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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race

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It’s short track racing under the lights, the way racing is meant to be, for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series this weekend. The tour heads to Bristol Motor Speedway for the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race on Saturday, Aug. 19. TV coverage will be provided by NBCSN. It wouldn’t be a race at …

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Massie’s Minute: Was Removing Matt DiBenedetto the Right Move?

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The business side of racing sucks sometimes, and that was certainly the case on Thursday morning (Aug. 15) when Matt DiBenedetto announced Leavine Family Racing was not bringing him back for a second season. It was an unpopular move, as DiBenedetto is loved by many fans. But it was an equally impossible situation, as there …

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Stanton Barrett: From Burt Reynolds’ Swimming Pool to Watkins Glen’s Inner Loop

Stanton Barrett

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Newer NASCAR fans might not be familiar with Stanton Barrett, but they absolutely should be. Not only has he competed in over 200 races in the top three national series, but he’s also worked as a stuntman on some of the highest-grossing movies, including Spider-Man, Jurassic Park III, Batman & Robin, Logan, and most recently …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: Consumers Energy 400

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series makes its second stop of this season at Michigan International Speedway this weekend, which makes filling out your daily fantasy NASCAR roster just a little bit easier — but it’s still not easy. The Consumers Energy 400 is Sunday, Aug. 11, and TV coverage is provided by NBCSN. In …

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Chase Briscoe Wants More NASCAR at Eldora, the Track that Saved his Career

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Chase Briscoe is one of the rising stars of the NASCAR Xfinity Series and Ford’s only developmental driver. The Indiana native with a dirt-racing background appeared on everyone’s radar when he seemingly came out of nowhere to win the ARCA Menards Series championship in 2016. He had a successful Gander Outdoors Truck Series rookie campaign …

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Strong Days By Ryan Blaney and Jimmie Johnson Overshadowed by Run-in

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Ryan Blaney and Jimmie Johnson both had the solid days they needed at Watkins Glen International on Sunday afternoon (August 4). But neither left the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race in a happy mood. Blaney finished the race fifth and scored two points in stage two, further securing his points lead over the playoff …

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AJ Allmendinger Disqualified After Near-Win at Watkins Glen

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BREAKING: AJ Allmendinger has been disqualified after his car failed the post-race inspection for rear-height violation. The second-place finish has been thrown out, and he is instead credited with a 37th place. Christopher Bell is now credited with second place. I can go into a full description of why it was low from contact early …

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Alex Bowman, Chase Elliott Top Watkins Glen Practices

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It was all Hendrick Motorsports at the top of the charts in the pair of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practices on Saturday (Aug. 3). Alex Bowman was fastest in the opening session with a speed of 125.888 miles per hour. He passed Kyle Busch (125.786 mph) late in the session, who finished the session in …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: Go Bowling at The Glen

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series is making right and left turns this week, returning to road course racing with the Go Bowling at The Glen held at Watkins Glen International. The race for your daily fantasy NASCAR team goes green Sunday, August 4 at 3 p.m. ET with TV coverage provided by NBCSN. Filling …

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Massie’s Minute: One Year Into the Post-Brian France Era, Is NASCAR Better Off?

Friday, Aug. 2, is the 57th birthday for former NASCAR CEO and Chairman Brian Z. France, and Monday, Aug. 5, marks the one-year anniversary of France’s arrest for a DUI and possession of a controlled substance. The latter date has also come to be known as France’s last day as head of NASCAR and the …

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Denny Hamlin Redeems Himself, Returns to Pocono Glory

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One week ago, Denny Hamlin beat himself up for his performance on the last lap after narrowly losing to Kevin Harvick at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. One week later, Hamlin made all the right moves to win the Gander RV 400 at Pocono Raceway on Sunday afternoon (July 28). Hamlin saved enough fuel and held …

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William Byron: ‘I’ve Been Forced to Grow Up Really Fast’

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William Byron struggled mightily his rookie season in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series last year, finishing 23rd in points and only netting four top 10s. This came after Byron dominated every series along the way of his meteoric rise, including Xfinity Series and K&N Pro Series East championships. But since being paired with seven-time …

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