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The Underdog House ⁠— Talladega Monday: The Ballad of John Hunter Nemechek

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Top Dog John Hunter Nemechek was not only the top underdog contender in Monday’s (June 22) rain delayed GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway, he also very nearly walked away with the victory. Even being swept up in a crash as the field thundered towards the finish line didn’t stop him from crossing the stripe in …

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The Underdog House: Return of the Mack — McDowell, That Is

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Top Dog Another NASCAR Cup Series race is in the books, and another Front Row Motorsports driver is the top-finishing underdog. This time, Homestead-Miami Speedway was the place and Michael McDowell was the face. In Sunday’s Dixie Vodka 400, McDowell rebounded after a slow start to finish 15th, the final car on the lead lap. …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: NASCAR Stands Up for Racial Equality on FOX

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As all of you are aware, it’s been a rather tough couple of weeks here in the United States. In addition to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the country has been rocked by protests against police brutality and racism. NASCAR has generally stayed away from these issues in the past, largely due to the fact that …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2020 Alsco Uniforms 500

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Another NASCAR Cup Series race? Yep! Get those daily fantasy NASCAR DraftKings rosters ready. Three days after the Coca-Cola 600, the sport’s longest race of the year, drivers will stay at Charlotte Motor Speedway for the Alsco Uniforms 500(k) on Wednesday (May 27) at 8 p.m. ET. It will mark the series’ fourth event in …

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The Underdog House: Different Track, Same John Hunter Nemechek

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Top Dog John Hunter Nemechek stole the show in the first NASCAR Cup Series race at Darlington last week. But that was just the beginning for his team at the top of the underdog class. Front Row Motorsports has really taken over the group, with Michael McDowell being the highest such finisher in race No. …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2020 Toyota 500 at Darlington

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The Headline(s): After showing long-run speed during a late green-flag run, Denny Hamlin’s pit crew got the No. 11 out front off pit road after a lap 194 caution at Darlington Raceway. Following a brief restart, Hamlin then capitalized when an incident between Kyle Busch and Chase Elliott on lap 200 brought out the 11th …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2020 Toyota 500

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Who… should you be talking about after the Toyota 500? Denny Hamlin has been strong at Darlington Raceway, and he had a rocket ship as the laps ticked down in Wednesday’s (May 20) Toyota 500. Thanks to that, even though Hamlin stayed on track when the caution flew with 30 laps remaining, typically a disaster …

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Stock Car Scoop: Ryan Preece on Pole, Xfinity Series PPD, Cup Series Darlington Race Moved Up

Ryan Preece at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, March 2019. Photo: NKP

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The field is set for the Cup Series race at Darlington on Wednesday, May 20, 2020. Who will start on the front row and how does the inverted field work? We’ll tell you on Stock Car Scoop with Bryan Nolen. Frontstretch’s new podcast focused on the motorsports news of the week also takes a look …

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The Underdog House: John Hunter Nemechek-ed Out At Darlington

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Top Dog John Hunter Nemechek is a rookie, a fact that bears mentioning for two important reasons. First off, you may have forgotten his status since the season started what feels like a decade ago. Secondly, he didn’t look much like a rookie at Darlington Raceway on Sunday afternoon. The Front Row Motorsports driver tamed …

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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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