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NASCAR Mailbox: Can the 2019 Package Benefit Intermediate Tracks?

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway was not the most eventful race to say the least, leaving many to question the state of the track and what we can expect in years to come as the pavement wears out. Some believe the 2019 package can improve the racing there and …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Kevin Harvick Fires Warning Shot with Domination in Texas

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Who’s in the headline Kevin Harvick has had the fastest car nearly every weekend this season. The Achilles heel for the team is that they routinely shoot themselves in the foot through pit road miscues. When they don’t, they dominate, which is what happened at Texas on Sunday. Harvick led over half of the laps …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Martinsville Return Bad For Rookie William Byron

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Joey Logano held off Martin Truex Jr. to win the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series’ First Data 500 on Sunday at Martinsville Speedway, locking himself into title contention in the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Due to last-lap contact, Truex’s soon-to-be-teammate at Joe Gibbs Racing, Denny Hamlin, slipped into second, leaving the No. 78 in …

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Daniel Suarez: ‘Learned a Lot About People’ as NASCAR Plans Changed

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After winning the NASCAR XFINITY Series championship in 2016, Daniel Suarez was fast-tracked to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, replacing Carl Edwards at Joe Gibbs Racing. Fast forward almost two full years later and he’s still looking for his first victory in the premier series. He’s also now in the market for a full-time …

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4 Burning Questions: Is This It for Kasey Kahne?

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Will Kasey Kahne race again in MENCS competition? On Wednesday, it was announced by Leavine Family Racing that Kasey Kahne would not be able to race this weekend and that Regan Smith would once again race the No. 95 Chevrolet as a subsitute driver. Kahne has been out since after the Southern 500 last month …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: Gander Outdoors 400

Kevin Harvick should lead the charge at Dover (Nigel Kinrade Photography)

With four drivers eliminated after last weekend, the Round of 12 for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs begins at Dover International Speedway this weekend. The green flag will wave for the Gander Outdoors 400 at 2:15 p.m. ET this Sunday (Oct. 7) on NBCSN. Here are the rules for FanDuel’s new Daily Fantasy …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Charlotte ROVAL Brings Chaos, Excitement

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Coming into this ROVAL experiment at Charlotte Motor Speedway, I was hesitantly in favor of NASCAR adding more road course layouts to tedious ovals. After the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series’ Bank of America ROVAL 400 on Sunday, I’m a believer. (Sorry if the Monkees are now stuck in your head.) It was also the elimination race …

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Holding a Pretty Wheel: Things Just Got Silly

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You can say that NASCAR isn’t exciting these days, but this year, that certainly doesn’t include Silly Season.  Both rumors and moves started early and have become hot and heavy over the last few weeks. Drivers moving on so far this year include Jamie McMurray, Kurt Busch, Ryan Newman, Trevor Bayne, Martin Truex Jr. (No. …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: Bank of America Roval 400

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This weekend’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race is the last in the sport’s three-week first round of the playoffs. Following Sunday’s (Sept. 30) Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL debut, only 12 of the 16 drivers will transfer to the next round. The green flag flies for the Bank of America ROVAL 400 at 2 p.m. …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Kyle Busch Sweeps Up at Richmond

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Who’s in the headline Kyle Busch has the most wins of any active driver at Richmond Raceway, but prior to this spring, it had been five years since he won a race there. He had also never won a fall race at the Virginia short-track. Not only did Busch win the spring race earlier this …

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