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Couch Potato Tuesday: Daytona Takes TV to Places Rarely Seen. That’s Not A Good Thing

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Last weekend was created as a backup weekend, something designed to give all three of NASCAR’s National Series and the ARCA Menards Series a replacement road-course weekend after the scheduled races at Watkins Glen, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and Canadian Tire Motorsport Park were scrubbed. The result was probably not even close to what I …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Michigan Sunday Underwhelms, NBCSN Does the Best With the Circumstances Surrounding Road America

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Last weekend was yet another exhausting affair. Pretty much everyone except for INDYCAR and IMSA was in action. The NASCAR Cup Series had a doubleheader at Michigan International Speedway with the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series and ARCA Menards Series as support. Meanwhile, the Xfinity Series spent its Saturday at alternatively wet and dry …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Loudon Brings Decent Racing, Tire Issues

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

New Hampshire Motor Speedway is probably one of the more polarizing tracks on the NASCAR Cup Series calendar. It is one of the toughest tracks on the calendar for passing. This year brought the revised rules package that decreased downforce. The result was a Cup race with the most lead changes on the 1.058-mile oval …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Scheduling Kansas on a Thursday Night? Not the Best Idea

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Last week was a rather odd setup. The NASCAR Cup Series raced Thursday night at Kansas Speedway. This setup was concocted to avoid Championship Sunday for the Premier League, but I think the whole thing was misguided. Those Championship Sunday games were over by 1 p.m. ET (and five of the 10 were exclusive to …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: NBC Brings New Innovations, Decent Coverage to Texas

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Last weekend was ridiculous. Too much action at one time. For instance, I originally planned to have a recap of Sunday’s 4 Hours of Le Castellet, the season opener for the European Le Mans Series, here on Frontstretch. I still haven’t seen that race yet. The schedule was just crushing with Cup, Xfinity, the Trucks, …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Kentucky Action Substandard Until Lap 265

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Guess what? We made it through a NASCAR Cup Series race for the first time in a month without a weather delay. Makes me happy. However, what we ended up with was a very idiosyncratic race. The Quaker State 400 Sponsored By Walmart will likely always be remembered for the final two laps. Cole Custer …

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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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