Race Weekend Central

Thinkin’ Out Loud: Erik Jones Dips & Dives to 1st Career Victory at Daytona

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Who’s in the headline Erik Jones survived the carnage Saturday night (July 7) at Daytona International Speedway. That included eight cautions in the Coke Zero Sugar 400 which involved incidents, including one that gave him damage. But Jones came back from a lap down, breezing through the draft and scored his first career win. Ricky …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: Coke Zero Sugar 400

#22: Joey Logano, Team Penske, Ford Fusion Shell Pennzoil Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series makes its way back to Daytona International Speedway for Saturday night’s Coke Zero Sugar 400. The green flag flies at 7 p.m. ET on NBC. It’s the latest race for FanDuel’s daily fantasy NASCAR contest. Play at fanduel.com/frontstretch this weekend and you could win $450 cash! First prize also …

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The Frontstretch 5: Great Things About NASCAR’s Lower Divisions, Areas of Opportunity

Field Enters Turn Three After Final Restart of Iowa 250 pres. by Enogen

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1. Standalone races Races like the XFINITY/Truck show at Iowa last weekend used to be much more common, but the ones that are still on the schedule often end up being among the best races of the season in any series. Some of that has to do with the venues, but it’s also because the …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Kevin Harvick & Kyle Busch Top NASCAR Off Week 2 Retrospective

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Who’s in the headline The most dominant car of the season has been the No. 4 of Kevin Harvick. Harvick has five wins along with the All-Star Race this season. Kyle Busch has four race victories and is the current points leader by 75 over Harvick. Martin Truex Jr. and Clint Bowyer have two wins …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Is Clint Bowyer a Legitimate Championship Contender?

#14: Clint Bowyer, Stewart Haas Racing, Chevrolet Camaro Haas 30 Years Of The Vf1 Wins Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series

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Is there anything more entertaining than a Clint Bowyer Victory Lane? Earning his second race win of 2018 — his first multi-victory season since 2012 — Bowyer’s post-race celebrations and antics from Michigan International Speedway flooded social media and his loud, exuberant interviews could be heard in Scotland. Clint Bowyer really likes winning before an …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Clint Bowyer Rides Strategy & Heavy Foot to Michigan Win

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Who’s in the headline Mother Nature ran the show on Sunday (June 10) at Michigan International Speedway and, in the end, dropped the curtain early on the race. Clint Bowyer used a two-tire stop after stage two and then some valiant driving when the race resumed hanging onto the point. The rain came shortly after …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Martin Truex Jr. Rides Clean Air to Pocono Victory

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Who’s in the headline Martin Truex Jr. started the Pocono 400 by winning the first stage and ended it with a trip to Victory Lane. After a strong early performance, the jack falling on a pit stop left him 14th and it took most of the race to work back through traffic. Truex’s misfortune, combined with a …

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Did You Notice?: NASCAR Halfway Through Regular Season

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Did You Notice? … NASCAR is halfway through the 26-race regular season? Year one post-Dale Earnhardt Jr. has come with an expected ratings and attendance decline. But as the sport attempts to move forward, perhaps its biggest 2018 storyline is stagnancy at the top. Three of last year’s Championship 4: Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch and reigning champion …

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The Underdog House: Darrell Wallace Jr. Leads the Way on NASCAR’s Longest Night

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The stars of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series tackled the longest race of the season, the Coca Cola 600, at the Charlotte Motor Speedway on Sunday night.  This was the only race of the season that consists of 4 Stages, 100 laps each, fora total of 400 laps. This race usually provides some of …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Kevin Harvick Slathers Competition in Kansas

#4: Kevin Harvick, Stewart Haas Racing, Ford Fusion Busch Light Celebrates His Win Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series

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Who’s in the headline Kevin Harvick continues to confirm the belief that Ford is the manufacturer to beat in 2018 in Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. For the fifth time in 12 races, Harvick was in Victory Lane. He started the year with three wins in a row after the Daytona 500 and has now …

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Darrell Wallace Jr. Running Double Duty at Kansas

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Darrell Wallace Jr. will pull double duty this weekend at Kansas Speedway. Wallace will compete in both the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series events. He’ll pilot the No. 20 Andy’s Frozen Custard Chevrolet Silverado for Young’s Motorsports in the 37 Kind Days 250, the organization announced on Tuesday (May …

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Darrell Wallace Jr. Adds 6-Race Sponsorship from World Wide Technology

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Darrell Wallace Jr. and Richard Petty Motorsports have filled out six more races of sponsorship for the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series schedule. The team announced Tuesday (May 1) that World Wide Technology will adorn Wallace’s No. 43 for six races in 2018. As part of the partnership, the company has been named the …

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