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4 Burning Questions: Can Ryan Preece Overcome His Slow Start?

#37: Ryan Preece, JTG Daugherty Racing, Chevrolet Camaro Cottonelle

What’s going on with Ryan Preece this season? Not many other drivers have had the kind of bad luck Ryan Preece has had this season. The sophomore NASCAR Cup Series driver sits at a dismal 30th in points, following a low-light of three straight last-place finishes. This is after starting 2020 off with not being …

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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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Driver vs. Driver: Neil Bonnett vs. Geoff Bodine

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Longevity in NASCAR doesn’t necessarily equal success in terms of numbers. Winning races at the upper levels is in credibly difficult, and winning them in the double digits is a career accomplishment most drivers will not reach. This month, we look closer at drivers who have won a lot of races but have no Cup …

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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

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

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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