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The Underdog House

The Underdog House: Ty Dillon Survives Spooky Weekend at Martinsville

Top Dog Ty Dillon was the highest-finishing NASCAR Cup Series underdog in Sunday’s (Nov. 1) Xfinity 500. Adorned with a “GEICOween” paint scheme, Dillon drove the No. 13 Chevrolet to 16th after starting 25th. Dillon had an up and down day in Germain Racing’s final trip to Martinsville Speedway. An …

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The Underdog House: Ty Dillon Best in Class as Underdogs Run Wild at Talladega

Top Dog As usual, a NASCAR Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway resulted in a “Big One.” No, not just a big crash, though there were plenty of those. I’m referring to a big group of underdog teams scattered throughout the top half of the finishing order. Leading the line …

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The Underdog House: John Hunter Nemechek Loses Pit Strategy Gamble in Las Vegas

Top Dog There hasn’t been much to get excited about for our Cup Series underdogs lately. We’ve primarily talked about the best in the category barely making the top 20 by the end of each race. Las Vegas Motor Speedway and its surrounding environment may have inspired you to bet …

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The Underdog House: Michael McDowell Does Better, Still Best At Bristol

Top Dog Being the top underdog each week can be a funny thing. Take for example Front Row Motorsports’ NASCAR Cup Series driver Michael McDowell. McDowell earned the proverbial best in class award for the second consecutive race at Bristol Motor Speedway last Saturday, Sept. 19, by finishing 10th. However, …

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The Underdog House: Michael McDowell Rides Again In Darlington

Top Dog Michael McDowell spent numerous weeks being highlighted in this category earlier in the season, as he and his Front Row Motorsports teammate John Hunter Nemechek divided most of the top finishes between themselves. Lately, things have taken a less favorable turn. Coming into Sunday’s event at Darlington Raceway, …

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The Underdog House: The Agony of Defeat

Top Dog For the first time, the NASCAR Cup Series held its regular season finale at Daytona International Speedway, and it did not disappoint. Though the intensity revved up after each restart, the race stayed relatively calm after stage two until a late caution with about 17 laps to go. …

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