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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2020 Pocono 350

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Who… should you be talking about after the race? Denny Hamlin is pretty good at Pocono Raceway for a guy who had only raced the track on video games before his first Cup race there. He finished second to Kevin Harvick Saturday, and on Sunday, he did one better. Hamlin had a fast car but found …

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Aric Almirola on Best Streak of Career

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Clean air is king at Pocono Raceway. Aric Almirola proved that in Saturday’s Pocono Organics 325 at Pocono Raceway. After drawing the pole for Saturday’s race (June 27) at Pocono, Almirola proved to have the dominant car from the drop of the rag. In a short 25-lap opening stage, the No. 10 would dominate until …

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Kevin Harvick Vaults to Victory in 1st of Pocono’s Cup Double-Header Races

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For most of the first 100 laps of Saturday’s Pocono Organics 325, few drivers were able to do much in the way of getting past Aric Almirola.  But with the stroke of pit strategy, Kevin Harvick did just that, getting his first win at Pocono Raceway and his third overall of the 2020 season in …

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Aric Almirola Starting First of 2 Pocono Cup Races from Pole

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Aric Almirola will be the pole sitter for the 2020 Pocono Organics 325 when it’s held this Saturday, June 27. He will lead the NASCAR Cup Series field to the green flag in the first race of the Pocono Raceway Cup Series doubleheader, the first originally scheduled doubleheader for the premier series. Almirola has not …

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Power Rankings: Dega Worth the Wait Edition

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It was yet another long week for NASCAR, but this time it was not only weather that was the culprit. A case of mistaken identity when a knot wasn’t just a knot and was thought to be a noose led to an emotional Sunday (June 21) which was quickly doused by rain. The next day …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2020 GEICO 500

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It’s time for an unpredictable afternoon of mayhem and madness as the NASCAR Cup Series heads to Talladega Superspeedway Sunday, June 21 for the GEICO 500. The race is set to get underway shortly after 3 p.m. ET and will air on FOX. Get those NASCAR DraftKings rosters ready! This weekend is the first race …

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Power Rankings: 7 Hours of Miami Edition

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It was a long week for NASCAR, but can someone tell me how an organization that makes Florida its home can think that scheduling a race at 3:30 p.m. ET in the middle of June is going to work in South Florida? I understand that television partners often make the call, but even they should …

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Up to Speed: Is the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series Playoff Field Already Set?

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Given how the 2020 NASCAR season has played out so far, the Cup Series playoff has felt like almost an afterthought.  Nevertheless, the Cup Series regular season is almost halfway complete.  Sunday’s race at Homestead-Miami Speedway was the 12th event of the revised Cup schedule in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Only 14 races …

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Denny Hamlin Sweeps Both Stages for 40th Career Win at Homestead

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Denny Hamlin had some unfinished NASCAR Cup Series business at Homestead-Miami Speedway. A little over six months after his 2019 championship bid fell short, Hamlin took charge and won from the pole in the 2020 Dixie Vodka 400. After dominating the first two stages Sunday (June 14), Hamlin closed the deal and earned a maximum …

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Ryan Blaney Overcomes Bad Start, Penalty to Finish Second at Martinsville

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Ryan Blaney rebounded from multiple incidents on Wednesday night to finish second under the lights at Martinsville Speedway. Martin Truex Jr. won NASCAR’s midweek race at the paperclip-shaped short track, but the big story of the night was Blaney, who started on pole for the Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500. One incident of being lapped, …

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