Race Weekend Central

The Underdog House: Viva Lost Vegas

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Top of the Class The bright lights of the Vegas strip bring all the underdogs out in hopes of striking a big win and becoming a big dog instantly. Rarely do such things happen in the city and certainly nothing like that happened on the racetrack Sunday. Ty Dillon carried the torch for the underdogs …

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The Underdog House: Kiss My Bricks

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Top of the Class Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr. hasn’t had too much to get excited about lately. In fact, it’s been over 18 months since his last top-10 finish in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Questions about his ability and job security have swirled like a Midwestern twister, but he and team owner Richard …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2019 Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race

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Are you ready for some short-track racing, where calamity lurks at every corner? It’s Bristol, baby! The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to Bristol Motor Speedway for the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race on Saturday (Aug. 17) at 7:30 p.m. ET. The “sticky stuff” is back on the track, this time in the …

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Ty Dillon, K&L Team for Michigan

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A new sponsor and new colors comes aboard Germain Racing’s No. 13 Chevrolet this weekend at Michigan International Speedway. K&L Ready Mix joins Ty Dillon and the team for Sunday’s (Aug. 11) Consumers Energy 400. NEWS: K&L Ready Mix Partners with Germain Racing to Sponsor the No. 13 Camaro ZL1 at @MISpeedway Details ➡️ https://t.co/5uqsztq2hQ …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: It’s Clobberin’ Time

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The theme of this weekend’s NASCAR action was “payback.” It started with the Gander Outdoors Truck Series on Thursday night (August 1) in the Eldora Dirt Derby, as Tyler Dippel got into Ben Rhodes after the checkered flag in return for being shoved into the wall in the final laps. Then in the Xfinity Series …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2019 Foxwoods Resort Casino 301

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It’s time for some NASCAH racing (er, NASCAR) at New Hampshire Motor Speedway up in the northeast. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to Loudon, N.H. for the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 on Sunday, July 21 at 3 p.m. ET. Get your fantasy NASCAR DraftKings rosters ready! As is the case at tracks less …

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The Underdog House: Independents Day

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Top of The Class Justin Haley came into this weekend’s races at Daytona International Speedway thinking that he was owed a bit of justice after having his first career Xfinity Series win taken away for going below the yellow line last summer. He may have figured the score was as close to even as it …

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Did You Notice?: Daytona’s Diversity & NASCAR’s Playoff Grid That Actually Works

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Did You Notice? … Daytona International Speedway has had a different winner for its Coke Zero 400 summer race every year this decade? Three of those were first-timers, while a fourth, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., earned his second career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory. COKE ZERO 400 WINNERS SINCE 2010 2010: Kevin Harvick 2011: David Ragan* 2012: Tony Stewart …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Midwestern Mayhem

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series headed to Joliet, Illinois this weekend, which houses a track calling itself Chicagoland Speedway, despite being about 45 minutes to an hour from downtown Chicago. The start of the Camping World 400 was delayed for several hours due to rain, and high winds blew the covers off several cars, …

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NASCAR 101: Active Drivers Without a Cup Top 5

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156 races. That’s how many starts it took for Matt DiBenedetto to have a top five in Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series competition. After a Cup career that began in 2015 and yielded four top 10s prior to 2019, DiBenedetto wheeled his No. 95 to a fourth-place run at Sonoma Raceway, scoring his first top …

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Ty Dillon Feeling ‘Refreshed’ in 2019

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Prior to the 2019 season beginning, Germain Racing put a full court press on improving its Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series program. Four months in, Ty Dillon is delivering behind the wheel. Dillon, 27, entered the Cup Series full-time in 2017. But his first two seasons didn’t go as planned, finishing 24th and 27th in …

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