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NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: AutoTrader EchoPark Automotive 500

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Fort Worth, Texas is home to two massive sporting venues. One is AT&T Stadium, known colloquially as “Jerryworld”, the home of the Dallas Cowboys and one of the most advanced sports facilities in the world. The other is Texas Motor Speedway, a 1.5-mile oval known both for its long distance races and variability as either …

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4 Burning Questions: Just How Bad Is the Current Rules Package?

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What developments in silly season happened this past week? Erik Jones was named to the Richard Petty Motorsports No. 43 after this season in the NASCAR Cup Series. In a press release containing multiple obvious errors that was published on its website hours before the official reveal, RPM announced that Jones has signed a multi-year …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: 2020 Hollywood Casino 400

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Kansas Speedway, which is now the newest facility on the NASCAR Cup Series schedule until the first event at Circuit of the Americas next May, has become a mainstay on the circuit. The mile-and-a-half track opened in 2001 and has had some added banking from the initial fairly flat surface. Still, the venue shares similarities …

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4 Burning Questions: Are the NASCAR Playoffs Too Long?

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Are the NASCAR playoffs too long? The NASCAR playoffs truly begin this weekend; the past six weeks have been more-or-less preliminary events. The NASCAR playoffs in general have always been too long. 10 weeks just makes the playoffs drag way too long. If I didn’t have to watch them for this column, I’m probably not …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: 2020 Bank of America ROVAL 400

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So, here it is. The third season of the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL event in the NASCAR Cup Series. This track configuration has been the site of so much chaos in its early life, with it being a playoff cutoff race. Two pretty crazy finishes – Ryan Blaney surviving a last corner wreck to win, …

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4 Burning Questions: The Chronicle of Clint Bowyer

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Where’s Clint Bowyer going? Well, Clint Bowyer is making a move, announcing Oct. 8 that he’ll be moving to the FOX broadcast booth in 2021. Bowyer’s choice to leave NASCAR Cup Series racing for broadcasting was a good decision. He isn’t completely lost out there, as evidenced by his playoff run this season. But he …

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4 Burning Questions: Will a United Chevy Engine Program Be Competitive?

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What were some good changes to the schedule? On Wednesday, Sept. 30, after weeks of rumors and leaks, NASCAR finally announced the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series schedule. It had been suggested by some reporters that the schedule may come in chunks, as the sanctioning body continues to operate in a COVID-19 world. This turned out …

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4 Burning Questions: Like Mike

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What? Oh, boy. Tonight, I’m excited to announce MJ and I are starting a new, single car @NASCAR Cup Series team for 2021. Deciding on a driver was easy – it had to be @BubbaWallace. pic.twitter.com/nIJv0X6ZOX — Denny Hamlin (@dennyhamlin) September 22, 2020 Yes. Michael Jordan, arguably the most decorated athlete in the past 40 …

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4 Burning Questions: Who Advances in the Playoffs at Bristol?

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Who advances in the playoffs at Bristol Motor Speedway? The Bristol Motor Speedway night race will be cutoff race for the first round of the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs. While there are three drivers completely safe from elimination, the top eight-or-so in points should be safe as long as they don’t run into early trouble. …

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4 Burning Questions: NASCAR Is Doing What In California?

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They’re doing what to Fontana? This week, after The Athletic broke the news, NASCAR confirmed that they are pursuing plans to effectively turn the 2-mile Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California into a half-mile short track. The course looks to be a hybrid of all three of the current NASCAR Cup Series short tracks in …

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