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Xfinity Series 2020 Year in Review

Xfinity Kentucky I 2020

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Believe it or not, nearly two months have passed since the NASCAR Xfinity Series was in action. Yes, the offseason is more than half over. Woo! Before you know it, cars will be on track for the 2021 season opener at Daytona International Speedway, where teams will spend two weeks as the series will run …

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Mike Harmon Racing Entering 2 Xfinity Cars Again in 2021

Mike Harmon Racing Fontana 2020

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Mike Harmon Racing is coming off its first full season of running two full-time teams in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, and team owner Mike Harmon confirmed to Frontstretch the team will field those two teams again in 2021. According to Harmon, Bayley Currey and Kyle Weatherman will return to the team as well, with Currey in …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Mike Harmon Racing in Midst of Best Season

Mike Harmon Racing Fontana 2020

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

For years, Mike Harmon Racing was beaten down and continuously joked about for its lack of speed. But on the performance side, the past two seasons have been a steady improvement for the small, underfunded race team. Mike Harmon has owned a NASCAR Xfinity Series team since 2008, having scored just one top-15 finish in …

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NASCAR 101: Drivers With Starts in Parts of 4 (or More) Decades

2017 Daytona I CWTS Joe Nemechek Barry Cantrell NKP

Photo: Barry Cantrell/NKP

With the 2020 NASCAR season now underway, any driver who competed at Daytona International Speedway last weekend can officially say they’ve competed in a NASCAR race in the 2020s. This season marks the first in a new decade for NASCAR, officially leaving the 2010s in the dust. The ’10s saw a sizable number of drivers …

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2019 Xfinity Series Review, Pt. 2: Midpack Improvements

Jeremy Clements Gray Gaulding Brandon Brown Vegas 2019

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

While the NASCAR Xfinity Series playoff drivers were the center of attention for most of the season (the same 12 drivers were top 12 in points from the third race on), some of the best racing came in the middle of the pack. And quite honestly, a lot of the midpack drivers had solid years, …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Hard Work Paying Off for Mike Harmon

Mike Harmon Talladega 2019

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Mike Harmon has dedicated his entire life to racing, and he’s happy to see all the blood, sweat and tears over the years finally pay off. When thinking of Harmon, you don’t think of him being a threat for a victory … ever. In fact, for most of his career, his primary goal was to …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Kyle Larson Gears Up for Postseason

Kyle Larson Indy 2019

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss a frantic weekend of racing at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Kevin Harvick dominated the Brickyard 400 en route to his third win of 2019. But the bigger story was the playoff battle, which saw Clint Bowyer and Ryan Newman race their way into the postseason, while …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: The Playoff Cutoff Brings Hyperfocus

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Oh boy. Indianapolis Motor Speedway. This is a race that has been problematic for NASCAR over the last decade. It appears that they never properly gave penance for the fiasco in 2008. As a result, the race is a shell of it’s former self. It’s a great shame. Yes, there were apparently 65,000 people at …

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Odds & Ends Around the Track: NASCAR Fans Love Crashes Edition

2019 Daytona Clash CUP big one II NKP

Thank you FOX Sports for such touching tributes to Darrell Waltrip. After last week’s article, I know I am in the minority who already misses DW. Whether you love or hate the man, there are not many opinions in the middle on old DW. If you weren’t moved by Stevie Waltrip’s “Letter to DW” segment, …

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The Underdog House: Like Taking Candy From an Underdog

2019 Las Vegas I NXS Mike Harmon NKP

Top of The Class With the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series enjoying a rare week off, the NASCAR Xfinity Series moved into the spotlight, running the CircuitCity.com 250. Yes, that Circuit City. Turns out it does still exist and it appears ready to rise from the brink of extinction back to consumer relevance. Much like …

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