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Johnny Sauter Disappointed with 2020 Season, Must Win to Make Playoffs

Nascar Gander Rv & Outdoors Truck Series

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The 2020 NASCAR season has been a challenge for many race teams and drivers in all three national touring series, but the most disappointing year, at least in the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series, may belong to Johnny Sauter. When the season began over six months ago ago at Daytona International Speedway, Sauter was …

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Germain Racing: All Options on Table for 2021

Nascar Cup Series

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Less than one month ago, Leavine Family Racing announced it had sold its team and charter, ceasing operations at the end of the 2020 season. Germain Racing could be next. On Monday night (Aug. 31), rumors surfaced on Twitter about a potential team shutdown following the conclusion of the 2020 season. Driver Ty Dillon is …

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At Daytona, Many NASCAR Fans Comfortable Returning to Track

Nascar Cup Series

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On August 29 at Daytona International Speedway, NASCAR hosted fans at a Cup Series race for the fifth time since returning to racing on May 17 after a 10-week hiatus caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Thus far, it’s been a success. The All-Star Race at Bristol Motor Speedway in mid-July was the first venue to …

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NASCAR Stat Sheet: Daniel Suarez’s Big Moment In Daytona Regular Season Finale

Nascar Xfinity Series

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NASCAR superspeedway racing is typically edge-of-your-seat, thrilling competition mixed with a ton of calamity and crunched-up sheet metal. This weekend was no different as the Cup Series regular season finale at Daytona International Speedway lived up to the hype Saturday (Aug. 29) in setting the remainder of the 16-driver playoff field. Last March, when NASCAR …

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Matt DiBenedetto Limps Into Playoffs, Makes Postseason for 1st Time in Career

Nascar Cup Series

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With 10 races remaining in the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series regular season, there was almost no chance Matt DiBenedetto, ranked 12th in points, could miss the playoffs. But entering Saturday night’s regular-season finale, it was a real possibility. With consecutive victories by Cole Custer and Austin Dillon in mid-July at Kentucky Speedway and Texas Motor …

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Jimmie Johnson Disappointed to Miss 2020 Playoffs

Nascar Cup Series

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Last November, Jimmie Johnson declared 2020 his final full-time season in the NASCAR Cup Series. Unfortunately for the seven-time champion, it won’t end how many of his other seasons have. During the first 25 races of the season, Johnson had shown speed, but had a handful of missed opportunities. When NASCAR returned from a 10-week …

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Kaulig Racing Teammates Clash on Final Lap in Daytona

Nascar Xfinity Series

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When the NASCAR Xfinity Series competes on a superspeedway track, Kaulig Racing is the team to beat. Case in point: Friday night’s (Aug. 28) Wawa 250 at Daytona International Speedway. Based off the new qualifying equation that sets starting lineups, Kaulig drivers Ross Chastain started the race on the front row in second, with Justin …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Mike Harmon Racing in Midst of Best Season

Nascar Xfinity Series

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For years, Mike Harmon Racing was beaten down and continuously joked about for its lack of speed. But on the performance side, the past two seasons have been a steady improvement for the small, underfunded race team. Mike Harmon has owned a NASCAR Xfinity Series team since 2008, having scored just one top-15 finish in …

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James Davison Hopes to Grow NASCAR Career, Rick Ware Racing Aims to Expand in IndyCar

Nascar Cup Series

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James Davison is a racer’s racer; someone who will drive anything under the sun with four wheels. In an unpredictable 2020 season, he’s dipped his toes into the NASCAR Cup Series, as well as been the driver in Rick Ware Racing’s first foray into the NTT IndyCar Series. NASCAR Originally, Davison was scheduled to make …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Justin Allgaier Discusses Dover Win, Monster Weekend of Racing

Nascar Xfinity Series

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Subscribe: iTunes In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss a gigantic weekend of racing between NASCAR and IndyCar at Dover International Speedway and in the Indianapolis 500. Denny Hamlin and Kevin Harvick were victorious again, sweeping the weekend. Could both of these drivers win 10 races this season? Surely, both are all-but locked …

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NASCAR Stat Sheet: 2020 Cup Playoff Picture Tight Heading into Regular Season Finale

Nascar Xfinity Series

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It’s almost 2020 NASCAR playoff time, baby! The Cup playoff sits just a week away after an eventful weekend of racing at Dover International Speedway. This weekend was the first time both the NASCAR Cup and Xfinity series held doubleheaders at the Monster Mile. And boy, did those races deliver. The sport now finds itself …

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William Byron Not Sure What to Expect Heading into Daytona

Nascar Xfinity Series

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Coming into this weekend’s doubleheader at Dover International Speedway, William Byron was 25 points above the cutline, hoping to maintain that cushion heading into the regular season finale at Daytona International Speedway next Saturday (Aug. 29). That didn’t go according to plan. The opening NASCAR Cup Series event of the weekend was a struggle for …

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