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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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Odds & Ends Around the Track: Hold Your Breath Edition

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Why did they build full-sized seats at Talladega Superspeedway? Nobody uses more than the edge of their seat all day. This is not a race – this is an experience. Many years ago, I had the pleasure of hosting a VIP experience for fans in the infield at Talladega. I am not sure I saw …

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The Underdog House: Another Monster of a Day

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Top of the Class Matt DiBenedetto is going to lose his underdog status next year when he moves to the Team Penske-supported No. 21 car for the Wood Brothers team. At this rate, we could probably pull his card now. The No. 95 Leavine Family Racing driver was again one of the frontrunners at Dover …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2019 Drydene 400

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After a wild weekend of road course racing, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series makes its second trip of the season to the Monster Mile. The first race in the round of 12, the Drydene 400, is scheduled for Sunday (Oct 6) at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN. As you may recall, Dover International Speedway …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Tyler Reddick Chats Consistency at Richard Childress Racing

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss a frantic weekend of playoff racing at the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL, which saw Chase Elliott come back to win after driving into the tire barrier earlier in the race. Besides debating if Elliott is the best active road racer, the duo chats about Alex …

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2-Headed Monster: Did Bubba Wallace Cross The Line Going After Alex Bowman?

Following the Bank of American ROVAL 400 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Sunday (Sept. 29), Bubba Wallace confronted Alex Bowman regarding their lap 43 dust up that sent Wallace into the wall exiting the backstretch chicane. As Bowman was being treated by medical personnel due to illness and dehydration, Wallace threw Gatorade into the face …

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Did You Notice?: Bubba Wallace Putting NASCAR in a Tough Spot

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Did You Notice? … Bubba Wallace has a history of confrontations in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series? We’ll start with the now, what everyone’s still talking about three days after the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL. Sunday’s incident (Sept. 29) with Alex Bowman was easily his most serious to date. The two drivers made contact multiple …

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The Underdog House: Matt DiBenedetto, Road Racing Specialist?

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Top of the Class For the third time this season, the drivers of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series made right and left hand turns as they tackled the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL on Sunday. And for the third time this season, the best underdog in the rundown was road racing ace Matt DiBenedetto. Wait …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: The ROVAL Drove Me Nuts With Playoff Implications

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Charlotte Motor Speedway’s ROVAL is an interesting proposition.  On paper, it doesn’t seem all that difficult.  In practice, it’s a bit of a wreckfest.  Sunday’s race was rather ridiculous at times.  That said, ridiculousness is perfectly fine here.  It’s how the ridiculousness is covered that is important. Bank of America ROVAL 400k Looking back, likely …

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Alex Bowman Survives Wild Day at ROVAL, Advances in Playoffs

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Alex Bowman came in to the race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL with his eyes set on staying out of trouble and making it to the Round of 12. Well, one out of two isn’t bad. Bowman found trouble aplenty on Sunday (Sept. 29), but the Hendrick Motorsports driver bounced back from multiple issues …

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Jimmie Johnson Fastest in Caution-Plagued Opening Cup ROVAL Practice

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Jimmie Johnson led the first and only practice session on Friday (Sept. 27) in what was filled with a plethora of delays due to incidents. Johnson, who failed to make the playoffs for the first time ever in his career, ran 13 laps, with the final lap being the fastest at 103.182 mph. Kyle Larson, …

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Frontstretch Podcast: William Byron Hopes to Make It Past Opening Round of Playoffs

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss a weekend of playoff racing at Richmond Raceway that saw Martin Truex Jr. score his second consecutive victory. While Truex won, his Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Erik Jones was disqualified for failing post-race tech inspection for a rear toe issue. Instead of entering the Charlotte …

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