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Happy Hour: What Is the Road Map to Road America’s Cup Series Return?

On this week’s episode of the Happy Hour podcast, Trey Lyle, Michael Massie and Dalton Hopkins are joined by Jayski.com’s Dustin Albino to talk about the wild NASCAR Xfinity Series finish at Road America.

Also, the guys talk about the resurgence of Ford over the last couple of weeks as well as if a Ford can make it to the championship race whether they are the favorites in that race.

Plus, they give their reactions to the Xfinity Series’ broadcast deal with the CW starting in 2025 and give a breakdown of all the 2024 Silly Season rumors.

The episode ends with the NASCAR version of the Immaculate Grid.

Listen here or on all podcast platforms.

About the author

Dalton Hopkins began writing for Frontstretch in April 2021. Currently, he is the lead writer for the weekly Thinkin' Out Loud column and one of our lead reporters. Beforehand, he wrote for IMSA shortly after graduating from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in 2019. Simultaneously, he also serves as a First Lieutenant in the US Army.

Follow Dalton on Twitter @PitLaneLT

Michael Massie is a writer for Frontstretch. Massie, a Richmond, Va. native, has been a NASCAR superfan since childhood, when he frequented races at Richmond International Raceway. Massie is a lover of short track racing and travels around to the ones in his region. Outside of motorsports, the Virginia Tech grad can be seen cheering on his beloved Hokies.

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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