Race Weekend Central

The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2019 FireKeepers Casino 400

2019 Michigan I Cup Joey Logano Nkp

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Who… should you be talking about after the race? Joey Logano said several times at Michigan International Speedway that his No. 22 Team Penske Ford was set up to run fast in clean air. He wasn’t joking, as he managed to get out in plenty of it all day long, starting from the pole and …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Michigan Tests the Mettle of FOX Sports

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This weekend at Michigan International Speedway turned out a lot like the forecast predicted for Pocono Raceway last week. Intermittent rain pushed the race itself to Monday (June 10). FOX Sports’ coverage of the FIFA Women’s World Cup pushed the race to an unorthodox 5 p.m. ET start time instead of noon. My understanding is …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2019 FireKeepers Casino 400

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This week, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to two-mile Michigan International Speedway for the FireKeepers Casino 400. The race runs Sunday, June 9 at 2 p.m. ET on Fox Sports 1 and is next on your daily fantasy NASCAR schedule. After a ho-hum weekend at Pocono Raceway, Cup Series action should be much …

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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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4 Burning Questions: Is Christopher Bell About To Replace Clint Bowyer?

#20: Christopher Bell, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Supra Rheem

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What will Stewart-Haas Racing’s Lineup look like in 2020? .@StewartHaasRcng is shaping up to have another busy summer, as it has multiple drivers with contracts that end after '19 including @ClintBowyer and @Daniel_SuarezG. ➖@SmithfieldFoods' deal also up for renewal, though it's unclear whether @Aric_Almirola's is timed concurrently. pic.twitter.com/jdLqDdEO2u — Adam Stern (@A_S12) June 6, 2019 …

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

2018 Cup Michigan Zach Catanzareti Roger Penske

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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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Up to Speed: What to do About Pocono?

2018 Cup Pocono Zach Catanzareti Kyle Busch

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So much for positive momentum. After a month’s worth of races that produced more action than expected, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series rolled into Pocono Raceway.  This time, the race did not offer much action and will likely spark further condemnation of NASCAR’s current aero package. The most common complaint about the high-downforce package …

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Friday Faceoff: Team Bowyer or Team Newman?

2019 Atlanta Cup Ryan Newman Nkp

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Much has been made of the situation involving Ryan Newman and Clint Bowyer following the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series’ All-Star Race. Who was in the right? Mark Kristl: Both drivers were at fault. Ryan Newman was at fault for hitting Clint Bowyer‘s car after the race. Clint Bowyer was at fault for losing control, hitting …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Conor Daly Previews Indianapolis 500, All-Star Shenanigans

Conor Daly 2019 Indianapolis 500 Practice

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss a great Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race, where Kyle Larson snapped a long losing streak, even if in an exhibition race. The win was big for the No. 42 team, but so was the fifth-place effort for Bubba Wallace and the No. 43 team after …

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Did You Notice?: Indy 500, Coca-Cola 600 Worlds Apart Once Again

2016 Daytona Ii Cup Roger Penske Champagne Logan Whitton Nkp

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Did You Notice? … The 2019 Indianapolis 500 starting lineup will have little, if any, crossover with NASCAR? Just two of the 33 drivers in this year’s field have any experience driving high-level stock cars. James Davison and Conor Daly have made a combined five Xfinity Series starts, none of them on oval tracks as neither …

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5 Points to Ponder: The Healing Power of the All-Star Race

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ONE: Maybe We Shouldn’t Write Off Kyle Larson’s 2019 Season Just Yet Of all of the eternal debates in sports, figuring out how much weight to assign to momentum has to be in the top three or four of all time. It’s even trickier to determine what part it plays in NASCAR, where the changing …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: All-Star Race Brings Action, Enthusiasm & Unclear Fight Causation

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Monster Energy All-Star Weekend is always a bit of a toss-up each year. Coming out of Saturday night, the most notable thing that happened was Clint Bowyer going after Ryan Newman after the race. FOX did not air the post-race bumping match between the two drivers live (that was replayed, though). Bowyer going after Newman …

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