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Fire on Fridays: What Happens to Richard Petty Motorsports If Bubba Wallace Leaves?

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With Brad Keselowski and Christopher Bell officially off the free agency market, that leaves Bubba Wallace as the next major silly season piece to fall, and the rest of the driver lineups will widely shape around whatever decision Wallace makes. Does Wallace replace the retiring Jimmie Johnson in Hendrick Motorsports’ No. 48 in the NASCAR …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Consistency Is Key for Justin Haley in 2020

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On paper, Justin Haley has the best numbers for Kaulig Racing since the team formed in 2016. Granted, he’s competed in more races for Kaulig than all but one driver (Blake Koch), but the Indiana native is hoping that consistency pays dividends over the final three months of the 2020 NASCAR Xfinity Series season. In …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Michigan Sunday Underwhelms, NBCSN Does the Best With the Circumstances Surrounding Road America

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Last weekend was yet another exhausting affair. Pretty much everyone except for INDYCAR and IMSA was in action. The NASCAR Cup Series had a doubleheader at Michigan International Speedway with the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series and ARCA Menards Series as support. Meanwhile, the Xfinity Series spent its Saturday at alternatively wet and dry …

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4 Burning Questions: Can Ryan Preece Overcome His Slow Start?

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What’s going on with Ryan Preece this season? Not many other drivers have had the kind of bad luck Ryan Preece has had this season. The sophomore NASCAR Cup Series driver sits at a dismal 30th in points, following a low-light of three straight last-place finishes. This is after starting 2020 off with not being …

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Austin Cindric Doubles Down, Sweeps Kentucky in Xfinity Series

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In a matter of two days, Austin Cindric has doubled his win total in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. With a near-flawless performance in the Alsco 300 at Kentucky Speedway, the Team Penske campaigner backed up his victory in the previous night’s Shady Rays 200 to claim his fourth career victory. Cindric becomes the first driver …

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Noah Gragson Secures Pole in Shady Rays 200 at Kentucky in First Race of Xfinity Doubleheader

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The NASCAR Xfinity Series goes to the Bluegrass State for a doubleheader on Thursday and Friday (July 9-10). JR Motorsports driver Noah Gragson is on the pole for Thursday’s Shady Rays 200 at Kentucky Speedway. Gragson hopes to win his third race of the season at the 1.5-mile track. He finished sixth in last year’s …

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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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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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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2020 Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis

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Who… should you be talking about after the race? Welcome back to the top five, Matt Kenseth. You have to go back 966 days since he last appeared there, winning at Phoenix Raceway in 2017. It was the penultimate event for Kenseth with Joe Gibbs Racing and his last full-time season in the sport. After …

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Chase Briscoe Claims Dramatic 2020 Pennzoil 150 Win at the Brickyard

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NASCAR was not in Daytona Beach this Fourth of July weekend. Instead, stock cars partnered up with the NTT IndyCar Series for a patriotic doubleheader at the brickyard, the historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS). Just hours after the undefeated Scott Dixon claimed the Grand Prix win, Chase Briscoe took the NASCAR Xfinity Series checkered flag …

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