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4 Burning Questions: What’s the Biggest Surprise of 2019 So Far?

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What NASCAR team or owner might be a good fit to dive into IndyCar? Of the top tier of the stock car organizational chart, nearly all compete in multiple forms of racing. Team Penske has NASCAR, IndyCar and sports cars in addition to the Supercars in Australia. Chip Ganassi Racing has NASCAR, IndyCar and IMSA …

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5 Points To Ponder: Charlotte’s Climb Back To NASCAR Respectability

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ONE: Charlotte Motor Speedway Battles Back NASCAR may have been created in some smoke-filled meetings down in Daytona Beach but make no mistake: Charlotte is now stock car racing’s home base. Every major team has its race shop in the area, along with a core group of the sport’s operating staff paired with the NASCAR …

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Up to Speed: The Monster Energy Open Steals the Show

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The Monster Energy All-Star Race weekend should be about showcasing the best and brightest talents in the sport.  But in this year’s running, the best overall race was the preliminary event. The Monster Energy Open was a thrilling race from start to finish.  The three mini-races spread over a total of 62 laps had a …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Postponed Races Are Nightmares to View

2019 Dover Cup Zach Catanzareti Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

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Rainouts are always difficult for anyone to deal with. NASCAR (and seemingly every major sport) pitches it as an opportunity for fans to use mobile solutions in order to follow the race if they can’t watch at home. In reality, a good percentage of workplaces have cracked down on those types of solutions in recent …

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Up to Speed: A Steep Learning Curve for Cup Series Rookies

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For two Rookie of the Year Contenders in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, last week’s race at Talladega Superspeedway was a long-awaited bright spot.  Both Ryan Preece and Daniel Hemric walked away with top-five finishes. Preece’s third-place result is a career-best finish, improving on his eighth place earlier this year in the Daytona 500.  …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2019 Gander RV 400

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After a wild, flip-flopping Talladega race, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to another track that can bite your daily fantasy NASCAR DraftKings roster. Dover International Speedway, also known as the “Monster Mile,” is a one-mile oval that can cause havoc for drivers. Miles the Monster is hungry for another car to devour, especially …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: Gander RV 400

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Your daily fantasy NASCAR FanDuel roster has its work cut out for it this weekend. Dover International Speedway is one of the most physically demanding tracks on the NASCAR schedule. The one-mile oval’s steeply-banked, concrete corners create the equivalent of Bristol Motor Speedway on steroids. The Delaware-based NASCAR track can likewise be treacherous, as wrecks …

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Odds & Ends Around the Track: Dover Spring

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Odds & Ends Around the Track: Dover Spring Dover International Speedway used to be a beast of a track with the unexpected accident changing the whole dynamic of the race because every wreck there could turn into a big one. In the last few years, the racing has gotten more ordinary, but just when you …

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The 12: NASCAR Power Rankings Geico 500 Edition

#18: Kyle Busch, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Supra Ik9

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Although not quite an Earnhardt, Chase Elliott took home his fourth career victory in front of a massive Elliott-favored crowed at Talladega last weekend. Can Elliott double down at Dover and prove he should be considered a championship threat? Often considered as the most consistent Chevrolet driver this season, Kurt Busch led a train of …

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8 Teams Fail Cup Series Pre-Race Inspection At Richmond

2019 Richmond Cup Zach Catanzareti Mencs Denny Hamlin

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The starting positions for Saturday night’s Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond Raceway will differ significantly from after qualifying on Friday. Denny Hamlin, Aric Almirola, Chase Elliott, Daniel Suarez, Jimmie Johnson, Erik Jones, Matt Tifft, and Joey Gase all failed Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series pre-race qualifying at Richmond Raceway. These drivers will all forfeit their …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: 2019 Toyota Owners 400

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If last week’s race at Bristol Motor Speedway didn’t do it for you, there’s more short track action on tap this weekend for the drivers of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. The Toyota Owners 400 from Richmond Raceway could offer even more side by side racing than we saw at the Last Great Colosseum, …

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