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4 Burning Questions: Can Ryan Preece Overcome His Slow Start?

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What’s going on with Ryan Preece this season? Not many other drivers have had the kind of bad luck Ryan Preece has had this season. The sophomore NASCAR Cup Series driver sits at a dismal 30th in points, following a low-light of three straight last-place finishes. This is after starting 2020 off with not being …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Harrison & Kim Burton Adjusting to New Normal at Racetracks

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When Harrison Burton approached his parents, Kim and Jeff, about racing at the ripe age of four, they wanted to make sure he did it because he loved it. And did he ever. “I really think that my parents wanted me to do something else,” Burton recently told Frontstretch. “They wanted me to do something …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Lackluster Racing in Kentucky, Michael McDowell Chats Career Year

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Subscribe: iTunes In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss the lackluster racing at Kentucky Speedway across the top three national touring series, even though the Cup Series race had an incredible finish.  Cole Custer clinched a playoff spot by making a four-wide pass on Martin Truex Jr., Kevin Harvick and Ryan Blaney on …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2020 Quaker State 400 at Kentucky

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The Headline(s): A relatively tame race ended in a chaotic final two laps, a four-wide battle for the lead and a Cup Series triumph for rookie Cole Custer, as NASCAR concluded its four-race stretch (five, including the ARCA Menards Series) over four days in the Bluegrass State. One of the wildest late-lap battles for the …

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Austin Cindric Doubles Down, Sweeps Kentucky in Xfinity Series

Nascar 2020: Xfinity Series Alsco 300 July 10

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In a matter of two days, Austin Cindric has doubled his win total in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. With a near-flawless performance in the Alsco 300 at Kentucky Speedway, the Team Penske campaigner backed up his victory in the previous night’s Shady Rays 200 to claim his fourth career victory. Cindric becomes the first driver …

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Noah Gragson Secures Pole in Shady Rays 200 at Kentucky in First Race of Xfinity Doubleheader

Nascar 2020: Xfinity Series Pennzoil 150 At The Brickyard July 03

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The NASCAR Xfinity Series goes to the Bluegrass State for a doubleheader on Thursday and Friday (July 9-10). JR Motorsports driver Noah Gragson is on the pole for Thursday’s Shady Rays 200 at Kentucky Speedway. Gragson hopes to win his third race of the season at the 1.5-mile track. He finished sixth in last year’s …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Chase Briscoe Makes a Comeback, Ross Chastain Secures the Bag

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The NASCAR Xfinity Series took to the Tricky Triangle on Sunday afternoon, the second race of a tripleheader across the sport’s three major divisions. Chase Briscoe scored his fourth win of 2020, rebounding nicely after spinning from the lead on lap 70. Briscoe suffered a flat tire and was forced to pit, but drove back …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Riley Herbst Blocking Out Haters

Riley Herbst in Daytona, February 2020

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With a crop of young but relatively inexperienced talent filling Joe Gibbs Racing’s NASCAR Xfinity Series program in 2020, expectations were limited. Collectively, each of the three drivers put those expectations to the side, including Riley Herbst, who made the jump to full-time competition in 2020. Herbst has spent the majority of the past three …

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Friday Faceoff: Was Moving the All-Star Race to Bristol a Good Idea?

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1. Is shifting the All-Star Race to Bristol Motor Speedway the best possible move for the event? Erin Campbell: NASCAR should have skipped the All-Star Race this year, but since the show must go on, even though Bristol is awesome for racing, it could have chosen better. Eldora Speedway should have been considered; its races are …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Packed Weekend in Homestead, Christopher Bell Discusses Rookie Season in Cup

Christopher Bell won at the Daytona Road Course in 2021 Photo: NKP

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss all things from Homestead-Miami Speedway, which held four NASCAR races last weekend. Denny Hamlin scored his third victory of the season, while the Chase Elliott and Joey Logano feud continues. Are Ryan Blaney and Tyler Reddick on the brink of victory lane? In the Xfinity …

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Stock Car Scoop: Is Denny Hamlin’s 2020 Championship or Bust?

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Denny Hamlin won the NASCAR Cup Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway Sunday night (June 14).  Following the Dixie Vodka 400, Hamlin was asked if 2020 was now championship-or-bust. Is it? And how did he edge Chase Elliott for the win? Find out in the latest edition of Stock Car Scoop with Bryan Nolen. Frontstretch’s newest …

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NASCAR Stat Sheet: Homestead Latest Example Noah Gragson is For Real

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Each season, Homestead-Miami Speedway puts on some of the best racing of any intermediate track on the circuit. The 1.5-mile oval has been the championship finale for a reason; it’s a perfect mix of multiple grooves and tire management. This week marked the first time in decades the track has been moved from November to …

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