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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: Federated Auto Parts 400

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This weekend’s race at Richmond Raceway marks the second in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs. The green flag flies for the Federated Auto Parts 400 at 7:30 p.m. ET this Saturday on NBCSN. Here are the rules for FanDuel’s new Daily Fantasy NASCAR game. FanDuel has put more emphasis on finishing position than …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Brad Keselowski Sets Benchmarks with 3rd Straight Win & Penske 500th

#2: Brad Keselowski, Team Penske, Ford Fusion Autotrader Celebrates His Win Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series

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Who’s in the headline Momentum is a beautiful thing when you’re running for a championship, and Brad Keselowski is riding a huge wave of it after winning his third consecutive race and locking himself into the second round of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs. Keselowski won the second stage and the race in a …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Where the Past Meets the Present

2018 Cup Pocono Zach Catanzareti Kyle Larson

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NASCAR’s annual throwback weekend at Darlington Raceway for the Bojangles Southern 500 featured great racing throughout, late-race drama and a ton of great-looking paint schemes from yesteryear. Brad Keselowski picked up his first win of the year for Team Penske, holding off teammate Joey Logano on a short sprint to the finish. Kyle Larson crushed …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2018 Southern 500

2018 Media Tour Charlotte Zach Catanzareti Cup Brad Keselowski

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Who… gets my shoutout of the race? This is Darlington, and Darlington means not just one of the most prestigious races on the Cup schedule, but also a weekend of nostalgia with its throwback theme and some great-looking cars to go with it.  For just a moment, you can almost see them out there, the …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Kevin Harvick & Kyle Busch Best So Far in 2018

#4: Kevin Harvick, Stewart Haas Racing, Ford Fusion Busch Light / Mobil 1 Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series

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Who’s in the headline The 2018 season has been the story of the haves and have-nots. Stewart-Haas Racing has been the strongest organization all season long and its number one driver has been Kevin Harvick. Harvick is the series leader in victories, stage wins and has accumulated the most playoff points. The other driver who …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Just Like Old Times, Kurt Busch Wins Bristol

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Who’s in the headline Kurt Busch owned Bristol at one point in time. He won five races there from 2002 through 2006, including three straight in 2003 and 2004. Since his fifth win in 2006, he didn’t have a single runner-up finish. Busch ran in the top 10 the majority of the night and made …

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NASCAR 101: All Right, Chase Elliott Won — Who’s Next?

2018 Watkins Glen Cup Chase Elliott Zach Catanzareti

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When Chase Elliott finally pulled into Victory Lane in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series last weekend at Watkins Glen International, it checked off a few boxes. First, Elliott’s maiden win, which had been awaited since he broke into the series full-time in 2016. Then there was his nearly 100-race losing streak, one that’s quite …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Watkins Glen

2018 Watkins Glen Cup Zach Catanzareti Kyle Busch

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series turned right for the second time of the season, as the series visited the Finger Lakes region of New York for the Go Bowling at the Glen at Watkins GLen International. The last wild-card race before the playoffs gave many an opportunity to punch their ticket to the playoffs, …

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Beside the Rising Tide: NASCAR, How The Mighty Have Fallen

#9: Chase Elliott, Hendrick Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro Napa Auto Parts Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series

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BRIAN FRANCE NEWS Some of you will be surprised that I didn’t write an acerbic column this week discussing Brian France’s arrest for both a DWI and drug possession in Sag Harbor, N.Y. over the weekend. While my personal disdain for France remains high, frustration from what I’ve termed his “reign of terror” since taking …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Chase Elliott Cranks Up the Siren Again

Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series Gobowling At The Glen

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Who’s in the headline After almost three years of trying, and eight near misses, Chase Elliott has finally scored his maiden win in the Cup series. Elliott won the second stage and the race while Martin Truex Jr. grabbed the win in the first stage. William Byron crossed the finish line in eighth to claim …

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William Byron Notches Top 10 at Watkins Glen

2018 Watkins Glen Cup Zach Catanzareti William Byron

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For the first time in his career, William Byron has consecutive top-10 finishes in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Last week at Pocono Raceway, it was a streak-breaker result, scoring his first top 10 in nearly three months from the sixth spot, also a career-best finish. This week at Watkins Glen International, it was …

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2-Headed Monster: Will Anyone Else Win Their Way Into the Playoffs?

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There are only five races left in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regular season, and we have seen only seven winners so far. With nine playoff spots still up for grabs, anyone in the top 30 in points who notches a win in the next five races will automatically earn a spot in the …

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