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Stock Car Scoop: NASCAR Championship Weekend Preview

Phoenix

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It’s NASCAR’s crowning moment. Championship weekend is upon us all this weekend at Phoenix Raceway, where the Camping World Truck, Xfinity and Cup series will crown their 2021 title-winners come checkered flags on Friday (Nov. 5), Saturday and Sunday. Ahead of the excitement, Adam Cheek and Bryan Nolen team up for one final preview podcast …

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Stock Car Scoop: Will Halloween Chaos at Martinsville Carry Into Phoenix?

Denny Hamlin is spun by Alex Bowman in turn 3 during Martinsville Speedway's Xfinity 500. (Photo: Getty Images)

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The NASCAR Cup Series’ penultimate race of the 2021 season at Martinsville Speedway concluded with Alex Bowman spinning Denny Hamlin to win his fourth race of the year. The Xfinity 500 saw four drivers eliminated on Sunday (Oct. 31) as the field was set for the Championship 4 finale at Phoenix Raceway. The Frontstretch podcast …

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Stock Car Scoop: Which Drivers Will Move On at Martinsville?

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The NASCAR Cup Series heads to Martinsville Speedway for the penultimate race of the season. Kyle Larson has won the last three races and swept the Round of 8 so far, which sets up three available playoff spots for seven drivers. How chaotic will Sunday (Oct. 31)’s Halloween elimination race be? Which drivers will secure …

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Stock Car Scoop: How Intense Will Martinsville Be After Kansas?

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Kyle Larson emerged victorious after Sunday’s (Oct. 24) event at Kansas Speedway, winning his third race in a row and ninth of the 2021 season. Bryan Nolen and Adam Cheek delve into why it was so difficult for Kevin Harvick to pass Larson in the closing laps, which driver below the cutline could win next …

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Stock Car Scoop: Will Denny Hamlin and Chase Briscoe’s Beef Impact NASCAR Playoffs?

Chase Briscoe and Denny Hamlin racing at the Indy road course, NKP

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With the third-to-last race of the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season nearly upon us, Bryan Nolen and Adam Cheek delve into the storylines, potential winners and more ahead of Sunday’s (Oct. 24) race at Kansas Speedway. Will the conflict between Denny Hamlin and Chase Briscoe impact Hamlin’s title pursuit? Are viewers going to see a …

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Stock Car Scoop: What Caused NASCAR Chaos at Texas Motor Speedway?

Martin Truex Jr. limps to the pits after crashing in the 2021 fall race at Texas Motor Speedway. (Photo: NKP)

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Kyle Larson scored his eighth NASCAR Cup Series win of 2021 at Texas Motor Speedway Sunday (Oct. 17) amid a mayhem-filled event. What led to all the chaos that plagued the final stage of the Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500? Frontstretch’s post-race podcast, Stock Car Scoop, tackles this question with host Adam Cheek (subbing for Bryan …

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Stock Car Scoop: Who Will Be Eliminated After NASCAR’s Round of 8?

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With the NASCAR Cup Series’ Round of 8 kicking off this weekend at Texas Motor Speedway, Bryan Nolen and Adam Cheek discuss what the race in the Lone Star State might look like, whether the feud between Kevin Harvick and Chase Elliott is finally over after NASCAR’s intervention and who the four drivers eliminated after …

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Stock Car Scoop: Did NASCAR Officiating Over Chase Elliott’s Bumper Decide the Round of 8?

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The Round of 12 concluded at Charlotte Motor Speedway’s ROVAL Sunday (Oct. 10), a rollercoaster 109-lap race in which nearly every playoff driver faced adversity. However, the biggest controversy coming out of the event was NASCAR’s decision not to black flag Chase Elliott while his rear bumper cover flapped in the wind for multiple laps …

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Stock Car Scoop: Does a Weekend of Chaos Await at the Charlotte ROVAL?

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The NASCAR Cup Series’ Round of 12 concludes at the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL on Sunday (Oct. 10), where four drivers will be eliminated from the 2021 playoffs. Bryan Nolen and Adam Cheek discuss whether the Bank of America ROVAL 400 will be calm or chaotic, which postseason competitors currently below the cutoff might pose …

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Stock Car Scoop: 3 1st-Time Winners at Talladega

Bubba Wallace at Darlington

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Talladega Superspeedway was the host of all three main NASCAR touring series to begin October, and the weekend (one that extended into Monday) featured three first-time winners and concluded with Bubba Wallace winning his first-ever Cup Series race. What did Adam Cheek and Bryan Nolen think of the historic visit to the superspeedway? Tune in …

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Stock Car Scoop: Just How Chaotic Will Talladega Be?

#9: Chase Elliott, Hendrick Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro NAPA Auto Parts, #48: Alex Bowman, Hendrick Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro Ally, #24: William Byron, Hendrick Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro Liberty University, #19: Martin Truex Jr., Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry Bass Pro Shops

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Talladega Superspeedway looms in the windshields of every NASCAR driver this weekend, and for Cup Series contenders it’s for the second race in the Round of 12. How chock-full of mayhem will Sunday’s (Oct. 3) race be? Which dark horse contenders are we watching? Listen as Bryan Nolen and Adam Cheek break down everything you …

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Stock Car Scoop: How Big a Statement did Joe Gibbs Racing Make at Las Vegas?

Denny Hamlin of Joe Gibbs Racing talks on pit road at Homestead-Miami Speedway in March 2021. (Photo: NKP)

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The NASCAR Cup Series’ visit to Las Vegas was helmed by Denny Hamlin, who scored his second win of 2021 in Sin City and locked himself into the Round of 8. Did Joe Gibbs Racing assert their dominance in the championship race after posting a 1-3-4 finish and the win? How do the woes of …

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