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Power Rankings: Monster Marathon Edition

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Every year it seems that we have the debate about whether NASCAR needs a 600-mile race. You can holler out “OK, Boomer,” but I think it is very important to have some of the classic NASCAR races stay at their classic lengths. There was a time this was a test of man and machine, and …

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5 Points to Ponder: Chase Elliott and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week

Chase Elliott has been snake-bitten of late (Photo: NASCAR Media/Getty Images)

ONE: Chase Elliott and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week Chase Elliott’s potential race-winning Sunday night at the Coca-Cola 600 was foiled by a few factors. Leading with less than three laps to go at Charlotte Motor Speedway, his Hendrick Motorsports teammate William Byron suffered a flat tire and spun. The ensuing caution …

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NASCAR Stat Sheet: Clean Air Proves King at Charlotte

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On Sunday evening (May 24), NASCAR held its annual Coca-Cola 600. Longest race of the year means intriguing stats, right? Even when clean air put a damper on the proceedings. There was a seven-time champion crossing the finish line in second, for what was believed to be his best finish in nearly three calendar years. …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2020 Coca-Cola 600

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Who… should you be talking about after the 2020 Coca-Cola 600? Brad Keselowski was going to come up short in the 2020 Coca-Cola 600.  He’d had a great restart with 46 laps to go, taking advantage of track position up front. However, Chase Elliott squeaked by and then took off in clean air, leaving Keselowski …

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Frontstretch Podcast: NASCAR’s Return

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss NASCAR’s return to action this past weekend at Darlington Raceway, where Kevin Harvick and Denny Hamlin scored victories. The big story coming out of Wednesday night’s race was the incident involving Chase Elliott and Kyle Busch. Could this lead to retaliation from the No. 9 …

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Power Rankings: Darlington I Edition

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Everyone at NASCAR had to be nervous about how all of the new procedures would work out for the first race without fans due to COVID-19 at Darlington Speedway on Sunday (May 17). However, all went well, and it was a monster of a day for NASCAR, earning the highest television rating outside the Daytona …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2020 The Real Heroes 400 at Darlington

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The Headline(s): The last time the NASCAR Cup Series raced at Darlington outside of Labor Day weekend, Kevin Harvick drove to victory lane in 2014. Six years later, Harvick did it again, leading 159 laps to score a convincing victory in The Real Heroes 400. It’s Harvick’s first win of 2020, 50th career Cup win …

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Alex Bowman Signs Contract Extension At Hendrick Motorsports Through 2021

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Alex Bowman has signed a contract extension with Hendrick Motorsports through the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season. Bowman tweeted the news on Saturday (May 16). The No. 88 Chevrolet Camaro driver’s deal became public a day before NASCAR’s return to racing at Darlington Raceway. The season was put on pause for over two months due …

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Stock Car Scoop: The Real Heroes 400 Starting Lineup & NASCAR 2020 Schedule Update

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The starting lineup was drawn for Sunday’s The Real Heroes 400 on Thursday, May 14. Who will lead the field to the green flag in NASCAR’s return? We will tell you on Stock Car Scoop with Bryan Nolen. Frontstretch’s new podcast focused on the motorsports news of the week also takes a look at the …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: The Real Heroes 400

Darlington Raceway NASCAR

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Real racing is back! The NASCAR Cup Series returns from a two-month COVID-19 break for The Real Heroes 400 at Darlington Raceway. The 293-lap race kicks off on Sunday, May 17 at 3:30 p.m. ET on FOX Sports and also marks the return of daily fantasy NASCAR. Darlington is known as the Track Too Tough …

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