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Did You Notice?: NASCAR 2020 Tidbits And Loose Ends… It’s Not Just About The Championship 4

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Did You Notice? … NASCAR wasn’t just about the Championship 4 and Chase Elliott‘s first NASCAR title at the ripe old age of 24? Certainly, Elliott’s back-to-back wins to finish the year were impressive; he’s the third-youngest champion in NASCAR history. Elliott’s surging popularity should serve the sport well heading into a time of transition next …

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Power Rankings: Chase Went to Chase Edition

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Oftentimes, NASCAR gets the short end of the deal — faces a lot of criticism, but they deserve a tip of the old Frontstretch hat for managing to get a full season in during trying times. No other major American sport was able to accomplish this feat. There is no hiding the fact that I’m …

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Up to Speed: The Future Is Bright For Hendrick Motorsports

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It wasn’t long ago that Hendrick Motorsports had one of the oldest driver lineups in NASCAR.  Five years ago, at the time of Jeff Gordon’s final race in his famed No. 24 car, the organization’s youngest driver was Kasey Kahne at 35 years old.  With Gordon’s career wrapping up amid a bourgeoning youth movement in …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2020 Season Finale 500 at Phoenix

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What happened? Chase Elliott won the 2020 Season Finale 500 at Phoenix Raceway on Sunday (Nov. 8) after leading a race-high 153 laps. More importantly, he won his first NASCAR Cup Series title in his first Championship 4 appearance. Other title contenders Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano and Denny Hamlin finished second through fourth. Jimmie Johnson …

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Fire on Fridays: Will Kyle Larson Live Up to the Hendrick Hype?

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The announcement has been signed, sealed and delivered: Kyle Larson will drive for Hendrick Motorsports in 2021 in the NASCAR Cup Series. In addition to the signing of Larson, the team will bring back the No. 5, a storied number for Hendrick Motorsports that last was on track in 2017 with Kasey Kahne. Crew chief …

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Friday Faceoff: Will Kyle Larson or Bubba Wallace Visit Victory Lane First?

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The fall winner NASCAR Cup Series winner at Martinsville Speedway has clinched a Championship 4 spot five years in a row. Will someone make it six? Who? Luken Glover: Yes — Chase Elliott. If you look at the drivers who haven’t won at Martinsville that are due for a win, Elliott has a strong argument. …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Matt Tifft on New Cup Team

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss a long weekend of racing at Texas Motor Speedway that saw Kyle Busch score his first NASCAR Cup Series victory of the season, 77 hours after the green flag was thrown. Why was this an emotional win for Busch, who now has at least one …

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Stock Car Scoop: Kyle Busch Finally Wins at Texas, a Race That Finally Finished

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The NASCAR Cup Series’ race at Texas Motor Speedway was finally completed on Wednesday night (Oct. 28), and it was Kyle Busch with his first victory of the season. What did Rowdy have to say about the victory and breaking his 33-race winless drought? Find out in the latest edition of Stock Car Scoop.  Frontstretch‘s …

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Kyle Larson Joining Hendrick, No. 5 in 2021

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Kyle Larson will race for Hendrick Motorsports in the No. 5 Chevrolet in the NASCAR Cup Series starting next season, the team announced Wednesday (Oct. 28). NASCAR recently reinstated Larson after he was suspended for using a racial slur in April. He previously drove for Chip Ganassi Racing in the No. 42 since 2014. Cliff …

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Fire on Fridays: Chip Ganassi’s Hendrick Engine Woes Are a Playoff Trend That Breeds Conspiracy Theories

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The clock may have struck midnight for Kurt Busch, the Cinderella of the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series playoffs. The 2004 champion is now 73 points below the Championship 4 cutline after experiencing a blown engine this past weekend at Kansas Speedway. But was it simply just misfortune, or was there more to it than that? …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Hailie Deegan Talks Truck Debut

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss their continued frustration with the 550-horsepower NASCAR Cup Series package. In Sunday’s Cup race at Kansas Speedway, Kevin Harvick trailed Joey Logano for over 40 laps and was never able to pass for the lead, though clearly having the quicker racecar. The duo chats about …

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Stock Car Scoop: Silly Season Update

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NASCAR silly season had huge news on Monday afternoon (Oct. 19). What driver has officially been reinstated for the 2021 season? Which driver will be replacing Clint Bowyer in the No. 14 car in 2021? Find out in the latest edition of Stock Car Scoop.  Sign up for Stock Car Scoop on Apple Podcasts, Spotify …

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