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William Byron at Martinsville: ‘2nd is Not Super Fun’

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William Byron seems to finally be living up to his potential. The second-year Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver put together an impressive performance Sunday evening (Oct. 27) to finish runner-up at Martinsville Speedway. “This was a lot of fun, this was the most fun I’ve had at Martinsville,” Byron said. “It sucks we’re out …

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Joey Logano Scuffles with Denny Hamlin After Martinsville Top 10: ‘It Wasn’t As Apologetic as I was Looking For’

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Joey Logano had a top five going at Martinsville Speedway on Sunday evening (Oct. 27), until a late-race incident put a hiccup in his day. On lap 457 of the First Data 500, Denny Hamlin was on the inside of Logano, battling inside the top five. Hamlin came up the track, and the two made …

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Codie Rohrbaugh Scores First Career Top 10 in Martinsville Truck Race

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It’s hard to make it as an owner/driver in NASCAR these days, but Codie Rohrbaugh has made huge strides doing so in 2019. The Petersburg, W.Va., native made his biggest stride yet on Saturday afternoon (Oct. 26), finishing 10th in the Gander Outdoors Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway. The race will go down as …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: First Data 500

Denny Hamlin and Matt DiBenedetto are solid picks for the 2021 Busch Clash Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The Round of 8 kicks off with short track racing at Martinsville Speedway this Sunday, Oct. 27, for the First Data 500. The race airs on NBCSN at 3 p.m. EST. Martinsville is the essential short track. This half-mile flat track affectionately known as “The Paperclip” resembles the local short tracks that many of the …

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Massie’s Minute: Brad Keselowski Deserves to Be Added to Round of 8 (9)

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Last Sunday (Oct. 20) at Kansas Speedway in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, a few late cautions completely altered the playoff picture and royally screwed Brad Keselowski in the process. This chain of events started on lap 254 of 267, when the caution flag flew for debris. Ryan Blaney had a tire go down …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: Hollywood Casino 400

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The pressure is on this weekend at Kansas Speedway, as four drivers will be eliminated from the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs. The Hollywood Casino 400 will air on NBC on Sunday, Oct. 20, at 2:30 p.m ET. Kansas is a traditional cookie-cutter, mile-and-a-half oval, and with this year’s low horsepower package in effect, …

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Spire Motorsports’ Future Depends on Next-Gen Car

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In an era of aging owners and sparse new ones, there has been one new owner in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series this season — Spire Motorsports, owner of the No. 77 Chevrolet. The Origin Story The team was formed by Spire Sports + Entertainment (SS+E), a talent management agency that represents several drivers, …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: 1000Bulbs.com 500

Good luck this week filling out your daily fantasy lineup this week for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway — you’re going to need all the luck you can get. Talladega is always one of the biggest unknowns on the Cup schedule, as the 2.66-mile superspeedway is known for producing rare …

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Michael McDowell Plans to Be Back at Front Row, Dishes on Health Scare & Next Gen Hopes

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Despite starting the season with a top five in the Daytona 500, 2019 has not been what Michael McDowell expected. He sits 28th in points, two spots lower than he finished the past two seasons, and his average finish is the lowest it’s been since 2015 when he ran part-time for Leavine Family Racing. But …

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Matt DiBenedetto Scores Another Top 10, Seeks Solid Ending with Leavine

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The main focus of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series was the playoffs on Sunday afternoon (Oct. 6), but meanwhile, Matt DiBenedetto continued his Cinderella season at Dover International Speedway. DiBenedetto finished seventh at The Monster Mile for his seventh top 10 of the season — all coming in the past 15 races. The seven top …

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