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Daily Fantasy NASCAR Forecast Powered by DraftKings: Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race

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The DraftKings daily fantasy NASCAR game heads to the midwest this weekend for the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series will make its second stop at Bristol Motor Speedway this Saturday evening at 7:30 p.m. Cars were on-track on Friday morning for first practice, led by Denny Hamlin. Erik Jones then won the Coors Light …

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Chris Buescher Re-Signs with JTG-Daugherty Racing


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The name on top of the No. 37 Chevrolet will remain the same in 2018. Chris Buescher, who signed on to drive JTG-Daugherty Racing’s second Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series entry this year, will return to the organization. The Texas native has signed a multi-year extension with the team after starting the team’s second car …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Where Will Kasey Kahne End Up?

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As silly season continues, nothing is surprising at this rate. No one should be shocked Matt Kenseth, who isn’t fully sponsored, was sent packing at Joe Gibbs Racing. Who was stunned that William Byron got a Cup ride replacing Kasey Kahne, especially when Byron comes with money? No one. So it shouldn’t come as a …

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2017 Frontstretch Podcast Powered by DraftKings – Episode 22: Twisty Turns

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Episode 21: Twisty Turns Frontstretch Podcast with Dustin Albino, Joseph Wolkin and Zach Catanzareti In this week’s episode brought to you by DraftKings, Dustin, Joe and Zach discuss Martin Truex Jr.’s title hopes, Hendrick Motorsport’s youth movement, Kyle Busch v. Brad Keselowski, free agency talks with Aric Almirola and a preview of racing at Michigan International Speedway! This week’s episode was brought …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Aric Almirola Relieved to Be Back, Focused on His Future


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The famed No. 43 Ford is the machine Aric Almirola continues to pilot since he first stepped behind the wheel of the sky blue car in 2012.  As Richard Petty Motorsports is in the midst of a transformation, forming its own chassis department at the start of 2016, Almirola began to see the massive undertaking pay off …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Is William Byron Ready For the Cup Series?


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The rumor mill is ringing non-stop. Push notifications won’t stop spamming iPhones and Androids with NASCAR rumors over the past month. With a plethora of changes coming to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series lineup next year, the summer months are heating up, and it’s not because of global warming. As sponsorship continues to rule …

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2017 Frontstretch Podcast Powered by DraftKings – Episode 21: Money Talks

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Episode 21: Money Talks Frontstretch Podcast with Dustin Albino, Joseph Wolkin and Zach Catanzareti In this week’s episode brought to you by DraftKings, Dustin, Joe and Zach discuss how sponsorship will dictate silly season news, Kyle Busch’s breakthrough win at Pocono, analyzing Ryan Preece’s future and more! This week’s episode was brought to you by DraftKings, the No. 1 platform …

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Denny Hamlin Regains Pocono Posture, Wants PJ1 to be Added at Tricky Triangle


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Denny Hamlin was the king of Pocono Raceway when he arrived on the Cup scene in 2006. The Virginia native took the track by storm, dominating his first two races at the Tricky Triangle and showcasing his ability behind the wheel en route to a rare rookie sweep at the facility. Sunday’s race was a …

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Danica Patrick Earns Career-Best Fourth Straight Top-15 Finish

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Danica Patrick is in the midst a mid-summer heat wave, and Pocono Raceway is the latest sight of her consistent runs. The No. 10 car crossed the finish line in 15th, earning the team’s fourth straight top-15 result. This is her longest top-15 streak in her Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career after making her series debut in 2012. …

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Ryan Blaney Excited for Next Chapter with Team Penske, But Will Miss Racing for Wood Brothers

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Ryan Blaney’s throwback style is continuing as he makes the move to Team Penske, whether owner Roger Penske wants him to shy away from white polo shirts or not. Not many 23-year-old racecar drivers can get away with wearing a rooster shirt. But thanks to Wood Brothers Racing, Blaney rocked a team shirt with a …

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