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What’s Left of the 2020-2021 Silly Season

Ty Dillon at Daytona in 2020

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Over the years, the term Silly Season has become a popular expression in the racing world. It’s the time of year where NASCAR drivers in a contract year try to figure out where they’ll land for the following season. For fans, it’s highly anticipated. For drivers, not so much. With the current economic landscape, many …

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NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: AutoTrader EchoPark Automotive 500

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Fort Worth, Texas is home to two massive sporting venues. One is AT&T Stadium, known colloquially as “Jerryworld”, the home of the Dallas Cowboys and one of the most advanced sports facilities in the world. The other is Texas Motor Speedway, a 1.5-mile oval known both for its long distance races and variability as either …

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Did You Notice?: NASCAR Diversity Takes Giant Leap Forward During COVID-19 Pandemic

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Did You Notice? … How far NASCAR diversity has come in just a few short months? Flash back to April 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic was in full swing, and the viability of single-car teams (think: Richard Petty Motorsports / Bubba Wallace and Gaunt Brothers Racing / Daniel Suarez) was in doubt. Kyle Larson had just been …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2020 Bank of America ROVAL 400 at Charlotte

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What happened? Chase Elliott won the Bank of America ROVAL 400 at Charlotte on Sunday (Oct. 11) for his fourth consecutive road course victory. Joey Logano, Erik Jones, Kurt Busch and Ryan Blaney rounded out the top five. Yeah … he's pretty good at these places. Retweet to congratulate @chaseelliott on his fourth-consecutive road course …

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Daniel Suarez Driving for New Cup Team Trackhouse in 2021

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Daniel Suarez will be the driver for Justin Marks’ new NASCAR Cup Series team, Trackhouse Racing Team, in 2021, the organization announced Oct. 7. The team will field the No. 99 Chevrolet Camaro in an alliance with Richard Childress Racing. “I see in Trackhouse a great opportunity for me with a very strong group of …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2020 South Point 400

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The NASCAR Cup Series begins the Round of 12 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday, Sept. 27. Which playoff driver’s gambles will pay off for your NASCAR DraftKings lineup? Let’s find out! Cup drivers return to the 1.5-mile tri-oval for the first time since February, before the pause in competition due to the COVID-19 …

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4 Burning Questions: Who Advances in the Playoffs at Bristol?

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Who advances in the playoffs at Bristol Motor Speedway? The Bristol Motor Speedway night race will be cutoff race for the first round of the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs. While there are three drivers completely safe from elimination, the top eight-or-so in points should be safe as long as they don’t run into early trouble. …

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Stock Car Scoop: Starting Lineups for Bristol Motor Speedway

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All three lineups were revealed for the upcoming NASCAR races at Bristol Motor Speedway this upcoming weekend. Who will lead the field to the green? Find out in the latest edition of Stock Car Scoop. Frontstretch‘s newest podcast focused on the motorsports news of the week also reveals that Daniel Suarez will not return to …

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2-Headed Monster: Will Daniel Suarez Become a Consistent Winner in the Cup Series?

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The silly season rumors have been hot and heavy recently, and while there still is a lot that needs to be sorted out, one thing was made certain this week. On Monday, it was announced that Daniel Suarez and Gaunt Brothers Racing will part ways following the 2020 season. The news came as a bit …

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Daniel Suarez Mentality Changed with Gaunt Brothers Racing

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The 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season has been a tough one for Daniel Suarez. At the end of January, Gaunt Brothers Racing announced it had signed on Suarez, 28, full-time for the 2020 season. That came two months after Stewart-Haas Racing announced it wouldn’t re-sign the driver. It was a tough pill for Suarez to …

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