Race Weekend Central

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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Power Rankings: Twice as Much What Edition

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The old joke about Pocono Raceway was easy to make, “Why are the races just six weeks apart? So once you clear traffic and make it onto the interstate, you can turn around and head back for the second race!” Thankfully due to great management improvements and coordination between the track and local police over …

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5 Points to Ponder: What Will it Take to Get Pocono Right?

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1. Still Searching for Cup Series Excitement at Pocono Raceway Quite a few people, famous and otherwise, took to social media over the last week and a half to say they were giving NASCAR their first real shot heading into Talladega Superspeedway. Some of them might even have come back for more after the GEICO …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: FOX Goes for 2 in Pocono, Gets Exhausted

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Oh man! If I had the ability to prevent rain delays, this season would be so much less exhausting. After Sunday’s Pocono 350, I noted that covering Sunday’s tripleheader was more tiring than covering Petit Le Mans on-site. Having covered that event for the last four years, I can tell you that (for me), it …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Coming Together, Renee Montgomery Talks Social Injustice Issues, Becoming NASCAR Fan

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss the solidarity and unification shown by NASCAR drivers this week, when it was believed that a hate crime had been committed in the garage towards Bubba Wallace. Fortunately, after an investigation conducted by the FBI, it turned out the noose that was found was actually …

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5 Points to Ponder: Double Trouble at Pocono Raceway

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ONE: Double Trouble It’s another big weekend for our sport with a doubleheader scheduled for picturesque Pocono Raceway. This will be the first time in the modern era of NASCAR that a track has hosted back-to-back Cup races on consecutive days in keeping, perhaps, with this year of unprecedented change. We start out on Saturday …

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Power Rankings: Dega Worth the Wait Edition

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It was yet another long week for NASCAR, but this time it was not only weather that was the culprit. A case of mistaken identity when a knot wasn’t just a knot and was thought to be a noose led to an emotional Sunday (June 21) which was quickly doused by rain. The next day …

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Stock Car Scoop: Steve Phelps Addresses Bubba Wallace Incident, Ryan Blaney Wins at Talladega, Pocono Entry Lists

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) concluded its investigation regarding Bubba Wallace and the noose that was found in his garage stall. What did they conclude in their final report, and what does Steve Phelps have to say about the findings? Find out in the latest Stock Car Scoop.  Frontstretch‘s newest podcast focused on the …

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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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NASCAR Stat Sheet: Bubba Wallace, an Activist Off the Track, Improving on Track

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Talladega Superspeedway, home to some of the best finishes in NASCAR history. Also home to surprise underdog stories. But this weekend, it will be remembered as one of the most important in NASCAR history. 6 Arguably, one of the darkest nights in NASCAR history happened on Sunday night (June 21), when the sanctioning body made …

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