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2017 Frontstretch Podcast Powered by DraftKings – Episode 29: Miles’ Mayhem

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Episode 29: Miles’ Mayhem Frontstretch Podcast with Dustin Albino, Joseph Wolkin and Zach Catanzareti In this week’s episode brought to you by DraftKings, Dustin, Joe and Zach recap the second race of the opening round of the playoffs last week at New Hampshire Motor Speedway before looking at potential upsets of advancement this weekend at Dover International Speedway. But …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Why Does NASCAR Need to be More Inclusive?

More times than not, people can’t help but say whatever is on their mind. From President Donald Trump to NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty, it’s been a whirlwind of a week in the stock car racing realm. For better or for worse — however you want to look at it is up to you …

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5 Points to Ponder: A Sluggish Start to the NASCAR Playoffs — Why?

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ONE: Sluggish Start to NASCAR’s 10-Race Playoff It’s fair to say for NASCAR that it hasn’t been the compelling start to the 2017 playoffs the powers that be at Daytona Beach, Fla.,  would have wanted. We’ve had two poor races with limited-to-no excitement. There hasn’t been a great deal of passing, not really any it seems …

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Pace Laps: NASCAR Playoff Stress, Tyler Reddick’s Triumph & Timothy Peters’ Impressive Return

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: A Week of Stress for Many Following New Hampshire With two of three races complete in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series’ Round of 16, we can easily place six drivers in the “stressed” category as the series heads to Dover International Speedway for the first elimination race of the playoffs. Starting …

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NASCAR 101: 5 Drivers Who Could Take Advantage of XFINITY’s Last Standalone Race of 2017

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Time’s sure flown by when it comes to the 2017 NASCAR season, and it’s possible that’s no more prevalent anywhere else than in the XFINITY Series, which runs its final standalone race of the year this weekend. The series travels to Kentucky Speedway for a night race Saturday, Sept. 23, its last event of 2017 …

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Tyler Reddick Moves to JR Motorsports for 2018

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After a season running part-time in the NASCAR XFINITY Series, Tyler Reddick will be back to full-time competition in 2018. JR Motorsports announced Thursday (Sept. 14) that Reddick will drive one of the team’s four full-time cars in the XFINITY Series next year. The signing currently comes as a multi-year agreement. The car number, crew …

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Entry List: Sport Clips Haircuts VFW 200

After a weekend of road course racing from Wisconsin, the final right-turn race of the season for NASCAR’s XFINITY Series it’s time to head south. They’ll visit Darlington Raceway for the Sport Clips Haircuts VFW 200 on Saturday afternoon. There are 41 cars on the preliminary entry list for this throwback event. That means one team will be …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Tyler Reddick Working to Improve with Chip Ganassi Racing

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Tyler Reddick is known to be an aggressive racer. His development in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series with Brad Keselowski Racing elevated him to the next level, giving him a chance to prove himself with Chip Ganassi Racing in the XFINITY Series. Through nine starts, the 21-year-old has a best finish of third, along …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Erik Jones Cruises to Victory in Texas

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At the site of his first career XFINITY Series victory in 2015, Erik Jones is always a factor at Texas Motor Speedway. In Saturday’s My Bariatric Solutions 300, the 20-year-old proved just that. Starting from second position, it didn’t take Jones long to find the lead. Once he went around pole-sitter Joey Logano early in the …

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Eyes on XFINITY: 5 Things to Watch for in 2017

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Coming off a season that saw the inaugural Chase for the NASCAR XFINITY Series championship, year two of the format has a lot of hype behind it. Over the off-season, NASCAR announced enhancements that would be implemented throughout the top three touring divisions, not just the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. The enhancements will reward teams …

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