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Frontstretch Podcast: Packed Weekend in Homestead, Christopher Bell Discusses Rookie Season in Cup

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss all things from Homestead-Miami Speedway, which held four NASCAR races last weekend. Denny Hamlin scored his third victory of the season, while the Chase Elliott and Joey Logano feud continues. Are Ryan Blaney and Tyler Reddick on the brink of victory lane? In the Xfinity …

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Did You Notice?: 2020 NASCAR Drivers On The Hot Seat

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Did You Notice? … Each of the sport’s superteams this season has a driver who’s running behind the curve? 12 races into the year, 2020 has been a year of parity across the sport. Four drivers have already won twice (and Denny Hamlin has won three times). A total of five drivers are tied for the series lead …

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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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Denny Hamlin Sweeps Both Stages for 40th Career Win at Homestead

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Denny Hamlin had some unfinished NASCAR Cup Series business at Homestead-Miami Speedway. A little over six months after his 2019 championship bid fell short, Hamlin took charge and won from the pole in the 2020 Dixie Vodka 400. After dominating the first two stages Sunday (June 14), Hamlin closed the deal and earned a maximum …

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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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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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Power Rankings: Hotlanta Edition

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One thing we can say about last Sunday’s (June 7) race at Atlanta Motor Speedway is that it will be most remembered for what happened during pre-race. But it would have been impossible to create a race more memorable than the words and imagery we saw from NASCAR over the weekend. While I have always …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2020 Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500

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Everyone loves some good short track racing and no one is more excited than NASCAR Cup Series drivers as they head to Virginia this Wednesday (June 10) for the Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500. Additional prestige surrounds the event as it is the first complete one to be run under the lights at Martinsville Speedway, …

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Ryan Blaney on Wednesday Night’s Blue Emu 500 Pole at Martinsville

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Ryan Blaney drew the pole for the Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway. NASCAR used a random draw again to fill out the starting lineup, with the top 12 in points starting in the first 12 spots. For the second week in a row, the No. 10 of Aric Almirola will start second. …

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Kevin Harvick Takes Control to Win Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500

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What’s the best way to win a race? Ensure that much of the competition is not even in a position to beat you, which is what Kevin Harvick did during Sunday’s (June 7) Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.  The veteran driver moved to the lead for the first time within the …

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