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Stock Car Scoop: NASCAR iRacing Update Through Easter, Plus… Jimmie Johnson Opens Door For 2021?

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The stars of stock car racing took to the track in their simulators this week as NBC hosted the latest form of NASCAR iRacing, their Short Track Challenge. Who came out on top? Find out in the April 10, 2020 edition of Stock Car Scoop on Frontstretch with Bryan Nolen. Frontstretch will also tell you …

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NBC Spices Up Sim Racing Mix With eSports Short Track iRacing Challenge

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With plenty of sim racing competing for fans’ interest at a time when all of them have been searching for racing-related entertainment, each additional event needs to bring something different to the table. NBC Sports Network brought exactly that in its eSports Short Track iRacing Challenge. The pre-taped races aired for one hour each day, …

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Denny Hamlin Beats Dale Earnhardt Jr. to Win iRacing Pro Invitational Series at Homestead-Miami

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Denny Hamlin edged out Dale Earnhardt Jr. to win Sunday afternoon’s iRacing Pro Invitational Series at Homestead-Miami Speedway, a race that was a veritable wreckfest but ended with an exciting final-lap pass for the lead. The event, featuring 35 drivers from NASCAR’s three premier series, was put on in lieu of actual races as the …

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Josh Williams Dominates iRacing Replacements 100 at Atlanta


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NASCAR Cup Series spotter Josh Williams crushed the virtual competition in Sunday afternoon’s iRacing Replacements 100, a race at Atlanta Motor Speedway hosted by the sim racing company and Podium eSports. Williams, the spotter for Team Penske’s Ryan Blaney in NASCAR’s premier series, led most of the race en route to running away with the victory …

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Dale Earnhardt Jr., Alex Bowman, Bubba Wallace Among NASCAR Stars Going iRacing: Here’s Where and When to Watch

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The NASCAR world is paused for the moment, but a number of drivers and crew members are using iRacing to keep racing going in some form for the time being. Earlier this week, the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak forced the sport of stock car racing into an unprecedented state of suspended animation, with NASCAR postponing the …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Chase Briscoe Has Different Mindset for 2020

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Prior to the NASCAR Xfinity Series beginning at Daytona three weeks ago, Chase Briscoe made a bold statement, claiming 2020 was his “make or-break-year.” Briscoe, 25, is in the infancy of his second full season at the Xfinity level. As for his rookie season? The No. 98 car won at Iowa Speedway en route to …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: FOX Brings Action, Questionable Waltrip Role to Fontana

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Opinions on Auto Club Speedway have shifted significantly over the years. There was originally joy that NASCAR was back in Southern California, then anger that it was boring, and finally supreme anger toward NASCAR for giving the track a second date on Labor Day weekend back in 2004. That move was problematic for a bunch …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Harrison Burton Brings Family Name Back to Victory Lane, Youth Tackles Auto Club With Ease


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In a visible contrast to last week’s race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, where unwelcoming rain burst onto the scene, the NASCAR Xfinity Series raced under calm, sunny skies at Auto Club Speedway in California on Saturday afternoon (Feb. 29) for the 2020 Production Alliance Group 300. Auto Club has historically been a place where …

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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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2-Headed Monster: Did Roush Fenway Racing Make the Right Decision to Hire Ross Chastain over Chase Briscoe?

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Roush Fenway Racing found itself in a very difficult decision following the delayed Daytona 500. Its full-time driver Ryan Newman was injured and in only a few days they had to trek out west to continue the season at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. In a short period of time the team had to make a …

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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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Chase Briscoe Holds Off Austin Cindric to Win Rain-Delayed Boyd Gaming 300

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It may go down as the longest Xfinity Series race in Las Vegas Speedway history. The Boyd Gaming 300 began on Saturday afternoon and finished up Sunday evening and while the long delay may have made life difficult for some drivers, for Mitchell, Ind.’s Chase Briscoe, it was worth the wait. The 25-year old driver …

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