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The Frontstretch 5: Winless Drivers Who Could Squeeze One In Before the Playoffs

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Summer in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series has been a diverse one in terms of winners. The last nine races have featured nine different faces in victory lane, which is great for the sport, sponsors and fans. But there are plenty of drivers without wins so far this season (and for some, ever). With …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Matt DiBenedetto Opens Up on Top-5 Finish at New Hampshire

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss a wild weekend of racing at New Hampshire Motor Speedway that saw a last lap battle between Kevin Harvick and Denny Hamlin for the win. The No. 4 team wound up on top, recording Stewart-Haas Racing’s first victory this season. We go in-depth on what …

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5 Points to Ponder: NASCAR’s Rookie Driver Disappearing Act and Cleaning Up the Playoff Bubble

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ONE: Can Kevin Harvick’s Win Kickstart Stewart-Haas Racing? There’s no doubt Kevin Harvick’s Sunday victory (July 21) at New Hampshire Motor Speedway lifts a monkey off the back of Stewart-Haas Racing. After eight Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victories in 2018, a career high, it took Harvick 20 races to win his first. If nothing …

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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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Up to Speed: Who’s on the Hot Seat at Stewart-Haas Racing?

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Saturday’s Xfinity Series race at Chicagoland Speedway ended with a familiar face in victory lane.  Cole Custer rolled to his fourth win in the first 15 races of 2019.  Along with Christopher Bell and Tyler Reddick, Custer has dominated the Xfinity Series this season and is one of the championship favorites.  And, just like Bell …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: Camping World 400

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series returns to a more traditional track this weekend as the series will race on 1.5-mile Chicagoland Speedway. It is important when filling out your daily fantasy NASCAR FanDuel roster to make note of who has been fast on these types of cookie-cutter tracks this year. They’re still the bread-and-butter …

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Regan Smith Returning To JR Motorsports For Road Courses

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Regan Smith is returning to the NASCAR Xfinity Series and JR Motorsports, the team announced via a Twitter video late Wednesday afternoon (June 19). Smith will pilot the No. 8 Chevrolet Camaro for two races: the B&L Transport 170 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on Aug. 10 and the CTECH Manufacturing 180 at Road …

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2-Headed Monster: Should Stewart-Haas Racing Keep Clint Bowyer?

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At the end of 2019, Clint Bowyer‘s contract with Stewart-Haas Racing expires. He’s spent the last three seasons with the team, and while the pair have produced two wins together, snapping Bowyer’s six-year winless streak last year, the No. 14 hasn’t been anywhere close to winning a championship. With budding talents Cole Custer and Chase …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: FireKeepers Casino 400

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Despite the race’s title sponsor being a casino, you shouldn’t take too many gambles when filling out your daily fantasy NASCAR FanDuel roster for the FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway. The drivers of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series will battle it out at the Brooklyn, Mich., two-mile oval — one of the …

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Did You Notice?: In The 2019 NASCAR Playoffs, No Cinderellas Allowed

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Did You Notice? … If the season ended today, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series would set a dubious playoff record. Only five owners would be eligible to capture the championship, by far the fewest in the sport’s 16-car postseason era. 2019 PLAYOFF TEAMS (IF THE SEASON ENDED TODAY) Joe Gibbs Racing (4): Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin, …

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