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Matt Crafton Wins Consecutive Truck Poles

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For the second week in a row, Matt Crafton will lead the field to the green flag in the Gander Outdoors Truck Series. Crafton turned a speed of 179.134 mph to win the pole at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Friday evening (May 17), his second in as many races. Stewart Friesen (178.926 mph) qualified on the …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: Digital Ally 400

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Your daily fantasy NASCAR FanDuel roster should be a little easier to fill out this week than most. Even though NASCAR is one of the most unpredictable sports, Kansas Speedway is one of its most predictable tracks. The mile-and-a-half track is a haven for the top teams in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Prior …

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Massie’s Minute: 19 Years Later, If We Hadn’t Lost Adam Petty…

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May 12 marks the 19th anniversary of perhaps the most horrific day in NASCAR history — the day we lost Adam Petty. The fourth-generation driver, already deemed the future of NASCAR, crashed in a practice session at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in 2000 after his throttle hung wide open, and he went head on into …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: Gander RV 400

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Your daily fantasy NASCAR FanDuel roster has its work cut out for it this weekend. Dover International Speedway is one of the most physically demanding tracks on the NASCAR schedule. The one-mile oval’s steeply-banked, concrete corners create the equivalent of Bristol Motor Speedway on steroids. The Delaware-based NASCAR track can likewise be treacherous, as wrecks …

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2-Headed Monster: Does Richard Petty Need A New Driver Or Bubba Wallace A New Team?

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Bubba Wallace and Richard Petty Motorsports are not off to a good start in 2019. The legendary No. 43 is 28th in points, with Wallace only ahead of three drivers who have ran every race. Wallace only has two top 20s and one lead-lap finish so far and has crashed out of two races. This …

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2-Headed Monster: Which NASCAR Drivers Would You Draft?

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With the NFL draft on the minds of many this week, Clayton Caldwell and Michael Massie debate what drivers they would pick if they were each to start a four-car team and contracts weren’t an issue. So here’s a look at what Caldwell’s and Massie’s teams would look like. Clayton Caldwell Incorporated: Round 1: Joey …

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2-Headed Monster: Should Kyle Larson Leave Chip Ganassi Racing?

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Kyle Larson hasn’t exactly had the best start to 2019. Through the opening nine races, he has only two top 10s and zero top fives. Larson has finished off the lead lap in three consecutive races. Larson didn’t sound thrilled with his team at Richmond Raceway on Saturday night (April 13) when they didn’t completely …

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Kyle Larson’s Bad Luck Continues At Richmond

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Kyle Larson can’t catch a break in 2019. The five-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series winner has only had two top 10s so far this season and seems to have something go wrong nearly every week. On Saturday night (April 13) at Richmond Raceway, Larson crashed out with a flat tire on lap 126 and …

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Massie’s Minute: NASCAR Owners, Stop Giving Rides to 20-Year-Olds

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After Joe Gibbs affirmed that he has long term plans in place for both Christopher Bell and Erik Jones, there’s been widespread talk about which Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver at Joe Gibbs Racing Bell will replace. If it’s not going to be Jones on the way out, then who would it be? There’s …

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2-Headed Monster: Is Jimmie Johnson Back?

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Jimmie Johnson finished fifth on Sunday (March 31) at Texas Motor Speedway — his first top five since the Coca-Cola 600 last May. Johnson also led 60 laps in the race, which was more than his 2017 season as a whole. The seven-time champion is nursing a winless streak dating back to Spring 2017, which …

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