Dustin Off the Final Race: Season Finale 500

Season Finale 500

February 17, the 2020 season began with a repeat winner in the Daytona 500, and one driver in the hospital causing the entire racing community to be worried, but hopeful.  It went through the western swing of tracks. Then, it stopped. The pandemic stole away our sports, our escape, our ...

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Dustin Off the Next Race: Xfinity 500

Xfinity 500

It is hard to believe that the season has gotten to the point that we are ready to officially set the final four heading into the championship.  In April, it seemed like this would never happen since the racing had halted.  But, instead, we are actually at the point where ...

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Dustin Off the Next Race: Autotrader EchoPark 500

Autotrader EchoPark 500

In a year that has been anything but typical, this weekend’s event at Texas seems to have a typical feeling for many of us.  Maybe it’s because that despite everything that has gone on this year with races getting cancelled, others rescheduled to be double-headers, and some tracks hosting two ...

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Dustin Off the Next Race: Hollywood Casino 400

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We are officially at the part of the season where the intensity has been ramped up beyond ideas and knowledge.  When this race was in the Round of 12 for several years, it was the one to set the tone.  We can all remember back in 2015 when it set ...

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Dustin Off the Next Race: Bank of America ROVAL 400

BoA Roval 400

Last week I was speaking about how Talladega was the original wild card race of the playoffs.  This week, there are so many wild cards in play that some drivers would want a new deck.  Could there be any more elements that will make today’s action that much more difficult? ...

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Dustin Off the Next Race: Yellawood 500

Yellawood 500

Wild cards are always unpredictable, as there’s a possibility that something unexpected will happen, and sometimes actually does.  That’s why there’s a wild card round in baseball and football, a chance for the lower seeds to stun the opposition and move ahead. NASCAR’s version of a wild card has been ...

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Dustin Off the Next Race: Bass Pro Shops Night Race

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If there is ever a more perfect venue to decide who is in and who is out of the playoffs, this place has to be it.  A track where drivers get on your nerves, but as tight as the action can get, it means payback can be on the horizon.  ...

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Dustin Off the Next Race: Federated Auto Parts 400

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With all the chaos and the retro vibe now behind the sport, NASCAR’s first round of the playoffs certainly now has a much different feeling.  The first race was at the most unique track on the schedule, but the ensuing two weeks of this round will be the biggest deciding ...

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Dustin Off the Next Race: Cook Out Southern 500

Southern 500

Welcome to the playoffs, NASCAR style.  Normally, one is taking a gamble to start things off like what we saw a year ago.  This year, it is a much different feeling, in so many aspects. It’s a different opening race, with a different track, one that hasn’t been a playoff ...

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Dustin Off the Regular Season: Coke Zero Sugar 400

Coke Zero 400

As hard as it may be to believe, considering where the sport was at the midway point of March, the season for NASCAR has actually caught back up to where it should be.  Four races into the season, a checkered flag didn’t wave…instead a black flag, and then the red. ...

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