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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: 1000Bulbs.com 500

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The Round of 12 for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series resumes this Sunday with the 1000Bulbs.com 500 at Talladega Superspeedway. The green flag flies on Sunday (Oct. 14) at 2 p.m. ET on NBC. 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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Up to Speed: Did Kyle Larson Get Saved Again?

#42: Kyle Larson, Chip Ganassi Racing, Chevrolet Camaro Credit One Bank Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series

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Sunday’s race at Dover International Speedway was supposed to be a good one for Kyle Larson.  In nine previous starts at the Monster Mile, he had only finished worse than 11th once.  Larson also looked great in the practice sessions leading up to the race.  It seemed like he was well-prepared to take on the …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Chase Elliott Fires Up the Siren a 2nd Time

2018 Cup Zach Catanzareti Dover Chase Elliott

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Who’s in the headline Chase Elliott lost a heartbreaking race at Dover in the fall of 2017 and blamed himself solely for the loss. Sunday was a complete team effort that vaulted Elliott to Victory Lane and a berth in the Round of 8. Kevin Harvick and Aric Almirola both appeared headed to victory early …

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Alex Bowman Hoping to Continue ‘Proving People Wrong’ in Playoffs

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Alex Bowman entered the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs shotgun in the coveted No. 16 seed. However, he outran at least four drivers in the opening round, advancing to the Round of 12. Bowman, 25, is in his first full season for Henrdick Motorsports. And for him, it started off with a bit of …

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Friday Faceoff: Past Lucky Winners

2018 Cup Charlotte Roval Zach Catanzareti Ryan Blaney

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1. This week, NASCAR announced a new rules package for 2019. What do you expect from it as a whole and do you feel like it was a step forward or backward? Amy Henderson: I’m 100% willing to save judgment until we actually see how this package performs on track under race conditions. If the …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Richmond, Take II

2018 Las Vegas I Cup Aric Almirola John K Harrelson Nkp

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Kyle Busch captured his 50th Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series win by taking the checkered flag on the Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond Raceway on Saturday night. It was the seventh win of 2018 for the Joe Gibbs Racing driver. He was followed by the Ford of Stewart-Haas Racing’s Kevin Harvick in second and …

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Up to Speed: Aric Almirola Exceeding Playoff Expectations

Aric Almirola 2018 Mencs Cup Series, Sonoma

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Two races into the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs, Aric Almirola’s performance is the biggest positive surprise.  After getting through a chaotic race in Las Vegas unscathed, Almirola earned a fifth-place finish Saturday night at Richmond Raceway.  That finish, coupled with a sixth-place run last week, has lifted Almirola to sixth 0n the …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Las Vegas II

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

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The last time the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series raced at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in March, a championship contender arose in the form of Kevin Harvick. And when the series came back around to Vegas last weekend, another driver was feeling lucky, topping our NASCAR power rankings in the process. Brad Keselowski had zero …

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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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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2018 South Point 400

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Should high temps change start times? (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Who… gets my shoutout of the race? Brad Keselowski won his third Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series win in as many weeks after holding off his Team Penske teammates Joey Logano and Ryan Blaney late to take the 2018 South Point 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. It was his 27th career MENCS victory and …

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Up to Speed: Pressure to Win on Denny Hamlin

2018 Cup Pocono Zach Catanzareti Denny Hamlin

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Denny Hamlin has rarely suffered from a lack of wins in his NASCAR career.  Since 2006, his rookie year in the Cup Series, he has never had a winless season.  Some of those years certainly were not big-win seasons, but Hamlin always found a way to get to Victory Lane at least once. Even in …

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Alex Bowman Sees Promising Las Vegas Run End With Late-Race Incident

#88: Alex Bowman, Hendrick Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro Axalta Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series

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Alex Bowman entered the NASCAR Playoffs as a darkhorse, largely viewed as unable to compete for race wins and the championship. But after his performance at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in the South Point 400, Bowman may be closer to finding Victory Lane than expected. However, Sunday’s (Sept. 16) great run went sour due to …

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