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Martin Truex Jr. Fastest in Michigan Practice No. 2, Jimmie Johnson to Backup

2017 Atlanta Cup Martin Truex Jr Car Nigel Kinrade Nkp

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Saturday morning, Furniture Row Racing’s Martin Truex Jr. was fastest in the second practice session for Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series teams at Michigan International Speedway.  Truex’s lap of 36.293 seconds (198.385 mph) was eight-hundredths of a second faster than Kyle Busch in second. Jimmie Johnson was third quickest, two-tenths of a second off of …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR Forecast Powered by DraftKings: FireKeepers Casino 400 Preview

2017 Talladega I Cup Matt Kenseth Nigel Kinrade Nkp

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to Michigan International Speedway for the FireKeepers Casino 400 this Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m. ET. Your daily fantasy NASCAR team will now be faced with the prospect of conquering this two-mile oval that is one of the fastest on the circuit. Cars hit the track on Friday …

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Martin Truex Jr. Calm, Cool and Collected as Furniture Row Racing Thrives

Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series Food City 500 Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, Tn Usa Monday 24 April 2017 Martin Truex Jr, Furniture Row/denver Mattress Toyota Camry Erik Jones, Sport Clips Toyota Camry World Copyright: Matthew T. Thacker Nkp

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Martin Truex Jr. wants to win a championship, and he is determined to do so now that he has the support of a second team at Furniture Row Racing. As Truex and FRR embark on the pairing’s three-year anniversary of their first win together come Sunday afternoon’s Pocono 400, the organization has changed distinctively. Two …

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2017 Frontstretch Cup: Pocono 400 Predictions

2016 Pocono Ii Cup Kyle Larson Racing Logan Whitton Nkp

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Welcome to our 10th year of staff predictions! Each week, our experts attempt to tell you who the winner of each Cup race will be. Take a look to see who your favorite writers think will win it all (or at least score some points) this week in the Pocono 400! Think you can out-prognosticate …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR Forecast Powered by DraftKings: Axalta 400 Preview

2017 Martinsville Cup Zach Catanzareti Brad Keselowski

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DraftKings daily fantasy NASCAR turns toward the Tricky Triangle in northeast Pennsylvania this weekend. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to Pocono Raceway for the Pocono 400 Presented by Axalta this Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m. Cars hit the track on Friday at 11 a.m. for first practice; Coors Light Pole Qualifying follows at …

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Did You Notice?: Darrell Wallace Jr. Fights For NASCAR Career

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Did You Notice? … Darrell Wallace Jr. is embarking on an audition for his NASCAR career? To me, the most telling moments of his Tuesday press conference were when Wallace was asked about the future, after Aric Almirola returns to the No. 43 Richard Petty Motorsports Ford. “Honestly I can’t really touch on that,” he said. “I don’t know what’s going to happen.” …

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

2017 Dover I Cup Jimmie Johnson Leads Matthew T Thacker Nkp

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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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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Jimmie Johnson Pulls Another Rabbit Out of His Hat With Dover Victory

2017 Dover I Cup Jimmie Johnson Team Selfie Trophy Logan Whitton Nkp

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Who’s in the headline – There are horses for courses and some courses for horses. When it comes to Dover International Speedway and Jimmie Johnson, they are the perfect match. Johnson swept both Dover races in his rookie season, and after winning the race on Sunday, he now has 11 career wins at the track. …

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The Big 6: Questions After the 2017 AAA 400

2017 Dover I Cup Joey Logano Pack Racing Nigel Kinrade Nkp

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Who… gets the shoutout of the race? There were just too many laps on the scoring pylon for Ty Dillon. Grabbing and maintaining the race lead from Ryan Newman, Jimmie Johnson and Kyle Larson in the final quarter of Sunday’s AAA 400 from Dover International Speedway, the single-car Germain Racing team was in the conversation for a race …

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

2017 Cup Richmond Zach Catanzareti Joey Logano

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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

2017 Las Vegas Cup Kyle Busch John Harrelson Nkp

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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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Did You Notice?: How Quickly Indy 500, Coca-Cola 600 Winners Forgotten

2016 Xfinity Homestead Miami Speedway Austin Dillon Zach Catanzareti

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Did You Notice? … By Wednesday, no one seems to care who triumphed on the greatest weekend in racing? That the biggest story from both the Indianapolis 500 and Charlotte Motor Speedway’s Coca-Cola 600 had nothing to do with who won? It’s not just that both races suffered through ratings declines (both were down 13 percent). Other sideshow-like …

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