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Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Escapes New Hampshire on Playoff Cutline

2017 Nascar Monster Energy Cup Series, New Hampshire

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Coming into New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. had low expectations. When the No. 17 unloaded off the hauler on Friday, it became more apparent the team was going to have to salvage a points day on Sunday. Stenhouse started the ISM Connect 300 from 24th position, lowest of the 16 playoff drivers. And …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR Forecast Powered by DraftKings: ISM Connect 300 Preview

2017 Michigan Ii Cup Daniel Suarez Nigel Kinrade Nkp

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DraftKings’ daily fantasy NASCAR heads to New Hampshire Motor Speedway this weekend for the ISM Connect 300. This race marks the second event of the first round in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs. The green flag flies Sunday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Cars will hit the track on Friday at 11:30 …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not In NASCAR: Blues Brothers Edition

2017 Watkins Glen Cup Martin Truex Jr Cole Pearn Celebrating Rusty Jarrett Nkp

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NASCAR’s version of the playoffs began Sunday at Chicagoland Speedway. But if you were looking for some kind of markedly different outcome than what you have seen for much of the season, you came away feeling a little blue. That’s unless you are a Martin Truex Jr. fan, of course. In that case, there are plenty …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not In NASCAR: Leading Laps Edition

2017 Richmond Ii Cup Martin Truex Jr Kyle Larson Racing Matthew T Thacker Nkp

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NASCAR’s version of the playoffs is here starting this week at Chicagoland Speedway. But the playoffs for some were this past Saturday night in Richmond. None of on the outside of the playoff picture were able to photobomb that picture and steal a little attention to those already in at the start of the night. …

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5 Points to Ponder: Don’t Sleep On… Denny Hamlin?

2017 Darlington Cup Zach Catanzareti Denny Hamlin

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ONE: Don’t Sleep On…. Denny Hamlin? 24/7 news cycles these days can cause storylines to be greatly exaggerated. So it’s no surprise everyone and their mother screamed, “Don’t sleep on Denny Hamlin!” seconds after his astounding Darlington comeback. It’s true Sunday’s Southern 500 was perhaps a stepping stone in Hamlin’s career. A driver who’s at times …

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

2016 Pocono Ii Cup Kevin Harvick Helmet Logan Whitton Nkp

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Darlington had what is becoming its annual throwback weekend with NASCAR’s Cup and XFINITY series each having a number of cars with paint schemes resembling those from the past. But no matter how enjoyable it is to take a look back in time, there is no time like the present for many drivers as there is now just …

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Fifth Third Bank Signs Extension with Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series Quaker State 400 Kentucky Speedway, Sparta, Ky Usa Friday 7 July 2017 Ricky Stenhouse Jr, Roush Fenway, Fifth Third Bank Ford Fusion World Copyright: Russell Labounty Nkp

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Fifth Third Bank has renewed their sponsorship with Roush Fenway Racing and driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr., extending to a multi-year deal in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. “I’m so appreciative to continue racing with them,” Stenhouse said. “It’s great to have partners who believe in this sport.” For Stenhouse, Fifth Third Bank has spelt …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR Forecast Powered by DraftKings: Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race

2017 Bristol I Cup Clint Bowyer Racing Nigel Kinrade Nkp

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The DraftKings daily fantasy NASCAR game heads to the midwest this weekend for the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series will make its second stop at Bristol Motor Speedway this Saturday evening at 7:30 p.m. Cars were on-track on Friday morning for first practice, led by Denny Hamlin. Erik Jones then won the Coors Light …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR Forecast Powered by DraftKings: Pure Michigan 400 Preview

2017 Watkins Glen Cup Martin Truex Jr Woohoo Rusty Jarrett Nkp

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The DraftKings daily fantasy NASCAR game heads to the midwest this weekend for the Pure Michigan 400. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series will make its second stop at Michigan International Speedway this Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m. After a few one-day shows, we’re back to a traditional schedule this week. Cars hit the track …

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Erik Jones Hit with L1 Penalty, Chris Gayle Suspended

Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series Toyota Owners 400 Richmond International Raceway, Richmond, Va Usa Saturday 29 April 2017 Kyle Busch, Joe Gibbs Racing, M&m's Toyota Camry Erik Jones, Furniture Row Racing, Gamestop/prey Toyota Camry World Copyright: Matthew T. Thacker Nkp

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Wednesday saw NASCAR release the weekly penalty report.  For Furniture Row Racing, it was not a very good report.  Erik Jones‘ No. 77 team has been assessed an L1-penalty for an infraction found in post-race inspection after Sunday’s Overton’s 400 at Pocono Raceway. The No. 77 Toyota Camry was found to have had improper arm …

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Pocono Fan Fest Success from All Sides

2017 Cup Pocono Fan Fest Zach Catanzareti Kurt Busch

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Pocono Raceway held it’s first annual NASCAR Fan Fest Friday evening, with several top names in the sport coming out and interacting with the fans. From signing autographs to taking pictures and even pretending to be rap star Eminem, it was a positive experience for most folks in attendance. At the Fest, held at the Infield Block …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR Forecast Powered By DraftKings: Overtons 301 Preview

Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series Food City 500 Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, Tn Usa Saturday 22 April 2017 Martin Truex Jr, Furniture Row/denver Mattress Toyota Camry World Copyright: Matthew T. Thacker Nkp

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series now heads to New England for the Overtons 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway this Sunday at 3:00 p.m. ET. Daily fantasy NASCAR prep starts when cars hit the track on Friday at 11:30 a.m. for first practice; Coors Light Pole Qualifying follows at 4:45. Here are eight drivers …

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