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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2019 Coke Zero Sugar 400

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Fireworks are sure to be on display in the Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona International Speedway Saturday night (July 6). This may be the second trip to the track this year, but the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series teams will use a different package than at the season opener. This rules package, used at …

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Massie’s Minute: Did Winning Save Alex Bowman’s Career?

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Winning at Chicagoland Speedway on Sunday night (June 30) was huge for Alex Bowman in that it gave him his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series win, qualified him for next year’s All-Star Race and locked him into the 2019 playoffs. But the win might’ve had long-term implications as well. Having a long career in …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Josh Williams Trusting the Process At DGM, Believes He Can Win Daytona

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss an awesome weekend of racing at Chicagoland Speedway, where Alex Bowman won his first race in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in a late-race battle with Kyle Larson. Hendrick Motorsports showed at Chicago, with both Jimmie Johnson and William Byron also being in contention …

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Odds & Ends Around the Track: Firecracker Edition

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It seems almost fitting that NASCAR got a rain delay when it switched over to NBC for the second half of the season. It always seems like it rains when NBC takes over. I saw lots of criticism about the small crowd at Chicagoland Speedway, but there is a simple fact of life in NASCAR …

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The 12: NASCAR Power Rankings Camping World 400 Edition

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After finishing second three times in 2019 and having to wait out a three-hour delay due to a monsoon invading Chicagoland Speedway after lap 11, there was no denying Alex Bowman as the Tuscon, Arizona, native passed Kyle Larson in the closing laps to score his first career win in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup …

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5 Points To Ponder: 2019 NASCAR Stewart-Haas Racing Slump Digs New Low

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ONE: Hendrick Motorsports Breaks Through. Will It Last? Alex Bowman wasn’t the only one celebrating from the Hendrick Motorsports camp at Chicagoland Speedway. The driver of the No. 88 Chevrolet scored his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory Sunday (June 30), but he was one of four HMS drivers to finish inside the top …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Midwestern Mayhem

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series headed to Joliet, Illinois this weekend, which houses a track calling itself Chicagoland Speedway, despite being about 45 minutes to an hour from downtown Chicago. The start of the Camping World 400 was delayed for several hours due to rain, and high winds blew the covers off several cars, …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2019 Camping World 400

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Who… should you be talking about after the race? Hard to get more obvious than this one. After finishing in every possible final position in a NASCAR Cup Series race from second through 43rd prior to this weekend (yes, he raced in the top series when 43-car fields were allowed and actually had that many …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2019 Camping World 400 at Chicagoland

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The Headline(s): After getting passed by Kyle Larson on lap 256 and appearing destined for another crushing runner-up finish, Alex Bowman regrouped clear of lapped traffic, built a killer run and got around Larson in turn 4 on lap 262, driving away to his first career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory after a three-plus …

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Pace Laps: Big Moments For NASCAR’s Up-And-Coming Talents In Alex Bowman, Cole Custer

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Alex Bowman’s Big Moment He was the quiet, unassuming replacement for Dale Earnhardt Jr. that spent years toiling in underfunded rides. Alex Bowman has spent the last year-plus racing under the shadows of his flashy, more marketable 20-something teammates: Chase Elliott and William Byron. He’s seven titles short of Jimmie …

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