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Up to Speed: Alex Bowman Delivering on High Expectations

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No long ago, Hendrick Motorsports was the undisputed most dominant team in NASCAR.  Competitors and fans alike understood that the path to the Cup Series championship inevitably ran through the sprawling HMS campus in Concord, North Carolina.  Led most recently by Jimmie Johnson, Hendrick’s strong teams promised to be contenders each and every week. However, …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2020 Auto Club 400

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Who… should you be talking about after the race? After losing a major sponsor prior to the season, Alex Bowman could be racing for his ride this year.  The 26-year-old Arizona native is a free agent after the season, and he may need to convince Hendrick Motorsports that keeping him is in the team’s best …

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Alex Bowman Dominates for 2nd Career Victory in Auto Club 400

2020 California NCS Alex Bowman Victory Lane RLP

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A dominating performance at Auto Club Speedway by a Hendrick Motorsports driver isn’t a surprise — however, it wasn’t the driver most would expect. Alex Bowman dominated the Auto Club 400 on Sunday afternoon (March 1) en route to his second career NASCAR Cup Series victory. Bowman led 110 of the race’s 200 laps. He …

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Stock Car Scoop with Bryan Nolen: Auto Club Preview

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Bryan Nolen gives you a preview of what you need to know for this weekend’s races at Auto Club Speedway. Nolen dives into which drivers are honoring Kobe Bryant, how Auto Club is honoring Jimmie Johnson in his final race as a full-time driver at his home track and if could rain affect NASCAR for …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2020 Auto Club 400

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California dreamin’, on such a winter’s day. The NASCAR Cup Series teams don’t have to dream, as they are in Fontana, Calif. this week for the Auto Club 400. The race will air on Sunday, March 1 at 12:30 p.m. ET on FOX. Temperatures at Auto Club Speedway on race day will definitely feel like …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Entertaining Vegas Weekend, Josh Williams Chats Career-Best Intermediate Finish

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss the entertaining weekend of racing at Las Vegas Motor Speedway that saw Joey Logano victorious due to a strategic call. His Team Penske teammate Ryan Blaney wound up on the wrong end of the strategy call when his team elected to pit prior to the …

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NASCAR & Auto Club Speedway to Honor Kobe Bryant

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This weekend at Auto Club Speedway, several NASCAR Cup Series teams are reported to run special paint schemes as a tribute to the late multi-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant. Bryant, 41, was tragically killed in a helicopter crash on Jan. 26 outside of Los Angeles, Calif. His 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, and seven other occupants also …

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5 Points to Ponder: Bounty on Busch, Shuffled Deck at Vegas

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ONE: Ready to Get Rowdy for $100K? It’s not often that the most intriguing development of a NASCAR tripleheader weekend comes from its least exciting race, but Las Vegas is nothing if not the proper setting for an unexpected swing of good fortune. On Friday night, Kyle Busch did what he (almost literally) always does …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2020 BlueGreen Vacations Duels at Daytona

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The Headline(s): While the battles for the final spots in the Daytona 500 field proved underwhelming, the racing throughout the pack was hot and heavy. Winning races that were highly contested and featured no Big Ones, Joey Logano and William Byron scored well-earned victories Thursday night (Feb. 13). Both Daniel Suarez and JJ Yeley suffered …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Clash Wreckfest, 2020 Preview

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Dustin Albino and Mike Neff are back for another year full of racing podcasts, with the first one focused on Sunday’s Clash, previewing the Daytona 500 and the 2020 season. Erik Jones won a wreckfest Clash on Sunday, while many drivers were upset with different aspects of the event. The duo take sides on why the race …

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