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The Underdog House: Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Leads List of NASCAR COTA Comebacks

NASCAR Cup Series

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Ricky Stenhouse Jr. staged one of several COTA comebacks for NASCAR underdogs in the 2023 event. He ran seventh, his first top 10 since winning the Daytona 500.

Couch Potato Tuesday: Fontana Doubleheader Brings a Stark Difference

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There was a distinct lack of energy for much of the Cup broadcast Sunday. Like everyone was just going through the motions as if the weekend was a letdown.

The Underdog House: No Daytona Aftereffects for Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

NASCAR Cup Series

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2023 Daytona 500 winner Ricky Stenhouse Jr. kept the good times rolling with a 12th-place finish Feb. 26 in Auto Club Speedway’s Pala Casino 400.

Only Yesterday: Daytona to NASCAR Title? Not So Fast

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Could Ricky Stenhouse Jr.’s Daytona 500 victory vault him into becoming a favorite for the 2023 NASCAR Cup Series title? Not quite.

Stat Sheet: Daytona 500 Madness Strikes Again

Michael McDowell, Ryan Preece, Martin Truex Jr., Kevin Harvick, Chase Briscoe crash in Big One at Daytona 500, NKP

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After a relatively tame 190 laps, chaos broke out in the final 22. Again.

Up to Speed: Friends Are Where You Find Them at Daytona

NASCAR Cup Series

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In the closing laps of the Daytona 500, those left standing found friends wherever they could, regardless of what was on the nose of the car.

Couch Potato Tuesday: Commercials and Poor Production Hurt Daytona 500 Broadcast

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The Daytona 500 is the biggest NASCAR race of the year. Typically, you want to put your best foot forward. It didn’t seem like that was the case on Sunday.