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Frontstretch Podcast: Chaos in Talladega, Brennan Poole Breaks Down Best Career Finish

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Subscribe: iTunes In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss the chaos at Talladega Superspeedway from this past weekend, which saw Denny Hamlin win his seventh race of the season, though passing below the yellow line to do so. The duo breakdown the yellow-line rule, after NASCAR penalized drivers four times in the Cup …

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Tracking the Trucks: Raphael Lessard Scores 1st Career Win at Talladega

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In a Nutshell: Raphael Lessard scored his first career win under caution as several drivers crashed on the white flag lap Saturday (Oct. 3) afternoon at Talladega Superspeedway. The rookie led just the final lap as he took the checkered flag ahead of Trevor Bayne. Chandler Smith, Ben Rhodes and Codie Rohrbaugh rounded out the …

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Raphael Lessard Scores First Career Victory, Survives Carnage at Talladega

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Raphael Lessard survived the final restart, chaos on the backstretch and Talladega Superspeedway’s trademark carnage to win Saturday (Oct. 3) afternoon’s Chevrolet Silverado 250, his first career victory in the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series. The Canada native did not make the 2020 playoffs, but secured Kyle Busch Motorsports’ first victory of 2020 …

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Tracking the Trucks: Austin Hill Secures His Spot in Round of 8 With Las Vegas Win

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In a Nutshell: Austin Hill scored his second Gander RV & Outdoors victory this season in Friday night’s World of Westgate 200 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. After struggling through much of the first two stages, Hill snagged the top spot via a strong restart with 39 laps remaining and held off a hard-charging Sheldon …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Returning to Richmond Raceway for the Final Regular Season Race

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For the second week in a row, the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series makes its return to a track it hasn’t visited in several years. In fact, Thursday night (Sept. 10) will mark the first time the Truck Series has run at Richmond Raceway since 2005. One of only four tracks remaining from the …

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4 Burning Questions: NASCAR Is Doing What In California?

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They’re doing what to Fontana? This week, after The Athletic broke the news, NASCAR confirmed that they are pursuing plans to effectively turn the 2-mile Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California into a half-mile short track. The course looks to be a hybrid of all three of the current NASCAR Cup Series short tracks in …

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Tracking the Trucks: Sheldon Creed Snags 2nd Career Win at Daytona Road Course

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In a Nutshell: Sheldon Creed held off teammate Brett Moffitt in an impressive battle to win the first-ever NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series race on Daytona International Speedway’s road course configuration Sunday afternoon (Aug. 16). Despite a pair of cautions in the final 12 laps and an overtime finish, Creed held off Moffitt, …

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Raphael Lessard Finishes Career-Best 3rd at Daytona Road Course

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Raphael Lessard continues to improve as a rookie in the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series. After a career-best seventh-place finish at Michigan International Speedway, the driver of the No. 4 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota bested that finish with a new best, third in the Sunoco 159 at the Daytona International Speedway road course …

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Sheldon Creed Tames Daytona Road Course for 2nd Truck Win

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Sheldon Creed showed a lot of muscle early in Sunday’s Sunoco 159 at the Daytona International Speedway road course, moving up from 14th to the third in the first stage.  That strength proved to be no fluke for Creed, who held 19 of the race’s 44 laps to get the win ahead of his GMS …

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Brandon Jones Wins Wreck-Filled Truck Race at Pocono

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In the first race of a tripleheader at Pocono Raceway, Brandon Jones scored his first career NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series victory while driving for Kyle Busch Motorsports. The race, originally scheduled for Saturday but postponed due to rain, started just after 9:30 ET on Sunday morning and was an immediate demolition derby. …

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