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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: 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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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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