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Fantasy NASCAR iRacing: Toyota Owners 150 at Richmond Raceway

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It’s time again for the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series. This week, 30 drivers will compete at virtual Richmond Raceway in the Toyota Owners 150 on Sunday, April 19 at 1 p.m. ET. After a week off, more websites and apps have joined the fray, as eNASCAR is offering more options for fans to get …

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The Underdog House: Dillon Makes It a Ty Game in Phoenix

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Top Dog Ty Dillon keeps popping up at the top of this list, much in the way that Matt DiBenedetto and Chris Buescher have in recent years. The difference between those drivers and Dillon is that Ty seems to be interested in building a long-term future at his current team. Both are getting better together, …

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The Frontstretch 5: Drivers Poised to Grab Their First Wins in 2020

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1. William Byron Byron has shown speed since he came into the NASCAR Cup Series, but what he has yet to do is put it all together for a win. Look for that to change this year, as Byron has a few factors in his corner for 2020. The new Camaro body has already given …

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Friday Faceoff: Is the Bounty on Kyle Busch a Good Thing?

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Denny Hamlin’s NASCAR Cup Series win at Daytona International Speedway is the only finish better than 15th for Toyota after two races. Is it too early to hit the panic button? Adam Cheek: Yes, way too early. A couple races in — one a superspeedway race with a few massive crashes and Las Vegas Motor Speedway, …

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5 Points to Ponder: Bounty on Busch, Shuffled Deck at Vegas

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ONE: Ready to Get Rowdy for $100K? It’s not often that the most intriguing development of a NASCAR tripleheader weekend comes from its least exciting race, but Las Vegas is nothing if not the proper setting for an unexpected swing of good fortune. On Friday night, Kyle Busch did what he (almost literally) always does …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2020 Pennzoil 400

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Who… should you be talking about after the race? Joey Logano successfully defended his 2019 victory in the spring race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, winning the Pennzoil 400 in a Pennzoil-sponsored Ford. Logano was a factor all day, running in the top five for most of the race, but he also got a little …

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Matt DiBenedetto Ties Career-Best Finish with Runner-Up at Las Vegas

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Last time fan favorite Matt DiBenedetto finished second, there were tears and heartbreak. This time around, there were smiles. Lots of them. DiBenedetto earned his second career runner-up finish in the Pennzoil 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Sunday (Feb. 23), staying out under the final caution to gain track position and thus capitalize. stayed …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2020 Daytona 500

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“Drivers, start your engines!” I don’t know about you, but I’ve been waiting to hear those words. There’s nothing like the 2020 Daytona 500 at The World Center of Racing. The roar of the crowd as the green flag waves; the thrill of close-knit pack racing. You may feel anguish if your favorite driver gets …

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Up to Speed: NASCAR Cup Drivers With Something to Prove in 2020

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A new racing season means new opportunities and new challenges.  Over the winter, NASCAR’s Cup Series saw its usual flurry of changes among drivers, teams and crews.  As a result of these changes, many drivers, rookies and veterans alike will be feeling the pressure to perform in 2020.  Whether measuring their success against other competitors …

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2020 NASCAR Cup Series Preseason Power Rankings

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For the first time here at Frontstretch, our staff banded together to vote on who it thinks will be the top drivers of the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season in a preseason power rankings format. Each participating staff member sent a 30-driver ranking before the beginning of the season, taking into account not only 2019 successes …

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2019 NASCAR Driver Reviews: Matt DiBenedetto

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Matt DiBenedetto was a driver that many did not expect to be a true contender in 2019 in the NASCAR Cup Series, but the expectation was for a much-improved season compared to his last few at the top level of NASCAR. Throughout the season, he proved himself to be a great driver and showed what …

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2019 NASCAR Top Storylines: The Pay-to-Play Trend

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Money buys a lot of things in NASCAR. It buys speed, or at least the parts and pieces to make speed happen. It buys alliances between teams that can also lead to more speed. It buys advertising time that gets sponsors and drivers exposure. Money also buys rides. It’s a trend that has been on …

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