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The Frontstretch 5 (Plus 1): First-Time Winners in NASCAR’s Longest Race

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David Pearson, 1961 Pearson was the first of six drivers to take home his first trophy in NASCAR’s longest race, winning in 1961. Pearson would also become the first of four first-time winners in the 600-miler to go on to win Cup titles, and he’s the winningest driver in this …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Will There Be Another Coca-Cola 600 Upset?

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NASCAR’s premier division hits Charlotte Motor Speedway this weekend for the sport’s longest contest. The Coca-Cola 600, one of NASCAR’s high-profile events, is set to take the green flag late Sunday afternoon eight days after a wild Sprint All-Star Race. With the possibility of thunderstorms once again hitting the 1.5-mile …

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It’s A Marathon, Not A Sprint: Big Names Winless In NASCAR’s Coca-Cola 600

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Charlotte, NASCAR’s home base hasn’t been a racetrack where everything’s coming up roses for this sport. Its premier event, the Coca-Cola 600 has gone from a peak of 10.2 million TV viewers in 2005 to just 6.4 million last year, a decline of 37 percent over the past decade. It’s a track that’s …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: FOX Confounds; ARCA’s ASN Debut Decent

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All-Star Weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway has always been interesting.  You never know what you’re going to get.  Unfortunately, Saturday brought confusion to everyone involved, even the sport’s FOX broadcast partner. Sprint Showdown/Sprint All-Star Race Holy cripes.  Saturday marked new formats for the Sprint Showdown and Sprint All-Star Race. While …

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5 Points To Ponder: Memorial Day Weekend Racing Nirvana

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ONE: Racing Nirvana This is THE weekend for you, race fans – no apologies for the caps. The greatest Sunday in motorsports will contain three epic races across three different racing series, a little variety paired with some nail-biting competition. First up, it’s the Formula One Monaco Grand Prix. Now back in …

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