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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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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Brad Keselowski Finally Experiences Southern Hospitality

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Who’s in the headline While he wasn’t the dominant driver of the evening, Brad Keselowski took advantage of a strong pit stop that put him in the top spot and ran away from the field to claim his first victory at Darlington Raceway. It was the first win for Team Penske at Darlington since Bobby …

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Christopher Bell, Elliott Sadler Top Darlington XFINITY Practices

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Friday afternoon brought XFINITY teams out to play for two hours on the slick high banks at Darlington Raceway.  Joe Gibbs Racing’s Christopher Bell turned in a lap at 169.356 mph on his final lap of the first session to lead the day. Practice No. 1 Christopher Bell made a late run during the first …

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Denny Hamlin, Ryan Newman Top Bojangles’ Southern 500 Practices

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Joe Gibbs Racing’s Denny Hamlin dominated Darlington in 2017 with wins in both the XFINITY and Cup races. He returned to the scene of last year’s success and picked up right where he left off. Hamlin turned a lap at 172.287 mph during the opening practice to lead the entire day Friday (Aug. 31). Practice …

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Tech Talk: How Darlington Chews Up Tires with Tony Gibson

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Tony Gibson was under the weather for a little while in the middle of the summer, but he’s back and ready to rumble in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Stewart-Haas Racing’s production manager took advantage of the series’ final off-week of the season to get cars lined up for the playoffs and make sure …

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Friday Faceoff: What Throwback Rules Would You Like to See in NASCAR?

#24: Justin Haley, GMS Racing, Chevrolet Silverado Fraternal Order Of Eagles, winner NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

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Last weekend, the NASCAR XFINITY Series raced at Road America and the Camping World Truck Series raced at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. When the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series schedule gets revamped in 2021, should either of these tracks be added to the schedule? Zach Gillispie: Canadian Tire should be at the top of the …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Justin Haley Breaks Down Last Lap Mayhem in Canada

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The latest episode of the 2018 Frontstretch Podcast features the Frontstretch duo of Dustin Albino and Mike Neff, as well as Justin Haley, driver of the No. 24 GMS Racing Chevrolet in the Camping World Truck Series. Haley locked himself into the Round of 6 in the playoffs with a win at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park on Sunday (Aug. 26), …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Kevin Harvick & Kyle Busch Best So Far in 2018

#4: Kevin Harvick, Stewart-Haas Racing, Ford Fusion Busch Light / Mobil 1 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

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Who’s in the headline The 2018 season has been the story of the haves and have-nots. Stewart-Haas Racing has been the strongest organization all season long and its number one driver has been Kevin Harvick. Harvick is the series leader in victories, stage wins and has accumulated the most playoff points. The other driver who …

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Friday Faceoff: Too Much Access for Fans?

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Kurt Busch‘s win at Bristol was his first in over a year and a half, but he has been consistently running well this season. Is he a realistic contender to fill in as the fourth driver to accompany the “Big Three?” John Haverlin: Kurt Busch is a contender to join the “Big Four.” Stewart-Haas Racing has …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Josh Williams Tackles Bristol as Kurt Busch Ends Winless Streak

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In the latest episode of the 2018 Frontstretch Podcast, we review a great weekend of racing at Bristol Motor Speedway with Dustin Albino, Mike Neff, Zach Catanzareti and Josh Williams, driver of the No. 90 DGM Racing Chevrolet in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. Williams was on pace for a career-best finish at Bristol before breaking a pair of shock mounts …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Just Like Old Times, Kurt Busch Wins Bristol

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Who’s in the headline Kurt Busch owned Bristol at one point in time. He won five races there from 2002 through 2006, including three straight in 2003 and 2004. Since his fifth win in 2006, he didn’t have a single runner-up finish. Busch ran in the top 10 the majority of the night and made …

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