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Couch Potato Tuesday: FOX Goes for 2 in Pocono, Gets Exhausted

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Oh man! If I had the ability to prevent rain delays, this season would be so much less exhausting. After Sunday’s Pocono 350, I noted that covering Sunday’s tripleheader was more tiring than covering Petit Le Mans on-site. Having covered that event for the last four years, I can tell you that (for me), it …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Coming Together, Renee Montgomery Talks Social Injustice Issues, Becoming NASCAR Fan

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss the solidarity and unification shown by NASCAR drivers this week, when it was believed that a hate crime had been committed in the garage towards Bubba Wallace. Fortunately, after an investigation conducted by the FBI, it turned out the noose that was found was actually …

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5 Points to Ponder: Double Trouble at Pocono Raceway

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ONE: Double Trouble It’s another big weekend for our sport with a doubleheader scheduled for picturesque Pocono Raceway. This will be the first time in the modern era of NASCAR that a track has hosted back-to-back Cup races on consecutive days in keeping, perhaps, with this year of unprecedented change. We start out on Saturday …

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Power Rankings: Dega Worth the Wait Edition

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It was yet another long week for NASCAR, but this time it was not only weather that was the culprit. A case of mistaken identity when a knot wasn’t just a knot and was thought to be a noose led to an emotional Sunday (June 21) which was quickly doused by rain. The next day …

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Stock Car Scoop: Steve Phelps Addresses Bubba Wallace Incident, Ryan Blaney Wins at Talladega, Pocono Entry Lists

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) concluded its investigation regarding Bubba Wallace and the noose that was found in his garage stall. What did they conclude in their final report, and what does Steve Phelps have to say about the findings? Find out in the latest Stock Car Scoop.  Frontstretch‘s newest podcast focused on the …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2020 GEICO 500 at Talladega

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The Headline(s): It’s more than plausible that the best car won on Monday, as Ryan Blaney earned his first checkered flag of 2020, fourth of his career and second in a row at Talladega Superspeedway. The No. 12 Team Penske Ford led 63 of 191 laps, the most of anybody in the field, and edged …

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NASCAR Stat Sheet: Bubba Wallace, an Activist Off the Track, Improving on Track

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Talladega Superspeedway, home to some of the best finishes in NASCAR history. Also home to surprise underdog stories. But this weekend, it will be remembered as one of the most important in NASCAR history. 6 Arguably, one of the darkest nights in NASCAR history happened on Sunday night (June 21), when the sanctioning body made …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2020 GEICO 500 at Talladega

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Who … should you be talking about after the race? It’s hard to win at Talladega Superspeedway, and it’s even harder to go back-to-back. Entering Monday’s rain-delayed race, nobody had achieved that feat since 2007. That ended on Monday, though, as Ryan Blaney powered his way to the front, surviving a fuel mileage battle and a …

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Ryan Blaney Fumigates the Field on Fumes for the GEICO 500 Win

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It took overtime to do it, but Ryan Blaney secured his first win of the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season in thrilling fashion, narrowly edging out Ricky Stenhouse Jr. to claim the checkered flag for the Geico 500 at Talladega Superspeedway by just .007 seconds. It was the fourth career Cup Series win for Blaney …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Packed Weekend in Homestead, Christopher Bell Discusses Rookie Season in Cup

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss all things from Homestead-Miami Speedway, which held four NASCAR races last weekend. Denny Hamlin scored his third victory of the season, while the Chase Elliott and Joey Logano feud continues. Are Ryan Blaney and Tyler Reddick on the brink of victory lane? In the Xfinity …

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