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Entry List: Michelin Pilot Challenge Hyundai Sports Car Championship

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For Michelin Pilot Challenge, they will have their smallest grid of 2020 this weekend at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca.  Only 26 cars are currently entered for this weekend’s two-hour event. In Grand Sport, only 18 cars are entered.  The most notable absence from the entry list is Automatic Racing with their Aston Martins.  They won’t …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Hailie Deegan Talks Truck Debut

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss their continued frustration with the 550-horsepower NASCAR Cup Series package. In Sunday’s Cup race at Kansas Speedway, Kevin Harvick trailed Joey Logano for over 40 laps and was never able to pass for the lead, though clearly having the quicker racecar. The duo chats about …

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Did You Notice?: NASCAR Diversity Takes Giant Leap Forward During COVID-19 Pandemic

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Did You Notice? … How far NASCAR diversity has come in just a few short months? Flash back to April 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic was in full swing, and the viability of single-car teams (think: Richard Petty Motorsports / Bubba Wallace and Gaunt Brothers Racing / Daniel Suarez) was in doubt. Kyle Larson had just been …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: NBC Made the Hollywood Casino 400 the Joey & Kevin Show

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We’re getting deep into the playoffs now. All three of NASCAR’s national series started the Round of 8 last weekend at Kansas Speedway. Cup and Truck races each had different things going for them. The Trucks got a rare over-the-air broadcast while the Cup race displayed the current rules package, for better or worse. Hollywood …

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NASCAR Stat Sheet: Is Joey Logano Suddenly the Championship Favorite?

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Kansas Speedway kicked off the Round of 8 for the NASCAR Cup Series on Sunday, Oct. 18 with the Hollywood Casino 400. And, despite some pointed criticism on social media, this 1.5-mile oval delivered with a strong finish between Joey Logano and Kevin Harvick for the victory. As usual, the current NASCAR Cup Series 550-horsepower …

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Tracking the Trucks: Brett Moffitt Scores Overtime Win in Kansas

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In a Nutshell: After finishing runner-up four times this season, Brett Moffitt scored his first 2020 victory at Kansas Speedway when he edged teammate Sheldon Creed, who led a race-high 61 laps, by 0.111 seconds at the line. A late-race spin by Zane Smith, who had been battling with Moffitt for the lead, set up …

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Brett Moffitt Punches Ticket to Phoenix, Wins Kansas Truck Race

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It may have taken him 20 races in 2020, but Brett Moffitt has finally driven into a NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series victory lane for the first time this season. The 2018 Truck Series champion got the holeshot on an overtime restart and cruised away from his GMS Racing teammate Sheldon Creed to …

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Hailie Deegan Lands Full-Time Truck Series Ride in 2021

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Hailie Deegan will have a new home in 2021. The newly crowned 2020 ARCA Menards Series Rookie of the Year is making the jump to the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series with Ford Performance. Deegan will pilot a Ford F-150 for DGR Crosley in all 23 events next season. The 19-year-old Californian will …

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Corey Heim Wins Kansas, Bret Holmes Completes Dream Season to Claim 2020 ARCA Championship

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In what was one of the closest championship battles in recent memory, the final race of the 2020 ARCA Menards Series did not disappoint. Separated by just eight championship points entering the valedictory race at Kansas Speedway, combatants Bret Holmes and Michael Self had one goal in mind: win the Speediatrics 150. The race victory …

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Friday Faceoff: Is Kyle Busch’s 2020 the Worst Ever for a Defending Champ?

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Was Kyle Busch’s performance in 2020 the worst season ever by a defending NASCAR Cup Series champion? Luken Glover: It’s definitely in the top 3. The only factors keeping it from No. 1 are that there is no practice since the restart and that he has been running solid when chaos strikes. The two seasons …

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