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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2020 Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500 at Texas

2020 Texas Ii Cup Kyle Busch William Byron Racing Nkp

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What happened? After a three-day weather delay, Kyle Busch won the Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500 at Texas on Wednesday (Oct. 28) for his first victory of the season. Martin Truex Jr., Christopher Bell, Ryan Blaney and Alex Bowman rounded out the top five. CHECKERED FLAG: BREAK THAT STREAK!@KyleBusch wins in 2020! pic.twitter.com/Z2p8T6Kidj — NASCAR (@NASCAR) …

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Kyle Busch Wins Rain-Delayed 2020 NASCAR Cup Series Race at Texas

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After a 72-hour rain and mist delay, Kyle Busch came back from the dead, so to speak, to win the Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500 at Texas Motor Speedway Wednesday night (Oct. 28). Though he was close on fuel, Busch saved as much as he could and held on to continue his yearly race-winning streak. ”I …

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Up to Speed: How Will 23XI Racing Perform in 2021?

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As NASCAR’s 2021 Cup Series lineup slowly comes into focus, the new team owned by Michael Jordan and Denny Hamlin is beginning to take shape. Several weeks ago, Jordan and Hamlin announced their organization would debut next season with driver Bubba Wallace. We also learned last week that the team, as previously speculated, will be …

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Stock Car Scoop: Bubba Wallace’s New Number

Bubba Wallace finally learned what number he will be driving in 2021. What number will that be? Find out in the latest edition of Stock Car Scoop.  Frontstretch‘s newest podcast focused on the motorsports news of the week also reveals the lineups for Texas Motor Speedway for this weekend’s races, as well as NASCAR silly …

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4 Burning Questions: Just How Bad Is the Current Rules Package?

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What developments in silly season happened this past week? Erik Jones was named to the Richard Petty Motorsports No. 43 after this season in the NASCAR Cup Series. In a press release containing multiple obvious errors that was published on its website hours before the official reveal, RPM announced that Jones has signed a multi-year …

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2020 Comcast Community Champion of the Year Finalists Revealed

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For the sixth straight year, Comcast is awarding three people in the NASCAR industry due to their philanthropic efforts over the course of the year to be in contention for the Comcast Community Champion of the Year award. The 2020 finalists consist of Bubba Wallace, Clay Campbell (president of Martinsville Speedway) and Matt Kaulig (owner …

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Denny Hamlin, Michael Jordan Team Named 23XI Racing, Bubba Wallace to Drive No. 23

Nascar 2020: Cup Series Pocono Organics 325 In Partnership With Rodale Institute June 27

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The new NASCAR Cup Series team owned by Michael Jordan and Denny Hamlin has announced its name: 23XI Racing. The single-car team will field the No. 23 for Bubba Wallace, it announced Oct. 22. The team name is pronounced as 23 11, and the two numbers are significant for ownership. 23 was Jordan’s primary number …

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Did You Notice?: NASCAR Diversity Takes Giant Leap Forward During COVID-19 Pandemic

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Did You Notice? … How far NASCAR diversity has come in just a few short months? Flash back to April 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic was in full swing, and the viability of single-car teams (think: Richard Petty Motorsports / Bubba Wallace and Gaunt Brothers Racing / Daniel Suarez) was in doubt. Kyle Larson had just been …

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Beside the Rising Tide: An Open Letter to Michael Jordan

2019 Mencs Sonoma Joe Gibbs Denny Hamlin

Photo: Danny Peters

Dear Mr. Michael Jordan, Firstly, welcome to the sport of NASCAR racing as a team owner. I am genuinely thrilled to have a person of your stature and instant name recognition decide to throw your lot in with us. I understand you’ve been a fan of stock car racing since your childhood. I never knew …

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The Underdog House: John Hunter Nemechek Just Plain Speedy in Kansas

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Top Dog John Hunter Nemechek was back on top of the underdogs on Sunday as the rookie driver finished 17th in the Hollywood Casino 400. Nemechek earned his only career Xfinity Series win at Kansas Speedway, so perhaps we should have seen this coming. Not only that, but his first Gander RV & Outdoors Truck …

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The Underdog House: Bubba Wallace Leads on the Long, Lonely Road Home

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Top Dog Road courses at the top level of NASCAR are something of an equalizer. A good driver can elevate the performance of an entire team even without the benefit of top notch equipment or research data. So it’s a logical assumption that at least one or two underdogs will likely run competitively and finish …

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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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