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2020 NASCAR Team Reviews: Joe Gibbs Racing

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For a team that won more than half of the races in the 2019 NASCAR Cup Series season, Joe Gibbs Racing had every reason to be confident in its lineup for 2020. Martin Truex Jr., Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch all won at least five races in 2019 (seven, six and five, respectively) while Erik …

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2-Headed Monster: Should NASCAR Have Penalized the No. 20 Team After Martinsville?

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Another playoff race at Martinsville and another race filled with drama. There were several things that happened at Martinsville that got people’s attention. One of these things was radio communication from the No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing team. As Chase Elliott was pulling away to victory, the fight for the final two transfer spots was …

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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

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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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NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2020 Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500

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Yeehaw! It’s time for NASCAR Cup Series drivers to strap in their saddles and drive 550 horses (er, horsepower) at Texas Motor Speedway. Get your NASCAR DraftKings rosters ready for Sunday’s (Oct. 25) second race in the Round of 8. Just three races remain in the 2020 season: Texas, Martinsville Speedway and the Championship  4 …

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NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: AutoTrader EchoPark Automotive 500

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Fort Worth, Texas is home to two massive sporting venues. One is AT&T Stadium, known colloquially as “Jerryworld”, the home of the Dallas Cowboys and one of the most advanced sports facilities in the world. The other is Texas Motor Speedway, a 1.5-mile oval known both for its long distance races and variability as either …

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4 Burning Questions: Just How Bad Is the Current Rules Package?

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What developments in silly season happened this past week? Erik Jones was named to the Richard Petty Motorsports No. 43 after this season in the NASCAR Cup Series. In a press release containing multiple obvious errors that was published on its website hours before the official reveal, RPM announced that Jones has signed a multi-year …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Hailie Deegan Talks Truck Debut

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss their continued frustration with the 550-horsepower NASCAR Cup Series package. In Sunday’s Cup race at Kansas Speedway, Kevin Harvick trailed Joey Logano for over 40 laps and was never able to pass for the lead, though clearly having the quicker racecar. The duo chats about …

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Erik Jones Signs with Richard Petty Motorsports for 2021

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Erik Jones will pilot the No. 43 Chevrolet for Richard Petty Motorsports starting with the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season, the team announced Wednesday morning (Oct. 21). The multi-year signing comes two months after Joe Gibbs Racing tagged Christopher Bell to drive the No. 20 Toyota next season. Jones will hop in the seat that …

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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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