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Power Rankings: Double the Fun Edition

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The week’s Power Rankings is almost guaranteed to get at least one “OK Boomer” comment, but I can’t help it that I have been around for so long. The Wrigley Chewing Gum company should sponsor Kevin Harvick, because he doubled his pleasure and doubled his fun last weekend at Michigan International Speedway. In the process, …

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5 Points to Ponder: NASCAR’s Early Stages Turning Into Snoozers, Plus… Christopher Bell

Christopher Bell won at the Daytona Road Course in 2021 Photo: NKP

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ONE: Christopher Bell’s Big Step Up The worst-kept secret in the NASCAR Cup Series was made official Monday (Aug. 10): Christopher Bell is getting promoted to Joe Gibbs Racing’s No. 20. The move was considered a mere formality after NASCAR owner Bob Leavine announced the sale of the No. 95 Toyota team Bell currently drives …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: NASCAR Michigan Doubleheader Weekend

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What happened? Kevin Harvick swept the FireKeepers Casino 400 on Saturday (Aug. 8) and the Consumers Energy 400 on Sunday (Aug. 9) at Michigan International Speedway. He’s now won four out of the last six NASCAR Cup Series races held at the two-mile oval. Harvick was the dominant car in both events, leading the most …

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Conor Daly Will Have His Best Indy 500 Chances Yet with Cole Pearn

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Conor Daly has contested the NTT IndyCar Series’s Indianapolis 500 seven times with as many teams in as many years by the end of this season, but 2020 might just be Daly’s best shot. Not only has his Ed Carpenter Racing team been historically quick at the circuit, but he’ll have Cole Pearn calling his …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Silly Season Heating Up, Cole Custer Chats Successful Rookie Campaign

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss a fun NASCAR Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway that saw Brad Keselowski and Denny Hamlin duke it out for the victory. Meanwhile, Martin Truex Jr. had a solid day at the track, while his Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch finished last. …

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Power Rankings: Dedication to Bob Bahre Edition

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Despite a ho-hum finish, NASCAR’s Cup division put on a great race at the Magic Mile to properly honor the late great Bob Bahre. The selective painting of the traction compound seemed to do the job, allowing drivers to run all over the racetrack. Let’s take a look at the Power Rankings after the 301-lap …

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Alex Labbe Fined After Daytona Test, Clint Bowyer’s Crew Chief Suspended for 1 Race After New Hampshire

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NASCAR dished out a number of penalties in the wake of a Cup Series-only weekend. Six Cup teams were penalized after the Foxwoods Resorts 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, while two additional punishments were given to participants of a test at Daytona International Speedway. The six Cup teams hit with penalties included race winner …

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Power Rankings: Racing Gods Have Spoken Edition

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The Racing Gods sure have a wicked sense of timing. Last week, the racing community lost a great racing promoter in Bob Bahre. This week, NASCAR heads to the track that he was responsible for making happen. Mr. Bahre was so important to New England racing in general and to New Hampshire Motor Speedway in …

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Stock Car Scoop: Denny Hamlin Wins at Kansas

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Denny Hamlin won at Kansas Speedway for the second consecutive time in the NASCAR Cup Series on Thursday night, July 23. What does Hamlin enjoy about Kansas Speedway so much? Find out in the latest edition of Stock Car Scoop. Frontstretch’s newest podcast that focuses on the motorsports news of the week also reveals three …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: Super Start Batteries 400

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Thursday, Thursday, Thursday! It’s time for some midweek racing for your NASCAR DraftKings rosters as the NASCAR Cup Series makes the trek to Kansas Speedway. The Super Start Batteries 400 airs on Thursday, July 23 at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network. It will be the third consecutive race at a 1.5-mile track, though …

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