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Did You Notice?: The 2019 NASCAR Playoffs Are Already Coming Into Focus?

2018 Homestead Cup Zach Catanzareti Joey Logano

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Did You Notice? … The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoff picture is taking shape? It’s hard to believe but we’re already eight races into 2019. If the regular season was just one big race, stage one would be wrapping up sometime during the middle of Saturday night’s showdown at Richmond Raceway. What do we know …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Routine & Confusing

2019 Bristol Zach Catanzareti Cup Joey Logano

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

There was a mystifying mix of the routine and the head scratching during Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway. Yeah, Kyle Busch won the Food City 500 and Team Penske, Joe Gibbs Racing and Stewart-Haas Racing took up most of the spots up front, but he was involved in a …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: 2019 Food City 500

2019 Atlanta Cup Erik Jones Nkp

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Downforce, high-banks, grip strips, etc… It’s not the old Bristol Motor Speedway, but nonetheless, Bristol provides 500 laps at the fastest half-mile and it will put on a show. You will be surprised by the names we have in this edition of DFS Fantasy Preview. Keep in mind as you fill out your DFS lineups, …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2019 Food City 500

Martinsville Cup 2019 Mike Neff Kyle Busch

(Photo: Mike Neff)

Let’s hear it for short track racing as we set your NASCAR DraftKings roster! The 2019 Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway airs at 2 p.m. ET Sunday (April 7) on FOX Sports 1. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series cars will have no aero ducts and the higher horsepower package for this race. …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Which Non-Playoff Driver in 2018 Has the Best Chance of Making it in 2019?

2019 Phoenix I Cup Ricky Stenhouse Jr Nkp

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After recording his 200th NASCAR victory this past Sunday (March 17) at Auto Club Speedway, Kyle Busch tied Richard Petty for the most wins in the history of the sport. It is up for debate whether the two are comparable or not, but it is definitely an impressive feat no matter how you twist and …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: Auto Club 400

#11: Denny Hamlin, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry Fedex Express And #12: Ryan Blaney, Team Penske, Ford Mustang Ppg

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The final week of the West Coast Swing begins Sunday, March 17 at 3:30 p.m. ET for the Auto Club 400. The two-mile Auto Club Speedway will have the same package as used two weeks ago at Las Vegas (lower horsepower and aero ducts). This track, however, has several lanes commonly used, which should lead …

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4 Burning Questions: Who’s Your 2020 NASCAR Hall of Fame Class?

2019 Phoenix I Cup Ryan Newman Car Nkp

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Who will be inducted into the 2020 NASCAR Hall of Fame Class? Wednesday evening (March 13), NASCAR formally announced the 20 nominees for next year’s NASCAR Hall of Fame class. 14 nominees return from last year, while Kirk Shelmerdine, who won four Cup championships as crew chief for Dale Earnhardt in the 1980s and 1990s, …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Aric Almirola Talks New Aero Package, Group Qualifying, Chaotic Restarts

2019 Atlanta Cup Aric Almirola Nkp

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino, Mike Neff and Aric Almirola discuss the new aerodynamic package that was displayed at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and how it led to wild restarts and a peculiar qualifying session last Friday (March 1). Almirola states the race was exciting, and that’s what he enjoys as a …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2019 Pennzoil 400

2019 Atlanta Cup Joey Logano Nkp

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Who… should you be talking about after the race? Defending Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Joey Logano made it two for two in intermediate track races for Team Penske this year. He followed up last week’s win by teammate Brad Keselowski, putting the No. 22 car in Victory Lane for the first time in 2019 …

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Daily NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: Daytona 500

2019 Daytona Cup Zach Catanzareti Joey Logano

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

The 2019 NASCAR season begins on Sunday, Feb. 17, with the running of the 61st Daytona 500. Millions around the country will begin their fantasy leagues, daily fantasy participation in the sport and start gambling on the race winner. It’s a phenomenon the sport hasn’t ignored; NASCAR hired Sportsradar Integrity Services to help shape a …

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2-Headed Monster: Should Drivers Be Penalized For Field-Killing Crashes?

2019 Daytona Clash Cup Big One Ii Nkp

Jimmie Johnson’s win in The Clash on Sunday afternoon (Feb. 10) capped off an eventful afternoon for Hendrick Motorsports. The four-car powerhouse finished 1-2-3-4 in Daytona 500 qualifying prior to Johnson rolling into Gatorade Victory Lane for his first win with new sponsor Ally Financial. While winning is nothing new to the seven-time Monster Energy …

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Ricky Stenhouse Jr. ‘Could Care Less’ About His Plate Racing Reputation

Ricky Stenhouse Jr Daytona500 Mediaday

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. is looking to earn his first career Daytona 500 victory in 2019. (Photo/Davey Segal)

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. isn’t here to apologize. The driver of the No. 17 Ford for Roush Fenway Racing is here to deliver. Deliver a win in the Great American Race for the first time in his career and the first for RFR since Matt Kenseth in 2012. With his history on restrictor plate tracks, that …

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