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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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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2020 Pocono 350

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Who… should you be talking about after the race? Denny Hamlin is pretty good at Pocono Raceway for a guy who had only raced the track on video games before his first Cup race there. He finished second to Kevin Harvick Saturday, and on Sunday, he did one better. Hamlin had a fast car but found …

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Kevin Harvick Vaults to Victory in 1st of Pocono’s Cup Double-Header Races

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For most of the first 100 laps of Saturday’s Pocono Organics 325, few drivers were able to do much in the way of getting past Aric Almirola.  But with the stroke of pit strategy, Kevin Harvick did just that, getting his first win at Pocono Raceway and his third overall of the 2020 season in …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: Pocono Organics 325

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Two races in one weekend? Yep! Time to set your daily fantasy NASCAR lineups! NASCAR loved Pocono Raceway so much that they decided to have a Cup Series double-feature at the triangular-shaped track. The Pocono Organics 325 is set to run on Saturday, June 27 at 3:30 p.m. ET and will air on FOX. Sunday’s …

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

Christopher Bell won at the Daytona Road Course in 2021 Photo: NKP

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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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Power Rankings: 7 Hours of Miami Edition

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It was a long week for NASCAR, but can someone tell me how an organization that makes Florida its home can think that scheduling a race at 3:30 p.m. ET in the middle of June is going to work in South Florida? I understand that television partners often make the call, but even they should …

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5 Points to Ponder: NASCAR Playoff Paybacks Piling Up

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ONE: Bristol Takes NASCAR All-Star Race … To Thunderous Applause On paper, a June 15 announcement the NASCAR All-Star Race would move to Bristol Motor Speedway next month was due to rising COVID-19 infections. North Carolina has seen a recent spike in cases, making it near impossible a mid-July event staged for the fans could actually …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Lightning Results in a Floridian Marathon

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Unfortunately, with the schedule we have for 2020, weather is going to be an issue this season. We have a bunch of daytime races scheduled to be held in the southeast United States in the middle of the summer. Days like we saw Sunday could happen a few more times, but we can’t do much …

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