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Couch Potato Tuesday: FOX, NASCAR Come Face-to-Face With a Social Crisis

A pack of NASCAR Cup race cars at Talladega, June 2020. Photo: NKP

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Last weekend was … something else. NASCAR found itself in the headlines for all the wrong reasons. Thankfully, the noose in the garage was found not to have been intentionally planted there for intimidation purposes. That said, it was there. I checked my photos from last October in Talladega to see if I noticed anything. …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2020 GEICO 500 at Talladega

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Who … should you be talking about after the race? It’s hard to win at Talladega Superspeedway, and it’s even harder to go back-to-back. Entering Monday’s rain-delayed race, nobody had achieved that feat since 2007. That ended on Monday, though, as Ryan Blaney powered his way to the front, surviving a fuel mileage battle and a …

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Power Rankings: 7 Hours of Miami Edition

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It was a long week for NASCAR, but can someone tell me how an organization that makes Florida its home can think that scheduling a race at 3:30 p.m. ET in the middle of June is going to work in South Florida? I understand that television partners often make the call, but even they should …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2020 Dixie Vodka 400

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Who… should you be talking about after the race? Denny Hamlin might not have won the top starting spot by virtue of speed but he certainly had plenty of speed to stay there. With crew chief Chris Gabehart back in action after a four-race suspension for a weight violation, Hamlin dominated the race, leading 137 …

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Up to Speed: Is the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series Playoff Field Already Set?

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Given how the 2020 NASCAR season has played out so far, the Cup Series playoff has felt like almost an afterthought.  Nevertheless, the Cup Series regular season is almost halfway complete.  Sunday’s race at Homestead-Miami Speedway was the 12th event of the revised Cup schedule in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Only 14 races …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: 2020 Dixie Vodka 400

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Homestead-Miami Speedway, long home to the season finale to NASCAR’s season, will instead be just the 12th stop of the year for the NASCAR Cup Series. This is going to be a very bizarre race as far as who can be competitive. A lot of teams have notes for this track for November. Take a …

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NASCAR Stat Sheet: Martin Truex Jr. Continues Short Track Dominance

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NASCAR’s oldest track on the calendar, Martinsville Speedway, never disappoints. Beatin’ and bangin’, fenders rubbing, good short track racing. Entering Wednesday night’s race (June 10), the 2020 short track aerodynamic package was batting 100% on entertainment at Phoenix Raceway at Bristol Motor Speedway. While it was challenging to pass for the lead at Martinsville, racing …

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Ryan Blaney Overcomes Bad Start, Penalty to Finish Second at Martinsville

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Ryan Blaney rebounded from multiple incidents on Wednesday night to finish second under the lights at Martinsville Speedway. Martin Truex Jr. won NASCAR’s midweek race at the paperclip-shaped short track, but the big story of the night was Blaney, who started on pole for the Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500. One incident of being lapped, …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2020 Blue Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500

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Who…should you be talking about after the race? Martin Truex Jr. wasn’t happy with the No. 19 early on at Martinsville Speedway, but as the night wore on, it got better, and better … and better. And once he got to the lead in the final stage of the race, it was lights out for …

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Stock Car Scoop: Bubba Wallace’s New Paint Scheme, NASCAR Allowing Fans at Homestead & Talladega

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NASCAR Cup Series driver Bubba Wallace will be supporting a new paint scheme for Wednesday night’s (June 10) primetime race at Martinsville Speedway. Wallace also made comments to CNN’s Don Lemon about banning the confederate flag at events. Just how far did he go in the interview? We will tell you in the latest edition …

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