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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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The Underdog House: Virginia Is For Lovers

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Top of the Class Bubba Wallace grabbed everyone’s attention with his third-place run at Indianapolis two weeks ago. Apparently he isn’t finished turning heads just yet. This time, Wallace took top underdog honors with his 12th-place showing at Richmond Raceway on Saturday night (Sept. 21). There was a bit more competition, however, as for the …

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Derek Stamets Leads Bubba Wallace to Strong Richmond Outing

#43: Darrell Wallace Jr., Richard Petty Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro Victory Junction

Coming into his sophomore season in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, Bubba Wallace was paired with a rookie crew chief: Derek Stamets. The new head wrench was promoted from lead engineer — a post he had served at Richard Petty Motorsports since 2012 — to call the shots from atop the No. 43 pit …

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Bubba Wallace Adds ROVAL Sponsorship in LeithCars.com

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Bubba Wallace has picked up new sponsorship for the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL, Richard Petty Motorsports announced Wednesday, Sept. 18. Wallace will pilot the LeithCars.com car on Sept. 29 for the final race in the round of 16 in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. LeithCars.com previously sponsored Timmy Hill at the course last season …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2019 South Point 400

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“Playoffs? Don’t talk about playoffs!” Oh, but the playoffs are here for the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. The first race in their round of 16 is the South Point 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Sunday, Sept. 15 at 7 p.m. ET. TV coverage will be provided by NBCSN. It’s been two …

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Friday Faceoff: Are There Safety Issues NASCAR Should Address?

#2: Brad Keselowski, Team Penske, Ford Mustang Discount Tire

Safety concerns have been mounting after some harrowing accidents across all forms of racing over the past couple weeks. Is there a particular area in NASCAR that needs to be further addressed? Adam Cheek: SAFER barriers all around. Yes, NASCAR’s done a great job putting them in the most problematic areas of most tracks. However, …

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