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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2019 Gander RV 400

2019 Cup Pocono Zach Catanzareti Paul Menard

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Guess what’s back, back again? Pocono Raceway’s back, tell a friend. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series teams head back to the Tricky Triangle for Sunday’s (July 28) Gander RV 400. The cars will again use the lower horsepower package with aero ducts. This time around, though, the PJ1 traction compound will be on all …

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Friday Faceoff: How Late Is Too Late to Finish a Race?

2019 Daytona Iwsc Rain Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Ryan Newman moved into a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoff spot based on his finish last week, bumping Jimmie Johnson. Who is more likely to make the postseason? Frank Velat: Neither deserves to be in at this point, but that’s a whole other story. Ryan Newman has the immeasurable advantage known as momentum. He’s …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Can NASCAR Consider 2019 Successful So Far?

2019 Kentucky Mencs Chase Elliott Driver Nigel Kinrade Photography

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

This 2019 NASCAR season has been a very crucial year for the sport regarding several aspects including rules, attendance, ratings and leadership. We have seen a little bit of everything as we close in on the month of August and the race to the playoffs in all three of NASCAR’s national touring series. With that …

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Erik Jones, Ryan Blaney Lead Saturday Cup Practice Sessions at New Hampshire

2019 Kentucky Mencs Erik Jones Driver Nigel Kinrade Photography

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The two practice sessions on Saturday, July 20 for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series at New Hampshire Motor Speedway were adventurous, to say the least. Leading the second and final practices for the 2019 Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 were Erik Jones and Ryan Blaney, respectively. Second Practice Still seeking his first win of the …

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Brad Keselowski Wins Pole For 2019 Foxwoods Resort Casino 301

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Brad Keselowski hadn’t won a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series pole since 2017. His Team Penske outfit had won three already this season with Joey Logano and Ryan Blaney heading into Friday’s (July 20) qualifying at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Finally, the drought is over for one of the top 2019 MENCS title contenders. Keselowski …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: Quaker State 400

2019 Michigan I Cup Kyle Busch Ryan Newman Nkp

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Last week’s race at Daytona International Speedway probably ruined quite a few daily fantasy NASCAR FanDuel rosters with Justin Haley pulling off the upset. But don’t expect another huge upset this week as the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to Kentucky Speedway for the Quaker State 400. Kentucky is a mile-and-a-half in length, which …

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The Frontstretch 5: Improbable Cup Finishes

2016 Pocono Ii Cup Chris Buescher Champagne Logan Whitton Nkp

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1. Chris Buescher, 2016 Pennsylvania 400 In August 2016, weather also played a role and forced an early ending. But the track wasn’t wet, and there wasn’t lightning in play. So what was? Fog. It looks like something out of a movie. Fog so heavy that drivers couldn’t see the track and spotters couldn’t see …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Fourth of July Fiasco

2019 Daytona Mencs Pack Racing Cars Christian Koelle

(Photo: Christian Koelle)

The final July 4 Weekend held at Daytona International Speedway did not go as planned for NASCAR. But sometimes that’s what happens. Rain delayed the start of Friday’s Xfinity Series event, the Circle K Firecracker 250 Powered by Coca-Cola, for about three hours, starting after 10 p.m. local time when the green flag finally waved. …

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Martin Truex Jr., Kyle Larson Lead Practices At Sonoma

2019 Sonoma Mencs Martin Truex Jr.

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Martin Truex Jr. and Kyle Larson led the two practice sessions at Sonoma Raceway under very sunny skies on a Friday afternoon (June 21) in Wine Country. In the first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice, it was Truex Jr. who led with a lap at the very end of the session of 95.168, just …

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The Frontstretch 5: Drivers Due for a Win in 2019

2019 Michigan I Cup Alex Bowman Nkp

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Through 15 races in the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, we have seen many different drivers break through, fade away, or routinely come close without being able to seal the deal. If you’ve watched racing for any amount of time, you know that once a driver starts routinely running and finishing in the …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2019 FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan

2019 Michigan I Cup Joey Logano Burnout Nkp

The Headline(s): Just like Martinsville, a Penske Ford proved all but impassable at the front of the field, though this time it was Joey Logano. And just like Richmond, though both Martin Truex, Jr. and Kurt Busch were able to catch the leader in the closing laps, none was able to get alongside the No. …

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Ryan Blaney Makes It 3-for-3 for Team Penske Finishers in Top 10

2019 Michigan I Cup Ryan Blaney Nkp

Team Penske certainly enjoyed its Monday. Joey Logano won the FireKeepers Casino 400, Brad Keselowski finished in sixth place, and Ryan Blaney finished in ninth place. All three drivers led at least one lap. Even though only one driver can win, Team Penske had speed at Michigan International Speedway. The team certainly was the class …

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