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Drivers Have Mixed Feelings About Final Charlotte Oval Playoff Race

Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series Bank Of America 500 Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, Nc Usa Friday 6 October 2017 Kyle Larson, Chip Ganassi Racing, Credit One Bank Chevrolet Ss World Copyright: Nigel Kinrade Nkp

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Sunday’s Bank of America 500 will be the final use of the oval track in the playoffs at Charlotte Motor Speedway for the foreseeable future. What’s next for NASCAR home track? A roval, a combination of practically the entire 1.5-mile oval surface with the use of the infield road course inside. While it’s a fairly …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR Forecast Powered by DraftKings: Bank of America 500 Preview

2017 Cup New Hampshire Zach Catanzareti Kevin Harvick

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DraftKings’ daily fantasy NASCAR game heads to Charlotte Motor Speedway this weekend for the Bank of America 500. This race marks the first event of the second round in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs. The green flag flies Sunday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. ET on NBC. Cars will hit the track on Friday …

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Did You Notice?: 7 NASCAR Storylines Still Worth Watching

2017 Richmond Ii Cup Kyle Busch Martin Truex Jr Nigel Kinrade Nkp

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Did You Notice?… It’s been a difficult, controversial start to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs. In the last three weeks, we’ve seen a 25-point penalty by a potential title contender (Chase Elliott). There’s been controversy surrounding the national anthem, forcing NASCAR PR to take a stance. Toyota has been dominating races, leading 299 of …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not In NASCAR: Dover Edition

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Just when it looked like Dover might produce something historic, like a young driver’s first win, Miles The Monster let someone else ruin the fun on Sunday. It was Kyle Busch who pulled an epic robbery, passing Chase Elliott . Well, “ruin” might be a strong word as Busch was just doing his job of trying …

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Up to Speed: The Challenge of the Triumvirate

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Sunday’s race at Dover International Speedway trimmed the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoff field down to 12 drivers.  However, three racers have clearly separated themselves from the rest of the pack. Martin Truex Jr., Kyle Busch and Kyle Larson have established themselves as the drivers to beat in 2017.  The road to the championship goes …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Late Pass Gives Kyle Busch Victory Over Chase Elliott at Dover

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Who’s in the headline – We’ve seen it happen multiple times at Dover International Speedway as the No. 48 team makes a late-race charge to lead a handful of laps and win the race. It wasn’t the No. 48 car Sunday, but it was the No. 18 team. Kyle Busch dropped like a stone in …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2017 Apache Warrior 400

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Who…gets the shoutout of the week? Ricky Stenhouse Jr.’s crew chief Brian Pattie made the bold call to leave the No. 17 car on the track during a cycle of green-flag pit stops during stage 1. A caution came out when Jeffrey Earnhardt hit the sand barriers protecting the pit wall, leaving Stenhouse as one …

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Martin Truex Jr. Scores Pole for Cutoff Race at Dover

Martin Truex Jr. Pole Win Dover

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On Friday afternoon, Martin Truex Jr. was the fastest person at Dover International Speedway, scoring his second pole of the season. The No. 78 car ran a lap of 160.664 mph, sharing the front row with Kyle Busch (160.392 mph), in a reversal of the spring race at the Monster Mile. This marks the fifth time in …

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2017 Frontstretch Podcast Powered by DraftKings – Episode 29: Miles’ Mayhem

Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series Aaa 400 Drive For Autism Dover International Speedway, Dover, De Usa Sunday 4 June 2017 Kyle Busch, Joe Gibbs Racing, Pedigree Petcare Toyota Camry Martin Truex Jr, Furniture Row Racing, Furniture Row/denver Mattress Toyota Camry Daniel Suarez, Joe Gibbs Racing, Stanley Toyota Camry Matt Kenseth, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyotacare Toyota Camry World Copyright: Matthew T. Thacker Nkp

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Episode 29: Miles’ Mayhem Frontstretch Podcast with Dustin Albino, Joseph Wolkin and Zach Catanzareti In this week’s episode brought to you by DraftKings, Dustin, Joe and Zach recap the second race of the opening round of the playoffs last week at New Hampshire Motor Speedway before looking at potential upsets of advancement this weekend at Dover International Speedway. But …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not: The Late Edition

2017 Loudon Cup Erik Jones Car Phil Allaway

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Sometimes circumstances happen that are completely out of your control that prevents you from doing something you enjoy. That’s the case with the late version of this week’s column and that was the case with a few drivers during Sunday’s race at Hampshire, who would’ve much rather finished up front rather than in the back. …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR Forecast Powered by DraftKings: Apache Warrior 400 Preview

2017 Loudon Cup Kyle Larson Car Phil Allaway

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DraftKings’ daily fantasy NASCAR heads to Dover International Speedway this weekend for the Apache Warrior 400. This race marks the third and final event of the first round in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs. The green flag flies Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Here are eight drivers to look out …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After New Hampshire

Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series Overton’s 301 New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Loudon, Nh Usa Sunday 16 July 2017 Kevin Harvick, Stewart Haas Racing, Busch Beer Ford Fusion And Denny Hamlin, Joe Gibbs Racing, Fedex Office Toyota Camry World Copyright: Nigel Kinrade Nkp

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series returned to New Hampshire Motor Speedway for the second event of the 2017 playoffs. Alas, it was likely the final time that the track will host a playoff event, as the race date moves to Las Vegas next season. Regardless of your opinion of the change, it’s always tough to …

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