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5 Points to Ponder: Ross Chastain Plus Chip Ganassi Equals What in 2021?

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1. Ross Chastain Secures a Second Chance Ross Chastain‘s career has finally come full circle with Chip Ganassi Racing. Almost two years after his career nearly collapsed, the team announced Sept. 21 Chastain will drive its No. 42 full time in the NASCAR Cup Series beginning with the 2021 Daytona 500. The move ends a …

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Chris Buescher Rallies to Top-5 Finish at Daytona Road Course

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Chris Buescher vaulted several positions on the final restart of the Sunoco 159 at Daytona International Speedway’s road course, hanging onto the fifth-place spot to record just his second top-five finish of 2020. Buescher started 21st for the first-ever NASCAR Cup Series event at the track’s road course but quietly worked his way up through …

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Did You Notice: Old Dog, New Tricks? Kevin Harvick Rewriting NASCAR History at 44

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Did You Notice? … Kevin Harvick is on pace for a historic year? Harvick, who turned 44 years old in December, is rewriting the NASCAR history books for a driver his age. Consider how rare it is to begin with for an athlete to peak at this point in their career. Only one golfer older than …

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Chris Buescher Claims Consumers Energy 400 Pole, Joins Parade To Rear

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The rigors of running two races in the same series within 24 hours have forced multiple cars to the rear to begin Sunday’s Consumers Energy 400 at Michigan International Speedway. By virtue of finishing 20th in Saturday’s FireKeepers Casino 400, Roush Fenway Racing’s Chris Buescher earned the pole for the Consumers Energy 400. However, the …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Should the Punishment for Blatantly Cheating Be More Severe?

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After an incident over the weekend at the Daytona International Speedway road course that involved Alex Labbe and DGM Racing, team owner, Mario Gosselin, was fined $50,000 and docked 75 driver/owner points. They were caught distinctly cheating, violating NASCAR’s testing policy by running in an SCCA race last weekend in an attempt to gain laps …

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Travis Pastrana Returns to NASCAR, Not Slowing Down (Part 2)

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After Travis Pastrana returned to NASCAR last weekend at Kansas Speedway, we caught up with the 36-year-old motorsports icon to discuss driving for Niece Motorsports in the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series in the Sunshine State, as well as his previous time in NASCAR and his other endeavors in the motorsports world. Pastrana spent …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: Super Start Batteries 400 at Kansas Speedway

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#8: Tyler Reddick, Richard Childress Racing, Chevrolet I Am Second

Dorothy, we are finally in Kansas. NASCAR makes its return to Kansas Speedway after the original May date was postponed in the COVID-19 realignment. Kansas will host the 19th race of the NASCAR Cup Series season. As the chase for the Playoffs heats up, the NASCAR Cup drivers will have to tackle 400 miles on …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2020 Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis

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The Headline(s): Kevin Harvick notched his fourth win of the season and third Brickyard 400 victory on Sunday (July 5) at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, continuing to keep pace with Denny Hamlin as the two dominate the 2020 season. Harvick also successfully defended his status as the winner at the Brickyard after taking the checkered flag …

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Up to Speed: Is the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series Playoff Field Already Set?

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Given how the 2020 NASCAR season has played out so far, the Cup Series playoff has felt like almost an afterthought.  Nevertheless, the Cup Series regular season is almost halfway complete.  Sunday’s race at Homestead-Miami Speedway was the 12th event of the revised Cup schedule in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Only 14 races …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2020 Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500

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Everyone loves some good short track racing and no one is more excited than NASCAR Cup Series drivers as they head to Virginia this Wednesday (June 10) for the Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500. Additional prestige surrounds the event as it is the first complete one to be run under the lights at Martinsville Speedway, …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: Supermarket Heroes 500

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After experiencing a rain-delayed midweek race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, the NASCAR Cup Series makes the trek to Thunder Valley. The Supermarket Heroes 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway is set to run on Sunday, May 31 at 3:30 p.m. ET on Fox Sports 1. Get your NASCAR DraftKings rosters ready to rumble! There will be …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2020 Toyota 500 at Darlington

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The Headline(s): After showing long-run speed during a late green-flag run, Denny Hamlin’s pit crew got the No. 11 out front off pit road after a lap 194 caution at Darlington Raceway. Following a brief restart, Hamlin then capitalized when an incident between Kyle Busch and Chase Elliott on lap 200 brought out the 11th …

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