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Power Rankings: Monster Marathon Edition

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Every year it seems that we have the debate about whether NASCAR needs a 600-mile race. You can holler out “OK, Boomer,” but I think it is very important to have some of the classic NASCAR races stay at their classic lengths. There was a time this was a test of man and machine, and …

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

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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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Power Rankings: Darlington I Edition

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Everyone at NASCAR had to be nervous about how all of the new procedures would work out for the first race without fans due to COVID-19 at Darlington Speedway on Sunday (May 17). However, all went well, and it was a monster of a day for NASCAR, earning the highest television rating outside the Daytona …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2020 The Real Heroes 400

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Who… should you be talking about after the race? Kevin Harvick has learned to tame Darlington Raceway in recent years. Sunday (May 17), he became the only repeat winner at the Lady in Black since 2014.  Early in his career, Harvick’s relationship with the track was a rocky one, to say the least, but he hasn’t …

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Turn Back the Clock: 2008 ARCA Season And Justin Allgaier’s Championship

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When it comes to the ARCA Menards Series, there have been seasons where future stars are born and brought into the picture. In 2008, Justin Allgaier earned the ARCA Re/Max Series championship battling the likes of Frank Kimmel, Matt Carter, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., and Scott Speed. The 2008 season saw many drivers who made it …

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Up to Speed: Which Drivers Are Likely to Tame Darlington in its 2020 NASCAR Return?

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The 2020 NASCAR season, paused for about two months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, is less than a week away from resuming.  The first two races will be held at Darlington Raceway in South Carolina, about a two-hour drive from race shops in the Charlotte area.  They include a 400-mile event on Sunday, May 17 …

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Fantasy NASCAR iRacing: Geico 70 at Talladega Superspeedway

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It’s time for Talladega Superspeedway racing, baby! Fantasy NASCAR iRacing heads to the virtual Alabama track for the Geico 70 on Sunday, April 26 at 1 p.m. ET. It’s the latest race in the eNASCAR Pro Invitational Series, featuring NASCAR Cup Series regulars and a few blasts from the past as real-life racing continues to …

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Everything You Need to Know About This Week’s eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational

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On Tuesday night, prior to the eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series event from Atlanta Motor Speedway, NASCAR’s Ben Kennedy announced a brand new series planned to run this spring: the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series. The first event will take place on Sunday, March 22nd at 1:30 p.m. ET, and will be broadcast on FS1. It …

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Fire on Fridays: Brad Keselowski Should Stay at Team Penske

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The NASCAR Cup Series will see plenty of change in 2021, from the cars to the schedule. But the biggest change may be the driver lineups at each team, as nearly a quarter of the Cup drivers are set to be free agents at the end of 2020. Arguably the biggest name of all those …

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Frontstretch Podcast: New Package Debuts at Phoenix, Brandon Jones Chats Xfinity Win

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss the 2020 short track package as it debuted over the weekend at Phoenix Raceway. Joey Logano wound up the victor, winning his second race of the young season. Meanwhile, Tyler Reddick entertained, coming from the back to the front, only to end up with a …

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