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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2018 Auto Club 400

2016 Fontana CUP pack racing Russell LaBounty NKP

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NASCAR heads to Auto Club Speedway this weekend for the Auto Club 400. The two-mile track out in Fontana, Ca. marks the third and final stop on the sport’s West Coast swing. The factors that go into building a winning fantasy team at an intermediate track are much different than those at a superspeedway or …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Kevin Harvick… and Everyone Else


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Kevin Harvick was in his own zip code during Sunday’s Pennzoil 400 presented by Jiffy Lube at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, leading 214 laps and winning both stages en route to his 39th career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory, his 16th for Stewart-Haas Racing. The win, his second in two weeks, also ushered him …

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Multi-Car Wreck Ends Stage 1, Wipes Out Top Daytona 500 Contenders

2018 Daytona Cup Erik Jones Car Michael Massie

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The end of stage one in the 2018 Daytona 500 also meant the end of the day for several top contenders. A multi-car wreck on the backstretch ended the afternoon for Jimmie Johnson, Daniel Suarez, Erik Jones and Ty Dillon while severely damaging several others. It all started when Ricky Stenhouse Jr. got loose making a …

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Daniel Suarez Sweeps Friday Daytona 500 Practices

2017 Kansas II CUP Daniel Suarez John K Harrelson NKP

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Daniel Suarez fastest in First Friday Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Practice  Daniel Suarez was quickest during Friday’s first Cup practice at Daytona International Speedway. With Thursday’s Can-Am Duels completed, practice gave drivers and teams the chance to begin focusing on the main task at hand: Sunday’s Daytona 500. Suarez turned a 45.036-second lap around the 2.5-mile …

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The 10: Power Rankings — Daytona 500 Edition

2017 Kansas II CUP Denny Hamlin Barry Cantrell NKP

(Photo: Barry Cantrell NKP)

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series returned to action last weekend with an action-packed few days of practices, qualifying and racing, culminating with the Advance Auto Parts Clash on Sunday afternoon. The best part? It’s just getting started. For the 60th time, NASCAR comes to Daytona International Speedway for the official start to the 2018 season. 40 …

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The Frontstretch 5: Big Questions as NASCAR Opens 2018

2017 Daytona II NXS pack racing nigel kinrade NKP

Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

1. Will the Camaro put Chevrolet back in the game? As a whole, Chevrolet teams struggled in 2017.  Kyle Larson and Chase Elliott carried the banner for the manufacturer, but this make wasn’t represented in the Championship 4 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.  The Camaro, which replaces the discontinued SS in the Cup Series this year, put …

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Beside the Rising Tide: All the Young Dudes

2016 Kentucky CUP Chase Elliott Logan Whitton NKP

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The season hasn’t even gotten started yet and already, Kyle Busch is feeling aggrieved and voicing his displeasure (doesn’t he know doing so is the sole province of the media?) As usual, the NASCAR Media Tour itself was largely lost in an avalanche of words and predictions concerning the upcoming Super Bowl. Living here in the …

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2017 NASCAR Cup Series Team Review: Joe Gibbs Racing

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series AAA 400 Drive for Autism Dover International Speedway, Dover, DE USA Sunday 4 June 2017 Kyle Busch, Joe Gibbs Racing, Pedigree Petcare Toyota Camry Martin Truex Jr, Furniture Row Racing, Furniture Row/Denver Mattress Toyota Camry Daniel Suarez, Joe Gibbs Racing, STANLEY Toyota Camry Matt Kenseth, Joe Gibbs Racing, ToyotaCare Toyota Camry World Copyright: Matthew T. Thacker NKP

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Joe Gibbs Racing has been near the top of the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series garage for the last 15-20 years and has generally been recognized as the top Toyota team since switching manufacturers in 2008. As expected, it was a powerhouse again in 2017, with its four-car stable racking up a total of eight …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR Forecast Powered by DraftKings: Can-Am 500 Preview

2017 Phoenix I CUP Brad Keselowski car NIgel Kinrade NKP

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DraftKings’ daily fantasy NASCAR heads to Phoenix Raceway this weekend for the Can-Am 500. This race marks the final event of the Round of 8 in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs. The green flag flies Sunday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBC. Here are eight drivers to keep an eye on this …

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NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Entry List: Lucas Oil 150

2017 Loudon CWTS Todd Gilliland Truck Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

One race remains in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Round of 6 to decide who will race for the title at Homestead-Miami Speedway. That elimination race sends the series west to Phoenix International Raceway for the 23rd annual Lucas Oil 150. There are 30 trucks on the penultimate preliminary entry list. That includes no …

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Clint Bowyer’s Third-Place Martinsville Finish Encumbered Due to Improper Dummy Weight

2017 Loudon Cup Clint Bowyer Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Wednesday, NASCAR released their weekly Penalty Report from Martinsville.  In it, an L1-level penalty was assessed to Clint Bowyer‘s No. 14.  In post-race inspection, Bowyer’s No. 14 Ford was found to have simulated weight for the in-car camera that did not meet specifications. What this means is that the in-car cameras that Broadcast Sports …

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NASCAR 101: How’s NASCAR’s Drive for Diversity Program Done So Far?

NASCAR XFINITY Series TheHouse.com 300 Chicagoland Speedway, Joliet, IL USA Saturday 16 September 2017 Darrell Wallace Jr, Nickelodeon Green Slime Ford Mustang World Copyright:Brett Moist NKP

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The news of Darrell Wallace Jr.’s full-time move to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in 2018 was met with a fair share of excited NASCAR fans, some of whom have been waiting for Wallace’s breakout on the national NASCAR stage since he ran his first races in the XFINITY Series five years ago. And …

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