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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 Final Race: Ford EcoBoost 400

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Well, here we are.  A long, strenuous 35 races has come down to just 400 miles, and 267 laps.  This season we’ve seen triumph, admiration, controversy, calamity, emotion and anger.  There’s been great racing, maybe a bit on the boring side on occasion, but overall a decent 2019 campaign. And, ...

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Dustin Off the Next Race: AAA Texas 500

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God blessed Texas, with his own hands.  And in 1997, he blessed the Fort Worth area with an excellent 1.5-mile speedway that has shown to be just as challenging as many of it’s quad-oval counterparts. But it took a long time before finally this place got two races, and when ...

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Dustin Off the Next Race: First Data 500

First Data 500

After having to take last week off due to having to look after illness, I’m glad to be back and dust off this race to start the Round of 8.  At the same time, as much as I enjoy Martinsville being the race to start this ever so critical round ...

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Dustin Off the Next Race: 1000Bulbs.com 500

1000Bulbs.com 500

I never lie when it comes to this particular race in the playoffs, because the unknown always fears me.  The biggest thing about this race is that the driver isn’t in control of his own fate.  The trust factor among the other competitors is enormous because, like we’ve seen in ...

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Dustin Off the Next Race: DryDene 400

DryDene 400

When this playoff format was first done with the prior schedule, as in up through 2017, I always was a fan of having the first round of the playoffs be concluded at Dover.  Keep in mind, for the most part, the first round was done at a 1.5-mile speedway (Chicagoland), ...

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Dustin Off the Next Race: South Point 400

South Point 400

All the focus entering this event was, and still is but rightfully so, on the 16 men that locked in their opportunity to go after a championship.  It’s no longer about who missed the cut, or came so close, but about who made the field and now has an opportunity ...

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