Race Weekend Central

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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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2020 Big Machine Hand Sanitizer 400

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Let’s get your NASCAR DraftKings lineups set! Hopefully, they’ll result in fireworks. For just the second time since 1959, the Cup Series race held on Independence Day weekend will not be at Daytona International Speedway. Instead, it will be held at another iconic venue: Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The Big Machine Hand Sanitizer 400 airs Sunday, …

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The Underdog House: Front Row Keeps Climbing the Mountain

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Top Dog Two races in two days at Pocono Raceway turned into a double feature showcasing plenty of what we have already seen in 2020, starring each of the Front Row Motorsports teammates. On Saturday, Michael McDowell held the lead role in the show. McDowell led a lap during a sequence of green flag pit …

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Michael McDowell Earns Best Career Finish on Non-Superspeedway at Pocono

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Front Row Motorsports has overachieved thus far in 2020, and Michael McDowell continued that trend in the first of two races at Pocono Raceway this weekend. Via a random draw, McDowell began Saturday’s (June 27) Pocono Organics 325 from 26th position. By the end of the opening stage, the No. 34 Ford cracked the top …

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Michael McDowell’s NASCAR Journey: From Rushed to Cup, to Start & Park, to Top 15

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Michael McDowell is off to the best start of his career. Now in his 13th year in NASCAR Cup Series competition and fourth season attempting every race, he currently sits 23rd in points, the highest he’s ever been 12 races into a season. Since NASCAR came back from the COVID-19 break, McDowell and his No. …

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The Underdog House: Return of the Mack — McDowell, That Is

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Top Dog Another NASCAR Cup Series race is in the books, and another Front Row Motorsports driver is the top-finishing underdog. This time, Homestead-Miami Speedway was the place and Michael McDowell was the face. In Sunday’s Dixie Vodka 400, McDowell rebounded after a slow start to finish 15th, the final car on the lead lap. …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2020 Dixie Vodka 400

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A race at Homestead-Miami Speedway in June? Yep!  Get your daily fantasy NASCAR DraftKings rosters ready for a sizzling summer race near Miami. The NASCAR Cup Series heads south to Florida for the Dixie Vodka 400 on Sunday, June 14 at 3:30 p.m. ET. Local FOX stations as well as MRN radio will provide coverage …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: 2020 Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500

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It has now been 22 years since the first race at Atlanta Motor Speedway under its current D-shaped 1.54 mile-oval configuration. While the format of the track is similar in layout to Speedway Motorsports Inc. sister tracks Charlotte Motor Speedway and Texas Motor Speedway, the biggest difference Atlanta has over those two tracks is the …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2020 Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500

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I’ve got Georgia on my mind, and the NASCAR Cup Series drivers do, too as they head out to Atlanta Motor Speedway. The Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 is set to air on Sunday, June 7 at 3 p.m. ET on FOX. Get those NASCAR DraftKings rosters ready! Atlanta is a 1.54-mile oval with a …

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