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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Brad Keselowski Spoils Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Farewell Party at Talladega

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Who’s in the headline – In a true survival of the fittest, it was Brad Keselowski who was the first driver under the checkered flag on Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway. Keselowski was able to make a pass on Ryan Newman on the last lap to power to the victory as two handfuls of cars were left …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: The Season of Truex Continues

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Who’s in the headline – The 2017 season has been Martin Truex Jr.’s year of domination. Sunday at Charlotte Motor Speedway wasn’t a typical Truex race, but when it came time for the big check, it was his world and everyone else was just a squirrel trying to get a nut. The victory was Truex’s sixth …

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2017 Frontstretch Podcast Powered by DraftKings – Episode 30: No Place Like Home

Episode 30: No Place Like Home Frontstretch Podcast with Dustin Albino, Joseph Wolkin and Zach Catanzareti In this week’s episode brought to you by DraftKings, Dustin, Joe and Zach recap the opening cutoff race of the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs, where Chase Elliott went wrong and if anybody can stop the man they call Rowdy. We …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR Forecast Powered by DraftKings: Bank of America 500 Preview

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DraftKings’ daily fantasy NASCAR game heads to Charlotte Motor Speedway this weekend for the Bank of America 500. This race marks the first event of the second round in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs. The green flag flies Sunday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. ET on NBC. Cars will hit the track on Friday …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: NBCSN Took NASCAR Anthem Story Head On

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Chaps, the Round of 16 is now complete.  From here on, the playoff focus will likely intensify.  However, for this week’s edition of Couch Potato Tuesday, we’re focusing on three main topics.  One is the actual race coverage.  That’s obvious.  Another topic is conflicts of interest.  My readers are quite smart.  You already know where …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not In NASCAR: Dover Edition

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Just when it looked like Dover might produce something historic, like a young driver’s first win, Miles The Monster let someone else ruin the fun on Sunday. It was Kyle Busch who pulled an epic robbery, passing Chase Elliott . Well, “ruin” might be a strong word as Busch was just doing his job of trying …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Late Pass Gives Kyle Busch Victory Over Chase Elliott at Dover

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Who’s in the headline – We’ve seen it happen multiple times at Dover International Speedway as the No. 48 team makes a late-race charge to lead a handful of laps and win the race. It wasn’t the No. 48 car Sunday, but it was the No. 18 team. Kyle Busch dropped like a stone in …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2017 Apache Warrior 400

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Who…gets the shoutout of the week? Ricky Stenhouse Jr.’s crew chief Brian Pattie made the bold call to leave the No. 17 car on the track during a cycle of green-flag pit stops during stage 1. A caution came out when Jeffrey Earnhardt hit the sand barriers protecting the pit wall, leaving Stenhouse as one …

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Ryan Newman: ‘We weren’t good enough’

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Entering Sunday’s cutoff race to the opening round of the 2017 Cup Series playoffs at Dover International Speedway, Ryan Newman entered with a one point deficit, behind Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Richard Childress Racing teammate Austin Dillon. The No. 31 started the day ahead of his closest competition in eighth. As soon as the green …

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Kyle Busch Sneaks by Chase Elliott for Monster Mile Win

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There’s a reason why you watch until the end. It’s the very reason Chase Elliott was denied victory again Sunday at Dover International Speedway, as Kyle Busch passed the No. 24 driver with two laps to go to steal the win in the Apache Warrior 400. Busch, who started second and fell back early, battled …

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NASCAR Drivers Continue Reaction to National Anthem Protests

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Friday at Dover International Speedway marked the first time NASCAR was in action following Sunday’s national anthem controversy at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.  Sparked by comments from Richard Childress and Richard Petty, quotes that suggested firing employees who protested the anthem a Monday morning tweet from Donald Trump thrust NASCAR into the political conversation. At Dover, …

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Martin Truex Jr. Scores Pole for Cutoff Race at Dover

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On Friday afternoon, Martin Truex Jr. was the fastest person at Dover International Speedway, scoring his second pole of the season. The No. 78 car ran a lap of 160.664 mph, sharing the front row with Kyle Busch (160.392 mph), in a reversal of the spring race at the Monster Mile. This marks the fifth time in …

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