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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2020 Coca-Cola 600

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Who… should you be talking about after the 2020 Coca-Cola 600? Brad Keselowski was going to come up short in the 2020 Coca-Cola 600.  He’d had a great restart with 46 laps to go, taking advantage of track position up front. However, Chase Elliott squeaked by and then took off in clean air, leaving Keselowski …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2020 Toyota 500

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Who… should you be talking about after the Toyota 500? Denny Hamlin has been strong at Darlington Raceway, and he had a rocket ship as the laps ticked down in Wednesday’s (May 20) Toyota 500. Thanks to that, even though Hamlin stayed on track when the caution flew with 30 laps remaining, typically a disaster …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2020 The Real Heroes 400

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Who… should you be talking about after the race? Kevin Harvick has learned to tame Darlington Raceway in recent years. Sunday (May 17), he became the only repeat winner at the Lady in Black since 2014.  Early in his career, Harvick’s relationship with the track was a rocky one, to say the least, but he hasn’t …

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Driver vs. Driver Classic Matchups: Richard Petty vs. Dale Earnhardt

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Seven Cup titles. When Richard Petty won his seventh and final championship in 1979, it was easily a feat for the record books. No other driver had more than three. Dale Earnhardt was a rookie driver in 1979, brash and hungry but as yet unproven. In Driver vs. Driver, we take a look into the careers of …

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The Frontstretch 5: Things Still Uncertain as NASCAR Returns

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1. How Long the Season Will Last Even as the season restarts this Sunday (May 17), there are still questions as to how long it can really last. The shadow of COVID-19 still looms over the sport, and an outbreak in the garage could bring things grinding to a halt. There’s a lot at stake, …

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2-Headed Monster: Should NASCAR Shut Down if One Person Gets COVID-19?

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The COVID-19 pandemic is unlike anything we’ve seen in this lifetime. It has brought most businesses and the entire sports world to a complete halt. Eventually some sport was going to have to take the risk and be the first one to come back. While things will be very different when NASCAR returns on May …

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NASCAR 101: The Facts On A NASCAR 2020 Return From COVID-19

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It’s official: the NASCAR 2020 season is ending its two-month hiatus. The sport announced Thursday (April 30) they’ll lift their on-track suspension due to the COVID-19 pandemic and get back to racing in all three of its top divisions by the end of May. Here’s all the details you need to know before the green …

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Turn Back the Clock: 2006 NASCAR Season, Part 1 of 7

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Casey Mears was going to decide the 2006 Daytona 500, that much was clear. On the white flag lap of a green-white-checkered finish to the Great American Race, Mears was running third, behind leader Jimmie Johnson and Ryan Newman as the pack broke up to race each other behind the front three. In front of …

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Kyle Larson Suspended Without Pay by Chip Ganassi Racing, NASCAR Following Racial Incident on iRacing

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Update (5 p.m. ET): NASCAR has indefinitely suspended Kyle Larson. “NASCAR has made diversity and inclusion a priority and will not tolerate the type of language used by Kyle Larson during Sundays iRacing event,” a NASCAR statement read. “Our member conduct guidelines are clear in this regard, and we will enforce these guidelines to maintain …

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The Frontstretch 5: Most Deserving of Inclusion in the NASCAR Hall of Fame

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The NASCAR Hall of Fame announced its list of nominees on Tuesday (April 7), and as usual, there was quite a list. This year’s group is headlined, perhaps, by Dale Earnhardt Jr., but who’s really most worthy of induction this time around? With new rules for election in place, two people from the modern era ballot …

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