Kevin Harvick Tosses his Career-Best Season Upside Down

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Kevin Harvick tosses his career-best season with nine victories upside down during the playoffs and ends his chance to run for the NASCAR Cup title.

COMMENTARY—The No. 4 team’s elimination was their fault, not NASCAR, not the points format, or the actions of any other team

The elimination of the NASCAR Cup Series regular-season champion Kevin Harvick after the Xfinity 500 at Martinsville Speedway sure is sparking a lot of hand-wringing and discussion among NASCAR fans.  NASCAR Twitter and Reddit saw a flood of posts on the subject ranging from well-reasoned analysis to outright ranting and raving. 

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Martinsville NASCAR Race Review with Hot Topics on Fan4Racing Radio

Martinsville NASCAR Race Review is presented by host Sharon Burton and co-host Sal Sigala. Join us for the smartest race talk around! Then, stick around for Hot Topics Sound Off with the Fan4Racing crew!

Martinsville NASCAR Race Review is presented by host Sharon Burton and co-host Sal Sigala. Join us for the smartest race talk around! Then, stick around for Hot Topics Sound Off with the Fan4Racing crew!

This episode centers around Martinsville Speedway for the NASCAR Cup, Xfinity, and Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series to find out the Championship 4 in each. We’ll also give a few updates for the ARCA Menards Series, ARCA East, and ARCA West, with post-race audio as time allows.

The Agenda

  • We start with updates from the ARCA Menards Series, ARCA East, and ARCA West.
  • Then, we review the NASCAR Truck race at Martinsville.
  • Then, we review the Xfinity and Cup Series races at Martinsville.
  • Next is Hot Topics Sound Off with the Fan4Racing Crew.

As always…Thanks for listening!

Chase Elliott’s Clutch Win at Martinsville Puts him in the Championship 4 at Phoenix

Chase Elliott's clutch win in the NASCAR Cup Series, Xfinity 500 at Martinsville Speedway gives him a chance to win a title at Phoenix Raceway.
MARTINSVILLE, VIRGINIA – NOVEMBER 01: Chase Elliott, driver of the No. 9 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet, crosses the finish line to win the NASCAR Cup Series Xfinity 500 at Martinsville Speedway on November 01, 2020, in Martinsville, Virginia. Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images

Chase Elliott’s clutch win in the NASCAR Cup Series, Xfinity 500 at Martinsville Speedway, gives him a chance to win a title at Phoenix Raceway.

The NASCAR Cup Series headed to Martinsville Speedway for one final time to decide which four drivers will be racing for a championship. Heading into Sunday’s race, all four drivers below the cutline faced a must-win situation to advance on to the championship round. It appeared as if the top-four had already solidified their place, but nothing is a guarantee, especially when racing at Martinsville.

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Martinsville’s Victor, Harrison Burton Snatches Another Xfinity Playoff Win

Martinsville's victory, Harrison Burton wins the NASCAR Xfinity Series Draft Top 250 on Saturday afternoon at Martinsville Speedway.
MARTINSVILLE, VIRGINIA – OCTOBER 31: Harrison Burton, driver of the #20 DEX Imaging Toyota, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Xfinity Series Draft Top 250 at Martinsville Speedway on October 31, 2020 in Martinsville, Virginia. (Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images)

Martinsville’s victory, Harrison Burton wins the NASCAR Xfinity Series Draft Top 250 on Saturday afternoon at Martinsville Speedway.

Harrison Burton may have fallen out of championship contention weeks ago, but the 20-year old is driving every bit like one right now earning his second consecutive NASCAR Xfinity Series victory Saturday afternoon in the Draft Top 250 at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway.

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Grant Enfinger Wins at Martinsville to Clinch a Championship 4 Spot

Grant Enfinger wins at Martinsville Speedway in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, NASCAR Hall of Fame 200 on Friday night in Martinsville, Virginia.
MARTINSVILLE, VIRGINIA – OCTOBER 30: Grant Enfinger, driver of the No. 98 Champion/Curb Records Ford, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series NASCAR Hall of Fame 200 at Martinsville Speedway on October 30, 2020, in Martinsville, Virginia. (Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images)

Grant Enfinger wins at Martinsville Speedway in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, NASCAR Hall of Fame 200 on Friday night in Martinsville, Virginia.

There was no mistaking the raised intensity level in Friday night’s NASCAR Hall of Fame 200 – the final race to set the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series Championship 4. And ultimately, veteran Grant Enfinger rallied when he needed to holding off his ThorSport Racing teammate Ben Rhodes for the victory necessary to punch his ticket into next week’s championship finale.

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