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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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Couch Potato Tuesday: Martinsville Brings Heavy Playoff Focus, Constricted Broadcasts

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For the most part last weekend, it was dry in Martinsville (Sunday morning being the exception). Thankfully, that meant that everything got in on time. It was also cutoff weekend, which brought problems in its own right. Xfinity 500 Sunday brought the NASCAR Cup Series back to Martinsville for their second visit of the year. …

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NASCAR Stat Sheet: Championship Favorites Squander Big Playoff Gaps at Martinsville

Kevin Harvick crashes at end of Martinsville playoff race NKP

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Martinsville Speedway has been hyped from the moment it became the cutoff race NASCAR’s Round of 8 in all three national touring series. Beginning in 2020, the track determined the Championship 4 for Phoenix Raceway’s season finale. But could the paperclip-shaped oval live up to those lofty expectations? The answer we got was yes, three …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Halloween Racing at Martinsville Delivers Many Treats & Tricks

Harrison Burton Takes the Checkered Flag to Win the Draft Top 250 at Martinsville, 10/31/2020 (Photo: NASCAR Media via Getty Images)

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It had been 14 years since Kevin Harvick took the last checkered flag for the NASCAR Xfinity Series at Martinsville Speedway. But Saturday’s Draft Top 250 made up for plenty of lost time. It was the perfect meeting of many elements that made Saturday’s race a memorable one. There was the race for the win, …

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Harrison Burton Wins at Martinsville as Xfinity Championship 4 Field is Set

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New week, new track, same result for Harrison Burton. The Joe Gibbs Racing driver earned his fourth victory of the season in the series’ return to Martinsville Speedway, the first time the Xfinity Series has competed at The Paperclip since 2006. "What's up dad? That was pretty awesome." Another cool father-son moment between @HBurtonRacing and …

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Stock Car Scoop: Truck, Xfinity Texas Recaps

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The NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series and Xfinity Series battled it out at Texas Motor Speedway this past weekend. Who took home the victories? Find out in the latest edition of Stock Car Scoop.  Frontstretch‘s newest podcast focused on the motorsports news of the week also gets you up to date on the …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Texas Scrambles 2020 NXS Championship Race

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Everything is indeed bigger in Texas for the 2020 NASCAR Xfinity Series… including the drama. Suddenly, the NXS championship race is all scrambled up. With many title contenders falling victim to over-aggressive moves, bent fenders and hurt feelings, it was playoff driver Noah Gragson who looked as if he would fight through it all and …

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Noah Gragson Loses Lead in Final Corner, Misses Win at Texas

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Noah Gragson seemed well on his way to winning his third race of the year, but a slip in the final corner of the last lap allowed Harrison Burton to scoot by and win his third NASCAR Xfinity Series race of the season at Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday (Oct. 24). The O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 …

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Last-Lap, Last-Gasp Pass For Harrison Burton Wins NXS Race at Texas

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In a surprise ending to the O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 at Texas Motor Speedway, NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Harrison Burton snuck past Noah Gragson on the final turn to snag his third victory of the season. Gragson, who took the lead with 15 laps to go, was in the midst of traffic when Burton closed …

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