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Did You Notice?: A 2022 NASCAR Season Defined by Near Misses

Tyler Reddick and Chase Briscoe spin out in the Bristol Dirt Race. (Photo: NKP)

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Gateway marked the latest close finish this year in a season with many drivers coming close to wins, only to have circumstances turn against them in the final laps.

Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2022 Enjoy Illinois 300 at Gateway

Bubba Wallace walks on pit road at Talladega Superspeedway. (Photo: NKP)

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Let’s prep your 2022 daily fantasy NASCAR DraftKings lineups for the Enjoy Illinois 300, airing Sunday, June 5 at 3:30 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1.

Up to Speed: The Clock is Ticking for NASCAR Playoff Hopefuls

Kevin Harvick at Phoenix Raceway prior to the Ruoff Mortgage 500k, 3/13/2022 (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Halfway through the regular season of the NASCAR Cup Series, parity continues to reign supreme. Kurt Busch’s victory at Kansas Speedway on Sunday made him the 11th different winner so far in 2022.

Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2022 Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 400

2022 Martinsville I Cup Chase Elliott NKP

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The NASCAR Cup Series stays in Virginia for the second straight week for some more short-track racing at Martinsville Speedway. Let’s set your daily fantasy NASCAR DraftKings lineups for Saturday’s (April 9) Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 400, airing at 7:30 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1. Martinsville is much tighter than Richmond Raceway, as it’s …

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Did You Notice?: 4 NASCAR Races in 2022, 4 Drivers Flying Under the Radar

2022 Daytona I NASCAR Cup Kurt Busch Kyle Busch racing NKP

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Did You Notice?… We’re already a month into the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series season? The first four races have already brought their share of unexpected surprises: two first-time winners (Austin Cindric, Chase Briscoe), a trio of overtime finishes and more spins than we’ve seen in years with the sport’s new Next Gen chassis. The infusion of …

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Did You Notice?: William Byron Falling Behind at Hendrick Motorsports?

William Byron looks on in the garage area prior to strapping in for the 2022 Daytona 500. (Photo: NKP)

#24: William Byron, Hendrick Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro Axalta

Did You Notice? … Alex Bowman’s sixth victory since 2020 with Hendrick Motorsports has William Byron a clear fourth in the pecking order at this powerhouse organization? With Chase Elliott and Kyle Larson on the team, the last two NASCAR Cup Series champions, it’s left the fifth-year driver a half-step further behind. A sluggish start to …

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