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Friday Faceoff: How Late Is Too Late to Finish a Race?

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Ryan Newman moved into a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoff spot based on his finish last week, bumping Jimmie Johnson. Who is more likely to make the postseason? Frank Velat: Neither deserves to be in at this point, but that’s a whole other story. Ryan Newman has the immeasurable advantage known as momentum. He’s …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Matt DiBenedetto Opens Up on Top-5 Finish at New Hampshire

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss a wild weekend of racing at New Hampshire Motor Speedway that saw a last lap battle between Kevin Harvick and Denny Hamlin for the win. The No. 4 team wound up on top, recording Stewart-Haas Racing’s first victory this season. We go in-depth on what …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Christopher Bell Puts Field, Battles in Rear-View Mirror at New Hampshire

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There was some tight racing and flaring tempers at times during the ROXOR 200 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Christopher Bell just wasn’t part of any of it. Not for any bad reason from the perspective of the No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing team. Bell just simply was the best car for most of the …

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Paul Menard Upset With Harrison Burton After Xfinity Race at New Hampshire

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For most drivers, a top-five NASCAR Xfinity Series finish would be nice after a hot and exhausting day at New Hampshire. But for Paul Menard, the lone Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series full-timer competing in the ROXOR 200, that was the last thing on his mind Saturday (July 20). Instead, it was contact with Harrison …

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Christopher Bell, Justin Haley lead NASCAR Xfinity Practice at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

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Christopher Bell and Justin Haley led two NASCAR Xfinity Series practice sessions Friday, July 20 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Both drivers enter qualifying in strong position to win the pole for the 2019 ROXOR 200 in Loudon, N.H. Bell was the quickest in opening practice with a lap of 128.087 mph. The defending race …

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Tyler Ankrum Scores 1st Career Truck Series Win at Kentucky Speedway

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Tyler Ankrum took advantage of Brett Moffitt’s empty fuel tank and scored his first career Gander Outdoors Truck Series victory in Thursday night’s Buckle Up in Your Truck 225 at Kentucky Motor Speedway. He led a race-high 40 laps along the way. “Honestly, I wasn’t even really listening. I was just driving my rear-end off,” …

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Harrison Burton, Brett Moffitt Top Truck Practices at Kentucky

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Harrison Burton and Brett Moffitt topped the two Gander Outdoors Truck Series practices at Kentucky Speedway on Thursday (July 11) in preparation for tonight’s Buckle Up in Your Truck 225. Practice One Burton laid down an early speed of 180.481 mph that couldn’t be topped. The lap time was .175 seconds ahead of the second …

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Harrison Burton ‘Works His Butt Off’ for 4th-Place Chicagoland Finish

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Entering the Camping World 225 at Chicagoland Speedway for NASCAR’s Gander Outdoors Truck Series, Harrison Burton knew the pressure was on to win. With Ross Chastain‘s victory last Saturday (June 22) at World Wide Technology Raceway, the playoff cut line was set to move in the wrong direction for Burton and his Kyle Busch Motorsports …

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Brett Moffitt Dominates Final Stage, Wins Second Consecutive Truck Race at Chicagoland

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Brett Moffitt won his first NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race of 2019 without leading a single lap. He made sure his second win was a bit more emphatic this time around in the Camping World 225. Friday night (June 28) at Chicagoland Speedway, Moffitt took control with an unsponsored No. 24 GMS Racing Chevrolet. …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: 3 Storylines to Follow With 5 Races Remaining Until the Playoffs

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The Gander Outdoors Truck Series will kick off the 2019 playoffs in mid-August at Bristol Motor Speedway with a midweek showdown. However, there’s still a ton of racing left before setting the field of eight drivers who will compete for this year’s championship. Just four series regulars have victories this season, and one of those …

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