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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2020 FireKeepers Casino 400

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After clawing for lobsters up in New Hampshire, the NASCAR Cup Series heads to the Irish Hills of Michigan for a double dose of DraftKings contests. The FireKeepers Casino 400 airs Saturday, Aug. 8 at 4 p.m. ET, while the Consumers Energy 400 is the following day at 4:30 p.m. ET. Both will air on …

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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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The Underdog House: Waiter, There’s a Nemechek in My Top 15 Again

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Top Dog I might have to change the name of this column to The Nemechek House if rookie John Hunter Nemechek keeps up his current streak. Since racing resumed, the Front Row Motorsports driver has been the best in class four times in a five-race span. But perhaps this shouldn’t come as that much of …

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NASCAR Stat Sheet: Pure Chaos in Thunder Valley

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Because the world is still amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, fans aren’t allowed to attend NASCAR races through at least June. That’s unfortunate because the grandstands would have gone bonkers on Sunday (May 31) at Bristol Motor Speedway. Not only was Most Popular Driver Chase Elliott in contention for another victory, but he also got into …

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Up to Speed: Forecasting the NASCAR Future of Chase Briscoe

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Chase Briscoe provided what will certainly be a highlight of the 2020 NASCAR season on Thursday evening (May 21).  Briscoe won the weather-delayed NASCAR Xfinity Series event at Darlington Raceway, beating Kyle Busch to the finish line after a last-lap battle that evoked memories of the Ricky Craven / Kurt Busch finish in 2003.  It …

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Sudden Halt, Big Opportunity: Gaunt Brothers Racing Looks To Catch Up in 2020

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It took over two months for Daniel Suarez to find a new home after not being re-signed by Stewart-Haas Racing. On Jan. 28, Gaunt Brothers Racing signed Suarez and announced it would be moving to full-time competition after running a part-time schedule since the organization debuted in 2017. Though the signing had to come before …

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Stock Car Scoop with Bryan Nolen: Auto Club Preview

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Bryan Nolen gives you a preview of what you need to know for this weekend’s races at Auto Club Speedway. Nolen dives into which drivers are honoring Kobe Bryant, how Auto Club is honoring Jimmie Johnson in his final race as a full-time driver at his home track and if could rain affect NASCAR for …

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NASCAR & Auto Club Speedway to Honor Kobe Bryant

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This weekend at Auto Club Speedway, several NASCAR Cup Series teams are reported to run special paint schemes as a tribute to the late multi-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant. Bryant, 41, was tragically killed in a helicopter crash on Jan. 26 outside of Los Angeles, Calif. His 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, and seven other occupants also …

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Pit Strategy Gives Joey Logano Pennzoil 400 Victory

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Joey Logano prevailed in an eventful ending of the Pennzoil 400 presented by Jiffy Lube at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Sunday (Feb. 23).  A spin for Ross Chastain coming off of turn 2 with six laps to go brought out a late caution, Logano inherited the lead by leading a group of seven drivers that …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2020 BlueGreen Vacations Duels at Daytona

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The Headline(s): While the battles for the final spots in the Daytona 500 field proved underwhelming, the racing throughout the pack was hot and heavy. Winning races that were highly contested and featured no Big Ones, Joey Logano and William Byron scored well-earned victories Thursday night (Feb. 13). Both Daniel Suarez and JJ Yeley suffered …

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Daniel Suarez Confident Heading Into Duel, Happy to Return to Toyota

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Entering Thursday’s (Feb. 13) Bluegreen Vacations Duel races at Daytona International Speedway, Daniel Suarez is in a position he’s never been in before — having to race his way into the Daytona 500. The fourth year NASCAR Cup Series driver is confident he can do it with his new team, Gaunt Brothers Racing. “I feel …

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