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Pace Laps: Ford Forges Ahead Of NASCAR Pack at Atlanta

Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series Daytona 500 Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, Fl Usa Sunday 18 February 2018 Kurt Busch, Stewart Haas Racing, Haas Automation/monster Energy Ford Fusion And Kevin Harvick, Stewart Haas Racing, Jimmy John's Ford Fusion World Copyright: Rusty Jarrett Nkp

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Ford Takes Charge in Atlanta For Ford, Sunday at Atlanta Motor Speedway was a throwback to happier times for the manufacturer: Atlanta 2017. It was in that race, one year ago where Kevin Harvick dominated, leading 292 of 325 laps. But a late caution flag shuffled the field, costing Harvick a …

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Frontstretch Podcast: A Fresh Season to Come

Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series 2018 Nascar Media Tour Charlotte Convention Center, Charlotte, Nc Usa Tuesday 23 January 2018 Kurt Busch World Copyright: Matthew T. Thacker Nkp

(Photo: Matthew T. Thacker/NKP)

In the first episode of the Frontstretch Podcast in 2018, we discuss all the changes — or lack of which — for the 2018 NASCAR season with Dustin Albino, Zach Catanzareti and Davey Segal. In the last two months and change, the sport has been on the sidelines as the drivers, teams and media “enjoy” …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR Hot-Starts: Ford EcoBoost 400

2017 Kansas Ii Cup Martin Truex Jr Woohoo John K Harrelson Nkp

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DraftKings’ daily fantasy NASCAR heads to Homestead-Miami Speedway this weekend for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season finale. A champion will be crowned this Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m. ET on NBC. The DraftKings strategy for intermediate tracks is all about finding dominators for your roster. A dominator is a driver who will run …

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Daily Fantasy Forecast Powered by DraftKings: Ford EcoBoost 400 Preview

2017 Kansas Ii Cup Martin Truex Jr Burnout Barry Cantrell Nkp

Martin Truex Jr. (Photo: Barry Cantrell / NKP)

DraftKings’ daily fantasy NASCAR heads to Homestead-Miami Speedway this weekend for the Ford EcoBoost 400. This race also marks the final event of the season in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. The green flag flies Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m. ET on NBC and can also be heard on your local MRN affiliate. Cars …

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Clint Bowyer’s Third-Place Martinsville Finish Encumbered Due to Improper Dummy Weight

2017 Loudon Cup Clint Bowyer Car Phil Allaway

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On Wednesday, NASCAR released their weekly Penalty Report from Martinsville.  In it, an L1-level penalty was assessed to Clint Bowyer‘s No. 14.  In post-race inspection, Bowyer’s No. 14 Ford was found to have simulated weight for the in-car camera that did not meet specifications. What this means is that the in-car cameras that Broadcast Sports …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR Forecast Powered by DraftKings: Alabama 500 Preview

2017 Dover I Cup Paul Wolfe Brad Keselowski Matthew T Thacker Nkp

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DraftKings’ daily fantasy NASCAR game heads to Talladega Superspeedway this weekend for the Alabama 500. This race marks the second event of the second round in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs. The green flag flies Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. ET on NBC. Position differential is the key scoring statistic on DraftKings this …

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NASCAR Hands Big Penalty to No. 21 XFINITY Series Team

2017 Dover I Nxs Daniel Hemric Car Nigel Kinrade Nkp

Daniel Hemric (Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

NASCAR revealed on Wednesday the penalties handed down for the races this past weekend in Las Vegas and Dover. A total of six penalties in the three top tier series were issued. One of those penalties was given to the No. 21 XFINITY Series team of Daniel Hemric, resulting in a large and impactful penalty especially …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not In NASCAR: Dover Edition

Chase Elliott Dover

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Just when it looked like Dover might produce something historic, like a young driver’s first win, Miles The Monster let someone else ruin the fun on Sunday. It was Kyle Busch who pulled an epic robbery, passing Chase Elliott . Well, “ruin” might be a strong word as Busch was just doing his job of trying …

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Clint Bowyer, No. 14 Team Penalized for Loose Lug Nut After New Hampshire

2017 Dover Cup Zach Catanzareti Clint Bowyer

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

NASCAR issued a penalty Tuesday (Sept. 26) to the No. 14 Stewart-Haas Racing team in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, driven by Clint Bowyer, because of a lug nut infraction after the race at New Hampshire (Sept. 24). L1 penalties were also issued to one XFINITY team and one Camping World Truck Series team. …

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Up to Speed: An Ambulance of Infamy

Matt Kenseth Richmond Cup Series Ambulence

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There are certain NASCAR races that will forever live in infamy. While there is no shortage of races in which the competitors were responsible for the controversy, NASCAR and its partners have, from time-to-time, caused confusion among the fan base for poor officiating and ill preparedness. Nobody will soon forget the tire debacle during the …

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NASCAR 101: The 5 Drivers Most Likely to Win Their Way Into Cup Playoffs

2017 Richmond I Cup Dale Earnhardt Jr Nigel Kinrade Nkp

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The race to the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs ends up a bit more one-dimensional this year than in select past seasons in that there’s really only one story to follow: the race-winning spoiler. Entering the final regular season race of 2017 at Richmond Raceway, 13 drivers have punched their ticket into the …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR Forecast Powered by DraftKings: Federated Auto Parts 400 Preview

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

DraftKings’ daily fantasy NASCAR heads to Richmond Raceway this weekend for the Federated Auto Parts 400. The green flag on the sport’s regular season finale flies Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN. For most drivers on the playoff bubble, this race serves as the last hope for any chance at racing for the championship. …

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