Race Weekend Central

The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2020 AutoTrader EchoPark Automotive 500 at Texas

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Who… should you be talking about after the race? Kyle Busch hadn’t won a race all year, but he managed to squeak in a victory under the wire with just three events left in the season. Appropriately enough, his Skittles Zombie car fit both the time of year, with the race finally finishing a few …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2020 Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500 at Texas

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What happened? After a three-day weather delay, Kyle Busch won the Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500 at Texas on Wednesday (Oct. 28) for his first victory of the season. Martin Truex Jr., Christopher Bell, Ryan Blaney and Alex Bowman rounded out the top five. CHECKERED FLAG: BREAK THAT STREAK!@KyleBusch wins in 2020! pic.twitter.com/Z2p8T6Kidj — NASCAR (@NASCAR) …

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Kyle Busch Wins Rain-Delayed 2020 NASCAR Cup Series Race at Texas

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After a 72-hour rain and mist delay, Kyle Busch came back from the dead, so to speak, to win the Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500 at Texas Motor Speedway Wednesday night (Oct. 28). Though he was close on fuel, Busch saved as much as he could and held on to continue his yearly race-winning streak. ”I …

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Carvana to Sponsor Jimmie Johnson in 2021 IndyCar Season

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Carvana will be a primary sponsor for Jimmie Johnson’s No. 48 Honda in the 2021 NTT IndyCar Series season. Chip Ganassi Racing announced the new agreement on Saturday, Oct. 24. The seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion will keep his familiar number that he has used since 2001 driving for Hendrick Motorsports. Carvana, an online auto …

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Fire on Fridays: Chip Ganassi’s Hendrick Engine Woes Are a Playoff Trend That Breeds Conspiracy Theories

The clock may have struck midnight for Kurt Busch, the Cinderella of the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series playoffs. The 2004 champion is now 73 points below the Championship 4 cutline after experiencing a blown engine this past weekend at Kansas Speedway. But was it simply just misfortune, or was there more to it than that? …

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The Frontstretch 5: Active Texas Records That (Probably, Maybe) Won’t Fall This Weekend

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As the NASCAR Cup Series heads to Texas Motor Speedway for the second time in 2020, there are some numbers to consider. There are plenty of stats that are important to consider for each and every race, and also some that stand out. Here are a few (one a dubious honor) Texas records for active …

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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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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: 2020 Bank of America ROVAL 400

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So, here it is. The third season of the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL event in the NASCAR Cup Series. This track configuration has been the site of so much chaos in its early life, with it being a playoff cutoff race. Two pretty crazy finishes – Ryan Blaney surviving a last corner wreck to win, …

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Friday Faceoff: Where Will Ty Dillon Drive in 2021?

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Is it better for the sport if the playoff drivers win the playoff races? Luken Glover: Yes and no. I look at someone like Jimmie Johnson, who would set the racing world on fire if he were to win one of the last NASCAR Cup Series five races. However, playoff drivers winning playoff races have …

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Stock Car Scoop: Alex Bowman to Drive No. 48 in 2021

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The driver of the No. 48 car for the 2021 season was announced on Oct. 6. Who will be replacing seven-time champion Jimmie Johnson? Find out in the latest edition of Stock Car Scoop.  Frontstretch‘s newest podcast focused on the motorsports news of the week also has exclusive news about an ARCA Menards Series driver …

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