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The Underdog House: NASCAR Gladiator Erik Jones Scores Bristol Top 10

2021 Texas Cup All-Star Race Erik Jones NKP

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The Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race Sept. 18 displayed various storylines throughout the night. Heavyweight drivers battled all night, desperate playoff drivers wrung out every last drop of effort to make the Round of 12, and a confrontation between Chase Elliott and Kevin Harvick took center stage on a captivating evening at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2021 Bass Pro Shops Night Race at Bristol

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As NASCAR Cup Series drivers get ready for the final playoff race in the Round of 16, we’ll prepare our lineups for daily fantasy. Let’s set your NASCAR DraftKings rosters for Saturday night’s (Sept. 17) race at Bristol Motor Speedway. It’s the second time that Cup has ventured to Thunder Valley this season, but it …

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Zach’s Turn: NASCAR’s Points Battles You Should Know Exist

NASCAR Cody Ware Ryan Preece 2021 Coca-Cola 600

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With the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs in full swing, you’re forgiven if you have limited your attention to the 16 eligible drivers. But there are other points battles happening behind them you ought to know about — a point hammered home by Reddit user u/1-800-DADJOKE. That person has been keeping a watchful eye on the …

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The Underdog House: Daniel Suarez Endures at Richmond on 9/11

Daniel Suarez stands on pit road at Charlotte Motor Speedway. (Photo: NKP)

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Top Dog: Daniel Suarez Daniel Suarez had a consistent night at Richmond Raceway, posting a 17th-place finish in the Sept. 11 Federated Auto Parts 400. It was his third straight NASCAR Cup Series top 20, finding his footing again with the No. 99 Trackhouse Racing Team after a dismal summer. But on a rough Saturday, …

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The Underdog House: Ryan Preece Begins 2022 Audition at the Lady in Black

Ryan Preece produced an impressive 12th-place finish in the 2021 Southern 500. (Photo: NKP)

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Top Dog: Ryan Preece What’s the best medicine when you find out you will be job searching for 2022? Most drivers would tell you that getting back on track is their preference. For Ryan Preece, that was likely the case at the Cook Out Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway (Sept. 5). Days after learning his …

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2-Headed Monster: Should Ricky Stenhouse Jr. or Ryan Preece Race for JTG in 2022?

2021 Las Vegas I Cup Ricky Stenhouse Jr Ryan Preece Kevin Harvick NKP

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It’s September, which is usually a busy time for NASCAR’s silly season. It seems like every week, a little piece of the 2022 puzzle is resolved and this week it was JTG Daugherty Racing’s turn. Former NBA player and JTG Daugherty Racing co-owner Brad Daugherty was on a Zoom press conference with NBC Sports this …

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Did You Notice?: For Ryan Preece, Matt DiBenedetto the Only NASCAR Way Up Is Down

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Did You Notice? … For Ryan Preece and Matt DiBenedetto, NASCAR Cup Series employment options are shrinking? Both men are likely free agents after JTG Daugherty Racing revealed they’re downsizing to a one-car team in 2022. Matty D has been auditioning for weeks after Harrison Burton announced he’ll be a Cup rookie full-time next season driving …

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JTG Daugherty Racing Plans Move Back to 1-Car Team for 2022

#11: Denny Hamlin, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry FedEx Freight and #37: Ryan Preece, JTG Daugherty Racing, Chevrolet Camaro Nature Valley

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JTG Daugherty Racing does not plan to seek an additional charter for the team’s second car next season and instead reduce to one full-time team starting in 2022 in the NASCAR Cup Series, co-owner Brad Daugherty said in an NBC Zoom call Aug. 31 “We’re not going to pursue another charter,” Daugherty said, according to …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2021 Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona

Ryan Blaney Celebrating in victory lane after winning 2021 Coke Zero Sugar 400 NASCAR Cup race at Daytona, Jared C Tilton/Getty Images

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Ryan Blaney won the Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona on Saturday night (Aug. 28) in overtime under caution after a last-lap wreck on the backstretch.

The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2021 Coke Zero Sugar 400

Ryan Preece at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, March 2019. Photo: NKP

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Who… should you be talking about after the Coke Zero Sugar 400? For the second week in a row, Ryan Blaney didn’t dominate a race. He merely placed himself in the right spot to pounce on a late restart.  Then, when carnage erupted behind him, the Team Penske driver capitalized with a win. Blaney’s third …

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