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Martin Truex Jr. Named Talladega Cup Pole Sitter

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Martin Truex Jr. has been selected as the pole sitter for the 2020 GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway in the NASCAR Cup Series. Truex has won once this season, at Martinsville Speedway. In 30 career starts at Talladega, he has two top fives and eight top-10 finishes. Joe Gibbs Racing drivers occupy the top three …

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Power Rankings: 7 Hours of Miami Edition

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It was a long week for NASCAR, but can someone tell me how an organization that makes Florida its home can think that scheduling a race at 3:30 p.m. ET in the middle of June is going to work in South Florida? I understand that television partners often make the call, but even they should …

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5 Points to Ponder: NASCAR Playoff Paybacks Piling Up

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ONE: Bristol Takes NASCAR All-Star Race … To Thunderous Applause On paper, a June 15 announcement the NASCAR All-Star Race would move to Bristol Motor Speedway next month was due to rising COVID-19 infections. North Carolina has seen a recent spike in cases, making it near impossible a mid-July event staged for the fans could actually …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2020 Dixie Vodka 400

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Who… should you be talking about after the race? Denny Hamlin might not have won the top starting spot by virtue of speed but he certainly had plenty of speed to stay there. With crew chief Chris Gabehart back in action after a four-race suspension for a weight violation, Hamlin dominated the race, leading 137 …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2020 Dixie Vodka 400

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A race at Homestead-Miami Speedway in June? Yep!  Get your daily fantasy NASCAR DraftKings rosters ready for a sizzling summer race near Miami. The NASCAR Cup Series heads south to Florida for the Dixie Vodka 400 on Sunday, June 14 at 3:30 p.m. ET. Local FOX stations as well as MRN radio will provide coverage …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: 2020 Dixie Vodka 400

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Homestead-Miami Speedway, long home to the season finale to NASCAR’s season, will instead be just the 12th stop of the year for the NASCAR Cup Series. This is going to be a very bizarre race as far as who can be competitive. A lot of teams have notes for this track for November. Take a …

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Stock Car Scoop: Martin Truex Jr. Wins Martinsville, Homestead Starting Lineups Revealed

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The NASCAR Cup Series took to the short track known as the paperclip on Wednesday night and there was a familiar face in Victory Lane. How did Martin Truex Jr. do it? We will tell you in the latest edition of Stock Car Scoop with Bryan Nolen. Frontstretch’s newest podcast that focuses on the motorsports …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2020 Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500 at Martinsville

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Editors Note: What in blazes am I doing here? Yeah, Matt, what’s up? You write on Tuesdays, having given this column up years ago. Yep. You recall correctly. Bryan Keith, who took over this column when Mike Neff stopped doing it, has been doing a fine job with the race recaps under whatever title he’s …

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NASCAR Stat Sheet: Martin Truex Jr. Continues Short Track Dominance

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NASCAR’s oldest track on the calendar, Martinsville Speedway, never disappoints. Beatin’ and bangin’, fenders rubbing, good short track racing. Entering Wednesday night’s race (June 10), the 2020 short track aerodynamic package was batting 100% on entertainment at Phoenix Raceway at Bristol Motor Speedway. While it was challenging to pass for the lead at Martinsville, racing …

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Ryan Blaney Overcomes Bad Start, Penalty to Finish Second at Martinsville

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Ryan Blaney rebounded from multiple incidents on Wednesday night to finish second under the lights at Martinsville Speedway. Martin Truex Jr. won NASCAR’s midweek race at the paperclip-shaped short track, but the big story of the night was Blaney, who started on pole for the Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500. One incident of being lapped, …

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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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Stock Car Scoop: Bubba Wallace’s New Paint Scheme, NASCAR Allowing Fans at Homestead & Talladega

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NASCAR Cup Series driver Bubba Wallace will be supporting a new paint scheme for Wednesday night’s (June 10) primetime race at Martinsville Speedway. Wallace also made comments to CNN’s Don Lemon about banning the confederate flag at events. Just how far did he go in the interview? We will tell you in the latest edition …

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