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Power Rankings: Double the Fun Edition

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The week’s Power Rankings is almost guaranteed to get at least one “OK Boomer” comment, but I can’t help it that I have been around for so long. The Wrigley Chewing Gum company should sponsor Kevin Harvick, because he doubled his pleasure and doubled his fun last weekend at Michigan International Speedway. In the process, …

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Seeing Red: Kevin Harvick Dominates For Michigan Sweep

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In the middle of the 1980s, drivers in NASCAR’s top division had a hard time stopping the red-colored Ford of Bill Elliott at Michigan International Speedway when he won six out of eight races.  History may as well be repeating itself these days. Kevin Harvick won Sunday’s Consumers Energy 400 at MIS to sweep both …

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Chris Buescher Claims Consumers Energy 400 Pole, Joins Parade To Rear

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The rigors of running two races in the same series within 24 hours have forced multiple cars to the rear to begin Sunday’s Consumers Energy 400 at Michigan International Speedway. By virtue of finishing 20th in Saturday’s FireKeepers Casino 400, Roush Fenway Racing’s Chris Buescher earned the pole for the Consumers Energy 400. However, the …

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Friday Faceoff: Could Kyle Busch Actually Miss the Cup Playoffs?

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Now less than 100 points above the cutoff, is it possible that Kyle Busch misses the NASCAR Cup Series postseason? Mark Kristl: With six races remaining in the regular season, all victors will make the playoffs. Kyle Busch’s odds of missing the playoffs, therefore, decrease if someone below the playoff cut line wins. That then would …

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Power Rankings: Dedication to Bob Bahre Edition

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Despite a ho-hum finish, NASCAR’s Cup division put on a great race at the Magic Mile to properly honor the late great Bob Bahre. The selective painting of the traction compound seemed to do the job, allowing drivers to run all over the racetrack. Let’s take a look at the Power Rankings after the 301-lap …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2020 Foxwoods Resort Casino 301

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Who… should you be talking about after the race? Brad Keselowski made it known early that he had a fast car, winning the second stage of the day and battling for the top spot with Denny Hamlin for much of the race Sunday (Aug. 2) at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. In the end, Keselowski held …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 at New Hampshire

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What happened? Brad Keselowski won the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Sunday (Aug. 2) after pulling away from Denny Hamlin on a long, final green-flag run. Keselowski led a race-high 184 laps en route to his third NASCAR Cup Series victory of 2020. Martin Truex Jr., Joey Logano and Kevin …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2020 Foxwoods Resort Casino 301

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NASCAR Cup Series teams will try to work their magic for your NASCAR DraftKings rosters this weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 will air Sunday, Aug. 2 at 3 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network, sparking the sport’s seven-race sprint in August to end the regular season. The track, known …

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Stock Car Scoop: Daytona Road Course Protocols, Sergio Perez Diagnosed with Covid-19, Loudon Lineup

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Daytona announced the protocols for the Road Course Race on August 15th and 16th. What are they? What can we expect? Find out in the latest edition of Stock Car Scoop. Frontstretch‘s newest podcast focuses on the motorsports news of the week, including which F1 driver has test positive for COVID-19 and the lineup for …

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Aric Almirola Draws Cup Pole for New Hampshire

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Aric Almirola‘s good fortune – at least where starting grid spots are concerned – continues this week, as a random draw sits him on the NASCAR Cup Series pole for this weekend’s Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. It’s Almirola’s third pole by virtue of the random selection and his 10th top-five …

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