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2020 NASCAR Silly Season: Making Sense Of Manic Monday

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October 19, 2020 was Manic Monday for NASCAR Silly Season. In the course of 12 hours, four major driver announcements connected most of the final puzzle pieces in the 2021 Cup Series garage. Rarely do we see so much news drop in such a short period of time. Let’s take a closer look at each …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2020 Hollywood Casino 400

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Who… should you be talking about after the Hollywood Casino 400? Joey Logano might not have had the best car at Kansas Speedway, but he took the advantage of track position in Sunday’s (Oct. 18) Hollywood Casino 400. Logano used lapped traffic and clean air to his advantage to lock himself into the NASCAR Cup …

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Stock Car Scoop: Kansas Lineups

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The starting lineups were announced for this weekend’s races at Kansas Speedway. Who will lead the field to the green flags? Find out in the latest edition of Stock Car Scoop.  Frontstretch‘s newest podcast focused on the motorsports news of the week also has news on who could be driving the No. 43 in 2021 …

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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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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2020 Bank of America ROVAL 400

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Who… should you be talking about after the race? It’s back-to-back wins at the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL for Hendrick Motorsports driver Chase Elliott. He led three times for a total of 27 laps and has become the NASCAR Cup Series’ top road racer in the last couple of years. It wasn’t all a walk …

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Up to Speed: Time to Eliminate the Double Yellow Line Rule

Sunday’s (Oct. 4) NASCAR Cup Series playoff race was a typical Talladega Superspeedway thriller.  But once the dust had settled on its photo finish, the YellaWood 500 looked more like the yellow line 500. Following a chaotic last-lap ending, Denny Hamlin walked away with the checkered flag.  Behind him, drivers who appeared to score top-10 …

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The Frontstretch 5: Big 2020 NASCAR Silly Season Dominoes Yet to Fall

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The dominoes began falling in Silly Season 2020 early this year, and they certainly picked up steam this week, with the announcement that Bubba Wallace will join new team owners Michael Jordan and Denny Hamlin in a new Toyota NASCAR Cup Series effort for 2021.  With that comes the announcement that Germain Racing will close …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2020 Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol

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Who… should you be talking about after the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race? Kevin Harvick snagged his ninth NASCAR Cup Series victory of the season at Bristol Motor Speedway, but it didn’t come easy.  He absolutely earned the spoils, coming out on top of a great battle with Kyle Busch for the last 50 …

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The Frontstretch 5: Non-Playoff Drivers Most Likely to Play the Spoiler

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With the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs underway, the rest of the field often gets overlooked.  Actually, that’s putting it mildly; they’re generally soundly ignored as the drivers in title contention battle it out each week. But there are drivers outside the playoffs with plenty to prove, and they’d love nothing more than to waltz in …

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5 Points to Ponder: Can Ryan Blaney Come Up Big in Must-Win Bristol Cutoff Race?

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1. Blaney Winning at Bristol Would Be As Clutch As It Gets Believe it or not, Ryan Blaney has not been mathematically eliminated from advancing to the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs Round of 12 on points. Yes, being 27 points out with just the Bristol Night Race less is suboptimal, to say the least. But …

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