NASCAR Race Weekend Central

Fire on Fridays: Brad Keselowski Should Stay at Team Penske

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The NASCAR Cup Series will see plenty of change in 2021, from the cars to the schedule. But the biggest change may be the driver lineups at each team, as nearly a quarter of the Cup drivers are set to be free agents at the end of 2020. Arguably the biggest name of all those …

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Frontstretch Podcast: New Package Debuts at Phoenix, Brandon Jones Chats Xfinity Win

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss the 2020 short track package as it debuted over the weekend at Phoenix Raceway. Joey Logano wound up the victor, winning his second race of the young season. Meanwhile, Tyler Reddick entertained, coming from the back to the front, only to end up with a …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2020 FanShield 500 at Phoenix

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(Photo: Randy Lanning)

The Headline(s): Holding off Kevin Harvick on two successive late-race restarts, Joey Logano prevailed in overtime to win at Phoenix, his second win of 2020, 25th career Cup Series win and 56th NASCAR national series victory. Fast Fords win races! Proud of our 22 @shell @pennzoil team. We learned a lot today and will be …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2020 Fan Shield 500

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Who… should you be talking about after the race? Joey Logano’s heart probably sank lower with each late restart. He had the best car in the late going, but he had Phoenix master Kevin Harvick to contend with on the final restarts, and Harvick’s car was fast on short runs. Logano is one of the …

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Up to Speed: The One That Got Away from Kevin Harvick

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(Photo: Randy Lanning)

Kevin Harvick has a reputation for doing two things particularly well: closing out races and winning at Phoenix Raceway.  No driver has won more Cup Series races at the one mile oval than Harvick.  And, over the last decade or so, there is perhaps no other driver who has more frequently emerged out of the …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2020 Auto Club 400

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Who… should you be talking about after the race? After losing a major sponsor prior to the season, Alex Bowman could be racing for his ride this year.  The 26-year-old Arizona native is a free agent after the season, and he may need to convince Hendrick Motorsports that keeping him is in the team’s best …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: Auto Club 400 (Fontana)

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The bright stars of Hollywood will out in full force this weekend, with NASCAR’s annual visit to the area’s two-mile oval in nearby Fontana, the Auto Club Speedway. This racetrack has the third oldest pavement on the circuit, only coming behind Dover International Speedway and the site of next week’s race, the Atlanta Motor Speedway. …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Entertaining Vegas Weekend, Josh Williams Chats Career-Best Intermediate Finish

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss the entertaining weekend of racing at Las Vegas Motor Speedway that saw Joey Logano victorious due to a strategic call. His Team Penske teammate Ryan Blaney wound up on the wrong end of the strategy call when his team elected to pit prior to the …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2020 Pennzoil 400 at Las Vegas

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The Headline(s): Joey Logano weathered a lap 266 restart in the 2020 Pennzoil 400 was comfortably ahead when the caution flew on the white flag lap for John Hunter Nemechek’s spin. He claimed a second consecutive victory in the Las Vegas spring race, his 24th career Cup Series win and 55th career NASCAR national series …

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