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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2019 Camping World 400

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

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After a fairly uneventful day on a road course, Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers get back to their normal routine at Chicagoland Speedway Sunday (June 30). Yes, that means the lower horsepower/aero duct package is back to pair with your latest daily fantasy DraftKings roster. Also, cars will be impounded after qualifying Saturday before …

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4 Burning Questions: What Will Become of Michael McDowell?

2019 Mencs Sonoma Michael Mcdowell

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Will there be any surprises in this year’s playoff field? With just 10 races to go before the start of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs, the race to get in them is only about to tighten up from here. With all six race winners in the top seven in points, the points battle …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Todd Gilliland Talks Runner-Up Finish at Gateway, Lackluster Sonoma

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss a lackluster road course race at Sonoma Raceway, which saw Martin Truex Jr. win in dominating fashion. At the end of the race, it was a two-car battle with Truex and Kyle Busch. Both now have 21 and 20 wins, respectively, over the past three-and-a-half-years. …

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Up to Speed: Strong Finish Slips Away from William Byron

2019 Sonoma Mencs William Byron Cup Nigel Kinrade Photography

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William Byron’s 19th-place result at Sonoma Raceway does not tell the full story of his race.  The No. 24 team experienced an up and down day in the California wine country. Just like several other races this season, Byron started off very well.  He even looked like one of the drivers to beat.  But in …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: Toyota/Save Mart 350

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to Sonoma Raceway this weekend for its first road course race of the season. This means it is a whole new ballgame when it comes to filling out your daily fantasy NASCAR FanDuel roster, as you’ll need to pick the drivers who are good at turning left and …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Yellow Light

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series was off this past weekend, leaving the Xfinity Series and Gander Outdoors Truck Series to contest an eventful Sunday doubleheader following a rainout on Saturday night at Iowa Speedway. So we’ll look at how Cup drivers are doing with their new teams for the trends worth tracking this week. …

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Did You Notice?: Charlotte Could Be Sign NASCAR Ratings, Attendance Have Leveled Off

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Did You Notice? … NASCAR fans who tuned in to the Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday night were treated to an entertaining race, one that rewarded those who persevered and watched the whole thing with a mad scramble to the checkered flag that featured a four-wide pass for the lead with just a handful of laps …

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5 Points To Ponder: Charlotte’s Climb Back To NASCAR Respectability

2019 Charlotte Nxs Christopher Bell Car Nigel Kinrade Photography

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ONE: Charlotte Motor Speedway Battles Back NASCAR may have been created in some smoke-filled meetings down in Daytona Beach but make no mistake: Charlotte is now stock car racing’s home base. Every major team has its race shop in the area, along with a core group of the sport’s operating staff paired with the NASCAR …

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Friday Faceoff: Team Bowyer or Team Newman?

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Much has been made of the situation involving Ryan Newman and Clint Bowyer following the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series’ All-Star Race. Who was in the right? Mark Kristl: Both drivers were at fault. Ryan Newman was at fault for hitting Clint Bowyer‘s car after the race. Clint Bowyer was at fault for losing control, hitting …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Conor Daly Previews Indianapolis 500, All-Star Shenanigans

Conor Daly 2019 Indianapolis 500 Practice

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss a great Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race, where Kyle Larson snapped a long losing streak, even if in an exhibition race. The win was big for the No. 42 team, but so was the fifth-place effort for Bubba Wallace and the No. 43 team after …

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

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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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5 Points to Ponder: The Healing Power of the All-Star Race

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ONE: Maybe We Shouldn’t Write Off Kyle Larson’s 2019 Season Just Yet Of all of the eternal debates in sports, figuring out how much weight to assign to momentum has to be in the top three or four of all time. It’s even trickier to determine what part it plays in NASCAR, where the changing …

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