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4 Burning Questions: Who Will Surprise Us All at Talladega?

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Who Could Be a Surprise Cup Winner on Sunday? NASCAR’s Talladega week is where it gets fun for us writers. We get to publish our outlandish, bold winners who we predict may make us look like geniuses for once in our nine-month season. In this week’s Frontstretch Podcast powered by DraftKings, we added a little …

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Voice Of Vito: Can Dale Earnhardt Jr. Dominate One Last Time At ‘Dega?

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Consistency or Conspiracy with NASCAR No-Call? Heading into Talladega this weekend, there are three big storylines: the last ride for Dale Earnhardt Jr. at his most successful track, can Ricky Stenhouse Jr. sweep Talladega and make it into the next round of the playoffs, and is there an underdog who can come from relative obscurity …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR Forecast Powered by DraftKings: Alabama 500 Preview

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DraftKings’ daily fantasy NASCAR game heads to Talladega Superspeedway this weekend for the Alabama 500. This race marks the second event of the second round in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs. The green flag flies Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. ET on NBC. Position differential is the key scoring statistic on DraftKings this …

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5 Points to Ponder: Number 27

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ONE: Talladega Here we go again: 500 miles on the treacherous high banks of Alabama’s Talladega Superspeedway. This time round, I’m happy to say, Talladega will not be the elimination race in the three-race playoff segment as it has been for the last two seasons. After the debacle with Kevin Harvick at the end of …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Charlotte Edition

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The rain may have stayed away from Charlotte Motor Speedway on Sunday afternoon, but Martin Truex Jr. couldn’t stay away from Victory Lane. Truex just reinforced the idea of what most in NASCAR already know: He is a virtual lock to be one of the Championship 4 in the final race at Homestead. That’s not to say …

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Kyle Larson Leads Troublesome Cup Charlotte Practice

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Kyle Larson led the way in opening practice for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Friday at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Larson’s time of 28.113 seconds (192.082 MPH) was 0.094 seconds ahead of Ryan Newman as he seeks the Bank of America 500 pole. Larson, a four-time 2017 winner has yet to reach Victory Lane in this year’s …

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Did You Notice?: 7 NASCAR Storylines Still Worth Watching

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Did You Notice?… It’s been a difficult, controversial start to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs. In the last three weeks, we’ve seen a 25-point penalty by a potential title contender (Chase Elliott). There’s been controversy surrounding the national anthem, forcing NASCAR PR to take a stance. Toyota has been dominating races, leading 299 of …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Late Pass Gives Kyle Busch Victory Over Chase Elliott at Dover

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Who’s in the headline – We’ve seen it happen multiple times at Dover International Speedway as the No. 48 team makes a late-race charge to lead a handful of laps and win the race. It wasn’t the No. 48 car Sunday, but it was the No. 18 team. Kyle Busch dropped like a stone in …

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Picks up 1st Top 10 Since Sonoma

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Sunday’s Apache Warrior 400 at Dover International Speedway was Dale Earnhardt Jr.‘s best outing in over three months, finishing seventh, while running better than that for the majority of the event. Earnhardt, 42, was in the midst of his worst 12-race streak since 2009 with Hendrick Motorsports. The No. 88 team went 12 consecutive races …

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NASCAR Drivers Continue Reaction to National Anthem Protests

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Friday at Dover International Speedway marked the first time NASCAR was in action following Sunday’s national anthem controversy at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.  Sparked by comments from Richard Childress and Richard Petty, quotes that suggested firing employees who protested the anthem a Monday morning tweet from Donald Trump thrust NASCAR into the political conversation. At Dover, …

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