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The Underdog House: Double the Dover Ups and Dover Downs

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Top Dog Two races in two days at Dover is one of those things I never thought I’d see. Dover races used to be 500-mile-long, grueling affairs that would leave half the field on the verge of passing out from exhaustion. But the largely abbreviated 311-mile versions that we saw this weekend were, to say …

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The Big 6: NASCAR Questions Answered After Drydene 311 Race II

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Who… should you be talking about after the Drydene 311? On Saturday, Aug. 22, Denny Hamlin fired a shot across Kevin Harvick’s bow by winning the first Drydene 311 race at Dover International Speedway in commanding fashion. His first career NASCAR Cup Series victory at the Monster Mile gave him six wins on the year, …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2020 Drydene 311 Race 1

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Who … should you be talking about after the race? Leading a race-high 115 laps, Denny Hamlin registered win number six of the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season, getting by Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Martin Truex Jr. for the first race of the series doubleheader at Dover International Speedway in the Drydene 311. Hamlin continues …

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Friday Faceoff: Where Will Bubba Wallace Race in 2021?

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Kaz Grala finished seventh in his NASCAR Cup Series debut last weekend. Was it a fluke, or has Grala been severely underrated? Jesse Johnston: Do I believe it was a fluke? Absolutely. As historic as that feat was, I am not convinced that any of Kaz Grala‘s good results at Daytona International Speedway — both the …

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The Underdog House: Michael McDowell Curbs The Daytona Road Course

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Top Dog Michael McDowell is an accomplished road racer, so he always seems to have a better shot than most underdogs when the NASCAR Cup Series has to make a few right turns. With no one able to practice on the Daytona International Speedway road course prior to the start of the race, the often …

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Slade Gravitt Ready to Battle for NASCAR Heat Pro League Championship

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eNASCAR Heat Pro League driver Slade Gravitt is one of just eight drivers that will compete for the league championship this Wednesday (Aug. 19) at three tracks – the virtual landscapes of Michigan International Raceway, Bristol Motor Speedway and Phoenix Raceway. An overall purse of $70,000 is up for grabs, with the overall Season 2 …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2020 Go Bowling 235

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Who… should you be talking about after the race? When it comes to road course aces, Chase Elliott wasn’t really the first name that came to mind entering this weekend’s inaugural Go Bowling 235 on Daytona International Speedway’s infield road course. But he might be now. Elliott won the first stage and dominated the final …

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Bobby Labonte Wants Bragging Rights in SRX Series

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Just over one month ago, Ray Evernham and Tony Stewart announced the formation of a new racing series, that being Superstar Racing Experience. SRX won’t run a single race until summer 2021, but Evernham wants to focus on reducing aerodynamics, in turn rewarding driver skill and mechanical grip. Over the past month, SRX has shown …

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ARCA Preview: 2020 General Tire 100 at the Daytona Road Course

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For the first time in 1,079 days, the ARCA Menards Series will be going road course racing. Its last outing on road course came on Aug. 27, 2017, at Road America. On Friday, the ARCA Menards Series will enter new territory and lead the way for NASCAR as the first series to race on the …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2020 Consumers Energy 400

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Who… should you be talking about after the race? Kevin Harvick entered the weekend tied with three other drivers for wins among active competitors.  He leaves with two more victories and tied with Hall of Famer Rusty Wallace for 10th all-time. That’s a statement weekend for Harvick in a year where he’s already made plenty …

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