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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Fourth of July Fiasco

2019 Daytona Mencs Pack Racing Cars Christian Koelle

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The final July 4 Weekend held at Daytona International Speedway did not go as planned for NASCAR. But sometimes that’s what happens. Rain delayed the start of Friday’s Xfinity Series event, the Circle K Firecracker 250 Powered by Coca-Cola, for about three hours, starting after 10 p.m. local time when the green flag finally waved. …

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5 Points To Ponder: 2019 NASCAR Stewart-Haas Racing Slump Digs New Low

#41: Daniel Suarez, Stewart Haas Racing, Ford Mustang Haas Automation And #10: Aric Almirola, Stewart Haas Racing, Ford Mustang Smithfield

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ONE: Hendrick Motorsports Breaks Through. Will It Last? Alex Bowman wasn’t the only one celebrating from the Hendrick Motorsports camp at Chicagoland Speedway. The driver of the No. 88 Chevrolet scored his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory Sunday (June 30), but he was one of four HMS drivers to finish inside the top …

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Up to Speed: Who’s on the Hot Seat at Stewart-Haas Racing?

2019 Chicagoland Nxs Cole Custer Stewart Haas Racing Car Nkp

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Saturday’s Xfinity Series race at Chicagoland Speedway ended with a familiar face in victory lane.  Cole Custer rolled to his fourth win in the first 15 races of 2019.  Along with Christopher Bell and Tyler Reddick, Custer has dominated the Xfinity Series this season and is one of the championship favorites.  And, just like Bell …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2019 Camping World 400

Rodney Childers and Kevin Harvick look on in 2019 Cup Michigan race. Photo: NKP

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After a fairly uneventful day on a road course, Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers get back to their normal routine at Chicagoland Speedway Sunday (June 30). Yes, that means the lower horsepower/aero duct package is back to pair with your latest daily fantasy DraftKings roster. Also, cars will be impounded after qualifying Saturday before …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Yellow Light

2019 Michigan I Cup Kurt Busch Nkp

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series was off this past weekend, leaving the Xfinity Series and Gander Outdoors Truck Series to contest an eventful Sunday doubleheader following a rainout on Saturday night at Iowa Speedway. So we’ll look at how Cup drivers are doing with their new teams for the trends worth tracking this week. …

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2-Headed Monster: Should Stewart-Haas Racing Keep Clint Bowyer?

2019 Michigan I Cup Clint Bowyer Helmet Nkp

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At the end of 2019, Clint Bowyer‘s contract with Stewart-Haas Racing expires. He’s spent the last three seasons with the team, and while the pair have produced two wins together, snapping Bowyer’s six-year winless streak last year, the No. 14 hasn’t been anywhere close to winning a championship. With budding talents Cole Custer and Chase …

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The Frontstretch 5: Drivers Due for a Win in 2019

2019 Michigan I Cup Alex Bowman Nkp

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Through 15 races in the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, we have seen many different drivers break through, fade away, or routinely come close without being able to seal the deal. If you’ve watched racing for any amount of time, you know that once a driver starts routinely running and finishing in the …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2019 FireKeepers Casino 400

2019 Phoenix I Cup Joey Logano Nkp

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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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Daniel Suarez, Kevin Harvick Lead Cup Series Practices at Michigan

2019 Daytona Clash Cup Daniel Suarez Nkp

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Stewart-Haas Racing brought fast Fords to Michigan International Speedway for this weekend’s FireKeepers Casino 400. Daniel Suarez led the first practice this morning with a speed of 188.882 mph. In the second practice, Kevin Harvick wheeled his No. 4 Ford around the 2-mile track at 188.763 mph. Practice 1 Stewart-Haas Racing drivers completed the fastest …

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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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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: Pocono 400

#1: Kurt Busch, Chip Ganassi Racing, Chevrolet Camaro Gearwrench Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series

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Filling out your daily fantasy NASCAR FanDuel roster could be a little trickier this week as the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to its Tricky Triangle: Pocono Raceway. Pocono is one of the most unique tracks on the NASCAR circuit, as the two-and-a-half mile track consists of only three turns that are all vastly …

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Daniel Suarez, Kurt Busch Lead Cup Practices at Pocono

2019 Daytona I Cup Daniel Suarez Nkp

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Daniel Suarez and Kurt Busch led the way in a pair of practice sessions at Pocono Raceway on Friday (May 31) in preparation for Sunday’s Pocono 400. Practice One Since his rookie season, Suarez has always been good at Pocono. That continued in opening practice, turning a lap of 171.217 mph to top the scoring …

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