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Daily Fantasy NASCAR Forecast Powered By DraftKings: Overtons 301 Preview

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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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NASCAR Mailbox: Why Do NASCAR & America Go Hand-In-Hand?

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Sitting back, relaxing, baking in the sun. What’s not to love? Oh, and you get to see a pack of 40 maniacs driving at speeds upwards of 200 mph door-to-door. Yeah, that’s insanity at its finest. Or is it more insane for the tens of thousands of people in the grandstands sitting there, watching these …

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Beside the Rising Tide: Right Down the Line

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During the Friday evening/Saturday matinee undercard race for the NASCAR XFINITY Series, NXS might have stood for “Naturally eXtremely Suspicious.” Once again, NASCAR and network pinheads got yet another lesson in Florida meteorology. Due to the humidity and high temperatures of the day, the air becomes saturated. When things cool off in the evening, that air …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 2, Joe Gibbs 0 Edition

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Daytona International Speedway brought the usual excitement, accidents along with underdogs competing for the win at a restrictor plate track on a Saturday night. And you know what? It was riveting television. Any time you go into the last lap of a race and Michael McDowell has a legitimate shot at winning, well, that’s a …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: NASCAR On NBC Returns With New Ideas

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Welcome back, everyone.  This past weekend, NBC Sports began their portion of the NASCAR schedule with coverage from Daytona.  A number of new aspects to their telecasts were introduced that received mixed reviews from both fans and media alike. Coke Zero 400 We’ll start with the new Bat Cam that was used on the backstretch …

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5 Points to Ponder: NASCAR Approaching Halfway Home

2017 Daytona Ii Cup Pack Racing From Behind Matthew T Thacker Nkp

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ONE: Halfway Home Hard to believe it, if I’m honest, but with Saturday night’s Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway we’ll be half way home. For such a long series, the half way point always somewhat surprises me. You would have thought by now it wouldn’t be the case; given I’ve written this column for …

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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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The Big 6: Questions Answered After The 2017 Coke Zero 400

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Who… gets the shoutout of the race? Brendan Gaughan had another great showing at Daytona International Speedway for Beard Motorsports, backing up his 11th-place finish in February with a seventh on Saturday night. Gaughan had an up-and-down night, running in the top 10 at various points, but also having a single-car incident in Turn 2 on …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Survives the Daytona Pandemonium For Second Career Victory

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Who’s in the headline – It took Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 157 races to visit Victory Lane for the first time. It only took eight more to make a return trip. Stenhouse made a late-race pass coming to the white flag and held off the competition to lead the final two laps to score the victory. …

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NASCAR Opportunity Lost: Ricky Stenhouse Jr. With The Steal

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As the laps wound down at Daytona International Speedway Saturday night, the leaderboard of NASCAR’s Coke Zero 400 read like a Who’s Who of Cinderella stories. You had David Ragan in the lead, running for a Front Row Motorsports team that struggles to crack the top 25 most weeks. Other names in contention included rookie Ty Dillon, Paul …

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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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NASCAR Mailbox: The Sport’s New Generation is Starting to Win Everything

2017 Pocono Cup Zach Catanzareti Ryan Blaney Erik Jones

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Three of the last five races in NASCAR’s premier division have witnessed first-time winners pulling into Victory Lane. As remarkable of an accomplishment as that is, it marks the start of what senior NASCAR executives have been waiting for. The newest generation of the sport is arriving at the right time. As Dale Earnhardt Jr. …

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