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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2018 Pocono 400

Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series Folds Of Honor Quik Trip 500 Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hampton, Ga Usa Saturday 24 February 2018 Paul Menard, Wood Brothers Racing, Menards / Moen Ford Fusion World Copyright: Nigel Kinrade Nkp

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Who… gets my shoutout of the race? Start in the back half of the field, activate stealth mode, finish inside the top 10. This week, not just one but two drivers accomplished that particular feat. Aric Almirola started 34th and looked to have a long day ahead of him. But smart strategy and hard racing …

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Aric Almirola on Pocono: ‘I Finally Figured This Place Out’

2018 Pocono Cup Zach Catanzareti Aric Almirola

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When you have the car, the results can be seamless. That’s the motto Aric Almirola followed while walking on pit road after Sunday’s (June 3) Pocono 400 from Pocono Raceway. Just minutes earlier, the Floridian scored his sixth top-10 finish of 2018 with Stewart-Haas Racing, now only one shy of tying his career best in …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR Hot-Starts: Pocono 400

2018 Las Vegas I Cup Aric Almirola John K Harrelson Nkp

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Daily fantasy NASCAR heads to Pocono Raceway this weekend for the Pocono 400. Sunday’s race is the first of two Tricky Triangle events on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series schedule. FanDuel debuted its new daily fantasy NASCAR contest at Talladega Superspeedway a few weeks ago and it will continue on throughout the 2018 season. Go …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR Hot-Starts: Coca-Cola 600

2018 Charlotte I Cup Kyle Busch Car Amy Henderson

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NASCAR heads to Charlotte Motor Speedway this weekend for the Coca-Cola 600. Sunday night’s race is the longest and one of the most prestigious on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series’ schedule. FanDuel debuted its new daily fantasy NASCAR contest at Talladega Superspeedway a few weeks ago, and it will continue on throughout the 2018 …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: Coca-Cola 600

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NASCAR heads to Charlotte Motor Speedway this weekend for the Coca-Cola 600. Sunday night’s race (May 27) is the longest and one of the most prestigious on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series schedule. FanDuel debuted its new daily fantasy NASCAR contest at Talladega Superspeedway a few weeks ago and it will continue on throughout …

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4 Burning Questions: Who Can Win the Open?

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What kind of race will the All-Star Race be? The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series All-Star Race will mark the first time in nearly 20 years that NASCAR will experiment with holding a restrictor plate race outside of Daytona International Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway. The restrictor plate has always been a very controversial subject. NASCAR …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2018 KC Masterpiece 400

#4: Kevin Harvick, Stewart Haas Racing, Ford Fusion Busch Light Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series

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Who… gets my shoutout of the race? For a small team, finishing in the top 10 at Talladega Superspeedway is a great showing, but such performance is a lot more likely at a restrictor-plate track than at an intermediate, where aerodynamics rule the day and speed comes with a premium price tag. For a struggling …

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The Frontstretch 5: Storylines to Watch in KC Masterpiece 400 at Kansas Speedway

Kyle Busch, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry M&m's Kevin Harvick, Stewart Haas Racing, Ford Fusion Busch Beer Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series

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Matt Kenseth’s Return to Racing Last season, Joe Gibbs Racing announced Erik Jones would move from his Furniture Row Racing ride to pilot the No. 20 Toyota for the organization this season, leaving 2003 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Matt Kenseth looking for a place to continue racing in 2018. Despite snagging an emotional …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR Hot-Starts: KC Masterpiece 400

#4: Kevin Harvick, Stewart Haas Racing, Ford Fusion Busch Light And #10: Aric Almirola, Stewart Haas Racing, Ford Fusion Smithfield Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series

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NASCAR heads to Kansas Speedway this weekend for the KC Masterpiece 400. Saturday night (May 11) marks the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series’ return to intermediate track racing following a four-race stretch of short tracks and superspeedways. FanDuel debuted its new daily fantasy NASCAR contest at Talladega two weeks ago and it will continue on …

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4 Burning Questions: Don’t Call It a Comeback

2018 Las Vegas I Cup Aric Almirola John K Harrelson Nkp

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How will Matt Kenseth’s return go? After nearly a third of the season, Matt Kenseth is finally back in a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series car. The 2003 series champion returns to stock car racing with the same team he won that championship with, Roush Fenway Racing. Back when Roush was at its peak as …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Will Stewart-Haas Racing Have More Than 6 Wins in 2018?

2018 Stewart Haas Racing Kevin Harvick Kurt Busch Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series

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Stewart-Haas Racing has never had a season go by without having a car finish inside of the top seven in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series standings since its inception in 2010. Not much seems like it will change this year, with all four of its Fords running at a premium level. Up until now, …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Kevin Harvick Sweeps Up Dover

#4: Kevin Harvick, Stewart Haas Racing, Ford Fusion Jimmy John's Celebrates In Victory Lane After Winning Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series

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Who’s in the headline After a drought of six long races, Kevin Harvick is back in Victory Lane. The No. 4 Ford was the most dominant car all weekend at Dover and it showed throughout the race. Harvick started on the outside of the front row with the second fastest qualifying time. He led the …

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