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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2020 Go Bowling 235 at Daytona

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Journey with me into the unknown as you set your NASCAR DraftKings lineups for Daytona International Speedway. NASCAR Cup Series teams will tackle the twists and turns of Daytona’s road course in the Go Bowling 235 on Sunday, Aug. 16, at 3 p.m. ET. Not only is this Cup’s first road course race of 2020, …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: 2020 Go Bowling 235 at Daytona

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The NASCAR Cup Series takes on Daytona International Speedway road course for the first time ever this weekend, a sentence that I never thought I would hear in 2020. With changes to the 2020 schedule, NASCAR added the Daytona road course for the 23rd event of the 2020 season, replacing the scheduled road-course event at …

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2-Headed Monster: Did Joe Gibbs Racing Get It Right By Choosing Christopher Bell Over Erik Jones?

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If only we had the ability to look into the future and see an answer – that would be something that would’ve helped both Clayton Caldwell and Vito Pugliese in this week’s 2-Headed Monster debate. It also may have helped one of the premier organizations in NASCAR make sure that it made the right decision …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Michigan is Back, Austin Cindric Recalls Recent Hot Streak

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Subscribe: iTunes In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss a solid weekend of racing at Michigan International Speedway. Kevin Harvick swept the weekend’s NASCAR Cup Series races, edging out Denny Hamlin in Sunday’s race and continuing their season-long battle. Albino and Neff discuss the choose cone rule being implemented by NASCAR for the …

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5 Points to Ponder: NASCAR’s Early Stages Turning Into Snoozers, Plus… Christopher Bell

Christopher Bell won at the Daytona Road Course in 2021 Photo: NKP

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ONE: Christopher Bell’s Big Step Up The worst-kept secret in the NASCAR Cup Series was made official Monday (Aug. 10): Christopher Bell is getting promoted to Joe Gibbs Racing’s No. 20. The move was considered a mere formality after NASCAR owner Bob Leavine announced the sale of the No. 95 Toyota team Bell currently drives …

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Riley Herbst Victory Comes at Interesting Time for Toyota Racing Development

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Riley Herbst‘s ARCA victory at Michigan Sunday came at an interesting time for Toyota Racing Development. The victory comes just a few days removed from the announcement that Erik Jones would not return to Joe Gibbs Racing in 2021. Herbst is one of Toyota’s long-term “experiments” that earned his first victory in over 1,000 days. …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: NASCAR Michigan Doubleheader Weekend

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What happened? Kevin Harvick swept the FireKeepers Casino 400 on Saturday (Aug. 8) and the Consumers Energy 400 on Sunday (Aug. 9) at Michigan International Speedway. He’s now won four out of the last six NASCAR Cup Series races held at the two-mile oval. Harvick was the dominant car in both events, leading the most …

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Up to Speed: Matt Kenseth, Erik Jones & the Cost of Driver Development

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Back in the summer of 2017, change was afoot at Joe Gibbs Racing.  During Kentucky Speedway’s race weekend, Matt Kenseth publicly announced that he would not be returning to the No. 20 Toyota in 2018.  Several days later, JGR confirmed that Erik Jones would move over from Furniture Row Racing to replace him. The impending …

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4 Burning Questions: What’s Next for Erik Jones?

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What’s next for Erik Jones? It was reported by Fox Sports and later confirmed by Joe Gibbs Racing itself on Thursday evening that Erik Jones would not return to the No. 20 Toyota in 2021. .@JoeGibbsRacing confirms that it won't renew @Erik_Jones' deal after 2020. ?Joe Gibbs: "We appreciate all Erik has done for Joe …

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Erik Jones Won’t Return to Joe Gibbs Racing in 2021

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Erik Jones will not return as the driver of the No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota in the NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR Race Hub reported Aug. 6. The 24-year-old Jones is in his fourth full-time season in Cup, all with Joe Gibbs Racing. He has two wins, at Daytona International Speedway and Darlington Raceway. In …

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