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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2020 O’Reilly Auto Parts 500

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Who… should you be talking about after the race? Sometimes it’s all about being in the right position. Austin Dillon took two tires on his final pit stop, setting him up in second on the first of three late restarts. The two tires were enough to get the jump on teammate Tyler Reddick, who had inherited …

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Up to Speed: Time for Jimmie Johnson to Step Up

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Jimmie Johnson wound up with another rough race in the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500, the latest blow in what’s been a difficult 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season.  Initially, a return to Texas Motor Speedway seemed to offer some hope of a good performance for the No. 48 team.  With seven career wins at TMS, all …

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Texas 2-Step: Austin Dillon leads 1-2 finish for RCR in O’Reilly Auto Parts 500

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On a scorching hot Texas afternoon, Austin Dillon and Richard Childress Racing rode off into the sunset with a victory to savor in the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500.  Following a caution with 28 laps to go, Dillon’s crew chief Justin Alexander opted for two tires and teammate Tyler Reddick took none. The two RCR teammates …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: O’Reilly Auto Parts 500

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Yeehaw! NASCAR Cup Series teams have saddled up their horses and are headed to the Lone Star State. It’s time to set your NASCAR DraftKings lineups for Sunday’s (July 19) O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. This race was supposed to be held in the spring, but was postponed due to the COVID-19 …

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Did You Notice?: That Summertime NASCAR Spark At Stewart-Haas Racing?

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Did You Notice? … How quickly Stewart-Haas Racing has gotten its act together this summer? While Kevin Harvick has been a title contender all season long in the NASCAR Cup Series, his trio of teammates spent the first half of 2020 mired in midpack. Here’s where all four drivers stood through the Martinsville Speedway race June …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2020 Quaker State 400

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NASCAR Cup Series teams head from the prestigious Brickyard, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, to one of the newest tracks on the schedule: Kentucky Speedway. It’s time to set your NASCAR DraftKings lineup for Sunday’s (July 12) Quaker State 400. After a few weeks at 2.5-mile facilities, drivers return to a cookie-cutter 1.5-mile track in the Bluegrass …

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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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5 Points to Ponder: NASCAR Playoff Paybacks Piling Up

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ONE: Bristol Takes NASCAR All-Star Race … To Thunderous Applause On paper, a June 15 announcement the NASCAR All-Star Race would move to Bristol Motor Speedway next month was due to rising COVID-19 infections. North Carolina has seen a recent spike in cases, making it near impossible a mid-July event staged for the fans could actually …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2020 Dixie Vodka 400

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Who… should you be talking about after the race? Denny Hamlin might not have won the top starting spot by virtue of speed but he certainly had plenty of speed to stay there. With crew chief Chris Gabehart back in action after a four-race suspension for a weight violation, Hamlin dominated the race, leading 137 …

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Up to Speed: Is the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series Playoff Field Already Set?

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Given how the 2020 NASCAR season has played out so far, the Cup Series playoff has felt like almost an afterthought.  Nevertheless, the Cup Series regular season is almost halfway complete.  Sunday’s race at Homestead-Miami Speedway was the 12th event of the revised Cup schedule in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Only 14 races …

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