Race Weekend Central

Friday Faceoff: Should the Daytona 500 Remain the Season-Opening Race?

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The Advance Auto Parts Clash has taken some criticism over how difficult it was for drivers to pull out of line and make a pass. How do you see this playing out over the remaining Speedweeks events? Isolated issue or recurring problem? Clayton Caldwell: It’s an issue we’ll see throughout Speedweeks. This package has been …

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Daniel Suarez Needed ‘Fresh Air’ in Move to Stewart-Haas Racing

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Daniel Suarez has yet to run a points-paying race with Stewart-Haas Racing, but he knew he needed “fresh air” and “fresh energy” for the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season — and that working with SHR would grant him that. Suarez, 27, competed his first two Cup seasons with Joe Gibbs Racing. But after …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Which Rule Change this Season will Have the Biggest Impact on the State of NASCAR?

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As NASCAR waves the green flag for the start of the 2019 season this weekend, there are so many aspects that are different about the sport. So many of them have to do with rules, the aero package and some big-name drivers in new rides. Which of these factors though will affect the state of …

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The Frontstretch 5: Big Questions As NASCAR Enters 2019

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1. What will the new aerodynamic package look like in real time? That’s the big question that everyone is asking, but don’t expect the answer to be immediate or definitive. The low horsepower, high downforce package will debut at Atlanta Motor Speedway in a week and a half, but don’t expect what you see there …

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Entry List: Daytona 500

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The entry list for the 61st Daytona 500 has been released, and there’s a lot of changes for the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. 42 cars are on the final version of the entry list. A maximum of 40 cars will take the green flag on race day. Old faces in new places …

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Entry List: Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona

The Advance Auto Parts Clash kicks off the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season on Feb. 10 for a 75-lap shootout at Daytona International Speedway. 20 cars are eligible for the event due to either winning a pole last season, previously winning a Daytona 500 pole, previously winning the Clash or making the playoffs …

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Daniel Suárez Joins Stewart-Haas Racing for 2019

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Daniel Suárez is officially part of Stewart-Haas Racing. The team announced Monday (Jan. 7) that Suárez will pilot the No. 41 in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in 2019. Suarez replaces Kurt Busch, who had driven the No. 41 since its inception; he moves to Chip Ganassi Racing and the No. 1 for 2019. …

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2018 NASCAR Driver Reviews: Daniel Suárez

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For young NASCAR racers, one label you desperately want to avoid is the “Sophomore Slump.”  A decline in performance after a decent rookie year is never good for a youngster, especially today.  Any slip-up can spell curtains to a career. 2018 seemed to be every bit of that for Daniel Suárez on the surface.  He …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Should Homestead Forever Have the Honor of Hosting the Season Finale?

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Every season since 2002, Homestead-Miami Speedway has hosted championship weekend, providing some of the best racing on the NASCAR circuit.  Should Homestead always host the season finale or would it be better to have tracks bid to host the championship?  Is there a better track for a championship race, or is it the perfect site …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: Can-Am 500

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The final race of the Round of 8 for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs resumes this Sunday (Nov. 11) with the Can-Am 500 at ISM Raceway in Phoenix, Ariz. The green flag flies Sunday at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBC. Here are the rules for FanDuel’s new Daily Fantasy NASCAR game. FanDuel has …

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