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Frontstretch 2-Minute Drill: Pocono Organics CBD 325

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To paraphrase the late, great Chicago Cub Ernie Banks: “Let’s race two!” A duo of NASCAR Cup Series races will be held at the triangular Pocono Raceway on the final weekend of June in 2021, on the 26th and 27th, with the opener on Saturday (June 26) set for 3 p.m. ET. The recently dominant …

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NASCAR 101: Doubleheader Weekends, Past & Present

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Doubleheader weekends are not a new idea when it comes to motorsports. It’s not even a new idea when it comes to NASCAR. However, regarding the nation’s most popular motorsport, the idea of running two races in one weekend at the same track is something NASCAR has only recently decided to undertake. This weekend at …

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Podcast: Derek Kraus On Up & Down Sophomore Truck Series Season

Nashville Superspeedway marked the best race of Derek Kraus‘ career … but also his worst result of the season. He joins Davey Segal this week on the Frontstretch Podcast to relive his race in Music City, including the hardest hit he’s ever experienced in his racing career. Kraus chats about his season to date, the …

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Kyle Larson Secures Saturday Cup Pole at Pocono

Kyle Larson at 2021 Cup Kansas NASCAR race

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Kyle Larson will look to continue his winning ways as he starts from the pole in Saturday’s (June 26) NASCAR Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway. The No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports driver has been on a roll, tallying three points victories in the past month as well as the All-Star Race two weeks ago. Larson …

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Waid’s World: Larson Has Triumphantly Risen From What Could Have Been Career End

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Kyle Larson has become something of a phenomenon. But then, you probably already knew that. Unquestionably, he’s the hottest driver in NASCAR Cup racing this season. He just won his third consecutive race of the year at Nashville – on the heels of victories at Charlotte and Sonoma – and has compiled four wins in …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: NBC Sports Gets Back in Gear in Nashville

Chase Elliott leads a pack of cars at Nashville Superspeedway, June 2021. Photo: NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

This past weekend saw the first major race weekend at Nashville Superspeedway since 2011. You probably saw the various clips posted by NASCAR, FOX Sports and NBC Sports of Pastor Joe Nelms and his invocation that gave thanks to, among other things, Roush and Yates getting together, R07 engines (from Chevrolet) and his “smokin’ hot …

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NASCAR Stat Sheet: New Track, Same Winner as Larson Does It Again

Kyle Larson crosses the finish line at Nashville Superspeedway in the Ally 400, June 2021. Photo: NKP

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Kyle Larson is on the kind of run that doesn’t happen very often in NASCAR Cup Series racing. Dominance is frequent but it usually comes in the form of a driver winning many races in a year. The suffocating stranglehold of winning one race after another for weeks on end is a whole other level. …

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Stock Car Scoop: What Stood Out From Nashville?

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The NASCAR Cup Series traveled to Nashville Superspeedway for the very first time on Sunday (June 13), and, once again, it was Kyle Larson who cruised to a dominating victory. What stood out to Frontstretch‘s Bryan Nolen and Adam Cheek during the historic weekend? They discuss this and more. Sign up for Stock Car Scoop …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2021 Ally 400 at Nashville

Kyle Larson holds up the Ally 400 trophy at Nashville Superspeedway. (Photo: NKP)

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What happened? Kyle Larson won the Ally 400 at Nashville Superspeedway on Sunday (June 20) after another incredible performance for his third consecutive points-race win (fourth counting the All-Star Race).  Ross Chastain, William Byron, Aric Almirola and Kevin Harvick rounded out the top-five finishers. Charlotte: Kyle LarsonSonoma: Kyle Larson All-Star Race: Kyle Larson@NashvilleSuperS: Kyle Larson@KyleLarsonRacin …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2021 Ally 400

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Who … should you be talking about after the Ally 400? Kyle Larson proved again Sunday (June 20) that the No. 5 team is no fluke. Larson led a whopping 264 of 300 laps at Nashville Superspeedway and was rarely challenged up front in the track’s NASCAR Cup Series debut. Larson’s fourth win of the season …

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