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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: O’Reilly Auto Parts 500

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Texas Motor Speedway is the site of this weekend’s NASCAR Cup Series race. It has been 23 years since the very first Cup race at the 1.5 mile speedway. As old as the facility is starting to get, the track itself seems fairly fresh from a driver’s perspective. That’s because the track recently was given …

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4 Burning Questions: NASCAR Still Isn’t Taking This As Seriously As They Should

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Really? So it’s come to this. Three months ago, this column went in depth about the potential problems NASCAR could have running a race during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Not a whole lot of them have been addressed. At all. The vast majority of that column is still just as relevant now as it was …

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Frontstretch 5: Unbreakable, But Not Impossible NASCAR Records

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What makes a record unbreakable? An unbreakable record should mean a record that is possible, but won’t ever be logically broken. It would be easy to sit here and write about how nobody will ever break Lee Petty’s mark of 42 dirt track wins in the NASCAR Cup Series. At the same time, however, that’s …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: 2020 Quaker State 400

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This weekend marks the 10th NASCAR Cup Series race at the Kentucky Motor Speedway, still the newest facility on the Cup schedule with the exception of the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL. This weekend also marks the 20th anniversary of the speedway’s opening. While Kentucky seems like a natural location for a Cup race, in reality, …

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4 Burning Questions: What Does the Rest of the Regular Season Look Like?

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What will the rest of the NASCAR regular season look like? NASCAR this week announced its new schedule for the month of August, up through the end of the NASCAR Cup Series regular season. The big headline news is that Watkins Glen International’s annual NASCAR weekend has been canceled. There was really no logical way …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: Big Machine 400 At The Brickyard

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This weekend marks 26 years of NASCAR at the most hallowed ground in all of motorsport, Indianapolis Motor Speedway. While the Brickyard 400 is usually a fairly boring race and is dramatically lower in prestige than the Indianapolis 500, racing at Indy is a special experience for anybody who gets the opportunity. You haven’t made …

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4 Burning Questions: NASCAR, Stop Paying Barstool

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What now? Over the weekend of June 26-28, 2020, clips began to resurface online of Dave Portnoy, Barstool Sports’ founder and president, straight-up using racial slurs on old Barstool videos. In response to this, Portnoy released a three-minute video response where he essentially doubled down on his behavior, outright refusing to apologize to people he …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: Pocono Doubleheader

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Pocono Raceway is a unique racetrack. The two-and-a-half-mile triangle has a weird Frankenstein-esque layout. While the track is fairly flat in its three turns, those three turns are all slightly different, and all three are based on the turns at different racetracks. Turn one is based off turns at the old Trenton Speedway, a now-defunct …

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4 Burning Questions: Who Will Be in the Cup Playoffs?

Folds of Honor QuikTrip 400

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Who will be in the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs? Last weekend’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway marked the halfway point of the 26-race regular season. As such, it’s about time to take a step back and look at what the playoff picture will be, before the dog days of summer truly begin with …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: 2020 GEICO 500

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Talladega Superspeedway will be the site of the 13th race of the NASCAR Cup Series season, and will mark the half-way mark of the 2020 regular season at its conclusion. It’s very hard to choose a team for daily fantasy in super speedway races. While there are good and bad “plate” drivers, the reality is …

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