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Up to Speed: A Steep Learning Curve for Cup Series Rookies

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For two Rookie of the Year Contenders in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, last week’s race at Talladega Superspeedway was a long-awaited bright spot.  Both Ryan Preece and Daniel Hemric walked away with top-five finishes. Preece’s third-place result is a career-best finish, improving on his eighth place earlier this year in the Daytona 500.  …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2019 Gander RV 400

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

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After a wild, flip-flopping Talladega race, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to another track that can bite your daily fantasy NASCAR DraftKings roster. Dover International Speedway, also known as the “Monster Mile,” is a one-mile oval that can cause havoc for drivers. Miles the Monster is hungry for another car to devour, especially …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Corey LaJoie Talks Thrilling Talladega Weekend

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss the frantic Talladega Superspeedway weekend that arguably saw one of the best superspeedway races in a long time. It must be that the new rules package worked well, right? The Chevrolet brigade teamed up to sweep all three stages at Talladega, including Chase Elliott getting …

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The Underdog House: The Other Draft Day

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

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Top of The Class Ryan Preece might be one of the few drivers who would be happy with a few more races at Daytona and Talladega. He seems to have taken to the multi lane, high speed chess game quite well. Preece scored a third-place finish in the Geico 500 on Sunday (April 28), his …

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5 Points to Ponder: Chevy Back on Track, FOX Still Off It

#9: Chase Elliott, Hendrick Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro Mountain Dew / Little Caesar’s, celebrates after winning at Talladega Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

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Are Chevy’s Struggles Over? In the midst of a chaotic 500-mile race, Chevrolet stuck together and captured the victory Sunday (April 28) at Talladega Superspeedway. Hendrick Motorsports finished the race one-two, and a pair of rookies finished in the top five. In fact, six of the top 10 cars were Chevys. Three Fords and a …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2019 GEICO 500

#9: Chase Elliott, Hendrick Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro Mountain Dew / Little Caesar’s, celebrates after winning at Talladega Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

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Who… should you be talking about after the race? Chase Elliott led the most laps (44) on Sunday, but more importantly, he led the one that counted. It wasn’t necessarily a dominant performance. In fact, 15 different drivers led at some point, and Elliott accumulated his laps led in four separate stints. What Elliott did exactly …

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Chase Elliott Scores the Victory at Talladega After a Wild Finish

Chase Elliott - 2019 GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway

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2019 has not been the year Chase Elliott and his Hendrick Motorsports team were looking for in the first nine races. Today, though, Elliott scored his first win at Talladega Superspeedway and his first win of the season after an extremely wild race. Hendrick Motorsports earned a 1-2 finish as well, with Alex Bowman finishing …

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The Underdog House: JTG Daugherty Racing Continues to Impress

2019 Phoenix I CUP Chris Buescher NKP

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Hello all! For this version of The Underdog House, I’m filling in for our illustrious Frank Velat. There were two NASCAR races at Richmond Raceway this weekend. The NASCAR Xfinity Series competed in the ToyotaCare 250, and the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series raced for 400 laps in the Toyota Owners 400. The NASCAR Gander …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2019 Food City 500

Martinsville Cup 2019 Mike Neff Kyle Busch

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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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The Underdog House: Dogs with Chili, Slaw & a Top 20 Finish

Martinsville Cup 2019 Mike Neff Ty Dillon

Top of The Class Ty Dillon is back at the head of the underdog table this week. The number 13 turned out to be plenty lucky for Dillon, as his No. 13 Chevrolet finished in the 13th position in Sunday’s STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway on Sunday (March 24). For the Germain Racing driver, the …

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Martinsville NASCAR Penalty Report: Austin Dillon, Matt Tifft, Ryan Preece Among Those With Loose Lug Nuts

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Daytona 500 Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL USA Sunday 11 February 2018 Austin Dillon, Richard Childress Racing, Dow Chevrolet Camaro World Copyright: Nigel Kinrade NKP

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NASCAR announced penalties Monday (March 25) from this past weekend’s spring 2019 races at Martinsville Speedway. Both teams in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and Gander Outdoors Truck Series were hit with lug nut violations. However, no penalties beyond loose lug nuts were found in post-race inspection. There are no major issues or suspensions …

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Did You Notice?: NASCAR’s 2019 Daytona Dreams Realized… Or Forgotten?

2019 Phoenix I CUP Matt DiBenedetto NKP

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Did You Notice? … We’re now five races into the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season? The sport’s new handling package, qualifying debacles and Kyle Busch’s 200 have stolen the headlines since Daytona Speedweeks. It seems like a lifetime ago Denny Hamlin was celebrating in Victory Lane for the Daytona 500. But Hamlin has taken a …

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