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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2019 Bristol Night Race

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Denny Hamlin filling Bristol with the scent of rubber (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The Headline(s): Rebounding from early crash damage and a loose wheel that trapped the team a lap down in the second stage, Denny Hamlin used a long green-flag run to run down Matt DiBenedetto at Bristol Motor Speedway, ruining a Cinderella story by making the final pass for the lead on lap 489 and driving …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2019 Consumers Energy 400

Rodney Childers and Kevin Harvick look on in 2019 Cup Michigan race. Photo: NKP

(Photo: NKP)

“Hello again, my old friend.” The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series returns to Michigan International Speedway Sunday, Aug. 11 for the Consumers Energy 400. As you may recall, the track is two miles long, but this time the PJ1 traction compound was applied to the outer lane closest to the wall. Cars will be equipped …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: Consumers Energy 400

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series makes its second stop of this season at Michigan International Speedway this weekend, which makes filling out your daily fantasy NASCAR roster just a little bit easier — but it’s still not easy. The Consumers Energy 400 is Sunday, Aug. 11, and TV coverage is provided by NBCSN. In …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: It’s Clobberin’ Time

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The theme of this weekend’s NASCAR action was “payback.” It started with the Gander Outdoors Truck Series on Thursday night (August 1) in the Eldora Dirt Derby, as Tyler Dippel got into Ben Rhodes after the checkered flag in return for being shoved into the wall in the final laps. Then in the Xfinity Series …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: Gander RV 400

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series returns to Pocono Raceway this weekend for the Gander RV 400 and filling out your daily fantasy NASCAR FanDuel roster is always difficult for the track affectionately known as the Tricky Triangle. This 2-and-a-half-mile, three-turn course is one of the most unique on the NASCAR schedule, making it a …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2019 Gander RV 400

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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?

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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 101: Longest Cup Streaks Without a Pole

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Entering the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, Brad Keselowski had 14 poles to his credit — by no means a deplorable number. However, it came with a caveat. In 2018, Keselowski won no poles, and his last one before then came at the second Michigan International Speedway race of the season in 2017. …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Matt DiBenedetto Opens Up on Top-5 Finish at New Hampshire

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss a wild weekend of racing at New Hampshire Motor Speedway that saw a last lap battle between Kevin Harvick and Denny Hamlin for the win. The No. 4 team wound up on top, recording Stewart-Haas Racing’s first victory this season. We go in-depth on what …

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Roush Fenway Racing Adds Acronis Sponsorship

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Roush Fenway Racing has picked up a new sponsor from cyber security company Acronis, the team announced Wednesday morning (July 24). Acronis, a global tech company with dual headquarters in Singapore and Switzerland, will be the primary sponsor both of the RFR Ford Mustangs, Ryan Newman‘s No. 6 and Ricky Stenhouse Jr‘s No. 17, in …

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5 Points to Ponder: NASCAR’s Rookie Driver Disappearing Act and Cleaning Up the Playoff Bubble

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ONE: Can Kevin Harvick’s Win Kickstart Stewart-Haas Racing? There’s no doubt Kevin Harvick’s Sunday victory (July 21) at New Hampshire Motor Speedway lifts a monkey off the back of Stewart-Haas Racing. After eight Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victories in 2018, a career high, it took Harvick 20 races to win his first. If nothing …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Lobster Kissin’ and Magic Mile Repeats

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

This weekend’s events at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway mirrored 2018’s results, with both Christopher Bell and Kevin Harvick defending their victories. In the Xfinity Series’ Roxor 200 on Saturday, July 20, Bell led all but 14 laps en route to his fifth win of the season. In the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series’ Foxwoods …

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