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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2019 AAA Texas 500

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Who… should you be talking about after the race? A week ago, Kevin Harvick wasn’t a big factor in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship conversation. He was below the cutline after Martinsville and hadn’t shown the strength of a year ago very often in the 2019 playoffs. But that all changed Sunday at …

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Clint Bowyer, Aric Almirola Pace Cup Series Practices at Texas

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Stewart-Haas Racing drivers Clint Bowyer and Aric Almirola topped the two Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice charts on Friday (Nov. 1) at Texas Motor Speedway for Sunday’s AAA Texas 500. In the first practice of the afternoon, Bowyer was fastest in his Ford with a speed of 188.679 mph. Kurt Busch’s Chevrolet was second …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Bubba Wallace Breaks Down Recent Success at Richard Petty Motorsports, Fighting in Martinsville

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss the lack of action for the lead at Martinsville Speedway, which saw Martin Truex Jr. lock himself into Homestead-Miami Speedway by leading 464 of 500 laps en route to his seventh triumph of 2019. The duo discusses the 2019 aerodynamic package at short tracks and …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: NBCSN Has Decent Sunday, FOX Sports 1 Has a Nightmare

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Martinsville was very interesting.  The rules package made for another anticlimactic Cup race with a grand total of three lead changes.  That’s the same as what we had back in March.  Then again, the weekend will be remembered for two instances. First Data 500 Yes, Martin Truex Jr. dominated Sunday’s First Data 500, leading 464 …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Please Staple, Don’t Paper Clip

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Martinsville Speedway is the oldest track on the NASCAR circuit, but lately the tracks uniqueness has been entirely flattened by awful racing throughout the pack, marked by an inability to pass and one driver pulverizing the rest of the field. In this case, a snoozer of a race resulted in a Joe Gibbs Racing driver …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: Hollywood Casino 400

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The pressure is on this weekend at Kansas Speedway, as four drivers will be eliminated from the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs. The Hollywood Casino 400 will air on NBC on Sunday, Oct. 20, at 2:30 p.m ET. Kansas is a traditional cookie-cutter, mile-and-a-half oval, and with this year’s low horsepower package in effect, …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Just Another Manic Monday

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series’ 1000Bulbs.com 500 at Talladega Superspeedway, ironically for a race sponsored by a light bulb company, was mostly delayed from the original Sunday start due to a lack of lights (and a ton of rain). So the second and third stages were run Monday afternoon (Oct. 14), and all in …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 1000Bulbs.com 500

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It’s time for pack racing as the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series returns to Talladega Superspeedway for the 1000Bulbs.com 500 on Sunday (Oct. 13). The race is scheduled to begin shortly after 2 p.m. ET with television coverage provided by NBC. Talladega is a 2.66-mile racetrack, the largest on the NASCAR circuit with high banking …

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Aric Almirola, Smithfield Returning to Stewart-Haas for 2020

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Smithfield Foods will once again adorn Aric Almirola‘s Stewart Haas Racing Ford for the 2020 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. 2020 will mark the third year of the partnership between SHR and Smithfield, while Almirola will be backed by Smithfield for the ninth consecutive season, dating back to his first full-time MENCS circuit in …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: Drydene 400

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The stars of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series head to Dover, Del., this weekend for the Drydene 400 at Dover International Speedway. The playoffs are heating up, as this race marks the start of the Round of 12. Catch the race on NBCSN on Sunday, Oct. 6, at 2:30 p.m. ET. Dover — appropriately …

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