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Power Rankings: Dirty Dozen Edition

Kevin Harvick racing with Kyle Busch in 2020 NASCAR Cup Series Bristol Night race, NKP

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Bristol Motor Speedway is considering importing dirt? If this isn’t an indictment of the current template for NASCAR as it applies to short track racing, I am not sure what else it would be. Since Speedway Motorsports Inc., has decided to add traction compound at the bottom of this track, the racing has gotten much …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Battles in Bristol, Welcome MJ; Noah Gragson Previews Xfinity Playoffs

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Subscribe: iTunes In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss the opening round of the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs finale at Bristol Motor Speedway, which saw a classic battle for the victory between Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch. How many wins do we see Harvick ending the season with? Will Busch win before the …

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5 Points to Ponder: Ross Chastain Plus Chip Ganassi Equals What in 2021?

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1. Ross Chastain Secures a Second Chance Ross Chastain‘s career has finally come full circle with Chip Ganassi Racing. Almost two years after his career nearly collapsed, the team announced Sept. 21 Chastain will drive its No. 42 full time in the NASCAR Cup Series beginning with the 2021 Daytona 500. The move ends a …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Which Bristol Race Had More Cutoff Coverage?

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Both the NASCAR Cup and Xfinity series had cutoff races this past weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway. In recent years, Bristol has either provided very exciting or very dull races. It was literally all over the place Friday and Saturday night. You had drivers running away and hiding at times, while there was side-by-side racing …

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Stock Car Scoop: Kyle Busch’s Lapped Traffic Rant, ‘These Kids Can’t Stay Out Of The Way’

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It was Kevin Harvick vs. Kyle Busch for the NASCAR Cup Series win at Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday night (Sept. 12). In a punch-for-punch battle, Harvick took advantage of lapped traffic late to earn his career-high ninth win of the season. What did the 2020 championship favorite have to say about his performance? Find …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2020 Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol

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Who… should you be talking about after the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race? Kevin Harvick snagged his ninth NASCAR Cup Series victory of the season at Bristol Motor Speedway, but it didn’t come easy.  He absolutely earned the spoils, coming out on top of a great battle with Kyle Busch for the last 50 …

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Did You Notice?: Brad Keselowski Quietly Becoming Championship Favorite

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Did you notice? … Brad Keselowski has become the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series championship favorite? Keselowski’s dominating performance at Richmond Raceway Saturday (Sept. 12) proved he might be one to beat at Phoenix Raceway. The No. 2 Ford Mustang of Team Penske had one of the fastest cars of the night and led nearly half the …

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Power Rankings: No Longer the Action Track Edition

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They used to call Richmond Raceway the “Action Track,” but after racing 400 laps without a non-manufactured caution flag, they might need to forget that nickname ever existed. This isn’t the fault of the track. This isn’t the fault of the drivers. This is the fault of a rules package that makes a gentle rub …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Any Concern About Chase Briscoe & His Lackluster Last Few Races?

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Chase Briscoe and his No. 98 Stewart-Haas Racing team have had a stellar season in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. The last three races have been not so fun for them though, as they haven’t scored a single top 10. Even though they head into the playoffs as the co-favorite, could this be concerning? Should we …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2020 Federated Auto Parts 400

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Who… should you be talking about after the Federated Auto Parts 400? Brad Keselowski predicted earlier in the week that he would win at Richmond Raceway. The 2012 Cup Series champion made good on his word Saturday night (Sept. 12). Keselowski led four times for a total of 192 laps in the Federated Auto Parts …

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