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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2019 Gander RV 400

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Guess what’s back, back again? Pocono Raceway’s back, tell a friend. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series teams head back to the Tricky Triangle for Sunday’s (July 28) Gander RV 400. The cars will again use the lower horsepower package with aero ducts. This time around, though, the PJ1 traction compound will be on all …

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The Underdog House: A Little Magic in the Air

2019 Loudon MENCS Matt DiBenedetto Car Nigel Kinrade Photography

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Top of the Class For the second time in a month, Matt DiBenedetto ruled the underdog roost with a top-five finish. He took fifth position on Sunday (July 21) in the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The No. 95 Leavine Family Racing Toyota was fast all weekend. DiBenedetto put the car …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Photo Finish

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All three NASCAR national series were at Kentucky Speedway last weekend, and it was a bit of a mixed bag. The Gander Outdoors Truck Series was a wreckfest with plenty of drama, with trucks wrecking and running out of fuel, hats flying while tempers flared, and a rookie driver getting his first win. The Xfinity …

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The Underdog House: The Other Kind of Kentucky Horsepower

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Top of the Class Chris Buescher reclaimed the top slot among the “other guys” on Saturday night (July 13) in the Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway. The No. 37 JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet crossed the stripe in 10th position. The result was his fourth top 10 in the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2019 Quaker State 400

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Who… should you be talking about after the race? Kurt Busch flat outdrove his brother to take the win in the Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Motor Speedway on Saturday night. Kyle Busch ran up on him to stop his momentum and gave the No. 1 a wicked tire rub, but the 2004 Monster Energy NASCAR …

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The Frontstretch 5: Improbable Cup Finishes

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1. Chris Buescher, 2016 Pennsylvania 400 In August 2016, weather also played a role and forced an early ending. But the track wasn’t wet, and there wasn’t lightning in play. So what was? Fog. It looks like something out of a movie. Fog so heavy that drivers couldn’t see the track and spotters couldn’t see …

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5 Points To Ponder: A NASCAR Weather Solution To Prevent Future Chaos

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ONE: A NASCAR Weather Solution To Prevent Future Chaos It’s Tuesday, July 9, two days after the 2019 Coke Zero Sugar 400, and Justin Haley’s win still seems like a dream. Time to wake up. The unthinkable for a Spire Motorsports team that hasn’t even finished on the lead lap in its existence happened on a …

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The Underdog House: Rain, Wind and Dirty Air

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Top of the Class It was an evening that featured a hard-fought, long-awaited victory for Hendrick Motorsports’ Alex Bowman. Yet, the underdog of the night was again the Maxwell House/USO adorned No. 37 car of Chris Buescher. After just 11 laps, Mother Nature put the Camping World 400 on hold at Chicagoland Speedway. Lightning, wind …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2019 Camping World 400

Rodney Childers and Kevin Harvick look on in 2019 Cup Michigan race. Photo: NKP

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After a fairly uneventful day on a road course, Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers get back to their normal routine at Chicagoland Speedway Sunday (June 30). Yes, that means the lower horsepower/aero duct package is back to pair with your latest daily fantasy DraftKings roster. Also, cars will be impounded after qualifying Saturday before …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Seasons Change

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It’s the end of a chapter in the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, and also the end of an era, as the Fox/Fox Sports 1 coverage shifts to NBC and the NBC Sports Network for the latter half of the season (except for the Gander Outdoors Truck Series). It’s also the end of …

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The Underdog House: FireKeepers, Gray Sky Weepers

2019 Michigan I CUP Chris Buescher NKP

Top of The Class Chris Buescher surprised no one on Monday (June 10) by being the top underdog in the FireKeepers 400 at Michigan International Speedway. The No. 37 JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet crossed the stripe in16th position. The result ended the longest run of consecutive top-15 finishes in his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series …

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Did You Notice?: In The 2019 NASCAR Playoffs, No Cinderellas Allowed

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Did You Notice? … If the season ended today, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series would set a dubious playoff record. Only five owners would be eligible to capture the championship, by far the fewest in the sport’s 16-car postseason era. 2019 PLAYOFF TEAMS (IF THE SEASON ENDED TODAY) Joe Gibbs Racing (4): Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin, …

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