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Frontstretch Podcast: Joey Gase Talks Career-Best Run at Talladega, Backup Cars

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If this week’s Frontstretch Podcast been anything like last weekend’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway, it would be boring. That’s not what weʻve got for you as Dustin Albino, Mike Neff and Joey Gase,  the No. 00 driver who earned a career-best finish of 18th at Talladega, got together. Gase discusses what it’s like …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Aric Almirola Finally in Victory Lane After Stewart-Haas Domination at Talladega

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Who’s in the headline There is domination by drivers and domination by teams. Sunday was total domination by the Stewart-Haas Racing organization. They won every stage and the race with a different driver doing each, and the driver who didn’t win any of them finished second in all three. In the end, fuel mileage bit …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Daniel Hemric Describes Ins and Outs of Dover

#21: Daniel Hemric, Richard Childress Racing, Chevrolet Camaro South Point Hotel & Casino NASCAR Xfinity Series

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It’s a fun, and entertaining (hopefully) Frontstretch Podcast this week, as the duo of Dustin Albino and Mike Neff join NASCAR XFINITY Series driver Daniel Hemric to discuss the weekend of racing at the Monster Mile — Dover International Speedway. Hemric grabbed the pole for the XFINITY race and led 23 laps en route to a Stage 2 victory. However, the No. …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Chase Elliott Fires Up the Siren a 2nd Time

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(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Who’s in the headline Chase Elliott lost a heartbreaking race at Dover in the fall of 2017 and blamed himself solely for the loss. Sunday was a complete team effort that vaulted Elliott to Victory Lane and a berth in the Round of 8. Kevin Harvick and Aric Almirola both appeared headed to victory early …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Chase Briscoe Enjoys ‘Aesthetically Delicious’ Weekend at the ROVAL

#98: Chase Briscoe, Biagi-DenBeste Racing, Ford Mustang Nutri Chomps/Ford NASCAR Xfinity Series

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It’s a long, but action-packed Frontstretch Podcast this week, as the trio of Dustin Albino, Mike Neff, Zach Catanzareti join NASCAR XFINITY Series driver Chase Briscoe to discuss his first victory in the top preliminary division of motorsports. Briscoe took the green flag for the inaugural race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL in ninth but played strategy to get track position in …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Ryan Blaney Wins the ROVAL, Kyle Larson Survives to Advance

#12: Ryan Blaney, Team Penske, Ford Fusion Menards/Pennzoil celebrates his win Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

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Who’s in the headline The list of road course favorites was long going into the first ROVAL race, and it was a safe bet that Ryan Blaney wasn’t on most of those lists. However, sometimes it is better to be lucky than good, and Blaney was lucky to be in the right place at the …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Ryan Preece on Richmond, Full Throttle Weekend in New Hampshire, Future

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It’s a busy Frontstretch Podcast this week, as the trio of Dustin Albino, Mike Neff, Zach Catanzareti join NASCAR XFINITY Series driver Ryan Preece break down a busy weekend of racing at Richmond Raceway and New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Preece finished 18th at Richmond in Friday’s XFINITY Series race before driving north to New Hampshire, where he competed in the Whelen Modified Series race. …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Kyle Busch Sweeps Up at Richmond

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(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Who’s in the headline Kyle Busch has the most wins of any active driver at Richmond Raceway, but prior to this spring, it had been five years since he won a race there. He had also never won a fall race at the Virginia short-track. Not only did Busch win the spring race earlier this …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Corey LaJoie Talks Vegas & What Ross Chastain Winning Does For Little Guys

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In the latest episode of the 2018 Frontstretch Podcast, we review an action-packed playoff weekend of racing at Las Vegas Motor Speedway with Dustin Albino, Mike Neff and Corey LaJoie, driver of the No. 72 TriStar Motorsports Chevrolet who finished a season-high 16th in Sin City. LaJoie discusses his race, taking us through the heat and late-race restarts. Finishing in …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Brad Keselowski Sets Benchmarks with 3rd Straight Win & Penske 500th

#2: Brad Keselowski, Team Penske, Ford Fusion Autotrader celebrates his win Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

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Who’s in the headline Momentum is a beautiful thing when you’re running for a championship, and Brad Keselowski is riding a huge wave of it after winning his third consecutive race and locking himself into the second round of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs. Keselowski won the second stage and the race in a …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Garrett Smithley Talks Plate Package, Meaningful Drivers

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(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

The latest episode of the 2018 Frontstretch Podcast features the Frontstretch trio of Dustin Albino, Mike Neff, Zach Catanzareti as well as Garrett Smithley, driver of the No. 0 JD Motorsports Chevrolet in the XFINITY Series. Smithley finished 20th in Monday’s XFINITY race after spending Saturday and Sunday dodging raindrops. The Georgia native discusses what it’s like waiting out the rain, …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Ross Chastain Talks Career Weekend in Darlington

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In the latest episode of the 2018 Frontstretch Podcast, we review one of the marquee weekends of the year at Darlington Raceway with Dustin Albino, Mike Neff, Zach Catanzareti and Ross Chastain, who had a “career weekend” in his first start in elite equipment. Prior to Saturday, Chastain had never started inside the top 10. He put that record to rest, …

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