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NASCAR Hosts 2020 Awards Ceremony, The Winners Are…

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

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Despite COVID-19 canceling the traditional NASCAR awards banquet, the series was still able to put on a ceremony recognizing champions, drivers and influential industry members from the 2020 season. The 2020 NASCAR Awards Ceremony was televised on NBCSN on Wednesday, Nov. 18, with country music singer Chris Stapleton starting the show with a performance from …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Sheldon Creed Relives Winning Truck Championship

Sheldon Creed Truck Series Champion

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss NASCAR’s championship weekend at Phoenix Raceway, which saw the youth movement takeover the sport. Chase Elliott became the third youngest Cup Series champion, dominating the race after starting in the back. The duo discusses what this means for Elliott’s confidence level, as he’s proven he …

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

Jimmie Johnson Phoenix II 2020

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

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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Justin Allgaier Comes Up Just Short of 2020 Xfinity Title

Justin Allgaier Phoenix II 2020

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Ahead of the NASCAR Xfinity Series’ championship race at Phoenix Raceway, all eyes were on Justin Allgaier. After all, he’d won at the track two previous times and had more starts than his three championship competitors combined. Starting from the pole position, Allgaier led the opening six laps of he race. He was passed by …

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Friday Faceoff: Who Are the Championship Favorites?

2020 Martinsville NCS Racing NKP3

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Looking back at the Martinsville Speedway race in the NASCAR Cup Series, would you have officiated anything that happened there any differently? Or did the race play out as it should have? Luken Glover: Chase Elliott asked the question, “What more could you ask for?” in his post-race interview. He was exactly right. That race …

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Stock Car Scoop: Lineups for Phoenix

Xfinity Phoenix I 2020

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

All three lineups were revealed for this weekend’s season finales at Phoenix Raceway. Who will lead the field to the green? Find out in the latest edition of Stock Car Scoop.  Frontstretch‘s newest podcast focused on the motorsports news of the week also has news on an Xfinity Series regular returning to his ride in …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Previewing the Championship Race at Phoenix

Austin Cindric Justin Haley Chase Briscoe Daytona I 2020

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Thirty-two races and 5,383 laps are in the book. Now it’s time to crown the 2020 NASCAR Xfinity Series champion. For the first time, Phoenix Raceway is host of the championship race. Odds are, the four championship drivers – Austin Cindric, Chase Briscoe, Justin Allgaier and Justin Haley – are going to run towards the …

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Justin Allgaier Takes Xfinity Pole at Phoenix

Justin Allgaier Richmond Win II 2020

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

When the NASCAR Xfinity Series drivers race for the championship at Phoenix Raceway, Justin Allgaier will lead the way. Allgaier won the pole after finishing second last week at Martinsville Speedway. The three other drivers vying for the title, Chase Briscoe, Austin Cindric and Justin Haley, will lineup second-fourth, respectively. Martinsville winner Harrison Burton rounds …

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Justin Allgaier Back With JR Motorsports in 2021

2020 Talladega II NXS Justin Allgaier NKP 1

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Justin Allgaier will return for a sixth season with JR Motorsports in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, the organization announced Nov. 2. Allgaier has scored three victories in 2020, along with 10 top fives and 18 top 10s. He’ll challenge for the 2020 Xfinity title this weekend in the season finale. Brandt will sponsor the team …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Halloween Racing at Martinsville Delivers Many Treats & Tricks

Harrison Burton Takes the Checkered Flag to Win the Draft Top 250 at Martinsville, 10/31/2020 (Photo: NASCAR Media via Getty Images)

(Photo: Jared C. Tilton, NASCAR Media via Getty Images)

It had been 14 years since Kevin Harvick took the last checkered flag for the NASCAR Xfinity Series at Martinsville Speedway. But Saturday’s Draft Top 250 made up for plenty of lost time. It was the perfect meeting of many elements that made Saturday’s race a memorable one. There was the race for the win, …

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