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Couch Potato Tuesday: Stupidity Arises on the Radio, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Gets Too Much Focus

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Oh boy. As you know by now, stupidity has reared its head once again. The original plan was to talk about Saturday’s Chevrolet 275k broadcast on NBCSN and maybe touch upon Landon Cassill’s Monza Madness. Had Kyle Larson not done what he did, that portion of the article would have likely covered Allen Bestwick chipping …

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Simon Pagenaud Takes Round 3 of INDYCAR iRacing Challenge at Virtual Michigan, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Earns a Podium

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Defending Indianapolis 500 champion Simon Pagenaud used the correct strategy to win the Chevrolet 275 at virtual Michigan International Speedway Saturday (April 11). Pagenaud, in his full firesuit, avoided the mayhem at the beginning and played the fuel game perfectly. Those who were ahead of him in the closing laps needed to return to pit …

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Stock Car Scoop: NASCAR iRacing Update Through Easter, Plus… Jimmie Johnson Opens Door For 2021?

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The stars of stock car racing took to the track in their simulators this week as NBC hosted the latest form of NASCAR iRacing, their Short Track Challenge. Who came out on top? Find out in the April 10, 2020 edition of Stock Car Scoop on Frontstretch with Bryan Nolen. Frontstretch will also tell you …

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Joins IndyCar iRacing Entry List for Michigan

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Round 3 of the INDYCAR iRacing Challenge kicks off at virtual Michigan International Speedway Saturday (April 11). This time 31 drivers are entered for the Chevrolet 275, up two entries from last week’s event at virtual Barber Motorsports Park, including one very familiar name to NASCAR fans: Dale Earnhardt Jr. headlines the list of newcomers …

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4 Burning Questions: Who Should Be Part of the 2021 NASCAR Hall of Fame Class?

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Did the NASCAR Hall of Fame nomination process work this time? Last season, I refused to give a serious look at the class of 2020 nominees simply because of the broken nomination system. Now the hall has decided to make changes addressing some of these concerns. The modern era nomination committee is still very flawed …

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Dale Earnhardt Jr, Jeff Burton & Carl Edwards Among Newest NASCAR Hall of Fame Nominees

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Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Burton and Carl Edwards are among the newest additions to the NASCAR Hall of Fame’s nomination class for 2021, NASCAR announced Tuesday, April 7. Five nominees have been inducted every year since the shrine’s inception in 2010, but that number has been reduced to three starting in 2021. Two individuals in …

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Fantasy NASCAR iRacing: Picks for 2020 Food City Showdown at Bristol Motor Speedway

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Fantasy NASCAR iRacing? That’s right, race fans. While real-life engines sit silent in NASCAR garages, some sites and apps have offered some fantasy and prop betting for iRacing. NASCAR relaunched their free-to-play Finish Line app for iOS and Android devices for those 21 and over. In this game, you can choose the top-finishing driver from …

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Stock Car Scoop With Bryan Nolen: Weekend Recap

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Here’s latest edition of Stock Car Scoop with Bryan Nolen from March 30, 2020. The stars of NASCAR took to the track in their simulators as the eNASCAR Iracing Pro Series Invatational Series was run at Texas Motor Speedway on Sunday (March 29th)  and there was a surprise winner when it was all said and …

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Frontstretch Podcast: iRacing Success, Timmy Hill Discusses Pro Invitational Series

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss Sunday’s iRacing Pro Invitational Series, which saw 35 NASCAR drivers take their talent to simulators. Denny Hamlin passed Dale Earnhardt Jr. on the final lap to secure the win, but the biggest winner of all was iRacing and NASCAR. Albino and Neff discuss some of …

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Denny Hamlin Beats Dale Earnhardt Jr. to Win iRacing Pro Invitational Series at Homestead-Miami

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Denny Hamlin edged out Dale Earnhardt Jr. to win Sunday afternoon’s iRacing Pro Invitational Series at Homestead-Miami Speedway, a race that was a veritable wreckfest but ended with an exciting final-lap pass for the lead. The event, featuring 35 drivers from NASCAR’s three premier series, was put on in lieu of actual races as the …

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Everything You Need to Know About This Week’s eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational

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On Tuesday night, prior to the eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series event from Atlanta Motor Speedway, NASCAR’s Ben Kennedy announced a brand new series planned to run this spring: the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series. The first event will take place on Sunday, March 22nd at 1:30 p.m. ET, and will be broadcast on FS1. It …

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New eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series Formed

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A new exhibition esports series, the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series, has been formed, NASCAR and iRacing announced Tuesday evening (March 17). The simulation-style series will have competitors from the top three NASCAR national touring series as well as former drivers. Some of these include Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin, Clint Bowyer, Kyle …

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