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The Underdog House: Dillon Makes It a Ty Game in Phoenix

(Photo: Randy Lanning)

Top Dog Ty Dillon keeps popping up at the top of this list, much in the way that Matt DiBenedetto and Chris Buescher have in recent years. The difference between those drivers and Dillon is that Ty seems to be interested in building a long-term future at his current team. Both are getting better together, …

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Up to Speed: The One That Got Away from Kevin Harvick

(Photo: Randy Lanning)

Kevin Harvick has a reputation for doing two things particularly well: closing out races and winning at Phoenix Raceway.  No driver has won more Cup Series races at the one mile oval than Harvick.  And, over the last decade or so, there is perhaps no other driver who has more frequently emerged out of the …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2020 FanShield 500

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It’s time for a duel in the desert as the NASCAR Cup Series makes the trek to Arizona for the FanShield 500 at Phoenix Raceway. Something is definitely different about the cars this week: the rear spoiler. It was reduced from 8 inches to 2.75 inches as part of the new short-track and road course …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2020 Pennzoil 400 Presented by Jiffy Lube

Photo/Davey Segal)

After Monday night’s wild and scary ending to the Daytona 500, NASCAR Cup Series teams travel to Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the Pennzoil 400 on Sunday, Feb. 23. The action should be much tamer this week at the 1.5-mile track. While big crashes are still possible, the cars won’t run in large packs except …

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Chris Buescher Buying Into His Return to Roush Fenway Racing

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The introduction of Ryan Newman to the Roush Fenway Racing stable in 2019 resulted in a major step forward for the organization. Bringing 2015 NASCAR Xfinity Series champion Chris Buescher back to Roush is the next step in that climb, and he’s embracing a return into the fold. Buescher spoke to Frontstretch on Sunday (Feb. …

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2020 NASCAR Cup Series Preseason Power Rankings

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For the first time here at Frontstretch, our staff banded together to vote on who it thinks will be the top drivers of the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season in a preseason power rankings format. Each participating staff member sent a 30-driver ranking before the beginning of the season, taking into account not only 2019 successes …

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2019 NASCAR Driver Reviews: Chris Buescher

Chris Buescher

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

It seems strange to say a driver had a career year when they failed to win a race or even post a top-five finish all season, but for Chris Buescher, the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season opened a big opportunity for the future.  Buescher won a NASCAR Xfinity Series title in 2015 and …

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The Underdog House: Buescher Going Home Again

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Top of the Class When the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series turned its final lap of 2019 on Sunday, it was fitting that the highest underdog was Chris Buescher. One could have their pick of a multitude of reasons why it was appropriate that his 16th-place finish made him the top dog. First, no underdog …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: Ford EcoBoost 400

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

It’s the end of an era this weekend as the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to Homestead-Miami Speedway. The Ford EcoBoost 400 will begin shortly after 3 p.m. ET on Sunday, Nov. 17. Not only is this the 2019 Cup Series season finale, but it’s also the last time Homestead will host the season-ending …

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The Underdog House: DiBenedetto of the Desert

Denny Hamlin and Matt DiBenedetto are solid picks for the 2021 Busch Clash Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Top of the Class For the second week in a row, Matt DiBenedetto is the top underdog in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race. This time, it was his 13th-place finish at ISM Raceway that earned him the highest spot on our underfunded pedestal. As the season winds down, it’s easy to forget just …

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