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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2020 Toyota 500 at Darlington

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The Headline(s): After showing long-run speed during a late green-flag run, Denny Hamlin’s pit crew got the No. 11 out front off pit road after a lap 194 caution at Darlington Raceway. Following a brief restart, Hamlin then capitalized when an incident between Kyle Busch and Chase Elliott on lap 200 brought out the 11th …

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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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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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The Frontstretch 5: Underrated Drivers in NASCAR Right Now

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When people talk about the best drivers in NASCAR, some names immediately come to mind: Jimmie Johnson, Kyle Busch, Martin Truex Jr., Denny Hamlin, Joey Logano … the list goes on and on. But who are the drivers that aren’t the first ones people think of? Certainly, some of them are worth of a second …

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William Byron Dominates Bristol iRacing Pro Invitational Series Race

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iRacing veteran William Bryon put on a commanding performance at the virtual Bristol Motor Speedway (April 5). Byron, who led a total of 116 of the 150 laps contested, retook the lead from Chris Buescher on lap 109 and cruised away from John Hunter Nemechek to claim his first win in the eNASCAR iRacing Pro …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Week 2 of iRacing, Chris Buescher Reminisces on Return to Roush Fenway Racing

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss Sunday’s iRacing Pro Invitational Series at virtual Texas Motor Speedway, which saw Timmy Hill score the victory. The duo chats the success of Week 2, as viewership was over 1.3 million people, which drivers should be locked into the main event and why there should …

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The Underdog House: Dillon Makes It a Ty Game in Phoenix


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Top Dog Ty Dillon keeps popping up at the top of this list, much in the way that Matt DiBenedetto and Chris Buescher have in recent years. The difference between those drivers and Dillon is that Ty seems to be interested in building a long-term future at his current team. Both are getting better together, …

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Up to Speed: The One That Got Away from Kevin Harvick


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Kevin Harvick has a reputation for doing two things particularly well: closing out races and winning at Phoenix Raceway.  No driver has won more Cup Series races at the one mile oval than Harvick.  And, over the last decade or so, there is perhaps no other driver who has more frequently emerged out of the …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2020 FanShield 500

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It’s time for a duel in the desert as the NASCAR Cup Series makes the trek to Arizona for the FanShield 500 at Phoenix Raceway. Something is definitely different about the cars this week: the rear spoiler. It was reduced from 8 inches to 2.75 inches as part of the new short-track and road course …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2020 Pennzoil 400 Presented by Jiffy Lube

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After Monday night’s wild and scary ending to the Daytona 500, NASCAR Cup Series teams travel to Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the Pennzoil 400 on Sunday, Feb. 23. The action should be much tamer this week at the 1.5-mile track. While big crashes are still possible, the cars won’t run in large packs except …

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Chris Buescher Buying Into His Return to Roush Fenway Racing

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The introduction of Ryan Newman to the Roush Fenway Racing stable in 2019 resulted in a major step forward for the organization. Bringing 2015 NASCAR Xfinity Series champion Chris Buescher back to Roush is the next step in that climb, and he’s embracing a return into the fold. Buescher spoke to Frontstretch on Sunday (Feb. …

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2020 NASCAR Cup Series Preseason Power Rankings


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For the first time here at Frontstretch, our staff banded together to vote on who it thinks will be the top drivers of the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season in a preseason power rankings format. Each participating staff member sent a 30-driver ranking before the beginning of the season, taking into account not only 2019 successes …

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