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The Underdog House: Walking The Fine Line at Talladega

2018 Talladega Cup Zach Catanzareti Matt Dibenedetto

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Think Small Sunday was Round No. 10 of the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. For the underdogs, despite having a couple breakthrough runs here and there, it was Round No. 2 of races in which they could contend for a win. Talladega Superspeedway showed a few different cars from the start of the …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2018 GEICO 500

2018 Joey Logano Talladega Cup

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Who… gets my shoutout of the race? While David Ragan was putting on a restrictor-plate driving clinic, he’s strong enough that it’s almost expected that he’ll run well. He finished sixth for a Front Row Motorsports team which rarely cracks the top 20. Less expected was the strong run of another driver, who, while his …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: GEICO 500

Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series Pennzoil 400 Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas, Nv Usa Friday 2 March 2018 Brad Keselowski, Team Penske, Ford Fusion Discount Tire World Copyright: Russell Labounty Nkp

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NASCAR heads to Talladega Superspeedway this weekend for the GEICO 500. The 2.66-mile track is the largest one on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series schedule. Enter the $5 Frontstretch GEICO 500 NASCAR contest for your chance to win! The edge-of-your-seat excitement produced by restrictor plate racing is paired with a great new fantasy game …

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The Underdog House: On The Ragged Edge at Bristol

2018 Cup Bristol Zach Catanzareti Matt Dibenedetto David Ragan

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Think Small The middle leg of the unofficial short track swing wrapped up a day late at Bristol Motor Speedway this week. And with another curveball of weather hitting the NASCAR garage, the underdogs had a lot to overcome, above and beyond what we’d generally expect on a short track. Starting Sunday afternoon, the Food …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Kyle Busch Wins Bristol Two-Day Marathon

Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series Ticketguardian 500 Ism Raceway, Phoenix, Az Usa Friday 9 March 2018 Kyle Busch, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry Skittles Sweet Heat World Copyright: Russell Labounty Nkp

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Who’s in the headline Kyle Busch is the winningest active driver at Bristol Motor Speedway. He grabbed the win today to make it two in a row in 2018 and two in a row at Bristol. Busch led a race high five times for 117 laps, second only to Kyle Larson. Brad Keselowski won the …

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5 Points To Ponder: The Next NASCAR Most Popular Driver?

Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series Pennzoil 400 Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas, Nv Usa Friday 2 March 2018 Ryan Blaney, Team Penske, Ford Fusion Menards / Pennzoil World Copyright: Nigel Kinrade Nkp

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ONE: Blaney’s win will come For the third time this season, Ryan Blaney led a ton of laps in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series but ultimately did not get the result he would have wanted. While lapping traffic from the race lead at Bristol Motor Speedway, Blaney was caught up in a wreck absolutely …

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Kyle Larson, David Ragan Fastest in Saturday Practices at Bristol

2018 Cup Bristol Zach Catanzareti Matt Dibenedetto David Ragan

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Kyle Larson and David Ragan split the two Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practices at Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday morning (April 14). Larson’s speed of 129.004 miles per hour put his No. 42 Chevrolet at the top of the scoring pylon in Saturday’s opening session. All three manufacturers occupied the podium in the first session, …

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Frontstretch Podcast: The Champ Is Here

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In the latest episode of the 2018 Frontstretch Podcast, we breakdown this past weekend’s events at Auto Club Speedway with Dustin Albino, Mike Neff and Zach Catanzareti, while also previewing the weekend ahead at Martinsville Speedway. Defending Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Martin Truex Jr. swept all three stages on Sunday en route to his first victory of the …

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The Underdog House: California Daydreaming

2018 Auto Club Cup Ty Dillon, Germain Racing, Chevrolet Camaro Twisted Tea Matt Dibenedetto, Go Fas Racing, Ford Fusion Can Am/wholey Chris Buescher, Jtg Daugherty Racing, Chevrolet Camaro Healthy Choice Power Bowls

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Think Small The stars came out Sunday at Auto Club Speedway. Rapper and actor Ice Cube made his debut as a NASCAR spectator, and the big crowd and mountainous backdrop were met with arm-warming weather by the thoughtful California sun. Unfortunately, the nice memories for some ended as soon as the National Anthem did, as …

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The Underdog House: The Other End Of The Neon NASCAR Garage

Think Small As NASCAR moved to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway this weekend, we were treated to a triple-header of the top three national touring series for the third consecutive week. Vegas has the feel of a town where the underdog can rise. Your last dime could turn into millions with a roll of the …

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

2016 Chicago Cup Kevin Harvick Nigel Kinrade Nkp

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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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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Life Goes On

Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series Folds Of Honor Quik Trip 500 Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hampton, Ga Usa Sunday 25 February 2018 Kevin Harvick, Stewart Haas Racing, Jimmy John's Ford Fusion, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Roush Fenway Racing, Ford Ford Fusion, And Alex Bowman, Hendrick Motorsports, Axalta Chevrolet Camaro World Copyright: Barry Cantrell Nkp

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The forecast for Sunday looked gray and gloomy. Would there be a Cup race at Atlanta? The answer turned out to be yes, but barely. Runner-up Brad Keselowski said he felt raindrops during his postrace interview with Fox Sports. It was a clean race; there were only three single-car incidents that brought out cautions, as …

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