Race Weekend Central

Friday Faceoff: Is Bristol a Good Place for a Cutoff Race?

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Does a race need naturally occurring cautions to make it more interesting? Luken Glover: There has to be a balance between too many cautions and no cautions. As a short track, Richmond Raceway is a place expected to provide a few cautions, but over the past couple of seasons we really haven’t seen that. It …

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Fire on Fridays: Is Another Year in Xfinity for Chase Briscoe, Austin Cindric Wasteful?

Chase Briscoe and Austin Cindric are ready for the NASCAR Cup Series, make no bones about it. But the way NASCAR operates nowadays, the Cup Series may not be ready for them. As silly season continues to heat up with rumors flying every which way, the two leaders atop the Xfinity Series standings are right …

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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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Xfinity Breakdown: Ryan Sieg Strong Third-Place Darlington Cinderella

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A little bit of everything happened in the final 30 laps of Saturday’s (Sept. 5) exciting NASCAR Xfinity Series event at Darlington Raceway: a Cinderella (Ryan Sieg), a red-flag crash and a nip-and-tuck battle for the win. In the end, Brandon Jones seized the lead in the last two laps, charging from third place to …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Justin Allgaier and Chase Briscoe Tame the Monster, Playoff Bubble Tightens

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For one driver, Saturday (Aug. 22) was sweet relief in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. For the other, Sunday (Aug. 23) was a stepping stone back up to the top. Those were the circumstances surrounding Justin Allgaier and Chase Briscoe, the respective winners of the twin runnings of the Drydene 200 at Dover International Speedway. For …

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Up to Speed: An Actual NASCAR Playoff Bubble Battle? Yes, Indeed

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The completion of this weekend’s doubleheader races at Dover International Speedway was an important milestone for NASCAR.  The Cup Series is now caught up with its original 2020 schedule.  All of the races with revised dates due to COVID-19 are finished, leaving one race remaining in the regular season before the ten-race NASCAR playoff begins. …

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Chase Briscoe Goes from Worst to 1st to Win Dover

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This time, it was Chase Briscoe’s turn to dominate.  Starting from the rear of the field after going to a backup car following Saturday’s first half of the NASCAR Xfinity Series doubleheader at Dover International Speedway, Briscoe wasted little time racing through the field to win the Drydene 200 on Sunday afternoon (Aug. 23).  The …

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Justin Allgaier Tames Monster Mile, Clinches Playoff Berth

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A second JR Motorsports driver has officially secured a spot in the first round of the NASCAR Xfinity Series Playoffs. After driving all season without a win, Justin Allgaier captured the checkered flag, ending a 20-race winless streak, after a strong run at Dover International Speedway during the Drydene 200. “First of all, I can …

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Stock Car Scoop: Austin Dillon Cleared to Race

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Austin Dillon has been cleared to compete for both NASCAR Cup Series races at Dover International Speedway this weekend. What were his first comments back since recovering from COVID-19? Find out on this edition of Frontstretch‘s Stock Car Scoop. Frontstretch‘s newest podcast focused on the motorsports news of the week also dives into all three lineups …

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Austin Cindric Nabs Pole for 1st Xfinity Dover Race

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It’s a full weekend of action for the NASCAR Xfinity Series at Dover International Speedway, and Austin Cindric will lead the way in Saturday’s (Aug. 22) Drydene 200. Cindric, who is currently the hottest driver on the circuit, takes the pole after winning last week’s race at Daytona International Speedway’s road course. The lineup was …

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