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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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The Frontstretch 5: NASCAR Xfinity Drivers Who Could Move to Cup in 2021

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We are in the midst of that time of year again: silly season. While many moves have been made between NASCAR Cup Series drivers, there is always the underlying presence of Xfinity Series drivers making the big leap. The 2020 season saw four successful drivers from NASCAR’s lower divisions, specifically the Xfinity Series, move up: …

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Chase Briscoe Wins at Las Vegas, Advances Into Next Round of the Playoffs

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At Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Chase Briscoe hit the jackpot in the NASCAR Xfinity Series playoff opener. He swept the first two stages en route to win the Alsco 300, thereby clinching a berth into the next round. Briscoe added his eighth winner’s sticker to his No. 98 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford with his victory at …

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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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NASCAR Stat Sheet: Could Daniel Hemric’s Dismal Season Ruin His NASCAR Future?

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NASCAR’s annual Throwback Weekend at Darlington Raceway brings out all the old and unique paint schemes and this year was no different. For the first time in playoff history, though, the Cup Series playoff opener was held at The Track Too Tough to Tame. All three national touring races had their moments this weekend, headlined …

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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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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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NASCAR 101: Drivers Racing in Lower Series Than They Have in Years Past

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After nearly three years away from the NASCAR Xfinity Series, Korbin Forrister returns to the circuit in this weekend’s Dover International Speedway doubleheader, driving the No. 36 for DGM Racing. Forrister, a mostly part-time competitor in the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series since 2014 (including seven starts in 2020), is no stranger to Xfinity. …

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Friday Faceoff: When Should NASCAR Unveil the 2021 Schedule?

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With the COVID-19 situation constantly evolving, when would it make sense for NASCAR to unveil the 2021 schedule? Mark Kristl: There isn’t a right time.  Nevertheless, NASCAR must announce it at some point, even though there are uncertainties.  If the schedule is set by the Southern 500, why not announce it that weekend to add …

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Stock Car Scoop: No Practice or Qualifying for Rest of 2020

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Scott Miller, NASCAR’s svp of competition, announced July 21 that there will be no practice or qualifying for the remainder of the 2020 season. Why no track time before the race? Find out in the latest edition of Stock Car Scoop. Frontstretch’s newest podcast focused on the motorsports news of the week also reveals which …

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