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Frontstretch Podcast: Chaos in Talladega, Austin Cindric Previews Round of 8

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss a chaotic weekend of racing at Talladega Superspeedway that saw Ryan Blaney clinch his spot into the Round of 8. Much like the Gander Outdoors Truck Series race on Saturday (Oct. 12), when Johnny Sauter got penalized for forcing Riley Herbst below the yellow line …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Race Officials Overstepped Their Bounds at Talladega

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When Johnny Sauter crossed the finish line Saturday afternoon (Oct. 12) at Talladega Superspeedway, he was probably elated. Perhaps, he felt a level of vindication after his early exit from the postseason, maybe even a sense of relief. After all, he would be leaving the most treacherous, unpredictable race of the year with the trophy. …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2019 1000Bulbs.com 500 at Talladega

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The Headline(s): Having survived three big ones on Monday afternoon (Oct. 14) after an uneventful first stage Sunday, Ryan Blaney bested Ryan Newman by less than a foot coming to the line to score a season-saving victory that locked the No. 12 team into the Round of 8. It wasn’t without controversy, however, as Blaney …

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Pace Laps: Rain & Controversy for NASCAR at Talladega Superspeedway

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Rain Delays Talladega Race Rain halted the 1000Bulbs.com 500 at Talladega Superspeedway Sunday (Oct. 13) afternoon with just 57 of 188 laps completed. William Byron, who won stage one, was scored as the leader when the red flag flew. No major wrecks have impacted the race as of yet; 33 …

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Tracking the Trucks: Spencer Boyd Scores 1st Career Win at Talladega

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In a Nutshell: Johnny Sauter crossed the finish line first, but Spencer Boyd walked away from Talladega Superspeedway with his first career win Saturday afternoon (Oct. 12). “Two weeks ago, I wasn’t running this race,” Boyd said in victory lane. “…Four years ago, I was selling cars with my dad at Hendrick Automotive Group. A …

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Spencer Boyd Wins First Truck Race After Johnny Sauter Penalized at Talladega

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Johnny Sauter may have crossed the line first, but Spencer Boyd emerged victorious at Talladega Superspeedway in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series. Boyd was declared the race winner after NASCAR reviewed the finish and determined that he blocked second-place Riley Herbst coming to the checkered flag, sending both Sauter and Herbst below the yellow …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: NASCAR Dodges Credibility Bullet With ThorSport Decision

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When the 2019 Gander Outdoors Truck Series playoffs opened at Bristol Motor Speedway, ThorSport Racing had three of its four drivers in the championship battle. But fast-forward three races and two of that trio got knocked out in one swoop at Las Vegas Motor Speedway just a couple of weeks ago. Grant Enfinger was the …

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Did You Notice?: Bubba Wallace Putting NASCAR in a Tough Spot

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Did You Notice? … Bubba Wallace has a history of confrontations in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series? We’ll start with the now, what everyone’s still talking about three days after the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL. Sunday’s incident (Sept. 29) with Alex Bowman was easily his most serious to date. The two drivers made contact multiple …

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Pace Laps: Lady Luck Takes Over at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Truex Keeps On Trucking Martin Truex Jr. had been lost in the shuffle of title contenders as NASCAR descended upon the gambling capital of North America. Las Vegas Motor Speedway seemed a better fit instead for Team Penske’s two stars, Brad Keselowski and reigning Cup champion Joey Logano. They were …

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Tracking the Trucks: Austin Hill, Hattori Racing Gamble to Win in Las Vegas

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In a Nutshell: Austin Hill scored his third win of the 2019 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series season with a 2.116-second victory over Ross Chastain in Friday night’s World of Westgate 200 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The driver of the No. 16 Hattori Racing Toyota restarted 20th on lap 87 restart after a late …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: What a Difference a Year Makes for Johnny Sauter

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Just one year ago, as the Gander Outdoors Truck Series headed to its third and final race in the Round of 8, Johnny Sauter comfortably led the point standings. He was well above the cutoff line to make it into the Round of 6 despite not having a win in the first two races of …

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4 Burning Questions: Why Does IndyCar Keep Tempting Fate?

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Why does the NTT IndyCar Series go to Pocono Raceway? No, really. Can somebody give me a good answer to this? I understand that IndyCar has a legacy of staging races in the Northeast (which is layman’s terms for saying, “muh tradition”). If this is the case, why doesn’t IndyCar return to Watkins Glen International? …

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