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Stock Car Scoop: Michael McDowell Smacks the Field in Indianapolis

Michael McDowell put on a clinic at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course on Sunday (Aug. 13), outlasting Chase Elliott, road course ringers and more to claim his second career victory in the NASCAR Cup Series.

Adam Cheek and Dalton Hopkins discuss the No. 34’s victory, how Elliott and the other drivers around the playoff cutline will fare over the next two weeks and the presence of international drivers like Shane van Gisbergen and Kamui Kobayashi at IMS.

See also
The Big 6: Questions Answered After McDowell's McDomination at Indy

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Adam Cheek joined Frontstretch as a contributing writer in January 2019. A 2020 graduate of VCU, he works as a producer and talent for Audacy Richmond's radio stations. In addition to motorsports journalism, Adam also covered and broadcasted numerous VCU athletics for the campus newspaper and radio station during his four years there. He's been a racing fan since the age of three, inheriting the passion from his grandfather, who raced in amateur events up and down the East Coast in the 1950s.

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If NA$CAR doesn’t have to throw a caution flag for the TV timeouts during a road course event, why can’t they do that for all the events? OH, right, commercials! But they were there just the same. When there was a money prize for the half-way leader the “real” race didn’t get a caution flag. But it wasn’t a “product” then.

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