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The Underdog House: Teammates Tangle at ‘Hot’lanta

Matt Crafton and Derek Kraus race other at Atlanta, 6/6/2020 (Photo: NASCAR Media/Getty Images)

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Atlanta Motor Speedway proved to be a tough (and hot) track for the NASCAR Cup Series underdogs, as only one was able to finish inside the top 20. Christopher Bell, driving the No. 95 Toyota for Leavine Family Racing, ended up 18th. Bell had a run-in with Erik Jones just before the end of stage two while racing four-wide. Jones’s tire went flat and he had to pit, which put him a lap down. The No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing pilot was understandably upset after the contact.

5 Points to Ponder: Harvicking, Long, Hot Races and the Road Ahead

Folds of Honor QuikTrip 400

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ONE: Harvicking is Real It’s easy and completely justifiable to roll one’s eyes when FOX gets a little too into whatever their theme du jour is during a NASCAR Cup Series broadcast. This past Sunday at Atlanta Motor Speedway, the cringe in question was “Harvicking,” the idea that Kevin Harvick knows a line around the …

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Bubba Wallace Treated, Released For Fatigue After Atlanta Cup Race

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Since its NASCAR Cup Series date moved away from Labor Day Weekend after the 2014 season, the variable of warmer temperatures has been less of a factor at Atlanta Motor Speedway. But, as Bubba Wallace discovered, the dangers of heat exhaustion can still rear their ugly head down in Georgia. A rescheduled event from March …

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Kevin Harvick Takes Control to Win Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500

Folds of Honor QuikTrip 400

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What’s the best way to win a race? Ensure that much of the competition is not even in a position to beat you, which is what Kevin Harvick did during Sunday’s (June 7) Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.  The veteran driver moved to the lead for the first time within the …

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NASCAR Holds Moment Of Silence For Racial Inequality At Atlanta

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NASCAR made both literal and metaphorical statements regarding racial inequality ahead of Sunday’s (June 7) Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, while driver Bubba Wallace added his voice to the many athletes who are speaking up in light of current events. Prior to the green flag, NASCAR stopped the entire Cup Series …

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5 Points to Ponder: Opportunity Knocks

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Opportunity Knocks for NASCAR I have to believe 2021 Cup Series planning looks different than it did two and a half months ago — a lot different. With the introduction of the new car delayed by a year as a result of the pandemic, the governing body is free to get out of the box …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2020 Alsco Uniforms 500 at Charlotte

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The Headline(s): Opening night jitters be gone. Fast all night again at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Chase Elliott bested Kevin Harvick for the lead on lap 181 and never looked back, holding off hard charges from Denny Hamlin and Ryan Blaney to score his first Cup win of 2020, seventh career Cup win and 15th victory …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: 2020 Alsco Uniforms 500

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The fourth NASCAR Cup Series race in 11 days is scheduled to take place on Wednesday (May 27), when round eight of the 2020 season commences at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The second oval race at Charlotte this week, Wednesday’s race will be significantly shorter than the 600-miler that was run on Sunday (May 24). In …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: Toyota 500k

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Two NASCAR Cup Series races in one week? Yep! Get your daily fantasy NASCAR DraftKings roster ready. The Toyota 500k at Darlington Raceway is set to begin shortly after 6 p.m. ET on Wednesday, May 20, and will air on FOX Sports 1. The start time has been moved up due to expected weather in …

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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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