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Frontstretch Podcast: Tyler Ankrum Previews Truck Playoffs, Long Green Flag Runs in Richmond

In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch PodcastDustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss all the long green flag racing at Richmond Raceway across the three national touring series. Some hated it, while Albino and Neff enjoyed it.

Brad Keselowski won the NASCAR Cup Series race in dominant fashion. Albino and Neff break down his chances of making it to the championship race at Phoenix Raceway. Meanwhile, Austin Dillon has stunned the competition in the Round of 16, scoring consecutive top-five finishes.

The opening round of the playoffs comes to a close this weekend, so the Albino and Neff look at the bubble battle heading into Bristol Motor Speedway. Both Ryan Blaney and Matt DiBenedetto are nearly in must-win scenarios, but how much of a disappointment will it be for those two teams to miss the next round? As those two team’s luck has turned sour, Justin Allgaier‘s has turned for the better. He swept the NASCAR Xfinity Series weekend at Richmond.

Off the track, Bubba Wallace announced he was leaving Richard Petty Motorsports at season end, and Jimmie Johnson will run in the NTT IndyCar Series for Chip Ganassi Racing in 2021. The Albino and Neff give their takes on both announcements.

Finally, Tyler Ankrum joins the show to preview the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series’ playoffs and what he will consider a successful postseason.

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About the author

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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