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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: AAA Texas 500

Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series

Kevin Harvick should be a good pick for Texas (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The Round of 8 in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs resumes this Sunday (Nov. 4) with the AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. The green flag flies Sunday at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Just three total races remain for daily fantasy and the 2018 MENCS season. Here are the rules for …

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Martin Truex Jr., Jimmie Johnson And Others To Start From Rear in First Data 500

2018 Cup Charlotte Roval Zach Catanzareti Martin Truex Jr.

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Martin Truex Jr.‘s quest to defend his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series title faces a setback today (Oct. 28) at Martinsville Speedway. The 2017 champion failed post-qualifying inspection and will forfeit his sixth place starting spot for the First Data 500. Truex will start the race in 33rd instead. Nine-time Martinsville winner Jimmie Johnson also …

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Kyle Busch Captures Pole at Martinsville

Kyle Busch 2018 First Data 500 Practice

(Photo: Christian Koelle)

Whenever Kyle Busch wins a pole, it could call danger for the rest of the field, and that’s exactly what he did for Sunday’s (Oct. 28) First Data 500 at Martinsville Speedway. Busch turned a speed of 96.254 mph, edging out Clint Bowyer (96.122 mph) for the pole. It’s Busch’s second pole at the paperclip, …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Chase Elliott Wins 2nd Round of 12 Race, Round of 8 Set

2017 Phoenix Cup Chase Elliott Cockpit Logan Whitton Nkp

(Photo: Logan Whitton/NKP)

Who’s in the headline In the typical, overreaction world of 24/7 social media and sports talking heads, Chase Elliott has gone from early title dropout to championship favorite. Elliott went to Victory Lane for the second time in three races, and Elliott Nation is in a lather over the potential for him to contend for …

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Bubba Wallace Thriving in Smaller Team at Richard Petty Motorsports

Darrell Bubba Wallace Jr. Sonoma 2018

Photo: Danny Peters

Bubba Wallace’s Rookie of the Year campaign has had its fair share of ups and downs. Through the first 29 races, the Mobile, Alabama native has amassed two top 10s and one top-five finish in the season-opening Daytona 500. Talk about starting off with a bang. But Wallace’s career has been a unique one. From the K&N Pro …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Ryan Blaney Wins the ROVAL, Kyle Larson Survives to Advance

#12: Ryan Blaney, Team Penske, Ford Fusion Menards/pennzoil Celebrates His Win Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Who’s in the headline The list of road course favorites was long going into the first ROVAL race, and it was a safe bet that Ryan Blaney wasn’t on most of those lists. However, sometimes it is better to be lucky than good, and Blaney was lucky to be in the right place at the …

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Kyle Busch Fastest in Opening Cup ROVAL Practice

2018 Charlotte I Cup Kyle Busch Car Amy Henderson

(Photo: Amy Henderson)

Kyle Busch was fast early and often Friday morning (Sept. 28) at Charlotte Motor Speedway.  The seven-time winner ended up quickest in Friday’s sole Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice session with a lap of 106.397 mph. Busch’s lap was one-hundredth of a second faster than teammate Erik Jones.  Team Penske’s Joey Logano was third …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Monday Afternoon Racing at Indianapolis

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

For the second week in a row, Brad Keselowski parked his Team Penske Ford Fusion in Victory Lane in one of the crown jewels of NASCAR, winning the Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The race was delayed until Monday afternoon because of pouring rain, just after the XFINITY Series …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Kevin Harvick & Kyle Busch Best So Far in 2018

#4: Kevin Harvick, Stewart Haas Racing, Ford Fusion Busch Light / Mobil 1 Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Who’s in the headline The 2018 season has been the story of the haves and have-nots. Stewart-Haas Racing has been the strongest organization all season long and its number one driver has been Kevin Harvick. Harvick is the series leader in victories, stage wins and has accumulated the most playoff points. The other driver who …

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Fire on Fridays: NASCAR Needs to Reinvent Its Diversity Program

2018 Las Vegas I Cup Darrell Wallace Jr Nigel Kinrade Nkp

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

Kyle Larson. Daniel Suarez. Darrell Wallace Jr. That’s it. And that’s a problem. Other American sports don’t have this problem. Diversity shouldn’t be such a major issue in 2018. It should be our human instinct to not discriminate against someone based on the color of their skin, where they’re born or their gender. But in …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Mayhem and Chaos Heading Into Off Week

That was something else. In by far one of the better races of the 2018 season, Kurt Busch survived all the chaos and captured his 30th career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory Saturday night in the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway, the front of his Ford Fusion bashed in …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Just Like Old Times, Kurt Busch Wins Bristol

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Who’s in the headline Kurt Busch owned Bristol at one point in time. He won five races there from 2002 through 2006, including three straight in 2003 and 2004. Since his fifth win in 2006, he didn’t have a single runner-up finish. Busch ran in the top 10 the majority of the night and made …

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