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Eyes on Xfinity: Our Motorsports Adjusting to Xfinity Schedule

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Last October, Our Motorsports made a bit of a surprising announcement when the team declared it was moving to the Xfinity Series full-time for the 2020 season while still running a partial ARCA Menards Series schedule. Chris Our, owner of Our Motorsports, has never fielded more than six cars in any ARCA season since the …

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Trendy Tuesday: Martin Truex Jr.’s Struggles Continue at Phoenix

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Phoenix Raceway was the center of attention of the weekend, as the next time NASCAR visits the Arizona desert a champion will be crowned. And after last year’s races, change was needed. Over the offseason, NASCAR introduced the new short track aerodynamic package, which cut off more than five inches from the regular nine-inch rear …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Fun Fontana, Anthony Alfredo Relives Xfinity Debut

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss a fun weekend of racing at Auto Club Speedway that saw Alex Bowman pick up his second career victory. The duo will discuss if Chevrolet is back, Toyota’s struggles (or lack thereof) and who has stood out in the Ford camp so far this season …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Chase Briscoe Has Different Mindset for 2020

Chase Briscoe in the driver's seat of his NASCAR racecar. Photo: NKP

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Prior to the NASCAR Xfinity Series beginning at Daytona three weeks ago, Chase Briscoe made a bold statement, claiming 2020 was his “make or-break-year.” Briscoe, 25, is in the infancy of his second full season at the Xfinity level. As for his rookie season? The No. 98 car won at Iowa Speedway en route to …

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Tony Stewart Returning to NASCAR Racing at Indianapolis Road Course

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Tony Stewart is returning to NASCAR action this summer to compete in the inaugural Xfinity Series road course race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 4. Stewart, 48, is known for his skills on road courses, combining to win eight races between Sonoma Raceway and Watkins Glen International, including his final Cup triumph in 2016. …

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Trendy Tuesday: Jimmie Johnson Ends Fontana Career Completing Every Lap

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Over the years, Auto Club Speedway has turned into one of the more entertaining races of the season. With an aging track surface (oldest on the Cup circuit), managing tires is a premium and restarts are wild, which is what we saw this past weekend. Even though Fontana favors big teams, small organizations came to …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Entertaining Vegas Weekend, Josh Williams Chats Career-Best Intermediate Finish

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss the entertaining weekend of racing at Las Vegas Motor Speedway that saw Joey Logano victorious due to a strategic call. His Team Penske teammate Ryan Blaney wound up on the wrong end of the strategy call when his team elected to pit prior to the …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Brandon Jones Transitioning to Team Leader at Joe Gibbs Racing

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At this time two years ago, Brandon Jones was trying to find his footing at Joe Gibbs Racing. Now, two races into the 2020 NASCAR Xfinity Series season, he’s becoming one of the team’s leaders. Jones, 23, is in the midst of his fifth full-time season in Xfinity. His first two years were spent with …

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Trendy Tuesday: Some Surprising Results in Sin City

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When the three NASCAR national touring series heads out west for the first intermediate action of the season, typically you get a sense of who is going to be good on the cookie cutter racetracks for the duration of the season. But after a weekend of racing at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, that might not …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Denny Hamlin Wins Daytona 500, Brendan Gaughan Reflects on Career

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff take on a more somber tone, with the incident involving Ryan Newman on the final lap of Monday’s Daytona 500. The duo discusses safety innovations that have come into play over the past two decades and break down the incident in detail. Denny Hamlin was victorious, …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Daniel Hemric Feeling Recharged Entering First Race with JR Motorsports

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It’s not often you see a driver win the NASCAR Cup Series Sunoco Rookie of the Year Award and immediately drop back down to the lower divisions of the sport. But that’s what happened to Daniel Hemric for 2020. Hemric, 29, spent 2019 with Richard Childress Racing at the Cup level. With just two top-10 …

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Trendy Tuesday: Xfinity, Truck Underdogs Overachieve at Daytona

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Whenever NASCAR goes superspeedway racing — four weekends per year — you know there’s going to be some wild stats following the conclusion of every race. After the opening weekend of 2020, this still stands true. Underdogs came to play in both the Truck and Xfinity national touring series this past weekend. Not a shocker …

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