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The Underdog House: Michigan vs Ohio

Ryan Preece at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, March 2019. Photo: NKP

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This weekend, the three NASCAR series were split among two different race tracks. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series were in Brooklyn at Michigan International Speedway. In the state just south, the NASCAR Xfinity Series raced at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. For the Truck Series, it was its regular …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2019 Consumers Energy 400

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Who… should you be talking about after the race? Once again, Kevin Harvick showed why he’s called The Closer, getting it done when it counted to win the Consumers Energy 400 at Michigan International Speedway for the second year in a row in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. This time, Harvick had enough speed …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2019 Consumers Energy 400

Rodney Childers and Kevin Harvick look on in 2019 Cup Michigan race. Photo: NKP

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“Hello again, my old friend.” The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series returns to Michigan International Speedway Sunday, Aug. 11 for the Consumers Energy 400. As you may recall, the track is two miles long, but this time the PJ1 traction compound was applied to the outer lane closest to the wall. Cars will be equipped …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Are Short Tracks or Road Courses Better at the Cup Level?

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Road courses and short tracks are two of the best track layouts in NASCAR. The handful of races on the schedule that make up these track types are fan favorites, producing some of the best on-track action we will see. Which track layout is better, short tracks or road courses? Which provide us the best …

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The Underdog House: A Different (Tri)Angle

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Top of the Class The majority of the battles for supremacy in terms of underdogs in 2019 have been between Chris Buescher and Matt DiBenedetto. Sunday (July 28) at Pocono Raceway was just more of the same. Buescher and the No. 37 JTG Daugherty Racing Chevy took top dog honors, but not by much. His …

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Chris Buescher Credits Hard Work & Training Program for Cup Turnaround

Chris Buescher

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Three years ago this weekend, Chris Buescher‘s name went into the NASCAR record book as a winner in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. But it’s actually been the past three months of 2019 that’s seen the Texan be his best since moving to Cup full time in 2016. Sure, Buescher led 12 circuits on …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2019 Gander RV 400

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Guess what’s back, back again? Pocono Raceway’s back, tell a friend. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series teams head back to the Tricky Triangle for Sunday’s (July 28) Gander RV 400. The cars will again use the lower horsepower package with aero ducts. This time around, though, the PJ1 traction compound will be on all …

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The Underdog House: A Little Magic in the Air

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Top of the Class For the second time in a month, Matt DiBenedetto ruled the underdog roost with a top-five finish. He took fifth position on Sunday (July 21) in the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The No. 95 Leavine Family Racing Toyota was fast all weekend. DiBenedetto put the car …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Photo Finish

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All three NASCAR national series were at Kentucky Speedway last weekend, and it was a bit of a mixed bag. The Gander Outdoors Truck Series was a wreckfest with plenty of drama, with trucks wrecking and running out of fuel, hats flying while tempers flared, and a rookie driver getting his first win. The Xfinity …

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