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Alex Bowman Breaks Through, Passes Kyle Larson Late To Win 2019 Camping World 400

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After a rain-plagued day at Chicagoland Speedway, Alex Bowman needed a push for his No. 88 car to reach victory lane in the 2019 Camping World 400. Revving the engine and driving the car into the frontstretch grass dug his tires straight into the dirt. “I’m the dumb guy,” Bowman said. “That won the race …

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Alex Bowman, Joey Logano Top Cup Series Practices at Chicagoland

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The draft is back in the windy city as Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers took to Chicagoland Speedway for a pair of practice sessions Saturday, June 29. Alex Bowman and Joey Logano lead first and final practice, respectively. Practice 1 Hendrick Motorsports took three of the top five spots in the first session, with …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2019 Camping World 400

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

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After a fairly uneventful day on a road course, Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers get back to their normal routine at Chicagoland Speedway Sunday (June 30). Yes, that means the lower horsepower/aero duct package is back to pair with your latest daily fantasy DraftKings roster. Also, cars will be impounded after qualifying Saturday before …

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4 Burning Questions: Stick With the Biff?

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Will Greg Biffle race again? Last Friday night, Greg Biffle made a triumphant return to NASCAR competition. Biffle was able to outlast the rest of the field in a carnage-filled NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race at Texas Motor Speedway. It was Biffle’s first start in NASCAR since 2016, his first NASCAR win since 2013, …

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Nationwide Leaving Hendrick After 2019

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Nationwide Insurance will no longer be a Hendrick Motorsports sponsor after 2019, it was announced Wednesday afternoon (June 12). The news was first reported by Adam Stern of the Sports Business Journal and Fox Sports’ Bob Pockrass. Full statement from Nationwide on leaving Hendrick Motorsports after this season. It was scheduled to be primary for …

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The Frontstretch 5: Drivers Due for a Win in 2019

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Through 15 races in the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, we have seen many different drivers break through, fade away, or routinely come close without being able to seal the deal. If you’ve watched racing for any amount of time, you know that once a driver starts routinely running and finishing in the …

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Friday Faceoff: Is Kyle Busch Too Critical of His KBM Drivers?

#51: Kyle Busch, Kyle Busch Motorsports, Toyota Tundra Cessna And #18: Harrison Burton, Kyle Busch Motorsports, Toyota Tundra Safelite Autoglass Nascar Gander Outdoors Truck Series

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With a Pocono Raceway doubleheader looming next year in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, what should be done to ensure a more entertaining show? Mark Howell: The best way to insure a successful Pocono doubleheader is to make sure that Cup rules have been revised to enable the cars to carry more overall speed. A …

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Did You Notice?: In The 2019 NASCAR Playoffs, No Cinderellas Allowed

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Did You Notice? … If the season ended today, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series would set a dubious playoff record. Only five owners would be eligible to capture the championship, by far the fewest in the sport’s 16-car postseason era. 2019 PLAYOFF TEAMS (IF THE SEASON ENDED TODAY) Joe Gibbs Racing (4): Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin, …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Is 2019 Cole Custer’s Best Chance at an Xfinity Championship?

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Cole Custer is now in his third full season in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. This is the first year, though, that he has scored multiple wins, and we are only in June. Custer had only two career wins before this season, coming at Homestead in 2017 and Texas in November 2018. He has solidified himself …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2019 Pocono 400

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series shifts gears to the Tricky Triangle for the Pocono 400 Sunday (2 p.m. ET, Fox Sports 1). The cars will again use the lower horsepower package with aero ducts. Pocono Raceway is one of the longest tracks on the circuit. It’s two and a half miles with three very …

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Friday Faceoff: Which Track Is Best Suited to Host a NASCAR/ IndyCar Doubleheader?

Field Enters Turn Three After Final Restart of Iowa 250 pres. by Enogen

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Once again, three drivers have combined to win all but three races this season in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Can they continue their dominance into the summer? Mark Kristl: While Martin Truex Jr., Kyle Busch and Brad Keselowski are talented enough to continue their dominance, it won’t last. Stewart-Haas Racing is too good not …

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5 Points To Ponder: Charlotte’s Climb Back To NASCAR Respectability

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ONE: Charlotte Motor Speedway Battles Back NASCAR may have been created in some smoke-filled meetings down in Daytona Beach but make no mistake: Charlotte is now stock car racing’s home base. Every major team has its race shop in the area, along with a core group of the sport’s operating staff paired with the NASCAR …

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