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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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Erik Jones Competing in Charlotte Truck Race

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Erik Jones will compete in the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Jones announced via Twitter on Thursday, May 21. He will drive the No. 5 Toyota with support from Billy Ballew, James Finch and Richie Wauters, the latter of whom has in the past operated Wauters Motorsports’ No. …

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NASCAR Stat Sheet: Denny Hamlin Reigns in Darlington, Ryan Preece’s Skid Continues

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For the first time since 1984, the NASCAR Cup Series took over a Wednesday night, returning to Darlington Raceway for its second race in three days. What a doozy. Ryan Preece sat on the pole but Denny Hamlin emerged the race victor. Coming out of the event, there was no shortage of storylines. Tempers flared, …

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Erik Jones’ Car Fails Post-Race Inspection, Crew Chief Chris Gayle Suspended for 1 Race

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Chris Gayle, crew chief for Erik Jones in the NASCAR Cup Series, has been suspended for one race and fined $20,000 after yesterday’s (May 17) event at Darlington Raceway due to a lug nut violation, NASCAR announced today, May 18. In post-race inspection, Jones’ No. 20 for Joe Gibbs Racing violated section 10.9.10.4, which deals …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2020 The Real Heroes 400

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Who… should you be talking about after the race? Kevin Harvick has learned to tame Darlington Raceway in recent years. Sunday (May 17), he became the only repeat winner at the Lady in Black since 2014.  Early in his career, Harvick’s relationship with the track was a rocky one, to say the least, but he hasn’t …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: The Real Heroes 400

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Real racing is back! The NASCAR Cup Series returns from a two-month COVID-19 break for The Real Heroes 400 at Darlington Raceway. The 293-lap race kicks off on Sunday, May 17 at 3:30 p.m. ET on FOX Sports and also marks the return of daily fantasy NASCAR. Darlington is known as the Track Too Tough …

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Up to Speed: Which Drivers Are Likely to Tame Darlington in its 2020 NASCAR Return?

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The 2020 NASCAR season, paused for about two months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, is less than a week away from resuming.  The first two races will be held at Darlington Raceway in South Carolina, about a two-hour drive from race shops in the Charlotte area.  They include a 400-mile event on Sunday, May 17 …

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Fantasy NASCAR iRacing: North Wilkesboro 160

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It’s almost time for real racing! Before teams head out to Darlington Raceway, though for NASCAR’s Cup Series return on May 17, 2020 there’s one more eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series event. They saved the best for last in this exhibition series; this week, drivers will compete at the virtual North Wilkesboro Speedway Saturday (May …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Erik Jones Likes That Old Time Rock &… Country

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There’s no question that Erik Jones‘ passion for racing runs deep. But what some may not know is that the fourth-year NASCAR Cup Series driver is almost as equally passionate about music, particularly oldies in the rock and country genres that came out long before the 23-year-old was born. But Jones doesn’t just listen to …

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