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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2020 Season Finale 500 at Phoenix

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What happened? Chase Elliott won the 2020 Season Finale 500 at Phoenix Raceway on Sunday (Nov. 8) after leading a race-high 153 laps. More importantly, he won his first NASCAR Cup Series title in his first Championship 4 appearance. Other title contenders Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano and Denny Hamlin finished second through fourth. Jimmie Johnson …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2020 Season Finale 500

Chase Elliott holds 2020 Bill France trophy Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Who… should you be talking about after the 2020 Season Finale 500? At age 24, Chase Elliott joins an elite group as the 34th driver to take the title of NASCAR Cup Series champion. He had to start from the rear of the field at Phoenix Raceway after the No. 9 Chevrolet failed pre-race inspection …

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NASCAR Stat Sheet: A Look Back At Jimmie Johnson’s NASCAR Career

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We made it! The 2020 NASCAR season is complete. Sure, there was a 10-week stoppage after the first month of the season because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The virus limited fans in attendance for most racetracks and created a dent in NASCAR revenue. The playoff itself also had a weird twist; a nine-race winner and …

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Stock Car Scoop: Chase Elliott Wins 2020 NASCAR Cup Series Championship

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Chase Elliott won his first NASCAR Cup Series Championship on Sunday afternoon (Nov. 8) in Phoenix by winning the 2020 Season Finale 500. He beat Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano, and Denny Hamlin to take charge in his first Championship 4. What did Elliott have to say after the race? Hear from him in the latest …

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Jimmie Johnson Finishes 5th in Final Cup Start: ‘My Heart’s Full’

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In his final start in full-time NASCAR Cup Series competition, Jimmie Johnson secured a top-five finish to close out his 19-year career in the sport’s top division. The seven-time champion hasn’t won a points-paying race since 2017 but secured five top-five finishes, 10 top 10s and 107 laps led in his farewell season. “My heart’s …

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4 Burning Questions: The Greatest of All Time

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How will Jimmie Johnson be remembered? After 19 full-time seasons, the greatest NASCAR driver of all time will call it a career on Sunday. Jimmie Johnson, one of only three drivers to win seven NASCAR Cup Series championships, has stayed true to his word that 2020 would be his final year in the No. 48 …

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The Frontstretch 5: Best NASCAR Cup Seasons By Drivers Who Didn’t Win Championship

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1. 1985 Bill Elliott won plenty of races and money and even earned a couple really cool nicknames in 1985. But the big prize eluded the red-headed Georgia leadfoot that year. Elliott came into 1985 having won a total of four NASCAR Cup Series races during the previous two seasons, but proved to be almost …

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5 Points to Ponder: Chase Elliott Comes of Age

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ONE: Chase Elliott Comes Of Age So much happened at Martinsville Speedway Sunday (Nov. 1) it’s easy to forget just how important Chase Elliott‘s win was for his NASCAR Cup Series career. For the first time in five years, Elliott came into the Round of 8 finale needing to cash in on a must-win situation …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2020 Xfinity 500

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Who… should you be talking about after the race? Chase Elliott was nothing short of dominant on Sunday, leading a career-high 236 laps en route to the victory at Martinsville Speedway. It wasn’t as easy as that makes it sound, as Elliott battled Martin Truex Jr., who also had to win to move on in …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2020 AutoTrader EchoPark Automotive 500 at Texas

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Who… should you be talking about after the race? Kyle Busch hadn’t won a race all year, but he managed to squeak in a victory under the wire with just three events left in the season. Appropriately enough, his Skittles Zombie car fit both the time of year, with the race finally finishing a few …

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