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Daily NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: Daytona 500

2019 Daytona Cup Zach Catanzareti Joey Logano

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The 2019 NASCAR season begins on Sunday, Feb. 17, with the running of the 61st Daytona 500. Millions around the country will begin their fantasy leagues, daily fantasy participation in the sport and start gambling on the race winner. It’s a phenomenon the sport hasn’t ignored; NASCAR hired Sportsradar Integrity Services to help shape a …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2019 Gander RV Duels at Daytona

2019 Cup Daytona Zach Catanzareti Chase Elliott

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The Headline(s): Two duels, one headline: Fast. On. Race. Day. Ford’s new Mustang proved ever the menace that last years’ Fusion was on the racetrack, with Ford sweeping the top three positions in both Gander RV Duel races. Kevin Harvick scored the win in race one, while Joey Logano made a daring last-lap pass of …

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Massie’s Minute: Good Riddance to Restrictor-Plate Racing

Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series

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The Daytona 500 is the final race of restrictor-plate racing as we know it. For the remaining races at Daytona International Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway in 2019, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series will use the same tapered spacer package it’ll race for the majority of the schedule. What this means is that for the …

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Joey Logano Wins Second Gander RV Duel; Joey Gase, Ryan Truex DNQ for 2019 Daytona 500

2019 Daytona Clash Cup Joey Logano Nkp

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Joey Logano bided his time during the second 2019 Gander RV Duel at Daytona International Speedway. He led just one lap, timing his move to the front for the last possible second. It worked out. Logano sidedrafted past Clint Bowyer, completing a remarkable run from fourth to first as he earned the win in the …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Which Rule Change this Season will Have the Biggest Impact on the State of NASCAR?

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As NASCAR waves the green flag for the start of the 2019 season this weekend, there are so many aspects that are different about the sport. So many of them have to do with rules, the aero package and some big-name drivers in new rides. Which of these factors though will affect the state of …

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The Frontstretch 5: Big Questions As NASCAR Enters 2019

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1. What will the new aerodynamic package look like in real time? That’s the big question that everyone is asking, but don’t expect the answer to be immediate or definitive. The low horsepower, high downforce package will debut at Atlanta Motor Speedway in a week and a half, but don’t expect what you see there …

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Up to Speed: From the Big 3 to the 4 Horsemen

2019 Daytona Cup Zach Catanzareti Joey Logano

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One year ago, rising stars and young guns were the talk of the NASCAR world.  However, a small group of veteran racers in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series quickly took those newcomers to school.  Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr. combined to win 11 of the season’s first 14 races.  Observers regularly referred …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2019 Advance Auto Parts Clash

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Who… should you be talking about after the race? Obviously, everyone is talking about Jimmie Johnson.  His detractors are talking about the multi-car wreck he may or may not have triggered in what ultimately set up the win. His fans are just happy he won, even if it is a non-points event, because, well, it’s …

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Joey Logano, Ford Win Crash-Marred Advance Auto Parts Clash Practice at Daytona

Joey Logano 2018 Ford Ecoboost 400 Practice

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Joey Logano proved it’s good to be the champ, posting the fastest speed in an eventful Advance Auto Parts Clash practice Saturday (Feb. 9) at Daytona International Speedway. Logano led another strong performance by Ford, which saw its cars take five of the top 10 positions on the speed chart. The new Mustang, whose manufacturer …

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2019 NASCAR TV Preview: It’s Time to Get Ready for NASCAR On FOX

Nascar Hall Of Fame Voting Day

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Welcome back to yet another full season of TV opinion, my 11th year of critiquing NASCAR broadcasts.  Jeepers. We’re on the verge of the first major race weekend of the season.  The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series has Daytona 500 qualifying and the Advance Auto Parts Clash on tap.  Meanwhile, the ARCA Racing Series presented …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Best of 2018

2018 Homestead Cup Zach Catanzareti Joey Logano

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In a special offseason episode of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino, Mike Neff and Zach Catanzareti discuss the best of 2018. The gang kicks it off by discussing their favorite paint scheme of the year, excluding the Darlington throwback paint schemes. Next, we talk about our favorite quotes and finishes of 2018, some of which go hand-in-hand (Chicagoland Speedway and Kyle …

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2018 NASCAR Driver Reviews: Joey Logano

2018 Joey Logano Talladega Cup

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It’s perhaps poetic that Joey Logano won his first Cup title in 2018, as his Ford 400 win came on the same Sunday that Matt Kenseth’s career came to a close. After all, had it not been for a run-in with Kenseth at Martinsville in the fall of 2015, Logano may well have had a …

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