NASCAR Race Weekend Central

Alex Labbe Fined After Daytona Test, Clint Bowyer’s Crew Chief Suspended for 1 Race After New Hampshire

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NASCAR dished out a number of penalties in the wake of a Cup Series-only weekend. Six Cup teams were penalized after the Foxwoods Resorts 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, while two additional punishments were given to participants of a test at Daytona International Speedway. The six Cup teams hit with penalties included race winner …

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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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Fire on Fridays: Speaking Up Isn’t a Bad Thing

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I wish more drivers would speak up and not be afraid to do so. Not just on political or social issues, not only when it’s relevant or convenient, but in general. It stems from seeing rookie of the year contender Tyler Reddick speaking up in the face of President Donald Trump’s tweet directed at Bubba …

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The Frontstretch 5: Drivers Who Might Make a Splash in Top Equipment

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Silly Season 2020 hasn’t really heated up yet. (You could argue that everything about 2020 is Silly Season, but that’s not what we’re talking about here.) It’s a given that at least one top ride will be up for grabs, as Jimmie Johnson said last week he has informed Hendrick Motorsports that he will not …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2020 Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis

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The Headline(s): Kevin Harvick notched his fourth win of the season and third Brickyard 400 victory on Sunday (July 5) at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, continuing to keep pace with Denny Hamlin as the two dominate the 2020 season. Harvick also successfully defended his status as the winner at the Brickyard after taking the checkered flag …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: Big Machine 400 At The Brickyard

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This weekend marks 26 years of NASCAR at the most hallowed ground in all of motorsport, Indianapolis Motor Speedway. While the Brickyard 400 is usually a fairly boring race and is dramatically lower in prestige than the Indianapolis 500, racing at Indy is a special experience for anybody who gets the opportunity. You haven’t made …

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Corey LaJoie Gains Primary Sponsorship from Patriots of America PAC

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Corey LaJoie has a new primary sponsor. Patriots of America PAC has climbed aboard Go Fas Racing’s No. 32 car for nine NASCAR Cup Series races, the team announced on Wednesday afternoon (July 1). The organization will debut its Trump 2020 paint scheme in the Big Machine Hand Sanitizer 400 on Sunday, July 5, at …

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The Underdog House: Front Row Keeps Climbing the Mountain

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Top Dog Two races in two days at Pocono Raceway turned into a double feature showcasing plenty of what we have already seen in 2020, starring each of the Front Row Motorsports teammates. On Saturday, Michael McDowell held the lead role in the show. McDowell led a lap during a sequence of green flag pit …

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Corey LaJoie Talks Built Bar Partnership, Busy 2020 NASCAR Season

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For Corey LaJoie, the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season is a brave new world. He recently welcomed a new sponsor in Built Bar—the company’s first-ever such partnership—and will carry their branding for multiple races on the 2020 Cup Series schedule. It also happens to be his second full-time Cup Series campaign, so he and his …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2020 GEICO 500 at Talladega

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The Headline(s): It’s more than plausible that the best car won on Monday, as Ryan Blaney earned his first checkered flag of 2020, fourth of his career and second in a row at Talladega Superspeedway. The No. 12 Team Penske Ford led 63 of 191 laps, the most of anybody in the field, and edged …

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