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Joey Logano Punches Championship 4 Ticket, Wins at Kansas

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While 2020’s victory lane might have been dominated by Denny Hamlin and Kevin Harvick, Joey Logano became the first driver to punch his ticket to the Championship 4. In Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway, Logano beat Harvick off pit road during an exchange of stops with 45 laps to go. He made the …

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Kevin Harvick Seeks Momentum Entering Round of 8

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The Round of 12 was forgettable for Kevin Harvick, but don’t allow that to make you forget how dangerous the 2014 NASCAR Cup Series champion is. Harvick, who has a series-high nine wins this season and has dominated 2020 statistically, was but a blip on the radar throughout the second round of the postseason, stringing …

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4 Burning Questions: Are the NASCAR Playoffs Too Long?

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Are the NASCAR playoffs too long? The NASCAR playoffs truly begin this weekend; the past six weeks have been more-or-less preliminary events. The NASCAR playoffs in general have always been too long. 10 weeks just makes the playoffs drag way too long. If I didn’t have to watch them for this column, I’m probably not …

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Power Rankings: Ridiculous ROVAL Edition

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Last week, King Richard Petty caused a bit of a ruckus calling dirt racing “unprofessional.” Do you know what is really unprofessional? Having turn 1 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL contribute to the outcome of the NASCAR playoffs. Speaking of unprofessional, how about racing on a wet track not because of rain but because …

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Up to Speed: Alex Bowman’s Title Hopes Saved Again by the ROVAL

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For the first time in his NASCAR career, Alex Bowman has made it to the Round of 8 in the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs.  Entering Sunday’s race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL, Bowman was seventh in points, holding a 22-point advantage over the cutline.  Like most of the playoff contenders, he fought through an …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2020 Bank of America ROVAL 400

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Who… should you be talking about after the race? It’s back-to-back wins at the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL for Hendrick Motorsports driver Chase Elliott. He led three times for a total of 27 laps and has become the NASCAR Cup Series’ top road racer in the last couple of years. It wasn’t all a walk …

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Power Rankings: ‘Dega Dominos Edition

2020 Talladega playoff Cup Chase Elliott leads in pack racing Photo NKP

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You can’t win the clichés during the fourth race of the 10-race playoff schedule, but you can sure lose the cliché battle at Talladega Superspeedway. Unfortunately, drivers pushed the rules envelope on Sunday (Oct. 4), causing NASCAR to actually make a ruling on their beloved “Yellow Line Rule.” For those new to NASCAR, a driver …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2020 YellaWood 500

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Who… should you be talking about after the race? Denny Hamlin made a hang-at-the-back and avoid trouble strategy work on Sunday (Oct. 4), winning at Talladega Superspeedway with a last-lap pass. That’s after staying out of the fray for much of the day and working his way into position through multiple final shootouts. A bad …

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Power Rankings: Luck of the Vegas Native Edition

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In Las Vegas, some times it’s better to be lucky than good at the games of chance. On Sunday night (Sept. 27), Kurt Busch hit the jackpot when a caution flew during a cycle of green flag pit stops. That timely caution helped one of Vegas’ own win, but it was an impressive finish that …

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Stock Car Scoop: Lineups for Las Vegas

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

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The starting lineup for the NASCAR Cup Series race at Las Vegas was announced on Wednesday morning. Who will lead the field to the green flag? Find out in the latest edition of Stock Car Scoop. Frontstretch‘s newest podcast focused on the motorsports news of the week also announces the starting lineups for the Xfinity …

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