Race Weekend Central

Thinkin’ Out Loud: Martin Truex Jr Slows Down Just Enough to Win Watkins Glen

2017 Watkins Glen Cup Martin Truex Jr Woohoo Rusty Jarrett Nkp

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Who’s in the headline – Martin Truex Jr. won four races in 2016, but admitted in post-race interviews that they learned a lot more about winning during that season. He feels like they have everyone doing better jobs this year, and the result is a championship caliber team that has the most wins in the …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR Hot-Starts: I Love New York 355

2017 Cup Watkins Glen Zach Catanzareti Michael Mcdowell

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DraftKings daily fantasy NASCAR is going road course racing for the second and final time this season. Green flag is scheduled for 3 p.m. ET on Sunday for the I Love New York 355. Dominator points go out the window this weekend with only 90 laps in this race. The strategy for Watkins Glen will …

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2017 Frontstretch Podcast Powered by DraftKings – Episode 21: Money Talks

Nascar Xfinity Series U.s. Cellular 250 Iowa Speedway, Newton, Ia Usa Saturday 29 July 2017 Ryan Preece, Mohawk Northeast Inc. Toyota Camry World Copyright: Brett Moist Nkp

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Episode 21: Money Talks Frontstretch Podcast with Dustin Albino, Joseph Wolkin and Zach Catanzareti In this week’s episode brought to you by DraftKings, Dustin, Joe and Zach discuss how sponsorship will dictate silly season news, Kyle Busch’s breakthrough win at Pocono, analyzing Ryan Preece’s future and more! This week’s episode was brought to you by DraftKings, the No. 1 platform …

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Friday Faceoff: Beating Around the Busch

2017 Dover Cup Zach Catanzareti Kurt Busch

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NASCAR announced further restrictions on full-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers running in the XFINITY and Camping World Truck series in 2018.  Was this the right move for the sport, or is there a better alternative? Samarth Kanal: That’s the right move. It’d be nice to restrict Cup drivers’ appearances in the XFINITY and …

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Did You Notice?: Kurt Busch’s Daytona 500 Win Distracts From Difficult Season at Stewart-Haas Racing

2017 Atlanta Cup Kurt Busch Nigel Kinrade Nkp

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Did You Notice? … That despite his Daytona 500 victory, Kurt Busch is having one of the more disappointing seasons of his NASCAR career? In the wake of reports Stewart-Haas Racing will decline his option for 2018,  it’s notable to stop and consider that. When Busch first signed with SHR in 2014, it took awhile to build …

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Kurt Busch’s Contract Option Not Renewed at Stewart-Haas Racing

2017 Cup New Hampshire Zach Catanzareti Kurt Busch

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Silly Season just got a whole lot sillier. As first reported by Motorsport.com and NBC Sports, Kurt Busch‘s contract option with Stewart-Haas Racing will not be picked up for the 2018 season. The team, according to the reports, has until midnight on Tuesday to reverse its decision and pick up the option. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean …

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Pocono Fan Fest Success from All Sides

2017 Cup Pocono Fan Fest Zach Catanzareti Kurt Busch

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Pocono Raceway held it’s first annual NASCAR Fan Fest Friday evening, with several top names in the sport coming out and interacting with the fans. From signing autographs to taking pictures and even pretending to be rap star Eminem, it was a positive experience for most folks in attendance. At the Fest, held at the Infield Block …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Kasey Kahne Uses Beneficial Pit Call and Strong Restart to Capture Brickyard Victory

2017 Indianapolis Cup Kasey Kahne Team Kissing Bricks Russell Labounty Nkp

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Who’s in the headline – Kasey Kahne has been rumored to be out of his ride for two or three years. While the talk seems to be more intense of late, Kahne and his No. 5 team have kept their nose to the grindstone. A fortunate pit call on lap 148 in the Brickyard 400 …

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Kurt Busch Confident He’ll Re-Sign with Stewart-Haas Racing

2017 Las Vegas Cup Kurt Busch Matthew T Thacker Nkp

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2017 started off with the highest of highs for Kurt Busch and Stewart-Haas Racing, winning the Daytona 500. Since then, it’s been a roller coaster, featuring up-and-down finishes that are defining his season. Still, as the NASCAR season hits its halfway point, the team’s confidence remains high. Busch sits 15th in the championship standings heading …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR Forecast Powered By DraftKings: Overtons 301 Preview

Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series Food City 500 Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, Tn Usa Saturday 22 April 2017 Martin Truex Jr, Furniture Row/denver Mattress Toyota Camry World Copyright: Matthew T. Thacker Nkp

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series now heads to New England for the Overtons 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway this Sunday at 3:00 p.m. ET. Daily fantasy NASCAR prep starts when cars hit the track on Friday at 11:30 a.m. for first practice; Coors Light Pole Qualifying follows at 4:45. Here are eight drivers …

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Did You Notice?: NASCAR Daytona Races Can Be Deceiving

Kurt Busch And Wife

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Did You Notice? … NASCAR races at Daytona can be deceiving? The sport’s Super Bowl, February’s Daytona 500 is known as a race whose winner rarely competes for the series title. Only Jimmie Johnson (2006 & 2013) has accomplished the feat since 1998. There’s a lot of reasons Daytona winds up so different than the rest …

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