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NASCAR Mailbox: Which Rule Change this Season will Have the Biggest Impact on the State of NASCAR?

2019 Daytona Clash Cup Martin Truex Jr Car Nkp

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As NASCAR waves the green flag for the start of the 2019 season this weekend, there are so many aspects that are different about the sport. So many of them have to do with rules, the aero package and some big-name drivers in new rides. Which of these factors though will affect the state of …

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The Frontstretch 5: Big Questions As NASCAR Enters 2019

2019 Daytona Clash Cup Paul Menard Pack Racing Nkp

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1. What will the new aerodynamic package look like in real time? That’s the big question that everyone is asking, but don’t expect the answer to be immediate or definitive. The low horsepower, high downforce package will debut at Atlanta Motor Speedway in a week and a half, but don’t expect what you see there …

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Entry List: Daytona 500

2018 Daytona Cup Zach Catanzareti Ryan Blaney

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The entry list for the 61st Daytona 500 has been released, and there’s a lot of changes for the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. 42 cars are on the final version of the entry list. A maximum of 40 cars will take the green flag on race day. Old faces in new places …

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Entry List: Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona

The Advance Auto Parts Clash kicks off the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season on Feb. 10 for a 75-lap shootout at Daytona International Speedway. 20 cars are eligible for the event due to either winning a pole last season, previously winning a Daytona 500 pole, previously winning the Clash or making the playoffs …

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Daniel Suárez Joins Stewart-Haas Racing for 2019

Daniel Suarez First Data 500 Practice

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Daniel Suárez is officially part of Stewart-Haas Racing. The team announced Monday (Jan. 7) that Suárez will pilot the No. 41 in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in 2019. Suarez replaces Kurt Busch, who had driven the No. 41 since its inception; he moves to Chip Ganassi Racing and the No. 1 for 2019. …

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2018 NASCAR Driver Reviews: Daniel Suárez

Daniel Suarez First Data 500 Practice

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For young NASCAR racers, one label you desperately want to avoid is the “Sophomore Slump.”  A decline in performance after a decent rookie year is never good for a youngster, especially today.  Any slip-up can spell curtains to a career. 2018 seemed to be every bit of that for Daniel Suárez on the surface.  He …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Should Homestead Forever Have the Honor of Hosting the Season Finale?

2018 Cup Martinsville Zach Catanzareti Jimmie Johnson

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Every season since 2002, Homestead-Miami Speedway has hosted championship weekend, providing some of the best racing on the NASCAR circuit.  Should Homestead always host the season finale or would it be better to have tracks bid to host the championship?  Is there a better track for a championship race, or is it the perfect site …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: Can-Am 500

2018 Cup New Hampshire Zach Catanzareti Chase Elliott

Chase Elliott's odds have gone up (Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

The final race of the Round of 8 for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs resumes this Sunday (Nov. 11) with the Can-Am 500 at ISM Raceway in Phoenix, Ariz. The green flag flies Sunday at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBC. Here are the rules for FanDuel’s new Daily Fantasy NASCAR game. FanDuel has …

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Martin Truex Jr. & Cole Pearn Sign with Joe Gibbs Racing’s No. 19 Team

2018 Cup Charlotte Roval Zach Catanzareti Martin Truex Jr.

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After months of speculation, 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Martin Truex Jr. and crew chief Cole Pearn have officially signed with Joe Gibbs Racing for the 2019 season. Truex will replace Daniel Suarez, the 2016 XFINITY Series champion, who took over the No. 19 ride once Carl Edwards announced his retirement. “Anytime you …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Can the 2019 Package Benefit Intermediate Tracks?

#38: David Ragan, Front Row Motorsports, Ford Fusion Earthwater And #96: Parker Kligerman, Gaunt Brothers Racing, Toyota Camry Gaunt Brothers Racing

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway was not the most eventful race to say the least, leaving many to question the state of the track and what we can expect in years to come as the pavement wears out. Some believe the 2019 package can improve the racing there and …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Kevin Harvick Fires Warning Shot with Domination in Texas

#4: Kevin Harvick, Stewart Haas Racing, Ford Fusion Mobil 1, Celebrates In Victory Lane

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Who’s in the headline Kevin Harvick has had the fastest car nearly every weekend this season. The Achilles heel for the team is that they routinely shoot themselves in the foot through pit road miscues. When they don’t, they dominate, which is what happened at Texas on Sunday. Harvick led over half of the laps …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Martinsville Return Bad For Rookie William Byron

Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series

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Joey Logano held off Martin Truex Jr. to win the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series’ First Data 500 on Sunday at Martinsville Speedway, locking himself into title contention in the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Due to last-lap contact, Truex’s soon-to-be-teammate at Joe Gibbs Racing, Denny Hamlin, slipped into second, leaving the No. 78 in …

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