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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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5 Points to Ponder: Chase Elliott and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week

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Chase Elliott has been snake-bitten of late (Photo: NASCAR Media/Getty Images)

ONE: Chase Elliott and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week Chase Elliott’s potential race-winning Sunday night at the Coca-Cola 600 was foiled by a few factors. Leading with less than three laps to go at Charlotte Motor Speedway, his Hendrick Motorsports teammate William Byron suffered a flat tire and spun. The ensuing caution …

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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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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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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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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: The Real Heroes 400

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Real racing is back! The NASCAR Cup Series returns from a two-month COVID-19 break for The Real Heroes 400 at Darlington Raceway. The 293-lap race kicks off on Sunday, May 17 at 3:30 p.m. ET on FOX Sports and also marks the return of daily fantasy NASCAR. Darlington is known as the Track Too Tough …

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Up to Speed: Which Drivers Are Likely to Tame Darlington in its 2020 NASCAR Return?

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The 2020 NASCAR season, paused for about two months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, is less than a week away from resuming.  The first two races will be held at Darlington Raceway in South Carolina, about a two-hour drive from race shops in the Charlotte area.  They include a 400-mile event on Sunday, May 17 …

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Fantasy NASCAR iRacing: eNASCAR Finish Line 150

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Before the regular NASCAR season returns from a coronavirus-induced break, the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series remains active. This week, NASCAR Cup Series current and legendary drivers compete at the virtual Monster Mile. Coverage for the eNASCAR Finish Line 150 at Dover International Speedway begins on Sunday, May 3 at 1 p.m. ET on Fox …

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