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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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The Frontstretch 5: Active Texas Records That (Probably, Maybe) Won’t Fall This Weekend

2015 Texas I CUP Jimmie Johnson six guns credit NASCAR via Getty Images

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As the NASCAR Cup Series heads to Texas Motor Speedway for the second time in 2020, there are some numbers to consider. There are plenty of stats that are important to consider for each and every race, and also some that stand out. Here are a few (one a dubious honor) Texas records for active …

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Up to Speed: Chip Ganassi Racing Wastes Its 2020 Potential

2020 Kansas II Cup Matt Kenseth Matt DiBenedetto racing NKP

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Back in the spring of 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic began to heat up, Chip Ganassi Racing had a mess on its hands.  While participating in an iRacing event on Easter Sunday, Kyle Larson uttered a racial slur over what he thought was a private communication line.  Unfortunately for him, the line wasn’t private.  Within …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: Hollywood Casino 400

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The NASCAR Cup Series begins its Round of 8 in the Sunflower State this Sunday, Oct. 18 as just four races remain in the 2020 season. Let’s get your NASCAR DraftKings lineups ready for the Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway! Sunday marks the second time drivers will race on the 1.5-mile tri-oval using the …

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Did You Notice?: 2020 NASCAR Winless Droughts, How Jimmie Johnson’s Final Season Stacks Up & Anxiety Awareness

#18: Kyle Busch, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry Interstate Batteries #20: Erik Jones, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry buyatoyota.com Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

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Did You Notice?… With four races left in the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season, four drivers remain winless who won a race in 2019. That’s a relatively small number from year-to-year as the sport’s strongest teams and drivers have remained stable. Some of that could be due to the COVID-19 pandemic, limiting practice time for …

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Friday Faceoff: Should the Cup Series Race on a Dirt Bristol?

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Denny Hamlin claims his new NASCAR ownership role won’t take away his focus to keep winning with Joe Gibbs Racing. Do you think that’s possible?  Luken Glover: It is going to be very hard to not be distracted at some point by owning the team. Denny Hamlin certainly has the knowledge and motivation to pull …

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Up to Speed: The Parallel Careers of Jimmie Johnson & Matt Kenseth

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With the 2020 season entering its final stage, NASCAR is beginning to look toward next year.  This last week in September brought considerable news regarding driver lineups for 2021.  There have also been rumors that major changes could be in store for the Cup Series schedule.  But even as more news trickles out about the …

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The Frontstretch 5: Memorable NASCAR Playoff Moments

2015 NASCAR Martinsville

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1. Joey, Wall. Wall, Joey. Who can forget Matt Kenseth intentionally wrecking Joey Logano at Martinsville Speedway in 2015? This favorite moment of mine was all set because Logano, who was right in the thick of the championship hunt, drew the irk of Kenseth from a previous incident at Kansas Speedway, which took out the …

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Fire on Fridays: 10 Possible Daytona Upset Winners With the Most to Gain

Ryan Newman, Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

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There has never been more on the line for back half of the NASCAR Cup Series field than there will be this Saturday night, Aug. 29, at Daytona International Speedway. With the regular-season cutoff race taking place on a superspeedway for the first time ever, it gives teams with little-to-no shot at the playoffs an …

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The Big 6: NASCAR Questions Answered After Drydene 311 Race II

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Who… should you be talking about after the Drydene 311? On Saturday, Aug. 22, Denny Hamlin fired a shot across Kevin Harvick’s bow by winning the first Drydene 311 race at Dover International Speedway in commanding fashion. His first career NASCAR Cup Series victory at the Monster Mile gave him six wins on the year, …

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Up to Speed: Three Major Mental Challenges Before NASCAR’s 2020 Playoffs

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NASCAR’s weekend of racing at Daytona International Speedway’s road course (Aug. 15-16) figured to include a lot of new experiences.  All three national touring divisions tackled their first races using the infield layout without any prior practice or qualifying.  For the men and women who raced around the new course at a familiar venue, there …

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