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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2020 Super Start Batteries 400

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Who… should you be talking about after the race? Make it two in a row at Kansas Speedway for Denny Hamlin. Hamlin won the Super Start Batteries 400 in the NASCAR Cup Series for his fifth victory of 2020, the most of any driver this season. Did Hamlin have the best car all night? No. …

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4 Burning Questions: Can Ryan Preece Overcome His Slow Start?

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What’s going on with Ryan Preece this season? Not many other drivers have had the kind of bad luck Ryan Preece has had this season. The sophomore NASCAR Cup Series driver sits at a dismal 30th in points, following a low-light of three straight last-place finishes. This is after starting 2020 off with not being …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Getting to Know Rookie Colby Howard

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Prior to the 2020 season, the name Colby Howard was foreign to the casual fan of the NASCAR Xfinity Series. The South Carolina native is trying to change that, running a partial schedule with JD Motorsports this year. Howard, 18, has grown up around racing. His grandfather, Buddy, was a multiple-time track champion at Greenville …

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The Underdog House: All-Star Rivals Bubba Wallace, Michael McDowell Make Texas Toast

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Top Dog After a forgettable All-Star Race evening at Bristol Motor Speedway, Bubba Wallace was probably as ready as anyone to get to Texas for this weekend’s event. He certainly channeled his energy appropriately, as the No. 43 Chevrolet captured the 14th finishing position. The Texas sun was scorching, but it wasn’t the only thing …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2020 O’Reilly Auto Parts 500

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Who… should you be talking about after the race? Sometimes it’s all about being in the right position. Austin Dillon took two tires on his final pit stop, setting him up in second on the first of three late restarts. The two tires were enough to get the jump on teammate Tyler Reddick, who had inherited …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: O’Reilly Auto Parts 500

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Texas Motor Speedway is the site of this weekend’s NASCAR Cup Series race. It has been 23 years since the very first Cup race at the 1.5 mile speedway. As old as the facility is starting to get, the track itself seems fairly fresh from a driver’s perspective. That’s because the track recently was given …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2020 All-Star Race

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Who…should you be talking about after the race? Chase Elliott said after the race he and his team had to hit the reset button after a couple of difficult weeks. If that’s the case, they need to hit it before every race, because it worked. Elliott did everything right, his team did everything right and …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Is it the Right Time to Stop the Random Draw?

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Since NASCAR returned from the COVID-19 break, qualifying has only taken place in one race, the Coca Cola 600. Every other race has had its starting lineup determined via a random draw. With the playoffs approaching, we are normally talking about how important a starting spot is for pit stall selection and track position for …

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5 Points to Ponder: Cole Custer Shakes Up Rookie, Playoff Races

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1. Cole Custer Pulls a “Where Did He Come From?” in More Ways Than One As Quicksilver said in The Avengers in his one truly memorable line, “bet you didn’t see that coming.” By that, I mean Cole Custer making his thrilling late charge to win his first NASCAR Cup Series race at Kentucky Speedway. …

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The Underdog House: Ty Dillon Top Dog in Kentucky

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Top Dog Ty Dillon was back at the head of the class this week at Kentucky Speedway in the NASCAR Cup Series. The driver of the No. 13 Germain Racing Chevrolet earned a 16th-place finish. The third-generation driver moved up steadily, finishing the first stage in 23rd and the second in 18th. Dillon battled a …

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