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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2021 Quaker State 400 at Atlanta

Kyle Larson leads the pack of drivers for your NASCAR DraftKings roster at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Photo: NKP

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The NASCAR Cup Series returns to Atlanta Motor Speedway for the second time this season, the first year the racetrack has hosted two Cup events since 2010. Let’s get your daily fantasy NASCAR DraftKings rosters ready for the Quaker State 400, airing on Sunday, July 11 at 3:30 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network. Atlanta …

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Did You Notice?: 6 NASCAR Storylines to Follow With 6 Regular Season Races Left

Kyle Larson races teammate William Byron in the 2021 Pennzoil 400 Photo: NKP

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Did You Notice? … There’s six races left in the NASCAR Cup Series regular season? After some incredible parity, with 10 different winners in the first 11 races, the 2021 playoff battle has mostly sorted itself out. We’ve had just one new winner in the last nine races as Cinderellas have been replaced by the typical …

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Tracking the Trucks: Maiden Start, Maiden Win for Ryan Preece at Nashville

Ryan Preece celebrates his first NASCAR Truck win with a woohoo, holding up the guitar at Nashville. Red Hunt Brother Pizza firesuit. NKP

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In a Nutshell: Ryan Preece hasn’t had the best luck in the NASCAR Cup Series this year, but everything fell his way in the Camping World Truck Series’ Friday (June 18) night race at Nashville Superspeedway. The Rackley Roofing 200 marked the first time the truckers had raced at the 1.333-mile superspeedway in a decade. Austin …

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Austin Dillon Running 2 Races for Our

2021 Phoenix Cup Austin Dillon NKP

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Austin Dillon will join brother Ty as drivers of Our Motorsports’ No. 23 in the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2021, Our announced June 18. Dillon will drive for the team at Watkins Glen International and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course. The pair of starts mark Dillon’s return to the series after last competing at …

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Zach’s Turn: Austin Dillon Earning Success As Richard Childress Finds More Speed

Austin Dillon Sonoma 2021

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Austin Dillon has faced a lot of criticism since he hit the NASCAR scene full time in 2010. Eleven years, two lower-tier championships and a couple of crown-jewel NASCAR Cup Series victories later, Dillon is earning success on a regular basis behind the wheel of the famed No. 3 Chevrolet. Dillon has an average finish …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2021 Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte

2021 Cup Charlotte Kyle Larson Woo-hoo celebration after Coca-Cola 600 (Credit: NKP)

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What happened? Kyle Larson won the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Sunday (May 30) after a downright dominant performance where he led a career-high 327 laps.  Chase Elliott, Kyle Busch, William Byron and Alex Bowman rounded out the top-five finishers. Soaking in the crown jewel W. ?@KyleLarsonRacin | #CocaCola600 pic.twitter.com/QFjnnEplxX — NASCAR (@NASCAR) …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2021 Coca-Cola 600

2021 Cup Charlotte Pack Racing - Erik Jones, No. 43 Richard Petty Motorsports Chevrolet (Credit: NKP)

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Who… should you be talking about after the Coca-Cola 600? Kyle Larson cruised to his second win of the season at Charlotte Motor Speedway Sunday (May 30) with a whopping 10-second lead on second place. With Larson’s victory, Hendrick Motorsports passed Richard Petty Motorsports to set a NASCAR record with 269 wins as an organization. …

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Austin Dillon Leads Charlotte Cup Practice

2021 Phoenix Cup Austin Dillon NKP

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Austin Dillon led the NASCAR Cup Series practice for the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway Friday (May 28). Dillon’s fast lap of 180.935 mph went to the top of the charts in the lone Cup practice session of the weekend. Hendrick Motorsports teammates Alex Bowman and Kyle Larson were the other two drivers going …

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NASCAR 101: 1st-Time Winners in the Coca-Cola 600

Austin Dillon Charlotte Cup Victory Lane 2017 Fiance Yvonne Leonard

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The Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, the longest race of the NASCAR Cup Series season, has crowned seven first-time winners since the first running in 1960. The race, no matter the era, tends to throw some nice surprises in the form of late-race pit stop strategy or by being in position for the win …

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Stock Car Scoop: What Should We Expect at Circuit of the Americas?

Kyle Busch at Circuit of the Americas Toyota Media Day CMS HHP

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The NASCAR Cup Series travels to Circuit of the Americas for the first-time ever on Sunday afternoon (May 23). What should we expect from the 40 drivers competing at the 3.41-mile track? Frontstretch’s Bryan Nolen and Adam Cheek discuss. Sign up for Stock Car Scoop on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or visit Frontstretch every Monday and …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2021 Drydene 400 at Dover

2021 Cup Dover Alex Bowman Woo Hoo (Credit: NKP)

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What happened at Dover? Alex Bowman won the Drydene 400 at Dover on Sunday (May 16) after taking the lead on pit road and leading the final 97 laps. Kyle Larson, Chase Elliott, William Byron and Joey Logano rounded out the top-five finishers. To the No. 48 pit crew … … this one's for you! …

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5 Points to Ponder: 2021 NASCAR Manufacturer Parity Among Ford, Chevy & Toyota

All three NASCAR manufacturers (Ford, Chevrolet, Toyota) battle at Kansas Speedway. (Photo: NKP) Ryan Blaney, Martin Truex Jr, Chase Elliott

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1: NASCAR manufacturer parity … At the top 12 races into the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season, it’s clear three organizations have separated from the rest of the pack. Joe Gibbs Racing (with Darlington Raceway winner Martin Truex Jr.), Team Penske and Hendrick Motorsports are the sport’s new Big 3, sweeping 10 of the top …

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