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Friday Faceoff: Will Kyle Larson or Bubba Wallace Visit Victory Lane First?

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The fall winner NASCAR Cup Series winner at Martinsville Speedway has clinched a Championship 4 spot five years in a row. Will someone make it six? Who? Luken Glover: Yes — Chase Elliott. If you look at the drivers who haven’t won at Martinsville that are due for a win, Elliott has a strong argument. …

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Kyle Larson Reinstated By NASCAR for 2021

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Kyle Larson has been reinstated by NASCAR for 2021, the organization announced on Monday, Oct. 19. The reinstatement comes six months after Larson used a racial slur during an iRacing event in April. NASCAR then suspended him indefinitely and required him to complete a sensitivity class. “NASCAR continues to prioritize diversity and inclusion across our …

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Justin Haley Returning to Kaulig Racing in Xfinity in 2021

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Justin Haley will return to Kaulig Racing in the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2021, the team announced Monday, Oct. 19. Haley has driven for the team full time since 2019. The 21-year-old currently sits in fifth in the playoffs, two points below the cut line. In 2020, Haley has collected three wins, 10 top fives …

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Friday Faceoff: Is Kyle Busch’s 2020 the Worst Ever for a Defending Champ?

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Was Kyle Busch’s performance in 2020 the worst season ever by a defending NASCAR Cup Series champion? Luken Glover: It’s definitely in the top 3. The only factors keeping it from No. 1 are that there is no practice since the restart and that he has been running solid when chaos strikes. The two seasons …

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2-Headed Monster: Should NASCAR Race in the Rain?

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Saturday’s (Oct. 10) NASCAR Xfinity Series event was one that left many in the industry with a strong opinion. The race took a backseat to the weather, and the feelings on whether NASCAR should have been racing on Saturday were all over the place. Since 2008, the NASCAR Xfinity Series has had the option of …

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Title Hopes End for Brandon Brown, Harrison Burton, Michael Annett & Riley Herbst

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The NASCAR Xfinity Series finished up its Round of 12 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL on Oct. 10. When the checkered flag flew, eight drivers’ hopes of reaching glory in Phoenix Raceway survived, while another four had theirs collapse. Brandon Brown, Harrison Burton, Michael Annett and Riley Herbst were on the wrong side of the …

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Friday Faceoff: Where Will Ty Dillon Drive in 2021?

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Is it better for the sport if the playoff drivers win the playoff races? Luken Glover: Yes and no. I look at someone like Jimmie Johnson, who would set the racing world on fire if he were to win one of the last NASCAR Cup Series five races. However, playoff drivers winning playoff races have …

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Friday Faceoff: Should the Cup Series Race on a Dirt Bristol?

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Denny Hamlin claims his new NASCAR ownership role won’t take away his focus to keep winning with Joe Gibbs Racing. Do you think that’s possible?  Luken Glover: It is going to be very hard to not be distracted at some point by owning the team. Denny Hamlin certainly has the knowledge and motivation to pull …

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The Frontstretch 5: NASCAR Xfinity Drivers Who Could Move to Cup in 2021

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We are in the midst of that time of year again: silly season. While many moves have been made between NASCAR Cup Series drivers, there is always the underlying presence of Xfinity Series drivers making the big leap. The 2020 season saw four successful drivers from NASCAR’s lower divisions, specifically the Xfinity Series, move up: …

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