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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2021 Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500

Brad Keselowski car with Dent Wizard paint scheme at Homestead 2021 Cup Photo NKP

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After a couple of weeks out west, the NASCAR Cup Series travels to the Peach State for the 2021 Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Get your fantasy NASCAR DraftKings rosters ready for this 325-lap event down in Georgia, televised by Fox beginning on Sunday, March 21 at 3 p.m. ET. Atlanta …

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Autotrader Stays With Team Penske, Signs Multi-Year Extension

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Longtime sponsor Autotrader has signed a multi-year extension with Team Penske and will be on board for six NASCAR Cup Series races in 2021, the team announced March 17. Autotrader, which has been with Penske since 2014, will be a primary sponsor for Brad Keselowski at Atlanta Motor Speedway Sunday. It will also come aboard …

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Did You Notice?: NASCAR Track Rotation Not the Worst Idea

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Did You Notice?… Atlanta Motor Speedway is one of a handful of tracks to gain back a second NASCAR date in the modern era after losing it? AMS will run its first NASCAR Cup Series race of 2021 this weekend (March 21) before the sport makes a return trip on July 11. There’s a lot of …

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Brad Keselowski, Daniel Suarez Find Replacement Crew Chiefs

Brad Keselowski with crew chief Jeremy Bullins before 2021 Daytona 500 Cup Photo NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

After being penalized with two missing lug nuts post-race at Phoenix Raceway, Brad Keselowski and Daniel Suarez will have new crew chiefs at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Grant Hutchens will replace Jeremy Bullins on top of the pit box for Keselowski in the No. 2, while Jose Blasco-Figueroa will replace Travis Mack as the crew chief …

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5 Points to Ponder: Cream Rises, Ford Flounders?

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ONE: Truex Restores Natural Cup Series Order Just as we were about to hit the point of the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season where Bill Murray’s “Dogs and cats living together! Mass hysteria!” line from Ghostbusters would have applied because none of the races were being won by the drivers you’d expect, Martin Truex Jr. …

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Thinkin’ Dirty, Vol. 12: 2021 Gobbler at Cochran

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The Main Event: It was a race that took nearly five months to run, but Brandon Overton’s momentum from the 2020 season has only intensified in 2021, and that left “Big Sexy” in position to obliterate the field in Friday night’s rescheduled Gobbler super late model race at Cochran Motor Speedway in Cochran, Ga. Taking the …

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Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2021 Instacart 500

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Who… should you be talking about after the race? A grand total of 30 races separated Sunday’s Instacart 500 (March 14) from the last time Martin Truex Jr. scored a NASCAR Cup Series victory. That came under the lights at Martinsville Speedway last year. Truex was nowhere to be found in the top 10 when …

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Team Penske Leads Most Laps, Fails to Win NASCAR Cup Race at Phoenix

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All three Team Penske cars finished Sunday’s (March 14) race at Phoenix Raceway in the top 10, but it could’ve been so much more for the trio. All three Penske cars began the fifth race of this NASCAR Cup Series season with good starting positions via the metric qualifying system. Brad Keselowski started first, Ryan …

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Brad Keselowski on Cup Pole at Phoenix

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Brad Keselowski will start on the pole in Sunday’s (March 14) NASCAR Cup Series race at Phoenix Raceway. He was awarded the position after finishing second to Kyle Larson last week at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Larson will join Keselowski on the front row, while Joe Gibbs Racing teammates Denny Hamlin, Christopher Bell and Martin …

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5 Points to Ponder: NASCAR Chemistry Matters, Stewart-Haas Racing Slump Deepens & More

Kevin Harvick and Cole Custer race at Daytona International Speedway February 2021 Photo: NKP

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ONE: Stewart-Haas Racing Slump Gets Deeper Kevin Harvick sat on the pole for Sunday’s (March 7) Pennzoil 400 driving his No. 4 Ford for Stewart-Haas Racing. It was a great position to assert himself up front at a Las Vegas Motor Speedway track he led 92 laps at last March. Instead? Harvick never led a …

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