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The Underdog House: Michael McDowell Rides Again In Darlington

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Top Dog Michael McDowell spent numerous weeks being highlighted in this category earlier in the season, as he and his Front Row Motorsports teammate John Hunter Nemechek divided most of the top finishes between themselves. Lately, things have taken a less favorable turn. Coming into Sunday’s event at Darlington Raceway, McDowell had finished outside the …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2020 Cook Out Southern 500

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Who… should you be talking about after the Cook Out Southern 500? Winning at Darlington Raceway isn’t always about beating the competition. Kevin Harvick won his second Darlington race of 2020 by racing the Lady in Black herself, while ahead of him, two drivers forgot that cardinal rule and raced each other instead. Martin Truex …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Brandon Brown & Brandonbilt Motorsports, From Part-Time Team to Playoff Bubble

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Flashback to the 2016 NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series season opener at Daytona International Speedway: Brandon Brown surprised the racing community by finishing fourth for his small family team, Brandonbilt Motorsports. Who? What? How? That race began an upward trajectory in Brown’s racing career, running partial seasons in both the Truck Series and …

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The Underdog House: The Agony of Defeat

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Top Dog For the first time, the NASCAR Cup Series held its regular season finale at Daytona International Speedway, and it did not disappoint. Though the intensity revved up after each restart, the race stayed relatively calm after stage two until a late caution with about 17 laps to go. Drivers fought for every bit …

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Beside the Rising Tide: Taking 1 for the Team

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During Friday night’s NXS race at Daytona, the ugly specter of team orders once again reared its ugly head. It was no great surprise to anyone that the trio of Kaulig Racing teammates worked well together to dominate much of the race, often in positions one, two and three. Late in the race as the …

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NASCAR’s 1st Black Track President Ready for New Challenge in Nashville

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In preparation to launch the XFL’s team in the nation’s capital, Erik Moses ventured two hours south to Dover International Speedway last October to see how NASCAR went about making the fan experience enjoyable for all. He struck up a conversation with Dover track president Mike Tatoian, and 10 months later, Moses had his own …

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Tracking the Trucks: Sheldon Creed Snags Win, $100k Bonus at Gateway

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In a Nutshell: Sheldon Creed scored his third win this season when he took the checkered flag nearly a full second ahead of teammate Brett Moffitt at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway Sunday afternoon. The driver of the No. 2 Chevrolet took the lead for the final time on a lap 147 restart and …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2020 Coke Zero Sugar 400

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Who…should you be talking about after the race? William Byron began the race on the playoff bubble, and one way he could assure himself a spot was to win. And win he did, taking his first Cup Series victory in his 98th try. Byron held off teammate Chase Elliott and Daytona 500 champ Denny Hamlin for …

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2-Headed Monster: After Sunday’s Indianapolis 500 Finish, Should a Race End Naturally Under Caution?

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The Indianapolis 500 has always been a race that gets people talking. Whether it’s a late race pass, a crash or exciting action there may not be better “water cooler” talk than the buzz that follows the Indianapolis 500. Sunday’s (Aug. 23) 104th running of the event was one of the more unique events in …

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5 Points to Ponder: All Hail the Regular Season Champion

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1. Does Being Regular Season Champion Mean Anything? It’s not too shabby when you can nab two trophies for one day’s work. Kevin Harvick did that Sunday at Dover — albeit after also putting in a full shift on Saturday in the first half of the Cup Series doubleheader — when he took the checkered …

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