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NASCAR Mailbox: Was 2020 a Fluke Year for Kyle Busch?

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Arguably, 2020 has been the worst season of Kyle Busch‘s NASCAR Cup Series career. While his rookie season in 2005 is statistically his worst to date, he has yet to win through 32 races, and that would be a first for driver No. 18. Busch turned 35 years old earlier this year, and while we …

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Power Rankings: Ridiculous ROVAL Edition

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Last week, King Richard Petty caused a bit of a ruckus calling dirt racing “unprofessional.” Do you know what is really unprofessional? Having turn 1 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL contribute to the outcome of the NASCAR playoffs. Speaking of unprofessional, how about racing on a wet track not because of rain but because …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Racing in the Rain, AJ Allmendinger Chats Xfinity Victory at ROVAL

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Subscribe: iTunes In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss rain racing at the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL, as it played a factor in both the NASCAR Cup and Xfinity series races.Chase Elliott scored the victory in the Cup race, his fourth straight win on a road course. The duo chats his road …

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5 Points to Ponder: Wet ‘N’ Wild Is Where It’s At in NASCAR

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1. Parity Inside the NASCAR Cup Series Round of 8 And then there were eight. Four races remain in the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series playoffs, and we’re down to the semifinal round. Beginning with Sunday’s (Oct. 18) race at Kansas Speedway, drivers can start punching their tickets to this year’s Championship 4. So what stands …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2020 Bank of America ROVAL 400 at Charlotte

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What happened? Chase Elliott won the Bank of America ROVAL 400 at Charlotte on Sunday (Oct. 11) for his fourth consecutive road course victory. Joey Logano, Erik Jones, Kurt Busch and Ryan Blaney rounded out the top five. Yeah … he's pretty good at these places. Retweet to congratulate @chaseelliott on his fourth-consecutive road course …

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Up to Speed: Alex Bowman’s Title Hopes Saved Again by the ROVAL

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For the first time in his NASCAR career, Alex Bowman has made it to the Round of 8 in the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs.  Entering Sunday’s race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL, Bowman was seventh in points, holding a 22-point advantage over the cutline.  Like most of the playoff contenders, he fought through an …

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Stock Car Scoop: Chase Elliott Speaks On His Road Course Supremacy

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Chase Elliott won his fourth consecutive NASCAR Cup Series road course race Sunday afternoon (Oct. 11). He charged back in the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL event, recovering from a loose wheel to advance to the Round of 8 with ease. What is the secret to his success at this type of track? Find out in …

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NASCAR Stat Sheet: How Kyle Busch’s Championship Defense Went Kaboom

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In its first two years of existence, the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL put on some incredible races, filled with unpredictability and classic endings. This weekend showcased all of that and more from what’s quickly become one of the most exciting tracks on the circuit. Between Saturday’s (Oct. 10) NASCAR Xfinity Series and Sunday’s Cup Series …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2020 Bank of America ROVAL 400

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Who… should you be talking about after the race? It’s back-to-back wins at the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL for Hendrick Motorsports driver Chase Elliott. He led three times for a total of 27 laps and has become the NASCAR Cup Series’ top road racer in the last couple of years. It wasn’t all a walk …

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Charlotte ROVAL Dashes Playoff Hopes for Kyle Busch, Clint Bowyer, Aric Almirola & Austin Dillon

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While Sunday (Oct. 11) afternoon’s Bank of America ROVAL 400 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL didn’t exactly descend into chaos, four drivers were eliminated when the checkered flag flew and the NASCAR Cup Series playoff field was cut down to eight. The Round of 12’s victims consisted of Kyle Busch, Clint Bowyer, Austin Dillon …

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Friday Faceoff: Where Will Ty Dillon Drive in 2021?

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Is it better for the sport if the playoff drivers win the playoff races? Luken Glover: Yes and no. I look at someone like Jimmie Johnson, who would set the racing world on fire if he were to win one of the last NASCAR Cup Series five races. However, playoff drivers winning playoff races have …

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Power Rankings: ‘Dega Dominos Edition

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You can’t win the clichés during the fourth race of the 10-race playoff schedule, but you can sure lose the cliché battle at Talladega Superspeedway. Unfortunately, drivers pushed the rules envelope on Sunday (Oct. 4), causing NASCAR to actually make a ruling on their beloved “Yellow Line Rule.” For those new to NASCAR, a driver …

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