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Frontstretch Podcast: NASCAR’s Return

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss NASCAR’s return to action this past weekend at Darlington Raceway, where Kevin Harvick and Denny Hamlin scored victories. The big story coming out of Wednesday night’s race was the incident involving Chase Elliott and Kyle Busch. Could this lead to retaliation from the No. 9 …

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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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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2020 The Real Heroes 400 at Darlington

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The Headline(s): The last time the NASCAR Cup Series raced at Darlington outside of Labor Day weekend, Kevin Harvick drove to victory lane in 2014. Six years later, Harvick did it again, leading 159 laps to score a convincing victory in The Real Heroes 400. It’s Harvick’s first win of 2020, 50th career Cup win …

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Alex Bowman Signs Contract Extension At Hendrick Motorsports Through 2021

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Alex Bowman has signed a contract extension with Hendrick Motorsports through the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season. Bowman tweeted the news on Saturday (May 16). The No. 88 Chevrolet Camaro driver’s deal became public a day before NASCAR’s return to racing at Darlington Raceway. The season was put on pause for over two months due …

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Stock Car Scoop: The Real Heroes 400 Starting Lineup & NASCAR 2020 Schedule Update

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The starting lineup was drawn for Sunday’s The Real Heroes 400 on Thursday, May 14. Who will lead the field to the green flag in NASCAR’s return? We will tell you on Stock Car Scoop with Bryan Nolen. Frontstretch’s new podcast focused on the motorsports news of the week also takes a look at the …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: The Real Heroes 400

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Real racing is back! The NASCAR Cup Series returns from a two-month COVID-19 break for The Real Heroes 400 at Darlington Raceway. The 293-lap race kicks off on Sunday, May 17 at 3:30 p.m. ET on FOX Sports and also marks the return of daily fantasy NASCAR. Darlington is known as the Track Too Tough …

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Up to Speed: Which Drivers Are Likely to Tame Darlington in its 2020 NASCAR Return?

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The 2020 NASCAR season, paused for about two months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, is less than a week away from resuming.  The first two races will be held at Darlington Raceway in South Carolina, about a two-hour drive from race shops in the Charlotte area.  They include a 400-mile event on Sunday, May 17 …

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Stock Car Scoop: Ryan Newman’s Return, Sim Racing Recaps

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Ryan Newman made a special appearance on FOX Sports’ coverage (April 26) of the NASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series race at Talladega Superspeedway. Pending medical clearance, he announced his plan to return to the wheel of the No. 6 Roush Fenway Racing Ford. When will that be?  Find out in the latest edition of Stock …

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Alex Bowman Wins NASCAR Pro Invitational Series GEICO 70 at Talladega

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Alex Bowman scored his first eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series victory on Sunday afternoon (April 26). Bowman survived a chaotic final lap to win NASCAR’s GEICO 70 at virtual Talladega Superspeedway. Corey LaJoie started from the pole position in his Pro Invitational Series debut and put himself in position to win. But his last-gasp effort …

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Frontstretch Podcast: NASCAR Possibly Returning Soon, Alex Bowman Examines Hendrick Motorsports’ Hot Start

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss William Byron going back to back in the Pro Invitational Series as he won at virtual Richmond Raceway on Sunday afternoon (April 19). Timmy Hill scored another top-three finish on Sunday, so Albino and Neff chat how much Hill’s stock has raised due to success …

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Josh Williams Dominates iRacing Replacements 100 at Atlanta

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NASCAR Cup Series spotter Josh Williams crushed the virtual competition in Sunday afternoon’s iRacing Replacements 100, a race at Atlanta Motor Speedway hosted by the sim racing company and Podium eSports. Williams, the spotter for Team Penske’s Ryan Blaney in NASCAR’s premier series, led most of the race en route to running away with the victory …

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Dale Earnhardt Jr., Alex Bowman, Bubba Wallace Among NASCAR Stars Going iRacing: Here’s Where and When to Watch

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The NASCAR world is paused for the moment, but a number of drivers and crew members are using iRacing to keep racing going in some form for the time being. Earlier this week, the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak forced the sport of stock car racing into an unprecedented state of suspended animation, with NASCAR postponing the …

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