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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2019 Camping World 400 at Chicagoland

2019 Chicagoland Mencs Alex Bowman Victory Lane Nkp

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The Headline(s): After getting passed by Kyle Larson on lap 256 and appearing destined for another crushing runner-up finish, Alex Bowman regrouped clear of lapped traffic, built a killer run and got around Larson in turn 4 on lap 262, driving away to his first career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory after a three-plus …

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Up to Speed: Who’s on the Hot Seat at Stewart-Haas Racing?

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Saturday’s Xfinity Series race at Chicagoland Speedway ended with a familiar face in victory lane.  Cole Custer rolled to his fourth win in the first 15 races of 2019.  Along with Christopher Bell and Tyler Reddick, Custer has dominated the Xfinity Series this season and is one of the championship favorites.  And, just like Bell …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: Toyota/Save Mart 350

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to Sonoma Raceway this weekend for its first road course race of the season. This means it is a whole new ballgame when it comes to filling out your daily fantasy NASCAR FanDuel roster, as you’ll need to pick the drivers who are good at turning left and …

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Martin Truex Jr., Kyle Larson Lead Practices At Sonoma

2019 Sonoma Mencs Martin Truex Jr.

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Martin Truex Jr. and Kyle Larson led the two practice sessions at Sonoma Raceway under very sunny skies on a Friday afternoon (June 21) in Wine Country. In the first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice, it was Truex Jr. who led with a lap at the very end of the session of 95.168, just …

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Friday Faceoff: Just How Big of a Deal Is Greg Biffle’s Win?

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Clint Bowyer said that the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series package at Michigan International Speedway “wasn’t racing.” Do you agree? Bryan Davis Keith: While even the great Dale Earnhardt was quoted as saying plate racing wasn’t real racing, even before the tapered spacer era, the stats showed that there were drivers that would capitalize on plate …

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2-Headed Monster: Should Stewart-Haas Racing Keep Clint Bowyer?

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At the end of 2019, Clint Bowyer‘s contract with Stewart-Haas Racing expires. He’s spent the last three seasons with the team, and while the pair have produced two wins together, snapping Bowyer’s six-year winless streak last year, the No. 14 hasn’t been anywhere close to winning a championship. With budding talents Cole Custer and Chase …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Bobby Labonte Examines Career, Highs & Lows

Nascar Nextel Cup Series, Bristol.

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss the Monday matinee (June 10) at Michigan International Speedway where Joey Logano put a whippin’ on the field en route to his second victory of 2019. Spoiler alert, we didn’t like the action we saw, and neither did Kevin Harvick, who once again overcame pit …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2019 FireKeepers Casino 400

2019 Michigan I Cup Joey Logano Nkp

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Who… should you be talking about after the race? Joey Logano said several times at Michigan International Speedway that his No. 22 Team Penske Ford was set up to run fast in clean air. He wasn’t joking, as he managed to get out in plenty of it all day long, starting from the pole and …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Michigan Tests the Mettle of FOX Sports

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This weekend at Michigan International Speedway turned out a lot like the forecast predicted for Pocono Raceway last week. Intermittent rain pushed the race itself to Monday (June 10). FOX Sports’ coverage of the FIFA Women’s World Cup pushed the race to an unorthodox 5 p.m. ET start time instead of noon. My understanding is …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2019 FireKeepers Casino 400

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This week, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to two-mile Michigan International Speedway for the FireKeepers Casino 400. The race runs Sunday, June 9 at 2 p.m. ET on Fox Sports 1 and is next on your daily fantasy NASCAR schedule. After a ho-hum weekend at Pocono Raceway, Cup Series action should be much …

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Friday Faceoff: Is Kyle Busch Too Critical of His KBM Drivers?

#51: Kyle Busch, Kyle Busch Motorsports, Toyota Tundra Cessna And #18: Harrison Burton, Kyle Busch Motorsports, Toyota Tundra Safelite Autoglass Nascar Gander Outdoors Truck Series

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With a Pocono Raceway doubleheader looming next year in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, what should be done to ensure a more entertaining show? Mark Howell: The best way to insure a successful Pocono doubleheader is to make sure that Cup rules have been revised to enable the cars to carry more overall speed. A …

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4 Burning Questions: Is Christopher Bell About To Replace Clint Bowyer?

#20: Christopher Bell, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Supra Rheem

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What will Stewart-Haas Racing’s Lineup look like in 2020? .@StewartHaasRcng is shaping up to have another busy summer, as it has multiple drivers with contracts that end after '19 including @ClintBowyer and @Daniel_SuarezG. ➖@SmithfieldFoods' deal also up for renewal, though it's unclear whether @Aric_Almirola's is timed concurrently. pic.twitter.com/jdLqDdEO2u — Adam Stern (@A_S12) June 6, 2019 …

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