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2017 Frontstretch Podcast Powered by DraftKings – Episode 35: Desert Delight

11 13 March, 2016, Avondale, Arizona Usa Phoenix International Speedway Overhead ©2016, Matthew T. Thacker Nkp

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Episode 35: Desert Delight Frontstretch Podcast with Dustin Albino, Zach Catanzareti and Joseph Wolkin In this week’s episode brought to you by DraftKings, Dustin and Zach are joined this week by Joe as they recap the triple header race weekend at Texas Motor Speedway, breaking down Kevin Harvick’s surprising pass and the difficulties faced in the XFINITY Series on …

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Eyes on XFINITY: 31 Races In & Only 4 Series Regular Winners

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At the onset of the 2017 season, NASCAR placed limits on how many events Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regulars could compete in. Depending the driver’s experience the number of races varied. The goal? To finally make the slogan “names are made here” meaningful as Cup drivers have dominated the XFINITY Series for the better …

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Pace Laps: Erik Jones, Johnny Sauter Tackle Texas & GT Challenge Faces Major Change

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Keselowski Effort Still Not Enough at Texas – After failing to win the “must-win” race at Martinsville last weekend, Brad Keselowski watched his playoff hopes almost go flat today as his tire went down on the first lap of the AAA Texas 500. The puncture could have put his chances at …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Erik Jones Sweeps the Night & Season at Texas

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By winning the pole Saturday afternoon at Texas Motor Speedway, Erik Jones became the odds-on favorite to win the 300-mile race. The No. 20 team delivered. Jones led every lap in the opening stage en route to the stage victory. Stage 2 was a bit more difficult, but after lap 90, the No. 20 team …

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2017 Frontstretch Podcast Powered by DraftKings – Episode 34: Big Doings in Texas

2017 Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series O'reilly Auto Parts 500 Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, Tx Usa Sunday 9 April 2017 Ryan Blaney Martin Truex Jr, Bass Pro Shops/tracker Boats Toyota Camry World Copyright: Matthew T. Thacker/nkp

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Episode 34: Big Doings in Texas Frontstretch Podcast with Dustin Albino, Zach Catanzareti and Phil Allaway In this week’s episode brought to you by DraftKings, Dustin and Zach are joined this week by Phil as they recap the hot night at Martinsville Speedway. After dissecting the final laps with Chase Elliott, Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch, Texas Motor Speedway …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Richard Childress Racing Yet to Win in 2017

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With three races remaining in the 2017 XFINITY Series season, Richard Childress Racing is still looking for its first victory. This situation is unique for an organization that is used to picking up at least one checkered flag during the course of the season. Childress started a full-time XFINITY Series organization in 2000, with Mike …

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2017 Frontstretch Podcast Powered by DraftKings – Episode 33: Clockin’ Out

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Episode 33: Clockin’ Out Frontstretch Podcast with Dustin Albino, Phil Allaway and Zach Catanzareti In this week’s episode brought to you by DraftKings, Dustin, Phil and Zach wrap up the chaos at Kansas Speedway, offering our thoughts on the penalties handed to Matt Kenseth and the feast-and-famine round for Martin Truex Jr. and Kyle Larson. We also preview the …

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Pace Laps: Ryan Blaney Beats 3 Cup Champions to Advance & Christopher Bell Sparks Controversy

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Ryan Blaney Delivers in Kansas – Ryan Blaney was put to the test Sunday at Kansas Speedway. The second-year driver required a fast hot rod and a strong finish entering the Hollywood Casino 400, the elimination race from the Round of 12, only eight points to the good. Hey, he …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Joe Gibbs Racing Teammates Collide Late, Christopher Bell Wins at Kansas

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For the first 195 laps in Saturday’s Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas Speedway, Erik Jones was on rails, leading 186 circuits. Coming to four laps to go, his Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Christopher Bell made a dive bomb to pick up his first career victory. Over the final 10 laps, Bell closed on Jones from …

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Joey Gase Focusing on Cup Series for 2018, No Animosity from Jimmy Means

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On Thursday, Means Motorsports announced it was going in a different direction for 2018, after fielding a full-time ride for Joey Gase the past four seasons in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. Jimmy Means, owner of Means Motorsports, told Frontstretch that a meeting between the two sides took place more than two months ago, determining to go …

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2017 Frontstretch Podcast Powered by DraftKings – Episode 32: Kansas Kickin’

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Episode 32: Kansas Kickin’ Frontstretch Podcast with Dustin Albino, Tom Bowles and Zach Catanzareti In this week’s episode brought to you by DraftKings, Dustin, Tom and Zach wrap up the craziness from Talladega Superspeedway, Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s final plate run and what the victory means for Brad Keselowski. Next, we turn our heads to Kansas Speedway for another round …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Tommy Joe Martins Still Surviving in NASCAR

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In 2016, Tommy Joe Martins solidified his spot in NASCAR after an outburst on Twitter regarding the economics of the sport. On Oct. 9, 2017, he was at it again, displaying how it’s almost impossible for small teams to compete in NASCAR due to the distribution of prize money. Of course, he had plenty of …

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