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Beside the Rising Tide: Disqualified, The 6-Ton Elephant in the Room and Other Observations 

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Early in my career Ben Blake, one of the great all-time writers in NASCAR history, taught me that the only thing worse than rain at a racetrack is rain at a racetrack with lights. I’d later add my own corollary that the only thing worse than rain at a racetrack with lights is rain at …

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Jimmie Johnson Disqualified from 2020 Coca-Cola 600 After No. 48 Fails Post-Race Inspection

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Jimmie Johnson has failed post-race inspection in his final Coca-Cola 600. After finishing second in the Coca-Cola 600, NASCAR announced after the race that the No. 48 car of Johnson failed post-race inspection. Johnson started on the outside pole and lead six laps in Sunday’s race. As race leader Chase Elliott and others pitted in …

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NASCAR Stat Sheet: Clean Air Proves King at Charlotte

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On Sunday evening (May 24), NASCAR held its annual Coca-Cola 600. Longest race of the year means intriguing stats, right? Even when clean air put a damper on the proceedings. There was a seven-time champion crossing the finish line in second, for what was believed to be his best finish in nearly three calendar years. …

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Stock Car Scoop: Charlotte Results, Jimmie Johnson Disqualified, Xfinity Lineup

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Jimmie Johnson disqualified in his final Coca-Cola 600? That’s how the history books will have it. Johnson finished second in NASCAR’s longest race of the season Sunday (May 24). But it’ll be a long week ahead for the No. 48 team after the car failed post-race inspection at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The rear end was …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2020 Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte

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The Headline(s): Capitalizing on an extremely late-race caution, Brad Keselowski and team stayed out while leader Chase Elliott pitted. He then bested Jimmie Johnson on a green-white-checkered restart to win the 2020 Coca-Cola 600.  RT to congratulate @keselowski on winning his third Crown Jewel. ? #CocaCola600 x @Team_Penske pic.twitter.com/LiFncgWc7l — Charlotte Motor Speedway (@CLTMotorSpdwy) May …

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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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Up to Speed: Forecasting the NASCAR Future of Chase Briscoe

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Chase Briscoe provided what will certainly be a highlight of the 2020 NASCAR season on Thursday evening (May 21).  Briscoe won the weather-delayed NASCAR Xfinity Series event at Darlington Raceway, beating Kyle Busch to the finish line after a last-lap battle that evoked memories of the Ricky Craven / Kurt Busch finish in 2003.  It …

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Did You Notice? Nice Guy Chase Elliott Getting Short End Of NASCAR Stick

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Did You Notice? Chase Elliott‘s most famous NASCAR moments are being on the losing end of battles with two Joe Gibbs Racing rivals? NASCAR’s Most Popular Driver is finding out no amount of screaming fans can keep him from being nudged out of the way in crunch time. The second incident occurred Wednesday night (May 20) …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2020 Coca-Cola 600

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After a few days off, the NASCAR Cup Series heads to Charlotte Motor Speedway for the traditional Coca-Cola 600. The 400-lap race starts at 6 p.m. ET on Sunday, May 24, 2020 and will air on FOX. Get your daily fantasy NASCAR DraftKings roster ready to rumble! The Coca-Cola 600 is a race held on …

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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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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: Toyota 500k

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Two NASCAR Cup Series races in one week? Yep! Get your daily fantasy NASCAR DraftKings roster ready. The Toyota 500k at Darlington Raceway is set to begin shortly after 6 p.m. ET on Wednesday, May 20, and will air on FOX Sports 1. The start time has been moved up due to expected weather in …

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Power Rankings: Darlington I Edition

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Everyone at NASCAR had to be nervous about how all of the new procedures would work out for the first race without fans due to COVID-19 at Darlington Speedway on Sunday (May 17). However, all went well, and it was a monster of a day for NASCAR, earning the highest television rating outside the Daytona …

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