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Power Rankings: 1 Down, 9 to Go Edition

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All season, Kevin Harvick has been very good. Heading into the Southern 500, he had won seven times already this year and had more top-five and top-10 finishes than anyone else. But one thing he has not been until Sunday (Sept. 6) was being lucky! In one of the crown jewels of stock car racing, …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Darlington Brings Wall Contact & Horses to Play

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Oh yes, Darlington. On Labor Day weekend, this is where NASCAR fans go to sweat gallons of fluid and take in some interesting racing. Viewers had three very different races on the schedule on the egg-shaped oval. Cook Out Southern 500 The centerpiece of Throwback Weekend was 500 miles at Darlington Raceway. I don’t think …

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Stock Car Scoop: Kevin Harvick Talks Darlington Win, ‘It Wasn’t Pretty’

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Kevin Harvick capitalized on the misfortunes of Chase Elliott and Martin Truex Jr. to win his eighth race of the season on Sunday night. What were his thoughts after the 2020 Southern 500? Find out in the Sept. 7 edition of Stock Car Scoop. Frontstretch‘s newest podcast focused on the motorsports news of the week …

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Collision Keeps Martin Truex Jr. & Chase Elliott Out of Darlington Victory Lane

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Two of the fastest cars did not win the Cook Out Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway due to a late-race collision between Chase Elliott and Martin Truex Jr. Pole sitter Elliott led 114 laps on Sunday night (Sept. 6), including the opening 71. But he eventually gave way to Truex, who quickly established himself as …

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Martin Truex Jr. & Chase Elliott Tangle, Gifting Kevin Harvick Southern 500

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A late-race loss by Chase Elliott and Martin Truex Jr. was Kevin Harvick’s gain in Darlington Raceway’s Southern 500 on Sunday (Sept. 6).  Contact between Elliott and Harvick with 15 laps remaining damaged both cars badly enough to slow Elliott’s car and force Truex to pit in order to repair a flat tire. The result …

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Power Rankings: Here Come the Playoffs Edition

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It’s amazing how much has changed in all the many years since I started following NASCAR as a kid back in the late 1960s and ’70s. Thankfully, the racing is much safer. Can I hear a “Hallelujah” that we get live races every week? But one curious development is that back in the day, finishing …

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Up to Speed: Kyle Busch Will Miss Having Playoff Points in 2020

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Kyle Busch experienced another frustrating finish to a promising race on Saturday night.  At Daytona International Speedway, in the last race of the regular season, Busch led for a total of 31 laps.  He was near the front of the pack late in the race and had a good shot at scoring a win.  But …

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Power Rankings: Dover Double Take Edition

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Can anyone explain the logic of holding a doubleheader at the Monster Mile with the second race going head-to-head with the Greatest Spectacle in Auto Racing, the Indianapolis 500? Anyone? Anyone? Buehler? Buehler? The good news is that NASCAR saw fit to give the NASCAR Cup Series guys more power and less downforce at Dover …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Too Much Cutoff Coverage Masks Somewhat Boring Dover Race

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Last weekend was ludicrous. Just plain too much stuff going on. Normally, Couch Potato Tuesday after the Indianapolis 500 would cover the Indianapolis 500. Problem is, that race was on at the same time as the Drydene 311 No. 2, and I need to keep my TV on NBCSN when races air there. Stupid things …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2020 Drydene 311 Race 1

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Who … should you be talking about after the race? Leading a race-high 115 laps, Denny Hamlin registered win number six of the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season, getting by Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Martin Truex Jr. for the first race of the series doubleheader at Dover International Speedway in the Drydene 311. Hamlin continues …

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Denny Hamlin Delivers 1st Dover Win, 1-2-3 for Joe Gibbs Racing

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Denny Hamlin and the No. 11 team has done it again. Hamlin led a Joe Gibbs Racing crusade on Saturday evening (Aug. 22), with the Virginia driver claiming the victory at Dover International Raceway in the first of two races this weekend. The three-time Daytona 500 champion swept the stages in Delaware and passed his …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: Drydene Dover Doubleheader

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Dover International Speedway is one of the last remaining independently owned racetracks on the NASCAR Cup Series schedule, with the 21 of the other 23 facilities being owned by either NASCAR or Speedway Motorsports Incorporated. This independent streak that the track has can be felt by both fans and drivers. The unique oval is the …

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