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NASCAR 101: Drivers With Starts in Parts of 4 (or More) Decades

Photo: Barry Cantrell/NKP

With the 2020 NASCAR season now underway, any driver who competed at Daytona International Speedway last weekend can officially say they’ve competed in a NASCAR race in the 2020s. This season marks the first in a new decade for NASCAR, officially leaving the 2010s in the dust. The ’10s saw a sizable number of drivers …

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Beside the Rising Tide: Curious and Curiouser 

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

NASCAR’s Gander Outdoor Truck Series often provides the best racing of any given weekend’s slate. But if you go by the ratings and attendance at the truck events, the series seems to be teetering on the precipice of obscurity few envisioned when the series made its bombastic debut back in 1995. After all, the three …

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Friday Faceoff: Just How Big of a Deal Is Greg Biffle’s Win?

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Clint Bowyer said that the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series package at Michigan International Speedway “wasn’t racing.” Do you agree? Bryan Davis Keith: While even the great Dale Earnhardt was quoted as saying plate racing wasn’t real racing, even before the tapered spacer era, the stats showed that there were drivers that would capitalize on plate …

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NASCAR 101: 5 Longest Streaks Between Truck Series Wins (In Years)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

You might think that Greg Biffle, who rolled into victory lane last weekend at Texas Motor Speedway in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series, has a case for the longest time spent out of the winner’s circle in the series’ history. And that’s, uh, right. Kind of. It all depends on what value you use. …

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4 Burning Questions: Stick With the Biff?

Field Enters Turn Three After Final Restart of Iowa 250 pres. by Enogen

(Photo: Christian Koelle)

Will Greg Biffle race again? Last Friday night, Greg Biffle made a triumphant return to NASCAR competition. Biffle was able to outlast the rest of the field in a carnage-filled NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race at Texas Motor Speedway. It was Biffle’s first start in NASCAR since 2016, his first NASCAR win since 2013, …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Bobby Labonte Examines Career, Highs & Lows

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss the Monday matinee (June 10) at Michigan International Speedway where Joey Logano put a whippin’ on the field en route to his second victory of 2019. Spoiler alert, we didn’t like the action we saw, and neither did Kevin Harvick, who once again overcame pit …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Should “Retired” Drivers Be Allowed To Race in Lower Series?

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

After this past weekend’s Gander Outdoors Truck Series event at the Texas Motor Speedway, there has been a lot of talk about Greg Biffle’s big win. Biffle returned to NASCAR competition for the first time since 2016, and for his first Truck Series race since 2004. To say that it was impressive for a driver …

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Beside the Rising Tide: A Long Time Coming (Back)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Last week, someone (Bill B) asked in the comments section below my column if that particular column about Pocono had run a week late. Uh, no Bill, that one was fresh off the grille. (And yes, the crash at Pocono that ended Bobby Allison’s career was in 1988, not ’89 as I stated. My apologies.) …

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Tracking the Trucks: Greg Biffle Returns & Wins it All At Texas Motor Speedway

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In a Nutshell: Greg Biffle did Kyle Busch things in a Kyle Busch Motorsports truck at Texas Motor Speedway Friday night (June 7) and won the SpeedyCash.com 400. In his first Gander Outdoors Truck Series start in 15 years, the veteran driver hopped into the No. 51 Toyota and led twice for just 18 laps, …

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Greg Biffle Returns To NASCAR, Wins At Texas

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

For the first time in 414 races, Greg Biffle got into a truck and raced in the Gander Outdoor Truck Series. He didn’t miss a beat. Biffle, who hasn’t raced in NASCAR since 2016, won the  23rd Annual SpeedyCash.com 400 at Texas Motor Speedway. For the win, Biffle’s team gets a $50,000 bonus as part of …

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