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Did You Notice?: NASCAR 2020 Tidbits And Loose Ends… It’s Not Just About The Championship 4


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Did You Notice? … NASCAR wasn’t just about the Championship 4 and Chase Elliott‘s first NASCAR title at the ripe old age of 24? Certainly, Elliott’s back-to-back wins to finish the year were impressive; he’s the third-youngest champion in NASCAR history. Elliott’s surging popularity should serve the sport well heading into a time of transition next …

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Power Rankings: Chase Went to Chase Edition

2020 Phoenix NCS Chase Elliott Victory Celebration NKP3

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Oftentimes, NASCAR gets the short end of the deal — faces a lot of criticism, but they deserve a tip of the old Frontstretch hat for managing to get a full season in during trying times. No other major American sport was able to accomplish this feat. There is no hiding the fact that I’m …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: There Is No Way the Championship 4 Doesn’t Hurt the Sport As a Whole

2020 Phoenix NCS Chase Elliott Emotion NKP

#9: Chase Elliott, Hendrick Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro NAPA Auto Parts, celebrates after winning the 2020 Nascar Cup Series Championship

It seems so weird to actually be home for the final race weekend of the NASCAR season. For me, this was the first time since 2014 that I’d actually been home for it. The last five season finales were spent in Homestead, dodging rain showers, hiding under souvenir trailers and sweating. We also got interesting …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2020 Season Finale 500

Chase Elliott holds 2020 Bill France trophy Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Who… should you be talking about after the 2020 Season Finale 500? At age 24, Chase Elliott joins an elite group as the 34th driver to take the title of NASCAR Cup Series champion. He had to start from the rear of the field at Phoenix Raceway after the No. 9 Chevrolet failed pre-race inspection …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Clint Bowyer Reflects on NASCAR Career, Move to Broadcast Booth


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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss the penultimate weekend of the season at Martinsville Speedway, which saw Chase Elliott win his way into the Championship 4 in the NASCAR Cup Series. Meanwhile, nine-time winner and regular season champion Kevin Harvick was eliminated from the postseason. The duo dives into the current …

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5 Points to Ponder: Chase Elliott Comes of Age

2020 Martinsville NCS Chase Elliott Victory Lane NKP3

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ONE: Chase Elliott Comes Of Age So much happened at Martinsville Speedway Sunday (Nov. 1) it’s easy to forget just how important Chase Elliott‘s win was for his NASCAR Cup Series career. For the first time in five years, Elliott came into the Round of 8 finale needing to cash in on a must-win situation …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2020 AutoTrader EchoPark Automotive 500 at Texas

Jimmie Johnson Clint Bowyer Texas II 2020

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Who… should you be talking about after the race? Kyle Busch hadn’t won a race all year, but he managed to squeak in a victory under the wire with just three events left in the season. Appropriately enough, his Skittles Zombie car fit both the time of year, with the race finally finishing a few …

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Kyle Busch Wins Rain-Delayed 2020 NASCAR Cup Series Race at Texas

2020 Kansas II Cup Kyle Busch car NKP

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After a 72-hour rain and mist delay, Kyle Busch came back from the dead, so to speak, to win the Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500 at Texas Motor Speedway Wednesday night (Oct. 28). Though he was close on fuel, Busch saved as much as he could and held on to continue his yearly race-winning streak. ”I …

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Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500 Postponed to Monday


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Due to weather conditions preventing on-track activity, Sunday’s Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500 has been postponed to 10 a.m. Monday (Oct. 26). The race will be televised on NBCSN and picked up by SIRIUS XM channel 90 on radio along with local PRN affiliates. NEWS: Today's race has been postponed due to inclement weather at @TXMotorSpeedway. …

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Precipitation Delays Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500 NASCAR Cup Series Race

Clint Bowyer

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Sunday’s Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500 at Texas Motor Speedway has been delayed by precipitation in the area resulting from low cloud cover. The race was red-flagged 52 laps into the Sunday (Oct. 26) event, eventually prompting teams to place protective covers on their respective cars with Clint Bowyer scored as the leader. Prior to the …

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