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Up to Speed: Forecasting the NASCAR Future of Chase Briscoe

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Chase Briscoe provided what will certainly be a highlight of the 2020 NASCAR season on Thursday evening (May 21).  Briscoe won the weather-delayed NASCAR Xfinity Series event at Darlington Raceway, beating Kyle Busch to the finish line after a last-lap battle that evoked memories of the Ricky Craven / Kurt Busch finish in 2003.  It …

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Kurt Busch Wins Pole For Coca-Cola 600

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Not since early March in Phoenix had drivers in the NASCAR Cup Series set the starting field by virtue of qualifying. Kurt Busch now has the distinction of being the first pole winner during the COVID-19 pandemic after his late qualifying lap of 181.269 mph earned him the pole position for Sunday night’s Coca-Cola 600 …

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Power Rankings: Darlington I Edition

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Everyone at NASCAR had to be nervous about how all of the new procedures would work out for the first race without fans due to COVID-19 at Darlington Speedway on Sunday (May 17). However, all went well, and it was a monster of a day for NASCAR, earning the highest television rating outside the Daytona …

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Jon Wood Reunites Family Team & North Wilkesboro, Preps for Greater Role in NASCAR’s Return

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iRacing Executive Vice President and Executive Producer Steve Myers knew you couldn’t have a return to a legendary track without a certain legendary car. Jon Wood didn’t think it would be possible to field his family’s legendary Wood Brothers entry. But when all was said and done… he’ll be the one driving it. This Saturday, …

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The Frontstretch 5: NASCAR Drivers Who Haven’t Lived Up To The Hype (Yet)

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Last week, we brought you a collection of the most underrated drivers in NASCAR in this space. These were prospects, from Brett Moffitt to Tyler Reddick, who often don’t seem to get the spotlight they deserve. This week, our staff goes the other direction. We examine some NASCAR veterans who, at least to this point, …

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Frontstretch Podcast: NASCAR Possibly Returning Soon, Alex Bowman Examines Hendrick Motorsports’ Hot Start

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss William Byron going back to back in the Pro Invitational Series as he won at virtual Richmond Raceway on Sunday afternoon (April 19). Timmy Hill scored another top-three finish on Sunday, so Albino and Neff chat how much Hill’s stock has raised due to success …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: FOX Sports Changes Focus at Richmond, All But Ignores Kyle Larson

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Welcome back. This week once again saw a decent amount of shenanigans on track. Of course, compared to what Kyle Larson did, that’s not very high on the scale. One final aside in regards to Larson. About 30 minutes after I submitted last week’s edition of Couch Potato Tuesday, my mom came to me and …

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Fantasy NASCAR iRacing: Toyota Owners 150 at Richmond Raceway

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It’s time again for the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series. This week, 30 drivers will compete at virtual Richmond Raceway in the Toyota Owners 150 on Sunday, April 19 at 1 p.m. ET. After a week off, more websites and apps have joined the fray, as eNASCAR is offering more options for fans to get …

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The Underdog House: Dillon Makes It a Ty Game in Phoenix

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Top Dog Ty Dillon keeps popping up at the top of this list, much in the way that Matt DiBenedetto and Chris Buescher have in recent years. The difference between those drivers and Dillon is that Ty seems to be interested in building a long-term future at his current team. Both are getting better together, …

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The Frontstretch 5: Drivers Poised to Grab Their First Wins in 2020

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1. William Byron Byron has shown speed since he came into the NASCAR Cup Series, but what he has yet to do is put it all together for a win. Look for that to change this year, as Byron has a few factors in his corner for 2020. The new Camaro body has already given …

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Friday Faceoff: Is the Bounty on Kyle Busch a Good Thing?

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Denny Hamlin’s NASCAR Cup Series win at Daytona International Speedway is the only finish better than 15th for Toyota after two races. Is it too early to hit the panic button? Adam Cheek: Yes, way too early. A couple races in — one a superspeedway race with a few massive crashes and Las Vegas Motor Speedway, …

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5 Points to Ponder: Bounty on Busch, Shuffled Deck at Vegas

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ONE: Ready to Get Rowdy for $100K? It’s not often that the most intriguing development of a NASCAR tripleheader weekend comes from its least exciting race, but Las Vegas is nothing if not the proper setting for an unexpected swing of good fortune. On Friday night, Kyle Busch did what he (almost literally) always does …

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