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Daniel Suarez Confident in Playoff Quest

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Daniel Suarez entered 2018 with high expectations coming off a solid rookie season in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. But 16 races into the season, the No. 19 team sits 19th in points, 73 markers off the cut-line. Suarez, 26, has four top-10 finishes this season, leading just six laps. His best effort was …

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Kyle Larson Wins Fourth Career Pole for XFINITY Race at Chicago

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Though the speed wasn’t there for Kyle Larson during yesterday’s practice sessions, he posted the fastest lap during the final round of qualifying to earn his fourth career pole in the XFINITY Series. Larson turned a 173.796-mph lap to put his No. 42 ENEOS Chevrolet Camaro on top during the final round. Tyler Reddick gave Larson …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: Overton’s 400

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series travels to the midwest this week for its stop at Chicagoland Speedway. The green flag for the Overton’s 400 on Sunday (July 1) is at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN. FanDuel debuted its new daily fantasy NASCAR contest at Talladega Superspeedway in April and it will continue on throughout …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: FOX Closes Out Cup Schedule with Rough Sonoma

In the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, road races have become must see TV over the past few years.  Bumping and banging was the norm and drivers seemed to be more willing to root and gash than on short tracks. Then, stage racing showed up. Our own Bryan Gable wrote this week about how they’ve …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: Pocono 400

Ryan Blaney (Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

NASCAR heads to Pocono Raceway this weekend for the Pocono 400. Sunday’s race is the first of two Tricky Triangle races on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series schedule. FanDuel debuted its new daily fantasy NASCAR contest at Talladega Superspeedway a few weeks ago and it will continue throughout the 2018 season. Sign up here …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: Coca-Cola 600

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

NASCAR heads to Charlotte Motor Speedway this weekend for the Coca-Cola 600. Sunday night’s race (May 27) is the longest and one of the most prestigious on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series schedule. FanDuel debuted its new daily fantasy NASCAR contest at Talladega Superspeedway a few weeks ago and it will continue on throughout …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Joe Gibbs ‘Can’t See Myself Doing Something Else’

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He’s a three-time Super Bowl-winning head coach. He’s a four-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship-winning car owner. Oh, and he also has two XFINITY Series titles. Legendary car owner Joe Gibbs loves what he does. He thrives off the family environment he created at Joe Gibbs Racing, and for this 77-year-old, there is no …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Serving Up Plate Racing with Corey LaJoie

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In the latest episode of the 2018 Frontstretch Podcast, we review the different looking Monster Energy All-Star Race that involved plate racing with Dustin Albino, Mike Neff, Zach Catanzareti and Corey LaJoie, driver of the No. 72 TriStar Motorsports Chevrolet. Kevin Harvick was triumphant again on Saturday night, taking home the $1 million prize. However, he had to hold off Daniel …

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The 10: Cup Series Power Rankings After the All-Star Race

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series ran its All-Star race on Saturday. Kevin Harvick has been the most dominant driver this season and kept that momentum going into the All-Star race by winning three of the four stages, including the final one to earn the victory. The annual exhibition race gave drivers a chance to …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2018 Monster Energy All-Star Race

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Who… gets my shoutout of the race? While the All-Star Race is largely comprised of race winners whose talents fans are familiar with, the addition of drivers via the last-chance Open means that sometimes a driver fans don’t expect shares the spotlight. Saturday night was like that. It wasn’t a big surprise that Daniel Suarez …

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