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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2020 Food City Presents the Supermarket Heroes 500 at Bristol

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The Headline(s): Brad Keselowski was right to ask if Las Vegas has re-opened yet, because Sunday proved it’s sometimes better to be lucky than good. Capitalizing on a spat between Joey Logano and Chase Elliott for the race lead sending both leaders into the wall on lap 498, the No. 2 drove past the wreck …

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Pair of Wrecks End Day For Ryan Blaney, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Among Others At Bristol

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Bristol Motor Speedway apparently did not get the memo about being a “self-cleaning racetrack” during Sunday afternoon’s (May 31) Supermarket Heroes 500. A lap 200 spin by second-place runner Ryan Blaney off turn 2’s outside wall sparked a number of crashes in stage two. Ty Dillon was also eliminated in a wreck he just couldn’t …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2020 Alsco Uniforms 500

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Another NASCAR Cup Series race? Yep! Get those daily fantasy NASCAR DraftKings rosters ready. Three days after the Coca-Cola 600, the sport’s longest race of the year, drivers will stay at Charlotte Motor Speedway for the Alsco Uniforms 500(k) on Wednesday (May 27) at 8 p.m. ET. It will mark the series’ fourth event in …

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Power Rankings: Monster Marathon Edition

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Every year it seems that we have the debate about whether NASCAR needs a 600-mile race. You can holler out “OK, Boomer,” but I think it is very important to have some of the classic NASCAR races stay at their classic lengths. There was a time this was a test of man and machine, and …

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5 Points to Ponder: Chase Elliott and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week

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ONE: Chase Elliott and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week Chase Elliott’s potential race-winning Sunday night at the Coca-Cola 600 was foiled by a few factors. Leading with less than three laps to go at Charlotte Motor Speedway, his Hendrick Motorsports teammate William Byron suffered a flat tire and spun. The ensuing caution …

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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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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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Fire on Fridays: Brad Keselowski Should Stay at Team Penske

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The NASCAR Cup Series will see plenty of change in 2021, from the cars to the schedule. But the biggest change may be the driver lineups at each team, as nearly a quarter of the Cup drivers are set to be free agents at the end of 2020. Arguably the biggest name of all those …

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Frontstretch Podcast: New Package Debuts at Phoenix, Brandon Jones Chats Xfinity Win

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss the 2020 short track package as it debuted over the weekend at Phoenix Raceway. Joey Logano wound up the victor, winning his second race of the young season. Meanwhile, Tyler Reddick entertained, coming from the back to the front, only to end up with a …

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Stock Car Scoop With Bryan Nolen: Mid-Week Update

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Who signed a big multi-year deal to remain with the only team this driver has been at in his career? Also, Ryan Newman returns to a racetrack for the first time since his horrific accident. What is the latest on the Rocketman? Last but not least, all three series are back in action this weekend …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2020 FanShield 500 at Phoenix

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The Headline(s): Holding off Kevin Harvick on two successive late-race restarts, Joey Logano prevailed in overtime to win at Phoenix, his second win of 2020, 25th career Cup Series win and 56th NASCAR national series victory. Fast Fords win races! Proud of our 22 @shell @pennzoil team. We learned a lot today and will be …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2020 Fan Shield 500

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Who… should you be talking about after the race? Joey Logano’s heart probably sank lower with each late restart. He had the best car in the late going, but he had Phoenix master Kevin Harvick to contend with on the final restarts, and Harvick’s car was fast on short runs. Logano is one of the …

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