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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2020 Blue Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500

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Who…should you be talking about after the race? Martin Truex Jr. wasn’t happy with the No. 19 early on at Martinsville Speedway, but as the night wore on, it got better, and better … and better. And once he got to the lead in the final stage of the race, it was lights out for …

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The Big Six: Questions Answered After the 2020 Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500

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Who… should you be talking about after the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500? Kevin Harvick won his first NASCAR Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway in 2001. The triumph came just weeks after being called into the Cup Series a year ahead of schedule following the death of Dale Earnhardt, and he won it by …

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Driver vs. Driver Hall of Famers: Lee Petty vs. Junior Johnson

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Over 50 wins on NASCAR’s top circuit will put a driver into the Hall of Fame — every eligible driver to ever achieve that mark has already been enshrined, and there’s no doubt that the three active drivers who have achieved that number will be first-ballot locks. This month, we look closer at the drivers …

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The Frontstretch 5: Things We’ve Learned From the Altered Schedule

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1. Midweek races could be a thing Talk about trial by fire. NASCAR and fans have both tossed around the idea of midweek races for a while, and the forced layoff put the sanctioning body into the corner that made it happen. We’ve had two midweek NASCAR Cup Series races, at Darlington Raceway and Charlotte …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2020 Supermarket Heroes 500

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Who… should you be talking about after the race? Luck has certainly been on Brad Keselowski’s side lately.  After winning the Coca-Cola 600 a week ago, Keselowski drew the pole and its clean air advantage early on, leading 62 laps in stage one. But he also had a fast car, sticking in the top handful …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2020 Alsco Uniforms 500

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Who… should you be talking about after the race? He might have won Darlington Raceway, but he got spun in the closing laps. He might have won the Coca-Cola 600, but a pit gamble left him just short. Thursday night, a day later than planned after rains at Charlotte Motor Speedway forced a delay, Chase …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2020 Coca-Cola 600

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Who… should you be talking about after the 2020 Coca-Cola 600? Brad Keselowski was going to come up short in the 2020 Coca-Cola 600.  He’d had a great restart with 46 laps to go, taking advantage of track position up front. However, Chase Elliott squeaked by and then took off in clean air, leaving Keselowski …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2020 Toyota 500

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Who… should you be talking about after the Toyota 500? Denny Hamlin has been strong at Darlington Raceway, and he had a rocket ship as the laps ticked down in Wednesday’s (May 20) Toyota 500. Thanks to that, even though Hamlin stayed on track when the caution flew with 30 laps remaining, typically a disaster …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2020 The Real Heroes 400

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Who… should you be talking about after the race? Kevin Harvick has learned to tame Darlington Raceway in recent years. Sunday (May 17), he became the only repeat winner at the Lady in Black since 2014.  Early in his career, Harvick’s relationship with the track was a rocky one, to say the least, but he hasn’t …

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Driver vs. Driver Classic Matchups: Richard Petty vs. Dale Earnhardt

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Seven Cup titles. When Richard Petty won his seventh and final championship in 1979, it was easily a feat for the record books. No other driver had more than three. Dale Earnhardt was a rookie driver in 1979, brash and hungry but as yet unproven. In Driver vs. Driver, we take a look into the careers of …

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The Frontstretch 5: Things Still Uncertain as NASCAR Returns

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1. How Long the Season Will Last Even as the season restarts this Sunday (May 17), there are still questions as to how long it can really last. The shadow of COVID-19 still looms over the sport, and an outbreak in the garage could bring things grinding to a halt. There’s a lot at stake, …

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2-Headed Monster: Should NASCAR Shut Down if One Person Gets COVID-19?

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The COVID-19 pandemic is unlike anything we’ve seen in this lifetime. It has brought most businesses and the entire sports world to a complete halt. Eventually some sport was going to have to take the risk and be the first one to come back. While things will be very different when NASCAR returns on May …

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