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Massie’s Minute: One Year Into the Post-Brian France Era, Is NASCAR Better Off?

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Friday, Aug. 2, is the 57th birthday for former NASCAR CEO and Chairman Brian Z. France, and Monday, Aug. 5, marks the one-year anniversary of France’s arrest for a DUI and possession of a controlled substance. The latter date has also come to be known as France’s last day as head of NASCAR and the …

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Denny Hamlin Redeems Himself, Returns to Pocono Glory

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One week ago, Denny Hamlin beat himself up for his performance on the last lap after narrowly losing to Kevin Harvick at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. One week later, Hamlin made all the right moves to win the Gander RV 400 at Pocono Raceway on Sunday afternoon (July 28). Hamlin saved enough fuel and held …

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William Byron: ‘I’ve Been Forced to Grow Up Really Fast’

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William Byron struggled mightily his rookie season in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series last year, finishing 23rd in points and only netting four top 10s. This came after Byron dominated every series along the way of his meteoric rise, including Xfinity Series and K&N Pro Series East championships. But since being paired with seven-time …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: Gander RV 400

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series returns to Pocono Raceway this weekend for the Gander RV 400 and filling out your daily fantasy NASCAR FanDuel roster is always difficult for the track affectionately known as the Tricky Triangle. This 2-and-a-half-mile, three-turn course is one of the most unique on the NASCAR schedule, making it a …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: Foxwoods Resort Casino 301

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to New Hampshire Motor Speedway this week for the 2019 Foxwoods Resort Casino 301. But just because there’s racing at the Magic Mile doesn’t mean you need any voodoo to have a good daily fantasy NASCAR FanDuel roster. New Hampshire is one of the most unique tracks on …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: Quaker State 400

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Last week’s race at Daytona International Speedway probably ruined quite a few daily fantasy NASCAR FanDuel rosters with Justin Haley pulling off the upset. But don’t expect another huge upset this week as the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to Kentucky Speedway for the Quaker State 400. Kentucky is a mile-and-a-half in length, which …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: Coke Zero Sugar 400

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This week may be the hardest one of 2019 when it comes to filling out your daily fantasy NASCAR FanDuel roster. That’s because the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series goes superspeedway racing at Daytona International Speedway Saturday night (July 6). It’s the most unpredictable race of the season, as the superspeedway package serves as an …

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Massie’s Minute: Did Winning Save Alex Bowman’s Career?

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Winning at Chicagoland Speedway on Sunday night (June 30) was huge for Alex Bowman in that it gave him his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series win, qualified him for next year’s All-Star Race and locked him into the 2019 playoffs. But the win might’ve had long-term implications as well. Having a long career in …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: Camping World 400

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series returns to a more traditional track this weekend as the series will race on 1.5-mile Chicagoland Speedway. It is important when filling out your daily fantasy NASCAR FanDuel roster to make note of who has been fast on these types of cookie-cutter tracks this year. They’re still the bread-and-butter …

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2-Headed Monster: Should Matt DiBenedetto Get A 2nd Year In The No. 95?

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This past Sunday (June 23) was a milestone day for Matt DiBenedetto when he finished fourth at Sonoma Raceway — his first career top five in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Despite the result, Leavine Family Racing’s No. 95 holds a worse average finish than each of the past two seasons when it didn’t …

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