-eight in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series this season. One of the big questions is what could have happened had Kurt Busch gotten to the rear bumper of the No. 18 …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Bristol Provides Good Racing, Decent Coverage and Bad Luck

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Bristol Motor Speedway always seems to provide some interesting action.  The usage of PJ1 TrackBite on the concrete banks has led to mixed results over the years.  This past weekend just might have been the most competitive at Bristol since the 2007 reconfiguration. Food City 500 Sunday’s 500-lap race was a relatively quick affair by …

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The Frontstretch 5: Recent Xfinity Champs & How Cup is Treating Them

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1. William Byron (2017) Years in Cup: Second year in 2019 Current Team: Hendrick Motorsports Races: 43 Wins: 0 Top 5s: 0 Top 10s: 5 Average Finish: 21.3 Best Points finish: 23rd (2018, first full season) Byron is the hardest in this group to judge because he’s the least experienced in Cup by at least …

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The Underdog House: Shootout At The Underdog Corral

Top of The Class Michael McDowell was easily the fastest dog in the west this week. His No. 34 Front Row Racing Ford was quick from the get go and backed it up on race day, starting and finishing in 15th. McDowell was once known primarily for the violent head-on collision and subsequent barrel roll …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Breaking Down 200 Victories for Kyle Busch & Richard Petty, Chris Buescher Chats Hot Start

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff break down the difference in the 200 race victories for Kyle Busch and Richard Petty with a pile of statistics, after Busch joined the 200 club last weekend at Auto Club Speedway. Without necessarily comparing the two, we dig into what makes the feat incredible. How …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: That Southern California Glow

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In case you missed it, Kyle Busch won the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series’ Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway in California on Sunday. It was his 53rd Cup victory in 503 starts to go along with 94 Xfinity Series wins in 348 starts and 53 Gander Outdoors Truck Series triumphs in 147 starts. …

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The Underdog House: Going Back To Cali

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Top of The Class Chris Buescher reclaimed his spot as the top underdog yet again this week. Buescher’s 16th-place finish highlighted a rather uneventful Cup race for the have nots on Sunday (March 17) at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California. For JTG Daugherty Racing and Buescher, the race mirrored their performance in many of …

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The Underdog House: Kicking Up A Little Dust

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Top of The Class Ty Dillon finally unseats Chris Buescher as the top dog this week. Dillon bested the 2015 Xfinity champion by one spot, finishing 15th in the Ticket Guardian 500 at ISM Raceway. For Germain Racing and Dillon, the 2019 season has begun relatively well. Dillon has advanced to the second round of …

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Chris Buescher, Joey Logano Top Saturday TicketGuardian 500 Practices

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After Ryan Blaney won the pole for the TicketGuardian 500 at ISM Raceway, Chris Buescher and Joey Logano led the two Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice sessions Saturday (March 9) at ISM Raceway. In the second practice, Buescher posted the fastest lap at 137.973 mph. In final practice, Logano paced the field with a …

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