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Power Rankings: Back Home Again in Rain Delay Mode Edition

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The folks at NASCAR are really quick to point out that their television partners get to pick the window that the race gets broadcast in. But maybe it’s time for the “experts” on holding a race to have a little talk with the television people. Through most of its history, NASCAR never got a race …

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Does NASCAR Have a Donald Trump Problem Going Forward?

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In February 2020, NASCAR was rolling out the red carpet for Donald Trump at its season-opening Daytona 500. The first sitting U.S. President to visit a race since George W. Bush in 2004 arrived to great fanfare and support from track officials. He couldn’t have been happier addressing the crowd, giving the “start your engines” …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: NBC Returns, Along With Tire Issues at Indianapolis; RaceHub Reacts to Trump Tweet

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Oh boy, here we go again. Five races in a row with weather delays. Jeepers. Last week, NASCAR and INDYCAR held a tripleheader weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Saturday seemed to go off without a hitch. Sunday brought lightning delays, tire issues and some dangerous stuff in the pits, though A lot was outside …

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Donald Trump Asks Bubba Wallace to Apologize for Noose Incident

Nascar 2020: Cup Series Pocono Organics 325 In Partnership With Rodale Institute June 27

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U.S. President Donald Trump has publicly commented on the noose found in the garage area at Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday, June 21. In a tweet sent out the morning of July 6, he openly questioned whether driver Bubba Wallace had apologized for the results of the FBI investigation. Later that week, officials determined the noose …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2020 Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis

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The Headline(s): Kevin Harvick notched his fourth win of the season and third Brickyard 400 victory on Sunday (July 5) at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, continuing to keep pace with Denny Hamlin as the two dominate the 2020 season. Harvick also successfully defended his status as the winner at the Brickyard after taking the checkered flag …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2020 Big Machine Hand Sanitizer 400

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Let’s get your NASCAR DraftKings lineups set! Hopefully, they’ll result in fireworks. For just the second time since 1959, the Cup Series race held on Independence Day weekend will not be at Daytona International Speedway. Instead, it will be held at another iconic venue: Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The Big Machine Hand Sanitizer 400 airs Sunday, …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: FOX Goes for 2 in Pocono, Gets Exhausted

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Oh man! If I had the ability to prevent rain delays, this season would be so much less exhausting. After Sunday’s Pocono 350, I noted that covering Sunday’s tripleheader was more tiring than covering Petit Le Mans on-site. Having covered that event for the last four years, I can tell you that (for me), it …

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4 Burning Questions: Who Will Be in the Cup Playoffs?

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Who will be in the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs? Last weekend’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway marked the halfway point of the 26-race regular season. As such, it’s about time to take a step back and look at what the playoff picture will be, before the dog days of summer truly begin with …

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How Do We – & NASCAR – Move Forward from This Tumultuous Week?

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Thankfully, race weekend is here, which means cars will be on track at Pocono Raceway and the insanity of the past week can take a pause. Never have I been so ready to put a week in the past. The rollercoaster of emotions since Sunday’s reported noose in the Talladega Superspeedway garage stall of Bubba …

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Fire on Fridays: An Emotionally Exhausting Week

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Last Sunday, when the GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway was scheduled to go green, feels like a year ago. The events that have transpired in between that scheduled race and now have been nothing short of emotionally exhausting. We’ve seen the good, the bad and the ugly of society (and a whole heck of a …

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NASCAR Completes Its Talladega Bubba Wallace Investigation

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NASCAR has completed its investigation of a reported noose in the Talladega Superspeedway garage stall of Bubba Wallace found last weekend, NASCAR announced today, June 25. The announcement comes following the FBI’s revelation it had completed its own investigation on Tuesday, June 23. The rope was discovered by a Richard Petty Motorsports crew member last …

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2-Headed Monster: Should Someone Be Held Responsible for NASCAR’s Mishandling of Information in the Bubba Wallace Situation?

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This week has been a defining one in NASCAR. Sunday, a supposed heinous act of racism – a noose – was displayed in the garage. On Monday afternoon, the teams and the industry came together to support Bubba Wallace through a very turbulent time. Then on Tuesday we learned that the supposed and reported act …

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