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Frontstretch Podcast: Entertainment in Kansas, Matt Crafton Talks Truck Victory

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Subscribe: iTunes In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss an entertaining weekend of racing at Kansas Speedway, which saw Denny Hamlin victorious again in the NASCAR Cup Series race. Following the race, Hamlin said he believes he now wins races more with his mind than talent; the duo chat how Hamlin has evolved …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: Super Start Batteries 400

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Thursday, Thursday, Thursday! It’s time for some midweek racing for your NASCAR DraftKings rosters as the NASCAR Cup Series makes the trek to Kansas Speedway. The Super Start Batteries 400 airs on Thursday, July 23 at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network. It will be the third consecutive race at a 1.5-mile track, though …

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Did You Notice?: 2020 NASCAR Midseason Awards

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When I was a NASCAR reporter for SI.com, I used to do a midseason segment called “The Bowlesy Awards” that evaluated the NASCAR Cup Series from time to time. We’re bringing them back here in 2020, with a little refresh, as NASCAR midseason awards while taking a closer look at where the sport stands five …

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The Frontstretch 5: Winless Drivers Most Likely to Win Before NASCAR Cup Playoffs

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1. Kyle Busch The younger Busch is the biggest surprise on the list, simply because it defies logic that he is on a list of winless drivers to begin with. Busch seems to be the driver most affected by the lack of practice on race weekends, and that is a concern going forward, as teams …

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Texas 2-Step: Austin Dillon leads 1-2 finish for RCR in O’Reilly Auto Parts 500

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On a scorching hot Texas afternoon, Austin Dillon and Richard Childress Racing rode off into the sunset with a victory to savor in the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500.  Following a caution with 28 laps to go, Dillon’s crew chief Justin Alexander opted for two tires and teammate Tyler Reddick took none. The two RCR teammates …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: The 2020 NASCAR Cup Series All-Star Race

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The Headlines: It was the first All-Star race since 1986 that was run outside of Charlotte Motor Speedway. Bill Elliott won at Atlanta that afternoon, and on Wednesday (July 15) it was his son Chase Elliott taking home the checkered flag at Bristol and winning $1 million in the 2020 event. Elliott won the final …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2020 All-Star Race

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Who…should you be talking about after the race? Chase Elliott said after the race he and his team had to hit the reset button after a couple of difficult weeks. If that’s the case, they need to hit it before every race, because it worked. Elliott did everything right, his team did everything right and …

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Chase Elliott Shines Under the Lights at Bristol, Wins $1 Million at All-Star Race

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It was a tame race compared to the All-Star Open, but for Chase Elliott, it was the biggest night of his life. Elliott took the lead over Kevin Harvick in stage two and held off a determined Kyle Busch to win the All-Star Race at Bristol Motor Speedway and the $1 million prize. “I can’t …

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Aric Almirola, William Byron, Matt DiBenedetto, Clint Bowyer Move on to All-Star Main Event

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Though the sun was still shining, tempers were still hot during the All-Star Open at Bristol Motor Speedway Wednesday evening (July 15). By the end of the night, four drivers moved on to the main event: Aric Almirola, William Byron, Matt DiBenedetto and Fan Vote winner Clint Bowyer. Instead of matching his successful run in …

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Bubba Wallace, Michael McDowell Clash in All-Star Open at Bristol

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It didn’t take long for tempers to flare and paint to be traded on All-Star night at Bristol Motor Speedway. On Lap 17, Michael McDowell turned left and sent Bubba Wallace‘s No. 43 Chevrolet hard into the outside wall. McDowell himself then spun across the nose of William Byron. McDowell drew the pole for the …

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