Race Weekend Central

Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Pocono Predictability

2019 Daytona I Cup Chase Elliott Nkp

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Pocono Raceway is not a thrilling race track. It’s not even an exciting one, and barely qualifies as interesting. So the results in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race weren’t all that surprising. Joe Gibbs Racing’s Kyle Busch won for the fourth time this season and the 55th time in his Cup career, holding …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: Pocono 400

#1: Kurt Busch, Chip Ganassi Racing, Chevrolet Camaro Gearwrench Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series

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Filling out your daily fantasy NASCAR FanDuel roster could be a little trickier this week as the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to its Tricky Triangle: Pocono Raceway. Pocono is one of the most unique tracks on the NASCAR circuit, as the two-and-a-half mile track consists of only three turns that are all vastly …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2019 Pocono 400

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series shifts gears to the Tricky Triangle for the Pocono 400 Sunday (2 p.m. ET, Fox Sports 1). The cars will again use the lower horsepower package with aero ducts. Pocono Raceway is one of the longest tracks on the circuit. It’s two and a half miles with three very …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Big Weekend Of Racing, Jeffrey Earnhardt Elaborates On Career-Best NASCAR Finish

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss the biggest weekend of racing, featuring the Indianapolis 500, Coca-Cola 600 and Monaco Grand Prix all running on the same day. Martin Truex Jr. rebounded from an early flat tire to win his second 600-mile marathon and third race of 2019, with all three coming …

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Did You Notice?: Charlotte Could Be Sign NASCAR Ratings, Attendance Have Leveled Off

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Did You Notice? … NASCAR fans who tuned in to the Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday night were treated to an entertaining race, one that rewarded those who persevered and watched the whole thing with a mad scramble to the checkered flag that featured a four-wide pass for the lead with just a handful of laps …

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Entry List: 2019 All-Star Open

2019 Atlanta Cup William Byron Alex Bowman Nkp

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The 2019 NASCAR Monster Energy All-Star Open will be held just before this year’s All-Star Race on Saturday, May 18, to determine which drivers will move on to the big event. The Open has three stages, and the winners of these stages — along with the NASCAR Fan Vote winner — will join the 15 …

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5 Points To Ponder: Christopher Who? Tyler Reddick May Be NASCAR’s Best Young Talent

2019 Las Vegas I Nxs Tyler Reddick Nkp

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ONE: Can NASCAR’s New Package Keep Delivering? The 2019 Digital Ally 400 at Kansas Speedway offered the perfect storm of circumstances for NASCAR’s new handling package. As I wrote yesterday (May 12), cooler temperatures and graduated banking equaled the perfect 1-2 punch for good racing. More than ever, drivers appear to be schooled in the …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Monday Miles

Martin Truex Jr. - Dover spring race 2019

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This wasn’t the greatest weekend for racing. The Kentucky Derby saw pre-race favorite Omaha Beach scratched several days before the big day, and then a steady curtain of rain muddied the track surface, indirectly playing into the outcome as Maximum Security dodged a puddle, which was ruled as interfering with his competition, handing the victory …

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Friday Faceoff: Are Airborne Cars Just Part of the Game At Talladega?

2016 Talladega I Cup Multicar Crash John Harrelson Nkp

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NASCAR made a few judgment calls late Sunday during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series event at Talladega Superspeedway, including a red flag, allowing the race to continue after one last-lap crash but throwing the caution after a second. Did the sanctioning body properly handle each situation? Mark Kristl: Typically the sanctioning body is in …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: FOX’s Last Lap Coverage Leaves Much to Be Desired

2019 Talladega Cup Mencs Zach Catanzareti

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Talladega brings a lot of interesting things to NASCAR.  Some of the sport’s loudest and rowdiest fans.  Shenanigans.  Stomach churning.  Maybe that last one’s just me. Normally, a superspeedway race in which everyone more or less stays close to each other all race long should not be that difficult to cover.  After Sunday, I’m not …

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NASCAR 101: Martin Truex Jr. Finally Won a Short Track Race — Who’s Next?

2019 Cup Richmond Zach Catanzareti Martin Truex Jr.

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Apparently all it took for Martin Truex Jr. to win on a short track was to switch teams. Last weekend’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Richmond Raceway saw Truex, in the midst of his first season for Joe Gibbs Racing in its No. 19, emerge victorious, snapping a losing streak at short tracks …

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