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Christopher Bell Wins the Pole Award for the Roseanne 300

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Christopher Bell continues to pace the field in NASCAR XFINITY Series qualifying. The rookie won the pole award for the Roseanne 300 at Auto Club Speedway of California on Saturday afternoon (March 27), his third pole in five races this season. “Qualifying’s about speed, and this No. 20 team has had speed,” Bell said to …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2018 Auto Club 400

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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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Entry List: 2018 California 300

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The NASCAR XFINITY Series closes out the “West Coast Swing” this weekend at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California.  40 entries make up this week’s entry list, meaning everyone will qualify for the race. Austin Dillon will return to the No. 3 car for Richard Childress Racing after his brother Ty Dillon was behind …

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NASCAR 101: The West Coast Swing, Can it Predict the Future?

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 Wins World Copyright: Rusty Jarrett Nkp

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From TV to Twitter, everyone is talking about the “west coast swing.” It started in 2015, and is a three week period where the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series goes to Las Vegas, Phoenix and Fontana. This was made to give teams an option to stay out on the west coast instead of going back …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Harvicking into Phoenix

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In the latest episode of the 2018 Frontstretch Podcast, we review the Kevin Harvick beatdown at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, with Dustin Albino, Mike Neff and Phil Allaway while also previewing the weekend ahead at ISM Speedway in Phoenix, AZ. The trio gives an in-depth look at how Harvick became the first driver not named Martin Truex Jr. to …

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5 Points To Ponder: Dominant Harvick Tremendous… Or Tiresome For NASCAR?

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 Wins World Copyright: Rusty Jarrett Nkp

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ONE: Harvick On Pace For Record-Setting Start Slaughter, rinse, repeat. For a second straight week, Kevin Harvick laid waste to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series field driving a car levels above the competition. Speed, handling, restarts – you name it, Harvick had the edge. Only pit road kept him from leading 240-250 laps; if not for …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2018 Pennzoil 400

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We were all witnesses to what is now referred to as “Harvicking” last weekend at Atlanta. If you didn’t have Kevin Harvick in your DraftKings lineup and still somehow ended up cashing out, consider yourself incredibly lucky. But now, NASCAR heads to Las Vegas Motor Speedway this weekend for the Pennzoil 400. Intermediate tracks are …

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The Frontstretch 5: Numbers to Know as NASCAR Hits Las Vegas

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1. 29 That’s the number of drivers who have won a Cup Series race on a 1.5-mile track since 2000, encompassing the careers of every active winning driver. It might seem like a lot, but that’s over the course of 151 total races. That includes just 13 active drivers. When you break it down to …

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5 Points To Ponder: Fords In Focus, Danica Who?, And Kevin Harvick, Then And Now

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ONE: Fords To The Front, Take Two Camaro who? Camry what? Ford may have the oldest car in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series but they’re certainly learning new tricks to beat their manufacturer competition straight into submission. Kevin Harvick’s dominating Atlanta performance came with fellow Ford driver Brad Keselowski in tow. Combined, the duo …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Kevin Harvick Beats the Field into Submission at Atlanta

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 Wins World Copyright: Rusty Jarrett Nkp

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Who’s in the headline? While Mother Nature tried hard, she failed to win on Sunday. The race started late, but once it got rolling, it went the distance. Shocking absolutely no one, Kevin Harvick took the lead early in the race and dominated the first stage. Harvick rebounded from a pit lane malfunction to lead …

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Pace Laps: Ford Forges Ahead Of NASCAR Pack at Atlanta

Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series Daytona 500 Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, Fl Usa Sunday 18 February 2018 Kurt Busch, Stewart Haas Racing, Haas Automation/monster Energy Ford Fusion And Kevin Harvick, Stewart Haas Racing, Jimmy John's Ford Fusion World Copyright: Rusty Jarrett Nkp

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Ford Takes Charge in Atlanta For Ford, Sunday at Atlanta Motor Speedway was a throwback to happier times for the manufacturer: Atlanta 2017. It was in that race, one year ago where Kevin Harvick dominated, leading 292 of 325 laps. But a late caution flag shuffled the field, costing Harvick a …

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NASCAR 101: Here’s Why the Winner of the Daytona 500 Isn’t Leading the Point Standings

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Here’s a new one for you: Austin Dillon, Daytona 500 champion and the first victor of the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, is not leading the Cup point standings entering Atlanta Motor Speedway this weekend. In fact, he’s not even second. Weird, right? Well, thank the Cup Series’ ever-changing points system, which really …

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