In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff breakdown a long week of racing at Charlotte Motor Speedway, which saw Chase Elliott score a victory on Thursday after a tough loss in Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600.
The duo discuss why Thursday night’s win was important for Elliott and crew chief Alan Gustafson. Led by Elliott’s No. 9 team, Chevrolet has been quick all season, as Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Austin Dillon and Bubba Wallace all had good runs in the second Charlotte race, albeit the No. 43 car had a hub failure. Meanwhile, both Jimmie Johnson and Denny Hamlin had costly penalties during and after NASCAR’s longest race.
Albino and Neff also discuss why the 600-mile marathon was a dud, comparing it to Monday’s Xfinity race, which had an epic last-lap battle between Kyle Busch and Austin Cindric, as well as Tuesday’s Truck Series race where Elliott was victorious.
With a handful of mid-week races between the top three series in the rear view mirror, we give our takes on these races and why they should be a thing of the future.
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Dustin joined the Frontstretch team at the beginning of the 2016 season. 2020 marks his sixth full-time season covering the sport that he grew up loving. His dream was to one day be a NASCAR journalist, thus why he attended Ithaca College (Class of 2018) to earn a journalism degree. Since the ripe age of four, he knew he wanted to be a storyteller.
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