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Best Seat at the Track: Beth Lunkenheimer Joins From Texas

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Deep in the Lone Star State, Jared Haas is joined by Frontstretch deputy editor Beth Lunkenheimer, who is at Texas Motor Speedway for Sunday’s (Oct. 17) NASCAR Cup Series race. The Round of 8 kicks off with the Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500 after a chaotic Round of 12, so the pair breaks down who benefits the most …

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Stock Car Scoop: Who Will Be Eliminated After NASCAR’s Round of 8?

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With the NASCAR Cup Series’ Round of 8 kicking off this weekend at Texas Motor Speedway, Bryan Nolen and Adam Cheek discuss what the race in the Lone Star State might look like, whether the feud between Kevin Harvick and Chase Elliott is finally over after NASCAR’s intervention and who the four drivers eliminated after …

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4 Burning Questions: Who’s Gonna Drive for JGR in Xfinity Next Year?

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What was the takeaway from the Next Gen NASCAR Cup Series car testing this week? One big takeaway from the past week of NASCAR Cup Series news is that the days of the small stroker teams may well be coming to a close. Sure, there will always be big teams and small teams, and the …

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Friday Faceoff: Which Eliminated Playoff Driver Will Bounce Back Best in 2022?

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NASCAR VP Scott Miller said the sanctioning body will “do what we think is necessary” to put a stop to the feud between Chase Elliott and Kevin Harvick. Is it time for NASCAR to step in? Josh Roller: I’m neutral on this, because on one hand, the feud is creating a talking point and excitement for …

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Alan Gustafson: NASCAR Told Chase Elliott, Kevin Harvick Teams ‘They’ve Had Enough’

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Chase Elliott and Kevin Harvick‘s feud has likely come to an end following a phone conversation between members of both teams and NASCAR officials on Oct. 13. AP’s Jenna Fryer initially reported on the call, the existence of which was confirmed by Elliott’s crew chief Alan Gustafson in an interview on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Oct. …

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2-Headed Monster: Was NASCAR’s No-Call on Chase Elliott Justified?

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Sunday’s (Oct. 10) Bank of America ROVAL 400 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL featured another installment of the ongoing feud between Kevin Harvick and Chase Elliott. Harvick’s move to spin Elliott and the resulting crash damage caused Elliott’s rear tail panel to come loose and was waving to the fans for several laps before …

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Contenders Set to Emerge in NASCAR’s Round of 8

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Just past the halfway point of the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series playoffs, the focus of the postseason is finally shifting. The first two rounds are all about who falls out. Now comes the time to focus on those who managed to advance. It’s a mixture of drivers you would expect and a few who might …

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Did You Notice?: 4 NASCAR Winless Drivers With 4 Races Left in 2021

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Did You Notice? … With four races left, there’s a handful of NASCAR drivers who won a race in 2020 that have yet to win in 2021? Just three are in the Cup Series, where a wave of parity and some upsets have produced 16 winners in the first 33 races, the most at this point …

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Zach’s Turn: Time to Start Holding Kevin Harvick Accountable

Chase Elliott with damage to the No. 9 car during the 2021 Bank of America ROVAL400. Photo: NKP

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Kevin Harvick is one of an elite few at the top of his era in the NASCAR Cup Series, but nothing on Harvick’s resume absolves the 2014 champion of accountability. Why, then, are we so quick to dismiss his wrongdoings over the years? Sure, this column is inspired by the events that took place Sunday …

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5 Points to Ponder: Feuds, Second Chances and the Metaverse

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1. ROVAL win might have been the most impressive yet for Kyle Larson If you picked Kyle Larson to win the Bank of America ROVAL 400 before the weekend, you weren’t exactly going out on much of a limb. Hendrick Motorsports’ brightest currently shining star (yes, sorry Chase Elliott) isn’t just having the best season …

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