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Up to Speed: The Monster Energy Open Steals the Show

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The Monster Energy All-Star Race weekend should be about showcasing the best and brightest talents in the sport.  But in this year’s running, the best overall race was the preliminary event. The Monster Energy Open was a thrilling race from start to finish.  The three mini-races spread over a total of 62 laps had a …

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William Byron, Bubba Wallace, Kyle Larson & Alex Bowman Advance to All Star Race Following The Open

Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series

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Well that was entertaining, huh? William Byron, Bubba Wallace and Kyle Larson won the three stages of the Monster Energy Open to advance to the All-Star Race. Additionally, Alex Bowman won the fan vote to also advance to the All-Star Race. Byron took advantage of his four fresh tires to edge Wallace at the line …

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Did You Notice?: Could Ross Chastain’s NASCAR Decision In 2019 Cost Him A Championship?

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Did You Notice? … Ross Chastain picked the wrong NASCAR series in 2019? Of course, he didn’t know it at the time after a devastating end to his tenure at Chip Ganassi Racing. Chastain was all set for a competitive full-time NASCAR Xfinity Series ride before DC Solar found itself raided by the FBI. That left …

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Entry List: 2019 All-Star Open

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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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Frontstretch Podcast: Brandon Brown Talks Career Run at Dover, What’s Too Fast?

Nascar Xfinity Series

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss Martin Truex Jr. getting back to victory lane at Dover International Speedway, as he and Alex Bowman came from the back to finish one-two. Many drivers, including Kyle Busch, were outspoken about the aerodynamic package used at Dover, claiming the speeds were too fast. Were Busch’s comments …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Has Hendrick Motorsports Finally Turned a Corner?

2019 Dover Cup Zach Catanzareti Chase Elliott

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2019 has not been the easiest year for Hendrick Motorsports. After finding success with Chase Elliott’s win at Talladega Superspeedway a couple of weeks ago, they backed it up as a team with strong runs at Dover International Speedway across the board. This was easily the team’s best performance with all four cars all season …

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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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Did You Notice?: Chase Elliott, Not Jimmie Johnson, Sits Alone Atop Hendrick Motorsports

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Did You Notice?… A changing of the guard at Hendrick Motorsports in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series? Chase Elliott became the first driver for HMS to win in 2019, also breaking the season shutout for Chevrolet. His push to the win at Talladega Superspeedway Sunday (April 28) came courtesy teammate and second-place finisher Alex Bowman. …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Talladega: Endgame

2019 Talladega Cup Mencs Zach Catanzareti

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Chevrolet teams make up about half the field most weeks in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, but judging by the results so far this season, it’s understandable to think they were in the half of existence that were vaporized when Thanos snapped his fingers. But just like in Avengers: Endgame, time travel was involved on …

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5 Points to Ponder: 9 Races Into NASCAR 2019

2016 Cup Homestead Miami Speedway Joe Gibbs Roger Penske Zach Catanzareti

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ONE: NASCAR 2019 = 2-Team Tandem At The Top Forget NASCAR’s Big Three. This year, it’s the Big Two (owners, that is) leading the way in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Joe Gibbs Racing and Team Penske have flat out dominated the first nine races of the season. Ryan Blaney (Penske) and Erik Jones …

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Up to Speed: Jimmie Johnson & Chad Knaus, Post-Breakup

#48: Jimmie Johnson, Hendrick Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro Ally And Kevin Meendering

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During Friday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Richmond Raceway, Chad Knaus observed the action from a different vantage point.  Instead of being a crew chief, Knaus tried his hand at broadcasting.  It wasn’t the first time that he had helped to call a race from the booth, and he did a solid job explaining teams’ …

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

2018 Homestead Cup Zach Catanzareti Joey Logano

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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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