Race Weekend Central

The Underdog House: Shootout At The Underdog Corral

2019 Daytona I Cup Michael Mcdowell Nkp

Top of The Class Michael McDowell was easily the fastest dog in the west this week. His No. 34 Front Row Racing Ford was quick from the get go and backed it up on race day, starting and finishing in 15th. McDowell was once known primarily for the violent head-on collision and subsequent barrel roll …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Brad Keselowski Dominates Martinsville, Ty Dillon Discusses Hot Start to 2019, 2020 Schedule

Ty Dillon 2018 First Data 500

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff talk about Brad Keselowski‘s dominance last weekend at Martinsville Speedway, leading 446 of 500 laps. Next, the duo digs into the battle between Joe Gibbs Racing and Team Penske, as the two organizations have combined to win all six Cup races this season. Chase Elliott looked …

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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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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2019 STP 500

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Who… should you be talking about after the race? Brad Keselowski was the definition of dominant Sunday (March 24), leading 446 of 500 laps. He beat every car off pit road on every pit stop and got passed for the lead under green only once during his march to the front. Team Penske is quickly making …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: That Southern California Glow

#18: Kyle Busch, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry Interstate Batteries Celebrates After Winning Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series

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In case you missed it, Kyle Busch won the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series’ Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway in California on Sunday. It was his 53rd Cup victory in 503 starts to go along with 94 Xfinity Series wins in 348 starts and 53 Gander Outdoors Truck Series triumphs in 147 starts. …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: 2019 Auto Club 400

2019 Daytona I Cup Martin Truex Jr Car Nkp

So, before we start on daily fantasy NASCAR… Did anything happen in Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series qualifying? Anything questionable? Something I should know about? No? OK, let’s continue. The trip to Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Ca. is the first repeat of any package we’ve had in 2019. Some say this track is the …

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The Underdog House: Kicking Up A Little Dust

2019 Las Vegas I Cup Ty Dillon Tires Nkp

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Top of The Class Ty Dillon finally unseats Chris Buescher as the top dog this week. Dillon bested the 2015 Xfinity champion by one spot, finishing 15th in the Ticket Guardian 500 at ISM Raceway. For Germain Racing and Dillon, the 2019 season has begun relatively well. Dillon has advanced to the second round of …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Las Vegas Edition

2019 Las Vegas I Cup Kurt Busch Nkp

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The full new Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series rule package made its debut in the Pennzoil 400 on Sunday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Opinions on social media were decidedly mixed, but one thing was for sure: the cars are much slower. That, combined with the cookie-cutter racing of a 1.5-mile track (even though Las …

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The Frontstretch 5: Drivers With Something to Prove in 2019

2019 Atlanta Cup Ryan Newman Nkp

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1. Denny Hamlin Yes, that Denny Hamlin. He just won the biggest race of the year in Daytona, but Hamlin’s got some unfinished business. The Daytona win puts him in the Playoffs and gives him plenty of time to prepare, but the one thing missing from Hamlin’s resume is a Cup title.  He’s come agonizingly …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: Folds of Honor Quiktrip 500

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The 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season is off and running as we try and prepare ourselves for the unknown of the sport’s new rules package. The racing will be closer and more exhilarating, but with that comes unpredictability, more so now than ever. Daily fantasy NASCAR will be a totally different animal beginning …

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NASCAR 101: Ross Chastain Ran Every Lap in Daytona — Yeah, All of Them

You might have missed the following statistic in the hustle and bustle of Speedweeks, which tends to have so many storylines throughout the week(s) that certain developments feel like ages ago once NASCAR arrives at Atlanta Motor Speedway, even if it’s only been about a week or less. Denny Hamlin‘s win? Check. Michael Annett? Check. …

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Ty Dillon Kicks Off 2019 With Top 10 in Daytona 500

2019 Daytona Cup Zach Catanzareti Ty Dillon

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Top 10s have never come easy for Germain Racing in their troublesome time in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. And for Ty Dillon, his entire Cup career prior to Sunday saw but one in 90 starts. He added another one to the list after finishing sixth in the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway. …

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