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Xfinity Breakdown: Christopher Bell, Team Prevail at Dover With Passing at a Premium

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It’s pretty common to refer to the final yellow flag pit stop of a NASCAR race as the “money stop.” On Saturday at Dover International Speedway, it earned that name in very literal fashion for Christopher Bell and his No. 20 Toyota team en route to a victory in the Allied Steel Buildings 200. Dover …

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Cole Custer: ‘We’ve Got to Figure Out How to Beat Those Guys’

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In Saturday’s (May 4) NASCAR Xfinity Series qualifying session at Dover International Speedway, Cole Custer won the pole, narrowly edging out four drivers. He then proved in the race the No. 00 Ford was the dominant car. Custer just didn’t leave Dover International Speedway with the trophy to show for it. The Stewart-Haas Racing driver …

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Christopher Bell Nabs Dover Allied Steel Buildings 200 Win After Cole Custer Dominance, Late-Race Drama

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Cole Custer absolutely dominated Saturday’s (May 4) NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Dover International Speedway. But Christopher Bell beat Custer off pit road, busted through to clean air and busted up Custer’s chance to win the 2019 Allied Steel Buildings 200. It’s Bell’s 11th career NASCAR XFINITY Series win, his second straight victory at Dover …

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Cole Custer Wins Xfinity Series Pole at Dover For Allied Steel Buildings 200

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For the first time in his young career, Cole Custer will lead the NASCAR Xfinity Series field to the green flag for today’s (May 4) Allied Steel Buildings 200 at Dover International Speedway. Perfecting the new single-car qualifying format NASCAR implemented earlier this week, Custer ran a lap of 157.329 mph, narrowly edging out Justin …

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Friday Faceoff: Is Pack Racing a Better Show Than Tandem Drafting?

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Ford has won every race at Talladega Superspeedway since fall 2015. Why do you think that is, and who is most likely to end their streak? Mark Kristl: I lack the engineering background, so my answer is this: Ford teams work extremely well together. They bring fast cars to the track, they draft together in practice, …

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Frontstretch Podcast: 2019 NASCAR Quarterly Review

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss the state of NASCAR at the quarter mark of the 2019 season. With Joe Gibbs Racing and Team Penske claiming all nine Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races, what grade can we give it? How do we think the new aero package has affected the …

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The 12: NASCAR’s Top Prospects

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This week, NASCAR springs back into action after a restful off week. With the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series stars absent from the track, our panel of Frontstretch power rankings experts did the same. The 12: NASCAR Power Rankings Toyota Owners 400 Edition Putting power rankings aside this week, many drivers are trying to take the …

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Pace Laps: NASCAR Resets After Easter Off Week

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Talladega Up Next Easter has become a NASCAR tradition. Or, should we say, a NASCAR vacation. It’s the only weekend from February through November none of the sport’s top three series show up and race. As you’d expect, no racing led to a quiet news week. But business is about …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Martin Truex Jr. Breaks Through, Matt DiBenedetto Chats 2019

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss Martin Truex Jr. breaking through to win at a short track in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series — hist first, at Richmond Raceway. Other questions they debate: is how much longer did Joey Logano need to pass the No. 19 car to take …

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Pace Laps: Martin Truex Jr. Snaps Winless Streak, Alexander Rossi Dominates in Long Beach

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Martin Truex Jr. Snaps Short-Track Winless Streak There was no stopping Martin Truex Jr. on Saturday night at Richmond Raceway, as the driver of the No. 19 Toyota held off a fading Clint Bowyer and a hard charging Joey Logano to win his first short track event. Kyle Busch led …

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