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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2019 Consumers Energy 400

Rodney Childers and Kevin Harvick look on in 2019 Cup Michigan race. Photo: NKP

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“Hello again, my old friend.” The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series returns to Michigan International Speedway Sunday, Aug. 11 for the Consumers Energy 400. As you may recall, the track is two miles long, but this time the PJ1 traction compound was applied to the outer lane closest to the wall. Cars will be equipped …

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Austin Dillon Leads 1st Cup Practice At Michigan

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Richard Childress Racing was quick in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series first practice at Michigan International Speedway Friday (August 9). The No. 3 car of Austin Dillon topped the charts with a lap speed of 189.969 mph. It was all Chevrolets and Fords that held the top 10 quickest lap times. Brad Keselowski was …

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Rick Ware Racing Adding 4th Car at Bristol With JJ Yeley, Slayer to Sponsor


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A rock band joins Rick Ware Racing aboard the newly established No. 54 car in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series at Bristol Motor Speedway. Slayer, a thrash metal band, will be the primary sponsor for JJ Yeley and RWR. This will be the organization’s fourth entry; it fields full-time entry Nos. 51 and 52 …

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NASCAR Suspends Sheldon Creed’s Crew Chief, Others for Eldora Violation

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GMS Racing announced an interim crew chief on Tuesday, August 6 for its No. 2 truck after NASCAR found it violated rules. The truck, driven by Sheldon Creed last week at Eldora Speedway, “experienced a loss or separation of added ballast,” according to NASCAR This issue occurred during practices for last Thursday’s race. Crew chief …

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Ty Dillon, K&L Team for Michigan

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A new sponsor and new colors comes aboard Germain Racing’s No. 13 Chevrolet this weekend at Michigan International Speedway. K&L Ready Mix joins Ty Dillon and the team for Sunday’s (Aug. 11) Consumers Energy 400. NEWS: K&L Ready Mix Partners with Germain Racing to Sponsor the No. 13 Camaro ZL1 at @MISpeedway Details ➡️ https://t.co/5uqsztq2hQ …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2019 Go Bowling at the Glen

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers hope to score a strike this weekend at Watkins Glen International for Sunday’s Go Bowling at the Glen. This will be their second road course of the season, and the cars will have the higher horsepower package without aero ducts. Just like last week, Cup practices and qualifying are …

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NASCAR 101: Road Course Winners Without Wins Anywhere Else

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You may have heard of a road course ringer: a non-NASCAR driver who is brought in to the series solely for his road-course skills. However, not all drivers who only have a road-course win have been part-timers. Some have been Monster Energy Cup, Xfinity, and Gander Outdoors Truck Series regulars. NASCAR has an extensive road …

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INDYCAR to Use Hybrid Engines, Incorporate In-Car Starters In 2022

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Some new technology is coming to INDYCAR in the future. INDYCAR announced Thursday (Aug. 1) that it will begin implementing hybrid engine technology for the 2022 NTT IndyCar Series season. The new system would also allow for drivers to activate the starter from inside their cockpit, a design feature first incorporated onto the Panoz DP01 …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2019 Gander RV 400

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Guess what’s back, back again? Pocono Raceway’s back, tell a friend. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series teams head back to the Tricky Triangle for Sunday’s (July 28) Gander RV 400. The cars will again use the lower horsepower package with aero ducts. This time around, though, the PJ1 traction compound will be on all …

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Carson Hocevar to Debut at Eldora for Jordan Anderson Racing

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A young driver is set to debut at Eldora Speedway next week in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series. Carson Hocevar will drive the No. 3 Chevrolet Silverado for Jordan Anderson Racing, the team announced Thursday (July 25). Let’s go dirt racing! Welcome @CarsonHocevar to the team for @EldoraSpeedway ? pic.twitter.com/JPv1lSrC5g — Jordan Anderson (@j66anderson) …

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Friday Faceoff: How Late Is Too Late to Finish a Race?

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Ryan Newman moved into a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoff spot based on his finish last week, bumping Jimmie Johnson. Who is more likely to make the postseason? Frank Velat: Neither deserves to be in at this point, but that’s a whole other story. Ryan Newman has the immeasurable advantage known as momentum. He’s …

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