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Did You Notice?: Daytona’s Last-Lap Disaster for Team Penske

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#2: Brad Keselowski, Team Penske, Ford Mustang Discount Tire

Did You Notice? … How quickly the last lap of the Daytona 500 fell apart for Team Penske? 2018 NASCAR Cup Series champ Joey Logano crossed the line leading. Brad Keselowski was second, in position to end an 0-for-11 streak at a race he so badly wants knocked off his bucket list. The organization was staring …

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5 Points to Ponder: Lady Luck Deals NASCAR Bad Hand in 2021 Debut

Austin Cindric crashes on the final lap of the 2021 Daytona 500.

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ONE: Lady Luck Big Player in Disjointed Daytona 500 There were a lot of Valentine’s Day dinners ruined Sunday night (Feb. 14) by the Daytona 500 turned 24 Hours of Daytona Lite. A six-hour rain delay felt entirely preventable, the fourth time in the last 10 NASCAR season openers there’s been a rain delay. At what point …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2021 Daytona 500

Denny Hamlin car on track (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Well, folks, it’s back again: the Daytona 500. The NASCAR Cup Series 2021 season opener is scheduled to run on Sunday, Feb. 14 at 2:30 p.m. ET on FOX. Unfortunately, the usual pomp and circumstance may be limited this year due to COVID-19. But in the world of fantasy NASCAR DraftKings, there’s still a lot …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2021 Busch Clash at Daytona

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#18: Kyle Busch, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry M&M's

What happened? Kyle Busch won the Busch Clash at the Daytona International Speedway road course on Tuesday (Feb. 9) after Chase Elliott and Ryan Blaney collided in the frontstretch chicane while battling for the victory. Busch led just one lap, and he held the top spot for about 300 feet of that lap. Elliott, Joey …

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Kyle Busch Squeaks by for Clash Victory as Leaders Crash

#18: Kyle Busch, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry M&M's

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The Busch Clash provided an exciting start to Speedweeks, as a last-lap pass solidified a win for Kyle Busch. The 2012 Clash winner started from the 16th position and led only one lap en route to his second win in the exhibition event. Following contact between Chase Elliott and Ryan Blaney, Busch passed the pair …

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A Tangled Friendship: Chase Elliott, Ryan Blaney Lose Opportunity at Clash Win

Ryan Blaney, Chase Elliott Collide in the Busch Clash at Daytona, February 9, 2021

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For the first time ever, the Busch Clash was held on the Daytona International Speedway road course, and it did not disappoint. In a race that saw lockups, spins, a caution for dirt and even a fire, the end delivered in perhaps the most unexpected way. On fresher tires, pole sitter Ryan Blaney passed Chase …

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Ryan Blaney, Alex Bowman to Lead Field to Green in Clash

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The lineup up for Tuesday night’s Busch Clash at Daytona has been set. Team Penske driver Ryan Blaney will head up the field in his No. 12 Ford Mustang. To his outside will be Hendrick Motorsports driver Alex Bowman, set to make his debut sporting the No. 48 following Jimmie Johnson‘s retirement. Joe Gibbs Racing’s …

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2021 NASCAR Preseason Power Rankings, No. 8: Ryan Blaney

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Roger Penske decided to reinvent his NASCAR establishment, Team Penske, at the beginning of 2020 by swapping crew chiefs between his three drivers. 2012 champion Brad Keselowski was given Jeremy Bullins, who had been with Ryan Blaney for the past four seasons. Joey Logano was paired with Keselowski’s former crew chief Paul Wolfe. That meant …

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The Latest Odds For 2021’s Daytona 500 Revealed

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Editor’s Note: This article on 2021 Daytona 500 odds is posted in collaboration with an outside sponsorship client. The opinions and information contained within do not necessarily represent Frontstretch and its staff. The leading contenders for the 2021 Daytona 500 are starting to take shape in the futures sports betting markets. The “Great American Race” …

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2020 Top NASCAR Storylines: Youth Movement Gets Its Champion in Chase Elliott

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Every sport faces periods of their existence where a changing of the guard takes place. Accomplished veterans reach the twilight years of their careers and are replaced with new faces looking to make their names known. Many sports’ transitions of athletes have carried second-generation names in the past, and NASCAR is no different, with a …

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Power Rankings: Chase Went to Chase Edition

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Oftentimes, NASCAR gets the short end of the deal — faces a lot of criticism, but they deserve a tip of the old Frontstretch hat for managing to get a full season in during trying times. No other major American sport was able to accomplish this feat. There is no hiding the fact that I’m …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Which Young Driver in Cup is Poised to Follow in Chase Elliott’s Footsteps and Capture a Title Soon?

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(Photo: Randy Lanning)

The Championship 4 drivers always get the majority of the focus in the final race of the season for obvious reasons. They’re racing for a championship. Everyone else though, they seem to get door slammed and do not get much focus like every other race. This seems to be an ongoing issue with some fans …

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