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Daily Fantasy NASCAR Forecast Powered By DraftKings: Quaker State 400 Preview

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to Kentucky Speedway for the Quaker State 400 this Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. In your latest daily fantasy NASCAR weekend, cars hit the track on Friday at 10 a.m. for first practice, and then at 6:15 p.m. on Friday for Coors Light Pole Qualifying. Here are eight …

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Up to Speed: What Daytona Performance Reveals for Playoff Hopefuls

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It is not unusual to see underdogs perform well in restrictor plate races.  However, Saturday’s Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway produced a few more surprises than usual. Winner Ricky Stenhouse Jr. was the only driver to start and finish inside the top 10.  Additionally, no driver who entered the race in the top …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR Forecast Powered by DraftKings: Coke Zero 400 Preview

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The daily fantasy NASCAR train is heading down south to Daytona this week. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to Daytona International Speedway for the Coke Zero 400 this Saturday night at 7:00 p.m. ET. Cars hit the track today at 3:00 p.m. for first practice while Coors Light Pole Qualifying takes place Friday …

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Did You Notice?: NASCAR Daytona Races Can Be Deceiving

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Did You Notice? … NASCAR races at Daytona can be deceiving? The sport’s Super Bowl, February’s Daytona 500 is known as a race whose winner rarely competes for the series title. Only Jimmie Johnson (2006 & 2013) has accomplished the feat since 1998. There’s a lot of reasons Daytona winds up so different than the rest …

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Entry List: XFINITY Series Coca-Cola Firecracker 250

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On Monday, NASCAR released the entry list for the XFINITY Series Coca-Cola Firecracker 250 at Daytona International Speedway.  43 cars are entered, meaning that three teams will have to pack up and leave early. With the XFINITY Series supporting Cup once again, we have Cup drivers in the field for Friday night.  Ty Dillon is …

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Kyle Larson Notches Second Career Victory at Michigan

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Kyle Larson proved he had the fastest car at Michigan International Raceway Friday, winning his third career pole. Less than three days later, he backed it up, leading a race-high 96 circuits en route to his second-career victory at the speedway. Larson led the majority of the opening stage before Martin Truex Jr. captured the stage …

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NASCAR 101: The 10 Youngest First-Time Cup Winners

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When Ryan Blaney won his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race last Sunday at Pocono Raceway, he did so at the ripe old age of 23 years old. Which has to put him among the youngest winners ever in the series, right? …right? Well, yes, but also… not totally. I mean, look, with his win, …

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4 Burning Questions: Will Michigan Produce Another Fuel Mileage Finish?

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By Michael Finley & Tom Bowles 1. What will Happen to the Wood Brothers Going Forward? If you’re a NASCAR fan, you have to be a fan of Wood Brothers Racing. The oldest team still in operation has won in six different decades in NASCAR competition, amassing 99 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series wins over …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Looking Back On FOX’s Drivers Only Broadcast

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Greetings, race fans.  Last weekend was a very interesting and tiring time at Pocono Raceway.  As you can imagine, the primary source of discussion in TV land was the drivers-only broadcast of Saturday’s Pocono Green 250. Since this event was such a big deal, I will be focusing solely on that broadcast.  Don’t worry, I …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Middling Dover Tire Explanations and ESPN’s INDYCAR Future

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Dover is always an interesting weekend for NASCAR teams.  You have three races, the oldest surface currently in use in Cup, and high speeds.  You also had lunacy, in more ways than one. Before we get started, I want to make reference to the fact that Sunday’s ESPN on ABC coverage of Race No. 2 …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR Hot-Starts: AAA Drive For Autism 400

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series is at Dover International Speedway tomorrow afternoon for the AAA 400 Drive For Autism. The DraftKings strategy for shorter tracks is all about finding dominators for your roster. A dominator is a driver who will run up front, lead laps and generate fast ones for extra bonuses. Alternatively, for the …

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Kyle Busch Grabs First Cup Series Pole of 2017 at Dover

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It took until the 13th race of the season in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. But Kyle Busch edged a trio of Toyota teammates to earn his first Coors Light Pole award of 2017. In the opening round of qualifying at Dover International Speedway, Busch’s No. 18 car turned a lap that did not …

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