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Frontstretch Podcast: iRacing Success, Timmy Hill Discusses Pro Invitational Series

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss Sunday’s iRacing Pro Invitational Series, which saw 35 NASCAR drivers take their talent to simulators. Denny Hamlin passed Dale Earnhardt Jr. on the final lap to secure the win, but the biggest winner of all was iRacing and NASCAR. Albino and Neff discuss some of …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Coronavirus Halts NASCAR & Tommy Joe Martins Talks Financial Impact on Family Team

NASCAR Xfinity Series

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss NASCAR’s decision to postpone the season until the second weekend of May due to the coronavirus pandemic. Was it the right decision to postpone the Atlanta race weekend after drivers, teams and haulers made the trip to Atlanta? Are we surprised NASCAR followed CDC (Center …

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Frontstretch Podcast: New Package Debuts at Phoenix, Brandon Jones Chats Xfinity Win

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss the 2020 short track package as it debuted over the weekend at Phoenix Raceway. Joey Logano wound up the victor, winning his second race of the young season. Meanwhile, Tyler Reddick entertained, coming from the back to the front, only to end up with a …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Fun Fontana, Anthony Alfredo Relives Xfinity Debut

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss a fun weekend of racing at Auto Club Speedway that saw Alex Bowman pick up his second career victory. The duo will discuss if Chevrolet is back, Toyota’s struggles (or lack thereof) and who has stood out in the Ford camp so far this season …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Entertaining Vegas Weekend, Josh Williams Chats Career-Best Intermediate Finish

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss the entertaining weekend of racing at Las Vegas Motor Speedway that saw Joey Logano victorious due to a strategic call. His Team Penske teammate Ryan Blaney wound up on the wrong end of the strategy call when his team elected to pit prior to the …

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Amen & Thank You

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This may come as a shock to some, although not as much after Monday night, but racing is dangerous. Strapping into a conglomeration of metal and moving parts that hurtles down the track at speeds around 200 mph can sometimes lead to catastrophic failures. When those failures happen, the potential for injury is quite significant. …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Denny Hamlin Wins Daytona 500, Brendan Gaughan Reflects on Career

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff take on a more somber tone, with the incident involving Ryan Newman on the final lap of Monday’s Daytona 500. The duo discusses safety innovations that have come into play over the past two decades and break down the incident in detail. Denny Hamlin was victorious, …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Clash Wreckfest, 2020 Preview

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Dustin Albino and Mike Neff are back for another year full of racing podcasts, with the first one focused on Sunday’s Clash, previewing the Daytona 500 and the 2020 season. Erik Jones won a wreckfest Clash on Sunday, while many drivers were upset with different aspects of the event. The duo take sides on why the race …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Best of 2019 & 2010s

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In a fun offseason Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss the best of 2019 and the 2010s. Kyle Busch ended the year with the big trophy, but was he the best driver of the 2019 season? Denny Hamlin had a rebound season, Neff believes the honor goes to the driver of the No. 11 car. …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Offseason Update, Matt Lederer Discusses Xfinity Premier Sponsorship in Cup

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In a special offseason edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss a plethora of news stories that have transpired since the checkered flag at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Seven-time Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson will be retiring following the 2020 season. The duo discuss if Johnson is the greatest driver of all time, reflecting back on …

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2019 NASCAR Driver Reviews: Austin Dillon

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“We’re getting the band back together!” That statement has long evoked memories of getting a group back together who had past success. For 2019, that was the call for the No. 3 NASCAR Cup Series team of Austin Dillon. While he’d won the Daytona 500 in 2018, that was his only win and one of …

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2019 NASCAR Top Storylines: Spec Engines Spectacular or Suspect?

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2019 was the first year the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series utilized the spec engine package. It was a direct challenge to one of racing’s modern ideologies: “How fast can I go? How big is your checkbook?” Since the second car was produced and people started racing against each other, people have tried to squeeze …

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