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Frontstretch 2-Minute Drill: 2022 Daytona 500

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The 2022 Daytona 500 is here. It took three months and 13 days, but we made it through the offseason, folks. NASCAR Cup Series racing is back. Well, if you want to get technical, regular-season NASCAR racing is back, since the Clash at the L.A. Coliseum took place two weeks ago, but the season opener is upon …

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Chase Elliott Signs 5-Year Contract Extension with Hendrick Motorsports

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Chase Elliott will remain with Hendrick Motorsports until the conclusion of the 2027 NASCAR Cup Series season. Elliott and the Chevrolet stable agreed on a five-year contract extension that was announced Sunday (Feb. 20), just ahead of the 64th Daytona 500. The 26-year-old son of Bill Elliott is embarking on his seventh full-time season with …

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Stock Car Scoop: What Do We Know About the 2022 Daytona 500?

#21: Harrison Burton, Wood Brothers Racing, Ford Mustang Motorcraft / Dex Imaging (NKP)

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With the field splintering into small packs during the Daytona 500 qualifying races and the only major Duels incident on the final lap of the night, how much will the main event reflect the twin 150-mile races from Thursday? Were hosts Bryan Nolen and Adam Cheek surprised by Kaz Grala and Greg Biffle securing the final transfer spots among unchartered teams? And who has the edge among the top drivers entering Sunday’s Great American Race?

The duo discuss these topics and more in a pre-Daytona 500 edition of Stock Car Scoop.

NASCAR 101: A Menagerie of Unknowns, Potential Surprises at Daytona

Martin Truex Jr., driver of the #19 Bass Pro Shops Toyota, Christopher Bell, driver of the #20 DeWalt Toyota, Bubba Wallace, driver of the #23 McDonald's Toyota, Kurt Busch, driver of the #45 Monster Energy Toyota, and Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Express Toyota, drive during practice for the NASCAR Cup Series 64th Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 15, 2022 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

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Things couldn’t be more nebulous to begin the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series season.

Stock Car Scoop: Was NASCAR’s Clash at the Coliseum a Triumph?

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After a wild Sunday (Feb. 6) afternoon where Joey Logano emerged triumphant in NASCAR’s Busch Light Clash at the Los Angeles Coliseum, Bryan Nolen and Adam Cheek had a lot to break down – the former at the track in L.A. and the latter on the other side of the country in Virginia. How much …

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Joey Logano Wins NASCAR’s Inaugural Busch Light Clash at L.A. Coliseum

Joey Logano on track at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, 2/6/2022 (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Joey Logano won the first Busch Light Clash at the Los Angeles Coliseum Sunday (Feb. 6). In doing so, he captured the first race in the NASCAR Cup Series’ Next Gen car and became the first repeat winner of the season-opening event in the past six years. After a few calm heat races and chaos …

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Brad Keselowski, Kurt Busch Fail to Make NASCAR’s Busch Light Clash, Ty Dillon Disqualified

Kyle Busch takes the green flag to kick off the NASCAR Busch Clash heat races at the LA Colusseum.

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Sunday (Feb. 6) was the first time in the Los Angeles Coliseum and the first time in Next Gen car competition for NASCAR Cup Series drivers. NASCAR’s inaugural Busch Light Clash at the L.A. Coliseum was set by a full afternoon slate of six abbreviated races. The initial four 25-lap heat races featured the 36 …

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Stock Car Scoop: What Will Make NASCAR’s 2022 Busch Light Clash a Success?

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The 2022 NASCAR Cup Series season is here, and the podcasting duo of Bryan Nolen and Adam Cheek are back as it kicks off with the non-points Busch Light Clash at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. The brand-new Next Gen cars take to a brand-new track with some fresh faces in the field as well, …

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2021 NASCAR Top Storylines: Daniel Hemric Ends Drought, Crowned Xfinity Champion

2021 Xfinity Phoenix Daniel Hemric Trophy (Credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images via NASCAR Media)

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On Nov. 6, 2021, Daniel Hemric had made 119 NASCAR Xfinity Series starts, 50 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts, 38 NASCAR Cup Series starts and three playoff appearances. And the 30-year-old Kannapolis, N.C., native had yet to win a race, much less a partridge in a pear tree. It was 2021, and Hemric had …

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Kyle Larson Uses Lightning-Fast Stop to Win Phoenix, NASCAR Cup Championship

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On an afternoon where it seemed like anyone’s game, it was Kyle Larson who took home the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series championship at Phoenix Raceway. After nine wins through 35 races, Larson seemed to be on the wrong end of luck as the laps waned in the title race in the desert. But a late …

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