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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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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2020 Coca-Cola 600

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Who… should you be talking about after the 2020 Coca-Cola 600? Brad Keselowski was going to come up short in the 2020 Coca-Cola 600.  He’d had a great restart with 46 laps to go, taking advantage of track position up front. However, Chase Elliott squeaked by and then took off in clean air, leaving Keselowski …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: 2020 Coca-Cola 600

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For surprisingly just the second time this season, the NASCAR Cup Series is going 1.5-mile racing. The Coca-Cola 600 has been one of the sport’s premier events since the first iteration in 1960. Although there were other 600-mile Cup races here and there in the late 1960s, none ever stuck to the wall like the …

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Frontstretch Podcast: NASCAR’s Return

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss NASCAR’s return to action this past weekend at Darlington Raceway, where Kevin Harvick and Denny Hamlin scored victories. The big story coming out of Wednesday night’s race was the incident involving Chase Elliott and Kyle Busch. Could this lead to retaliation from the No. 9 …

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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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5 Points to Ponder: He’s Still a Robot

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A Historic Night at the Lady in Black For a while now, NASCAR has danced around the idea of primetime mid-week evening races. Tomorrow, we’ll have a chance to see just what that looks like. Last Sunday, the race attracted a robust 3.7 rating (translating to 6.3 million viewers) – the best numbers the sport …

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Up to Speed: NASCAR COVID-19 Therapy Came to Darlington

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For a few hours on Sunday, May 17, we got to focus on something other than social distancing, rates of infection and toilet paper shortages.  Some stay-at-home orders may still be in place, but the NASCAR COVID-19 quarantine came to an end… and gave millions a break. They got to watch a race. After a …

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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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NASCAR Stat Sheet: Kevin Harvick Enters Rare Territory, John Hunter Nemechek Shines at Darlington

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On Sunday (May 17), NASCAR returned for the first time in 10 weeks at Darlington Raceway amidst the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. And in what seemed like an eternity ago, what’s old is new again. Kevin Harvick continued his hot streak early in the 2020 season, Hendrick Motorsports continues to bring life back to the Chevrolet …

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Friday Faceoff: Were the Races Dropped from the Schedule the Best Options?

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1. With nearly two months since the last race, do you think it will make drivers more aggressive, or will they tread lightly this weekend? Clayton Caldwell: With the competition cautions that are scheduled, drivers will take it pretty easy early on. They know they’ll be on a green racetrack with cars with which they …

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Stock Car Scoop: Darlington Entry List, BJ McLeod Motorsports Debut, Vettel out at Ferrari

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The entry list for the Darlington 400 has been announced and there were some surprising names on the entry list. Who are the 40 drivers entered? We will tell you on Stock Car Scoop with Bryan Nolen Frontstretch’s new podcast focused on the motorsports news of the week also takes a closer look at BJ …

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Beside the Rising Tide: Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing, Baby

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Back in the late 1960s Marvin Gaye, backed by Tammi Terrell, scored an AM radio hit with a song entitled, Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing, Baby. In the same era, one of the big cola companies had a marketing campaign using the same tag line.  Say what you will about this invitational NASCAR iRacing …

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