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Dustin Off the Next Race: Yellawood 500

Yellawood 500

Playoff time at Talladega over the years has caused stress and anxiety for all the drivers on different levels.  This year it is almost a bittersweet moment, at least when it comes to the current race vehicle. Since 2013, when Jimmie Johnson took victory in the Daytona 500, the gen-6 ...

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Dustin Off the Round of 12: South Point 400

South Point 400

You got to know when to hold’em, and know when to fold’em.  Know when to walk away, and know when to run.  You never count your money when you’re sitting at the table.  They’ll be time enough for counting when the dealing’s done. NASCAR in Las Vegas is a constant ...

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Dustin Off the Next Race: Cook Out Southern 500

Southern 500

Something just seems very right when it comes to the start of the NASCAR playoffs.  The crisp fall air is almost here, even though the calendar has yet to say so, and the season comes back to tradition to start the playoff run. It just feels right to start the ...

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Dustin Off the Next Race: Coke Zero Sugar 400

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How is it that already the first chapter of the season has come to a close?  It literally feels like we had a late night in Daytona where an unexpected face stunned the fans in attendance to get the season-opening win, and his first career win, at the biggest event ...

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Dustin Off the Next Race: Firekeepers Casino 400

Firekeepers Casino 400

It is crunch time now.  Two of the three wild card races in August are in the rear view, with each having their own unique twists and turns to get to the finish, no more than last weekend when an unexpected ending led to an unexpected winner. In the end, ...

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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

Race Graphic

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: 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: South Point 400

South Point 400

It feels weird for NASCAR to go to a track where all the glitz and glamour of such a tourist town is not going to be able to see the racing.  Las Vegas, much like the weekend at Richmond and so many others this season, are not hosting fans for ...

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