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Couch Potato Tuesday: NBC Returns, Along With Tire Issues at Indianapolis; RaceHub Reacts to Trump Tweet

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Oh boy, here we go again. Five races in a row with weather delays. Jeepers. Last week, NASCAR and INDYCAR held a tripleheader weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Saturday seemed to go off without a hitch. Sunday brought lightning delays, tire issues and some dangerous stuff in the pits, though A lot was outside …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: FOX Goes for 2 in Pocono, Gets Exhausted

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Oh man! If I had the ability to prevent rain delays, this season would be so much less exhausting. After Sunday’s Pocono 350, I noted that covering Sunday’s tripleheader was more tiring than covering Petit Le Mans on-site. Having covered that event for the last four years, I can tell you that (for me), it …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: FOX, NASCAR Come Face-to-Face With a Social Crisis

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Last weekend was … something else. NASCAR found itself in the headlines for all the wrong reasons. Thankfully, the noose in the garage was found not to have been intentionally planted there for intimidation purposes. That said, it was there. I checked my photos from last October in Talladega to see if I noticed anything. …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Lightning Results in a Floridian Marathon

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Unfortunately, with the schedule we have for 2020, weather is going to be an issue this season. We have a bunch of daytime races scheduled to be held in the southeast United States in the middle of the summer. Days like we saw Sunday could happen a few more times, but we can’t do much …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: NASCAR Stands Up for Racial Equality on FOX

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As all of you are aware, it’s been a rather tough couple of weeks here in the United States. In addition to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the country has been rocked by protests against police brutality and racism. NASCAR has generally stayed away from these issues in the past, largely due to the fact that …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Charlotte, Bristol Bring Interesting Racing on FOX Sports 1

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Given the schedule of the past week, we ended up with two NASCAR Cup Series races in three days. As a result, we have a rare twin-bill of Cup critiques this week. Let’s hope that this does not become a trend. ALSCO Uniforms 500k The past couple of weeks have been exhausting for NASCAR teams. …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Charlotte Light on Action, Decent on Coverage

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Charlotte Motor Speedway is normally a hive of activity on Memorial Day weekend, owing to its location just outside of Mecklenburg County (the track is just over the county line in Cabarrus County and reasonably close to a lot of shopping).  Sunday was not a normal day. In front of an audience of a couple …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: NASCAR Returns in Darlington With Big Changes

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Sunday was a big day for NASCAR, as the Cup Series returned to action at Darlington Raceway. Viewers are hungry for anything sports-related, and while the general opinion right now is that the race went off without a hitch, it’ll be quite a while before we know that for sure. Overnight numbers indicated that the …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: North Wilkesboro Lives Up to Hype, FOX Sports 1 Messes Up Tucson

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We’ve come to the end (for now) of the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series, televised by FOX and FOX Sports 1. Over the seven races, there were truly two standout drivers. They were William Byron and Timmy Hill. Hendrick Motorsports’ decision to skip Saturday’s (May 9) North Wilkesboro 160 gifted the faux championship to Hill, …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Wrecking Is The Name Of The Game at Dover, Indianapolis

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We’re coming towards the end of the invitational series. The INDYCAR iRacing Challenge wrapped up Saturday, while there’s only one more eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series event left. As announced Sunday, that will be at the not-even-released yet North Wilkesboro Speedway. Even though the series are ending, last weekend proved that there’s still plenty of time for shenanigans.

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