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Beside the Rising Tide: Short Takes on a Long Weekend of Racing

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There are only so many weekends in a calendar year, and COVID-19 has tossed an Ozark into the cesspool in 2020. The various racing sanctioning bodies are doing their damnedest to reschedule their events and sometimes those schedules are going to overlap. Still, I found it a bit disheartening that NASCAR scheduled not one but …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: NASCAR Dover Doubleheader Weekend

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What happened? Denny Hamlin won the Drydene 311 at Dover on Saturday (Aug. 22) and Kevin Harvick won the Drydene 311 at Dover on Sunday (Aug. 23). Harvick and Martin Truex Jr. were the only drivers to finish in the top five in both races. ?????? RETWEET to congratulate @dennyhamlin on win No. 6 of …

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Stock Car Scoop: Austin Dillon Cleared to Race

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Austin Dillon has been cleared to compete for both NASCAR Cup Series races at Dover International Speedway this weekend. What were his first comments back since recovering from COVID-19? Find out on this edition of Frontstretch‘s Stock Car Scoop. Frontstretch‘s newest podcast focused on the motorsports news of the week also dives into all three lineups …

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Austin Dillon Cleared to Return to Racing

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Austin Dillon will return to the wheel of the No. 3 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet this coming NASCAR Cup Series doubleheader at Dover International Speedway, he announced Aug. 20. Dillon tested positive for COVID-19 and missed the Cup race at the Daytona International Speedway road course. Dillon will start the first race of the doubleheader …

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Did You Notice?: Monster Moment For Jimmie Johnson in Final NASCAR Season

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Did You Notice? … This coming weekend feels like Jimmie Johnson’s last stand? Three races remain in the NASCAR Cup Series regular season, and Johnson still sits on the outside of the postseason looking in. The future Hall of Famer, who once had 15 straight postseason appearances, sits 25 points below the cutline in his last …

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Austin Dillon Tests Positive for COVID-19, Out for Daytona Road Course

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Austin Dillon tested positive for COVID-19, Richard Childress Racing announced Saturday morning, and will miss Sunday’s (Aug. 16) NASCAR Cup Series race at the Daytona International Speedway road course. Dillon, who won at Texas Motor Speedway on July 19 to lock himself into the playoffs, is self-quarantining away from the team, the team said in …

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Seeing Red: Kevin Harvick Dominates For Michigan Sweep

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In the middle of the 1980s, drivers in NASCAR’s top division had a hard time stopping the red-colored Ford of Bill Elliott at Michigan International Speedway when he won six out of eight races.  History may as well be repeating itself these days. Kevin Harvick won Sunday’s Consumers Energy 400 at MIS to sweep both …

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Chris Buescher Claims Consumers Energy 400 Pole, Joins Parade To Rear

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The rigors of running two races in the same series within 24 hours have forced multiple cars to the rear to begin Sunday’s Consumers Energy 400 at Michigan International Speedway. By virtue of finishing 20th in Saturday’s FireKeepers Casino 400, Roush Fenway Racing’s Chris Buescher earned the pole for the Consumers Energy 400. However, the …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2020 FireKeepers Casino 400

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After clawing for lobsters up in New Hampshire, the NASCAR Cup Series heads to the Irish Hills of Michigan for a double dose of DraftKings contests. The FireKeepers Casino 400 airs Saturday, Aug. 8 at 4 p.m. ET, while the Consumers Energy 400 is the following day at 4:30 p.m. ET. Both will air on …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2020 Foxwoods Resort Casino 301

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NASCAR Cup Series teams will try to work their magic for your NASCAR DraftKings rosters this weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 will air Sunday, Aug. 2 at 3 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network, sparking the sport’s seven-race sprint in August to end the regular season. The track, known …

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