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Daily Fantasy NASCAR Hot-Starts: GEICO 500

2018 Daytona Cup Daytona 500 Zach Catanzareti Aric Almirola

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The edge-of-your-seat excitement produced by restrictor plate racing is paired with a great new fantasy game this weekend. FanDuel announced earlier this week it will be opening up weekly NASCAR contests, the first of which debuts this Sunday at Talladega. Don’t miss out and play with your favorite Frontstretch writers! The contest entries lock at 2:00 …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: GEICO 500

Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series Pennzoil 400 Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas, Nv Usa Friday 2 March 2018 Brad Keselowski, Team Penske, Ford Fusion Discount Tire World Copyright: Russell Labounty Nkp

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NASCAR heads to Talladega Superspeedway this weekend for the GEICO 500. The 2.66-mile track is the largest one on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series schedule. Enter the $5 Frontstretch GEICO 500 NASCAR contest for your chance to win! The edge-of-your-seat excitement produced by restrictor plate racing is paired with a great new fantasy game …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Kyle Busch Triumphs In Texas For First 2018 Win

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Who’s in the headline After three seconds and a third in the last four Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races, Kyle Busch finally put it all together Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway. Holding off a hard-charging Kevin Harvick down the stretch, Busch became the fifth MENCS winner of 2018 in the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500. …

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Multi-Car Pileup Leads to Short Red Flag in Texas

2018 Cup Texas Aric Almirola Wrecked Beth Lunkenheimer

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series endured its largest wreck since February’s Daytona 500 Sunday (Apr. 8) at Texas Motor Speedway. Jimmie Johnson, who was the only Chevrolet driver to qualify in the top 10, was among seven drivers collected in a big wreck on lap 179 in the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500. The carnage …

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Friday Faceoff: What’s Been the Biggest Surprise of 2018?

2018 Las Vegas I Cup Aric Almirola John K Harrelson Nkp

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Clint Bowyer’s win at Martinsville Speedway snapped a 190-race winless streak. Who is most likely to be the next driver who has already won in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series to snap his long winless drought? Christian Koelle: Paul Menard is really impressing me over at Wood Brothers Racing. That car has some speed, and …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Recapping the Opening 6 Weekends

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In the latest episode of the 2018 Frontstretch Podcast, we review the opening six weekends of the NASCAR season with Dustin Albino, Mike Neff, and Zach Catanzareti, Austin Dillon kicked off the season returning the No. 3 car to Victory Lane at Daytona, before Kevin Harvick notched three more victories into the record book. The reigning Monster Energy NASCAR …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: It’s Been a Stewart Haas Racing Year So Far

Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series Ticketguardian 500 Ism Raceway, Phoenix, Az Usa Sunday 11 March 2018 Kevin Harvick, Stewart Haas Racing, Ford Fusion Jimmy John's Celebrates His Win World Copyright: Russell Labounty Nkp

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Who’s in the headline  The first six weeks of the season are in the books and the headlines have been predominantly filled with one organization: Stewart Haas Racing. If it weren’t for a crash one-third of a lap from the finish line of the Daytona 500, the organization would have won five of the first …

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Up to Speed: The Rest of Stewart-Haas Racing

2018 Las Vegas I Cup Aric Almirola Alex Bowman Racing Rusty Jarrett Nkp

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Kevin Harvick’s three wins in a row have captured the attention of the NASCAR world in the last few weeks, and he was in the headlines again at Auto Club Speedway.  But this time, it was following contact with Kyle Larson that triggered an odd accident. It left Harvick and Stewart-Haas Racing with a crumpled …

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Tech Talk: Early Season Domination, Common Splitters, Pit Guns & Big Fish with Tony Gibson

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This year is going to be a little different with Tony Gibson in Tech Talk. He is not on top of a pit box for 2018, and will instead be an integral part of the preparation of all of the Stewart-Haas Racing entries in NASCAR. If the first four races of the season are any …

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NASCAR Mailbox: What is Behind Stewart-Haas Racing’s Strong Start?

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There is no NASCAR team hotter right now than Stewart-Haas Racing. The organization is hitting its marks each week it seems, with all four of its drivers having at least a pair of top 10s through the first four Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races. If it weren’t for some unfortunate incidents, we might very …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2018 Ticket Guardian 500

Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series Daytona 500 Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, Fl Usa Sunday 11 February 2018 Aric Almirola, Stewart Haas Racing, Napa Auto Parts Ford Fusion World Copyright: Nigel Kinrade Nkp

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Who… gets my shoutout of the race? It’s hard not to be impressed by Aric Almirola in the short time he’s been in the Stewart-Haas Racing No. 10 ride so far. He hasn’t finished lower than 13th this season, and this week at ISM Raceway scored his best finish of 2018 and second top 10 …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Kevin Harvick Vindicates Team With 3rd Consecutive Win of 2018 at Phoenix

Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series Ticketguardian 500 Ism Raceway, Phoenix, Az Usa Sunday 11 March 2018 Kevin Harvick, Stewart Haas Racing, Ford Fusion Jimmy John's Wins World Copyright: Rusty Jarrett Nkp

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Who’s in the headline Stop us if you’ve heard this before: Kevin Harvick wins at Phoenix. For the ninth time in his career, Harvick was the first to take the checkered flag. The Bakersfield, Ca. native wins for the third time in a row this season. The Busch brothers, Kyle and Kurt, took the stage wins …

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