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Did You Notice?: NASCAR PPP Loans a Reminder of Potential COVID-19 Catastrophe

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Did You Notice? … The number of NASCAR teams approved for a loan under the federal government’s Paycheck Protection Program? The NASCAR PPP loans numbered in the millions and involved one-third of the teams on the NASCAR Cup Series circuit. For now, let’s focus on the Cup programs alone. Richard Childress Racing: $5-$10 million (2 teams) Chip …

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Power Rankings: Back Home Again in Rain Delay Mode Edition

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The folks at NASCAR are really quick to point out that their television partners get to pick the window that the race gets broadcast in. But maybe it’s time for the “experts” on holding a race to have a little talk with the television people. Through most of its history, NASCAR never got a race …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2020 Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis

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The Headline(s): Kevin Harvick notched his fourth win of the season and third Brickyard 400 victory on Sunday (July 5) at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, continuing to keep pace with Denny Hamlin as the two dominate the 2020 season. Harvick also successfully defended his status as the winner at the Brickyard after taking the checkered flag …

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Stock Car Scoop: Lineups for Indy, All-Star Rules Announced, Racing TV Schedule

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NASCAR revealed the lineups for the Xfinity Series and the NASCAR Cup Series at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Thursday, July 2nd. Who will be starting on the pole for the two races? Find out in the latest Stock Car Scoop. Frontstretch‘s newest podcast focused on the motorsports news of the week also takes a look …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Tripleheader in Pocono, Jeremy Clements Chats Career Run on Non Road Course

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss NASCAR’s first Cup Series doubleheader weekend of the season, which turned into a tripleheader on Sunday due to Mother Nature. Kevin Harvick and Denny Hamlin both won over the weekend, proving yet again that they are the frontrunners this season. Meanwhile, Aric Almirola sustained his …

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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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NASCAR Stat Sheet: Tripleheader at Pocono

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Entering the weekend, everyone knew it was going to be a long one at Pocono Raceway. After all, it was the first doubleheader weekend in NASCAR Cup Series history. But Mother Nature, she can be a b*tch at times. More weather delays, beginning on Saturday, which led to the first tripleheader at the same track …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2020 Pocono 350

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Who… should you be talking about after the race? Denny Hamlin is pretty good at Pocono Raceway for a guy who had only raced the track on video games before his first Cup race there. He finished second to Kevin Harvick Saturday, and on Sunday, he did one better. Hamlin had a fast car but found …

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Aric Almirola on Best Streak of Career

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Clean air is king at Pocono Raceway. Aric Almirola proved that in Saturday’s Pocono Organics 325 at Pocono Raceway. After drawing the pole for Saturday’s race (June 27) at Pocono, Almirola proved to have the dominant car from the drop of the rag. In a short 25-lap opening stage, the No. 10 would dominate until …

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Kevin Harvick Vaults to Victory in 1st of Pocono’s Cup Double-Header Races

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For most of the first 100 laps of Saturday’s Pocono Organics 325, few drivers were able to do much in the way of getting past Aric Almirola.  But with the stroke of pit strategy, Kevin Harvick did just that, getting his first win at Pocono Raceway and his third overall of the 2020 season in …

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