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Kevin Harvick Seeks Momentum Entering Round of 8

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The Round of 12 was forgettable for Kevin Harvick, but don’t allow that to make you forget how dangerous the 2014 NASCAR Cup Series champion is. Harvick, who has a series-high nine wins this season and has dominated 2020 statistically, was but a blip on the radar throughout the second round of the postseason, stringing …

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What Can Kyle Busch Do to Break His Winless Streak?

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Kyle Busch‘s struggles in 2020 are growing more and more evident by the week. But the true extent of what the No. 18 team is facing was placed front and center Saturday night (Sept. 19) in the Bass Pro Shops Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway – even if the results don’t tell us that …

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William Byron, Cole Custer, Matt DiBenedetto, Ryan Blaney Eliminated From Playoffs

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The Round of 16 is over, and four drivers have been eliminated from the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series playoffs. William Byron, Cole Custer, Matt DiBenedetto and Ryan Blaney all finished beneath the playoff cut line after the Bass Pro Shops Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday night (Sept. 19), missing the 12-driver cut …

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Austin Dillon Offers Strong Showing in Playoff Opener at Darlington

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Austin Dillon was on many people’s list as a first-round exit from the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series playoffs but proved Sunday night (Sept. 6) that he’ll be a tough out. Dillon wheeled his No. 3 Chevrolet to a stout second-place finish in the Cook Out Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway, adding plenty of momentum to …

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Austin Dillon Tests Positive for COVID-19, Out for Daytona Road Course

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Austin Dillon tested positive for COVID-19, Richard Childress Racing announced Saturday morning, and will miss Sunday’s (Aug. 16) NASCAR Cup Series race at the Daytona International Speedway road course. Dillon, who won at Texas Motor Speedway on July 19 to lock himself into the playoffs, is self-quarantining away from the team, the team said in …

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Austin Cindric Holds Off AJ Allmendinger; Wins Xfinity Race at Road America

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You may have needed an umbrella, but the Henry 180 belonged to Austin Cindric. After storms soaked the 4-mile Road America circuit, the sun was on full display as Cindric crossed the finish line for his fourth NASCAR Xfinity Series win in 2020. On a two-lap shootout, Cindric passed Preston Pardus and held off AJ …

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NASCAR Implementing Choose Rule Starting at Michigan

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NASCAR is adapting a choose rule on restarts across all three of its national series except for at superspeedways and road courses, the sanctioning body announced Aug. 6. Beginning with Friday’s (Aug. 7) Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series race and Saturday’s (Aug. 8) Cup Series event at Michigan International Speedway, all drivers will be …

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Chris Gabehart, Denny Hamlin Proving They Can Become All-Time Greats Together

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The success of Denny Hamlin and crew chief Chris Gabehart is far from new at this point. The duo’s victory at Kansas Speedway on Thursday (July 23) marked their fifth of 2020 and 11th since partnering at the beginning of the 2019 season. To see Hamlin at the front of the field anymore is like …

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How Do We – & NASCAR – Move Forward from This Tumultuous Week?

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Thankfully, race weekend is here, which means cars will be on track at Pocono Raceway and the insanity of the past week can take a pause. Never have I been so ready to put a week in the past. The rollercoaster of emotions since Sunday’s reported noose in the Talladega Superspeedway garage stall of Bubba …

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Is Racing Overload Good for NASCAR?

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With Thursday night’s (May 28) race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, we have seen four NASCAR Cup Series races in in 12 days. And we can’t forget we’ve also seen two Xfinity races and the return of the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series with one race as well – that’s seven races in 12 days …

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