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Dustin Off the Final Race: Ford EcoBoost 400

Race Graphic

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

AAATexas500_2011

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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Dustin Off the Next Race: Consumers Energy 400

Consumer's Energy 400

As we get right down close to the stretch to the Playoffs, it’s no secret that things certainly pick up in intensity.  Tracks we never expect to be the cause of rifts and surprising competition end up being ones that set the tone for the stretch run before the field ...

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Horsepower Fantasy Racing: Picks for the Can-Am 500

Can-Am 500

For NASCAR, their hope in bringing about the idea of a “Game 7″ scenario was the reasoning behind the way the playoffs worked.  They were hoping to put together a situation where teams had to go all out to make it into the next round, just for a chance to ...

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Horsepower Fantasy Racing: Picks for the AAA Texas 500

AAA Texas 500

The finish at Martinsville was one that had everyone talking, and taking sides.  Was it a good move, or was it a desperate move?  Will one driver follow through on his promise at season’s end?  What questions are left to be answered following a moment that summed up the mentality ...

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