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Austin Dillon Scores Second Straight Top Five: ‘I Just Want to Stay in the Moment’

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It wasn’t a win, but a fourth-place run will more than do for Austin Dillon in Saturday night’s (Sept. 12) Federated Auto Parts at Richmond Raceway. The Southern 500 runner-up led five times for 55 laps, the most laps he’s ever led in a single NASCAR Cup Series race, and finds himself 36 points clear …

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NASCAR Stat Sheet: Austin Dillon’s Strong Performances Continue

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Richmond Raceway is known for tire wear and long green-flag runs. And boy, did we get a ton of that this weekend. Three of the four national touring races went caution-free in the final stage this weekend. In Saturday’s (Sept. 12) Cup Series race, there were no cautions besides the two stage breaks and the …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond

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What happened?  Brad Keselowski won the Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond Raceway on Saturday night (Sept. 12) after leading a race-high 192 laps.  Martin Truex Jr., Joey Logano, Austin Dillon and Chase Elliott rounded out the top five. Statement. Made. Retweet to congratulate @keselowski on an impressive showing tonight at @RichmondRaceway. #NASCARPlayoffs pic.twitter.com/Hv4c2ohajT — …

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Brad Keselowski Dominates at Richmond

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Brad Keselowski locked himself into the second round of the 2020 playoffs with a Saturday (Sept. 12) night win at Richmond Raceway, leading 192 laps en route to his fourth win of the season. The Cup Series’ Federated Auto Parts 400 was the last of four races in three days between NASCAR’s three national touring …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Matt DiBenedetto Talks Making Postseason, Difference in Packages at Darlington

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Subscribe: iTunes In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss the difference in aerodynamic packages being on display at Darlington Raceway, leading to a mediocre Southern 500 and one of the best NASCAR races of the season with the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Kevin Harvick took advantage of an incident involving Martin Truex Jr. and …

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Power Rankings: 1 Down, 9 to Go Edition

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All season, Kevin Harvick has been very good. Heading into the Southern 500, he had won seven times already this year and had more top-five and top-10 finishes than anyone else. But one thing he has not been until Sunday (Sept. 6) was being lucky! In one of the crown jewels of stock car racing, …

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NASCAR Stat Sheet: Could Daniel Hemric’s Dismal Season Ruin His NASCAR Future?

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NASCAR’s annual Throwback Weekend at Darlington Raceway brings out all the old and unique paint schemes and this year was no different. For the first time in playoff history, though, the Cup Series playoff opener was held at The Track Too Tough to Tame. All three national touring races had their moments this weekend, headlined …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2020 Cook Out Southern 500

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Who… should you be talking about after the Cook Out Southern 500? Winning at Darlington Raceway isn’t always about beating the competition. Kevin Harvick won his second Darlington race of 2020 by racing the Lady in Black herself, while ahead of him, two drivers forgot that cardinal rule and raced each other instead. Martin Truex …

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Austin Dillon Offers Strong Showing in Playoff Opener at Darlington

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Austin Dillon was on many people’s list as a first-round exit from the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series playoffs but proved Sunday night (Sept. 6) that he’ll be a tough out. Dillon wheeled his No. 3 Chevrolet to a stout second-place finish in the Cook Out Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway, adding plenty of momentum to …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: 2020 Cook Out Southern 500

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An odd year for the NASCAR Cup Series continues in 2020 with its playoff opener. This weekend will mark their third trip this season to Darlington Raceway, the first time they’ve done that since first coming to the 1.366-mile, egg-shaped oval in 1950. It’s another twist in a year of them for daily fantasy NASCAR …

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