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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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The Frontstretch 5: Underrated Drivers in NASCAR Right Now

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When people talk about the best drivers in NASCAR, some names immediately come to mind: Jimmie Johnson, Kyle Busch, Martin Truex Jr., Denny Hamlin, Joey Logano … the list goes on and on. But who are the drivers that aren’t the first ones people think of? Certainly, some of them are worth of a second …

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Frontstretch Podcast: iRacing Shenanigans, Tyler Reddick Talks Rookie Season

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss Sunday’s iRacing Pro Invitational Series at virtual Bristol Motor Speedway, which saw veteran iRacer William Byron get the win. The biggest news coming out of the Bristol race was Blue-Emu deciding to drop its sponsorship from Bubba Wallace after he “rage quit” following an incident …

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Frontstretch Podcast: New Package Debuts at Phoenix, Brandon Jones Chats Xfinity Win

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss the 2020 short track package as it debuted over the weekend at Phoenix Raceway. Joey Logano wound up the victor, winning his second race of the young season. Meanwhile, Tyler Reddick entertained, coming from the back to the front, only to end up with a …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2020 FanShield 500 at Phoenix

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The Headline(s): Holding off Kevin Harvick on two successive late-race restarts, Joey Logano prevailed in overtime to win at Phoenix, his second win of 2020, 25th career Cup Series win and 56th NASCAR national series victory. Fast Fords win races! Proud of our 22 @shell @pennzoil team. We learned a lot today and will be …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR Fanduel Forecast: FanShield 500 (Phoenix)

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On the third installment of the West Coast Swing, NASCAR Cup Series teams head to the desert for the FanShield 500 at Phoenix Raceway. Drivers will compete on a 1-mile flat track and attempt to make passes in the turn 1 dogleg. Since this is the first race the drivers will use the new short-track …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2020 Auto Club 400 at Fontana

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The Headline(s): After winning the first stage and showing speed all weekend, Alex Bowman took the lead on lap 133 after a hotly-contested restart to begin the final stage, and never looked back. Gapping Ryan Blaney over the final run, Bowman cruised to his second career Cup victory and third career NASCAR national series win. …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2020 Auto Club 400

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Who… should you be talking about after the race? After losing a major sponsor prior to the season, Alex Bowman could be racing for his ride this year.  The 26-year-old Arizona native is a free agent after the season, and he may need to convince Hendrick Motorsports that keeping him is in the team’s best …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2020 Auto Club 400

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California dreamin’, on such a winter’s day. The NASCAR Cup Series teams don’t have to dream, as they are in Fontana, Calif. this week for the Auto Club 400. The race will air on Sunday, March 1 at 12:30 p.m. ET on FOX. Temperatures at Auto Club Speedway on race day will definitely feel like …

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