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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Trifecta: Kevin Harvick Bags 2020 Big Machine Hand Sanitizer 400, Another Brickyard Win

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After running near the front for most of the Big Machine Hand Sanitizer 400, Kevin Harvick needed a good restart to seal the victory during an overtime restart. The veteran driver got that and more to win the crown jewel event for the third time overall and second year in a row.   Harvick pulled away …

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Ryan Blaney’s Rear Tire Changer Injured During Early Pit Stops in 2020 Big Machine 400 at the Brickyard

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1:30 AM UPDATE ON Ryan Blaney’s Rear Tire Changer: “Zach Price, rear tire changer for the No. 12 Menards/Atlas Ford Mustang, was treated and released from Methodist Hospital. He will travel back to North Carolina with the team for further evaluation.”#NASCAR — Jim Utter (@jim_utter) July 6, 2020 Calamity struck on pit road in the …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: Big Machine 400 At The Brickyard

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This weekend marks 26 years of NASCAR at the most hallowed ground in all of motorsport, Indianapolis Motor Speedway. While the Brickyard 400 is usually a fairly boring race and is dramatically lower in prestige than the Indianapolis 500, racing at Indy is a special experience for anybody who gets the opportunity. You haven’t made …

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Power Rankings: Twice as Much What Edition

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The old joke about Pocono Raceway was easy to make, “Why are the races just six weeks apart? So once you clear traffic and make it onto the interstate, you can turn around and head back for the second race!” Thankfully due to great management improvements and coordination between the track and local police over …

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5 Points to Ponder: What Will it Take to Get Pocono Right?

2020 NASCAR Cup drivers pack racing NKP

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1. Still Searching for Cup Series Excitement at Pocono Raceway Quite a few people, famous and otherwise, took to social media over the last week and a half to say they were giving NASCAR their first real shot heading into Talladega Superspeedway. Some of them might even have come back for more after the GEICO …

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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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