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Title Hopes End for Brandon Brown, Harrison Burton, Michael Annett & Riley Herbst

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The NASCAR Xfinity Series finished up its Round of 12 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL on Oct. 10. When the checkered flag flew, eight drivers’ hopes of reaching glory in Phoenix Raceway survived, while another four had theirs collapse. Brandon Brown, Harrison Burton, Michael Annett and Riley Herbst were on the wrong side of the …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Chase Briscoe Cashes in for Las Vegas Sweep, Ryan Sieg Shows Hidden Playoff Strength

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The green flag waved at Las Vegas Motor Speedway to kick off the Xfinity Series playoffs. The 12 playoff drivers got their first chance to show what they’ve got in this first round. Some rolled the dice and came out lucky, while others rolled snake eyes and lost out on valuable points. The driver who …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Previewing the 2020 Playoffs

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In the midst of one of the most bizarre NASCAR seasons, the NASCAR Xfinity Series regular season is finally complete. No practice, no qualifying, new racetracks and a great aerodynamic package have all led to an entertaining racing. Now it’s time for a seven-week grind to crown a champion come Nov. 7 at Phoenix Raceway. …

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Did You Notice?: 2020 NASCAR Prospects Need Patience… & Potential Rides

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Did You Notice? … Brandon Jones won his third race of the NASCAR Xfinity Series season at Darlington Raceway? Jones capitalized on a wreck in front of him, when the top two cars driven by Denny Hamlin and Ross Chastain hit the wall heading to the white-flag lap. But Jones put himself in position to win …

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Friday Faceoff: Who Has An Advantage on the Daytona Road Course?

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With no track time before this weekend’s NASCAR Cup Series race on the Daytona International Speedway road course, who stands out as having some kind of advantage? Amy Henderson: While a handful of drivers have some experience on the road course at Daytona, it’s all in much lighter, smaller sports cars. They aren’t going to handle …

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Up to Speed: Matt Kenseth, Erik Jones & the Cost of Driver Development

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Back in the summer of 2017, change was afoot at Joe Gibbs Racing.  During Kentucky Speedway’s race weekend, Matt Kenseth publicly announced that he would not be returning to the No. 20 Toyota in 2018.  Several days later, JGR confirmed that Erik Jones would move over from Furniture Row Racing to replace him. The impending …

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4 Burning Questions: Can Ryan Preece Overcome His Slow Start?

#37: Ryan Preece, JTG Daugherty Racing, Chevrolet Camaro Cottonelle

What’s going on with Ryan Preece this season? Not many other drivers have had the kind of bad luck Ryan Preece has had this season. The sophomore NASCAR Cup Series driver sits at a dismal 30th in points, following a low-light of three straight last-place finishes. This is after starting 2020 off with not being …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Harrison & Kim Burton Adjusting to New Normal at Racetracks

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When Harrison Burton approached his parents, Kim and Jeff, about racing at the ripe age of four, they wanted to make sure he did it because he loved it. And did he ever. “I really think that my parents wanted me to do something else,” Burton recently told Frontstretch. “They wanted me to do something …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Lackluster Racing in Kentucky, Michael McDowell Chats Career Year

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Subscribe: iTunes In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss the lackluster racing at Kentucky Speedway across the top three national touring series, even though the Cup Series race had an incredible finish.  Cole Custer clinched a playoff spot by making a four-wide pass on Martin Truex Jr., Kevin Harvick and Ryan Blaney on …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2020 Quaker State 400 at Kentucky

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The Headline(s): A relatively tame race ended in a chaotic final two laps, a four-wide battle for the lead and a Cup Series triumph for rookie Cole Custer, as NASCAR concluded its four-race stretch (five, including the ARCA Menards Series) over four days in the Bluegrass State. One of the wildest late-lap battles for the …

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