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Did You Notice?: Indy 500, Coca-Cola 600 Worlds Apart Once Again

2016 Daytona Ii Cup Roger Penske Champagne Logan Whitton Nkp

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Did You Notice? … The 2019 Indianapolis 500 starting lineup will have little, if any, crossover with NASCAR? Just two of the 33 drivers in this year’s field have any experience driving high-level stock cars. James Davison and Conor Daly have made a combined five Xfinity Series starts, none of them on oval tracks as neither …

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Ryan Blaney Adds Dent Wizard Sponsorship for Bristol, Talladega

2019 Bristol Zach Catanzareti Cup Ryan Blaney

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Team Penske announced a multi-year partnership with automotive company Dent Wizard on Tuesday (May 21), with the reconditioning and protection product supplier signing on as Ryan Blaney‘s primary sponsor for two races this season. The new blue-and-white scallop scheme will debut on Aug. 17 at Bristol Motor Speedway and return on Oct. 13 for the …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: Digital Ally 400

#19: Martin Truex Jr., Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry Sirius Xm Wins At Dover Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series

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Your daily fantasy NASCAR FanDuel roster should be a little easier to fill out this week than most. Even though NASCAR is one of the most unpredictable sports, Kansas Speedway is one of its most predictable tracks. The mile-and-a-half track is a haven for the top teams in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Prior …

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Austin Dillon, Ryan Blaney’s Team Penalized After Talladega Cup Race

Austin Dillon 2019 Talladega Busch Pole Award

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Austin Dillon and Richard Childress Racing’s No. 3 team in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series have been leveled an L1 penalty following the April 28 race at Talladega Superspeedway, NASCAR announced Tuesday, April 30. A rear deck lid was confiscated and found it did not meet the criteria set by NASCAR before the Talladega …

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Up to Speed: Missed Talladega Opportunities for Joey Logano

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Late last season, nobody made the most of a few good opportunities better than Joey Logano. A victory at Martinsville Speedway carried him to the season finale as a championship contender. Three weeks later, Logano found himself with the best short-run car at Homestead-Miami Speedway. When presented with a short green flag run to the …

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Chase Elliott Scores the Victory at Talladega After a Wild Finish

Chase Elliott 2019 Geico 500 At Talladega Superspeedway

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2019 has not been the year Chase Elliott and his Hendrick Motorsports team were looking for in the first nine races. Today, though, Elliott scored his first win at Talladega Superspeedway and his first win of the season after an extremely wild race. Hendrick Motorsports earned a 1-2 finish as well, with Alex Bowman finishing …

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Bubba Wallace, Michael McDowell, and Others Collected in Lap 11 Accident

Michael Mcdowell 2019 Geico 500 Accident

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The start of the Geico 500 at Talladega Superspeedway was controlled chaos until a Chevrolet attempted to push a Ford. Bubba Wallace Jr., in his Chevrolet Camaro, attempted to push the No. Ford of Ryan Blaney, and it just didn’t work. The pointed nose of Wallace’s No. 43 on the rear of Blaney’s No. 12 …

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2-Headed Monster: Which NASCAR Drivers Would You Draft?

#22: Joey Logano, Team Penske, Ford Mustang Shell Pennzoil Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series

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With the NFL draft on the minds of many this week, Clayton Caldwell and Michael Massie debate what drivers they would pick if they were each to start a four-car team and contracts weren’t an issue. So here’s a look at what Caldwell’s and Massie’s teams would look like. Clayton Caldwell Incorporated: Round 1: Joey …

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Frontstretch Podcast: 2019 NASCAR Quarterly Review

2019 Cup Richmond Zach Catanzareti Kyle Busch

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss the state of NASCAR at the quarter mark of the 2019 season. With Joe Gibbs Racing and Team Penske claiming all nine Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races, what grade can we give it? How do we think the new aero package has affected the …

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5 Points to Ponder: 9 Races Into NASCAR 2019

2016 Cup Homestead Miami Speedway Joe Gibbs Roger Penske Zach Catanzareti

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ONE: NASCAR 2019 = 2-Team Tandem At The Top Forget NASCAR’s Big Three. This year, it’s the Big Two (owners, that is) leading the way in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Joe Gibbs Racing and Team Penske have flat out dominated the first nine races of the season. Ryan Blaney (Penske) and Erik Jones …

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NASCAR 101: Martin Truex Jr. Finally Won a Short Track Race — Who’s Next?

2019 Cup Richmond Zach Catanzareti Martin Truex Jr.

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Apparently all it took for Martin Truex Jr. to win on a short track was to switch teams. Last weekend’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Richmond Raceway saw Truex, in the midst of his first season for Joe Gibbs Racing in its No. 19, emerge victorious, snapping a losing streak at short tracks …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Short Tracking Under the Lights

#42: Kyle Larson, Chip Ganassi Racing, Chevrolet Camaro Mcdonald's Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series

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Saturday night’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Richmond Raceway wasn’t a thrill ride for most of the race, but the ending provided a lot of drama in the final 30 or so laps of the Toyota Owners 400, even though the answers mostly stayed the same. Would Joe Gibbs Racing’s Martin Truex Jr …

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