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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: The Real Heroes 400

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After over two months of inaction, NASCAR is finally back in action. The race on Sunday will be a very interesting event. With no practice or qualifying time, the first laps back on a racetrack for the vast majority of drivers in the field will be the pace laps before a 400 mile slugfest at …

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4 Burning Questions: Rear Quarter Panel Numbers Are Stupid

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Is it truly safe to go back to racing? This is the biggest gamble in NASCAR’s history. Really the only other one it can be compared with was when all the drivers tried to unionize in 1969 and Bill France decided to just have a 500-mile race anyway on an extremely dangerous racetrack with mostly …

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e4 Burning Questions: A Look Back on the Pro Invitational Series

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Was the Pro Invitational Series a Success? The NASCAR Pro Invitational Series will hold its final scheduled race this Saturday. On a date where NASCAR was originally planning on holding the first night race in Martinsville Speedway history, it will instead be sanctioning its first race at North Wilkesboro Speedway, albeit a virtual version, in …

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Driver vs. Driver Classic Matchups: Richard Petty vs. David Pearson

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The King. The Silver Fox. Richard Petty. David Pearson. They’re NASCAR’s most legendary rivalry—and there’s no other pair of drivers to begin a month of classic matchups with than the two winningest drivers the sport’s top series has ever seen. In Driver vs. Driver, we take a look into the careers of the sport’s greats …

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4 Burning Questions: Is Matt Kenseth Ready for 2020 Cup Racing?

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Wait, Matt Kenseth? This week, Chip Ganassi Racing made a bit of a surprising announcement. The news, first broken by Adam Stern of Sports Business Daily, will see the 2003 champion race in NASCAR for the first time since 2018, where he was brought onto the No. 6 Ford for Roush Fenway Racing on a …

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4 Burning Questions: NASCAR Needs to Answer Before a ‘Coronarace’

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Editor’s Note: This column was originally posted on April 24, 2020. Since then, NASCAR has officially announced they’ll return to the track effective May 17 at Darlington Raceway. More details can be found here. How exactly would testing work? The first to throw their hats into the idea of NASCAR holding a race, beside Florida …

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The Frontstretch 5: NASCAR Drivers Who Haven’t Lived Up To The Hype (Yet)

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Last week, we brought you a collection of the most underrated drivers in NASCAR in this space. These were prospects, from Brett Moffitt to Tyler Reddick, who often don’t seem to get the spotlight they deserve. This week, our staff goes the other direction. We examine some NASCAR veterans who, at least to this point, …

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e4 Burning Questions: Where Can Kyle Larson Go from Here?

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What’s next for the eNASCAR Pro Invitational iRacing Series? On Wednesday, April 15, NASCAR announced details for its next event in the Pro Invitational Series, a 150-lap event on Sunday afternoon at the virtual Richmond Raceway. FOX, NASCAR and their esports division have apparently decided that the key to having more watchable races is to …

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iRacing Truck Series Night in America Returns; Will Run Richmond Raceway

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Part-time NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Ryan Vargas announced the second edition of Truck Series Night In America on Easter Sunday (April 12). BEYOND excited to officially announce: “eTrucks RUMBLE at Richmond”! The race will take place on Thursday, April 16 at 7:00 PM on Podium eSports and Speed 51!The “Open” races will take place Wednesday …

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4 Burning Questions: Who Should Be Part of the 2021 NASCAR Hall of Fame Class?

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Did the NASCAR Hall of Fame nomination process work this time? Last season, I refused to give a serious look at the class of 2020 nominees simply because of the broken nomination system. Now the hall has decided to make changes addressing some of these concerns. The modern era nomination committee is still very flawed …

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