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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2020 Pennzoil 400 Presented by Jiffy Lube

Photo/Davey Segal)

After Monday night’s wild and scary ending to the Daytona 500, NASCAR Cup Series teams travel to Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the Pennzoil 400 on Sunday, Feb. 23. The action should be much tamer this week at the 1.5-mile track. While big crashes are still possible, the cars won’t run in large packs except …

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Joey Logano Fastest in Uneventful Daytona 500 Happy Hour

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Joey Logano led a line of Fords to the top of the speed charts in Saturday’s (Feb. 15) Happy Hour practice for the Daytona 500, capping an uneventful final practice that saw only the Blue Ovals engage in any extended drafting. Twenty-six of the 40 starters for Sunday’s 500 made laps during the session. 2020 …

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Trendy Tuesday: Ricky Stenhouse Jr., JTG Daugherty Racing All About 3

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Hi, if you follow me on Twitter you probably know I love stats. So for the 2020 NASCAR season, we’re taking a few of those stats to the next level in a new Frontstretch column called Trendy Tuesday.  No, I didn’t put any stats on Twitter this week following The Clash, so the column may look a …

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Up to Speed: NASCAR Cup Drivers With Something to Prove in 2020

Matt DiBenedetto

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

A new racing season means new opportunities and new challenges.  Over the winter, NASCAR’s Cup Series saw its usual flurry of changes among drivers, teams and crews.  As a result of these changes, many drivers, rookies and veterans alike will be feeling the pressure to perform in 2020.  Whether measuring their success against other competitors …

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Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Earns Pole Position For 2020 Daytona 500

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

New team for Ricky Stenhouse Jr.? No problem. The former restrictor plate ace continued his strength Sunday (Feb. 9) at Daytona and Talladega while putting his car on the pole for the 2020 Daytona 500. Stenhouse spent much of the session as much as a half-second faster than the rest of the field before some …

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2020 NASCAR Cup Series Preseason Power Rankings

(Credit: Christian Koelle, Frontstretch)

For the first time here at Frontstretch, our staff banded together to vote on who it thinks will be the top drivers of the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season in a preseason power rankings format. Each participating staff member sent a 30-driver ranking before the beginning of the season, taking into account not only 2019 successes …

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Alex Bowman Lands Key Chevrolet Accessories Sponsorship

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Alex Bowman has a new primary sponsor for the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season. Adam’s Polishes, NOCO and Truck Hero, partners of Key Chevrolet Accessories, will climb aboard Hendrick Motorsports’ No. 88 car for 26 events, the team announced Wednesday (Jan. 28). ChevyGoods.com, a website that launches in February, will advertise the site and promote …

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2019 NASCAR Driver Reviews: Alex Bowman

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The beginning of the 2019 NASCAR Cup Series season marked the end of Alex Bowman‘s transition period into the No. 88 car.  Now acclimated with his new job and new team, the Arizona native hoped to earn his first Cup victory and a second straight trip to the playoffs. Bowman accomplished both of those goals …

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2-Headed Monster: Is Hendrick Motorsports’ Future in Trouble After Worst Season?

Rick Hendrick talks with William Byron before the 2019 Daytona 500 (February 2019) (Photo: NKP)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Hendrick Motorsports is the definition of a NASCAR team. Over its 35-year existence, the team has won 12 championships and over 250 races. Recently, the team has struggled badly, not placing a driver in the championship race at Homestead-Miami Speedway since Jimmie Johnson‘s improbable and potentially final title win in 2016. The lack of presence …

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NASCAR Mailbox: How to Explain the TV Ratings Gains in 2019

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The 2019 NASCAR season is now officially in the books. We saw so many things happen this year, that it is hard to put everything into words in such a short piece. Whether it was the new package, the surprises, the disappointments, or the ratings, multiple different factors contributed to the “feel” and flow of …

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