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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2019 Food City 500

Martinsville Cup 2019 Mike Neff Kyle Busch

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Let’s hear it for short track racing as we set your NASCAR DraftKings roster! The 2019 Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway airs at 2 p.m. ET Sunday (April 7) on FOX Sports 1. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series cars will have no aero ducts and the higher horsepower package for this race. …

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The Underdog House: Dogs with Chili, Slaw & a Top 20 Finish

Martinsville Cup 2019 Mike Neff Ty Dillon

Top of The Class Ty Dillon is back at the head of the underdog table this week. The number 13 turned out to be plenty lucky for Dillon, as his No. 13 Chevrolet finished in the 13th position in Sunday’s STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway on Sunday (March 24). For the Germain Racing driver, the …

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Martinsville NASCAR Penalty Report: Austin Dillon, Matt Tifft, Ryan Preece Among Those With Loose Lug Nuts

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Daytona 500 Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL USA Sunday 11 February 2018 Austin Dillon, Richard Childress Racing, Dow Chevrolet Camaro World Copyright: Nigel Kinrade NKP

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NASCAR announced penalties Monday (March 25) from this past weekend’s spring 2019 races at Martinsville Speedway. Both teams in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and Gander Outdoors Truck Series were hit with lug nut violations. However, no penalties beyond loose lug nuts were found in post-race inspection. There are no major issues or suspensions …

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Did You Notice?: NASCAR’s 2019 Daytona Dreams Realized… Or Forgotten?

2019 Phoenix I CUP Matt DiBenedetto NKP

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Did You Notice? … We’re now five races into the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season? The sport’s new handling package, qualifying debacles and Kyle Busch’s 200 have stolen the headlines since Daytona Speedweeks. It seems like a lifetime ago Denny Hamlin was celebrating in Victory Lane for the Daytona 500. But Hamlin has taken a …

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Ryan Preece Still Sticking to His Roots in Rookie Cup Season

2019 Daytona I CUP Ryan Preece NKP

The road to the top of the mountain in North American motorsports hasn’t been an easy one for Ryan Preece. The 28-year-old now Rookie in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series has cut his teeth in the Whelen Modified Tour in the Northeast before stepping into the NASCAR National Series scene. After running mid-pack with …

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Entry List: Production Alliance Group 300

2017 Fontana NXS Kyle bUsch pack racing NIgel Kinrade NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

The NASCAR Xfinity Series returns to action this Saturday (March 16) at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Cali. All 37 entries will race on Saturday. Kyle Busch will once again be back in the No. 18 iK9 Service Dog/Xtreme Concepts Inc. Toyota, going for three wins in a row. Busch has six previous Xfinity wins …

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The Underdog House: The Other Side of the Neon Garage

2019 Atlanta CUP Chris Buescher racing NKP

Top of The Class Once again, JTG Daugherty Racing’s Chris Buescher was the top underdog in Sunday’s Pennzoil 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. While he wasn’t able to secure a top-10 finish, he did bring the No. 37 Chevrolet across the stripe in 18th place. There were plenty of unknowns going into the race …

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NASCAR Daily Fantasy DraftKings Picks: Pennzoil 400

#4: Kevin Harvick, Stewart-Haas Racing, Ford Mustang Jimmy John's Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series rolls into Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday, March 3 at 3:30 p.m. ET for the 2019 Pennzoil 400. This race marks the debut of aero ducts on the cars as part of this year’s new handling package. Last week at Atlanta Motor Speedway, it appeared that many cars …

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Friday Faceoff: Is Kyle Busch the Best Truck Series Driver Ever?

2019 Daytona I CUP William Byron Chad Knaus NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Hendrick Motorsports didn’t have a car finish in the top 10 at Atlanta Motor Speedway for the first time since 2010. Is HMS simply making gradual improvement, or is the team getting worse? Mark Kristl: Hendrick has been gradually improving. If this package provides better racing, the team will further improve. Jimmie Johnson showed obvious …

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Fire on Fridays: Can Ryan Preece Win the Rookie Battle?

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Rookie of the Year battle will be intense this year, probably more than Daniel Hemric anticipated. It will be much better than the clash between mid-packers William Byron and Darrell Wallace Jr. from last year. Instead, it might feature drivers competing for the playoffs, rather than barely staying on …

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2-Headed Monster: Is It Time To Repave Atlanta Motor Speedway?

2019 Atlanta CUP Daniel Hemric pack racing NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Atlanta Motor Speedway is known for its abrasive racing surface. Most NASCAR drivers appear to love that about the track because it gives it character and a uniqueness, as well as making it one of the most challenging races of the year. But Atlanta hasn’t been repaved since 1997, so it brings about this week’s …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Which Underdog Team Can Keep Up Their Strong Start All Year Long?

2019 Atlanta CUP Ryan Preece car NKP

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This season will be very unique for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series with the new aero package, which may very well produce some surprises throughout the year. We saw several underdog teams have strong weekends at Atlanta, and some have the potential to continue that all year long. One team that showed strength on …

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