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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2021 Bank of America ROVAL 400

Chase Elliot leads a pack of cars in a NASCAR Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Photo NKP

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Are you ready for the twists and turns of the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL? Let’s get your daily fantasy NASCAR DraftKings rosters ready for the NASCAR Cup Series’ final playoff race of the Round of 12. This isn’t the Cup Series’ first go-around at the 2.32-mile course, as it’s run three races on this layout …

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Stock Car Scoop: Does a Weekend of Chaos Await at the Charlotte ROVAL?

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The NASCAR Cup Series’ Round of 12 concludes at the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL on Sunday (Oct. 10), where four drivers will be eliminated from the 2021 playoffs. Bryan Nolen and Adam Cheek discuss whether the Bank of America ROVAL 400 will be calm or chaotic, which postseason competitors currently below the cutoff might pose …

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4 Burning Questions: It’s the Great Peacock, Charlie Brown!

Chase Elliot leads a pack of cars in a NASCAR Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Photo NKP

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Will the NASCAR Cup Series eventually exclusively have races on Peacock? This week NBC revealed it will be streaming the final three Cup races of the season on Peacock. The move comes after a fiasco last week when NBC reportedly attempted to force Youtube TV to bundle Peacock as part of all of its packages. …

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Friday Faceoff: Has Time Run Out for NASCAR’s Damaged Vehicle Policy?

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Kyle Larson wound up crashing during a feverish attempt to record a fast enough lap to avoid being parked by the NASCAR damaged vehicle policy in the NASCAR Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway. Does the current rule need any tweaking? Josh Roller: I’ve noticed when crews are repairing a car while under the clock, they …

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Should NASCAR Be Following Formula 1’s Lead?

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I’ve been running into some fascinating surprises over the past few months. Of course, nothing foreshadows these little moments, and, really, they seem to be tangential conversational detours. But what I’ve encountered is that many women are starting to watch Formula 1. As a usual F1 scribe, I love to hear this. Not only does …

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2-Headed Monster: Should Every NASCAR Playoff Track Have Lights?

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Lights at a NASCAR track can sometimes be overlooked. But if you check Twitter, fans are often curious which tracks have them (Hi, Bob!). The course of a race weekend can change drastically based on whether a track has lights. Over the last decade or so, several tracks have added lights but there are still …

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NASCAR Mailbox: When Should a Playoff Race Be Deemed Official?

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Should the rules for a race being deemed “official” change for the playoffs? – Justice W., Mobile, Alabama A fair and intriguing question, and especially topical. On paper, the playoffs should never cut corners. Whether it’s ending a stage under caution to ending races early like we saw on Monday (Oct. 4), neither scenario is …

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Denny Hamlin Competing From Cup Pole at Charlotte ROVAL

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The NASCAR Cup Series’ last playoff race in the Round of 12 is this Sunday (Oct. 10) and Denny Hamlin is on the pole at the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL. The current points leader finished seventh in Monday’s rain-shortened race at Talladega Superspeedway. Team Penske’s Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano will start second and third …

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Frontstretch 5: NASCAR’s Most Recent Maiden Driver-Team Victories

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With Bubba Wallace‘s first career victory at Talladega Superspeedway on Monday (Oct. 4), it was the first time a Black driver had visited a NASCAR Cup Series victory lane in nearly 60 years and the first triumph for 23XI Racing in its debut season. The win is also the first time a driver and team …

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Dropping the Hammer: More Reasons Why Bubba Wallace’s Talladega Win Is a Big Deal

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Where do you even begin? Let’s start with 4:27 p.m. ET on Monday, Oct. 4. With rain coming down and more to come, NASCAR declared the YellaWood 500 at Talladega Superspeedway over, three laps from the conclusion of stage 2. In that moment, while sitting on 23XI Racing’s pit box, Bubba Wallace became the 198th …

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