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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: Food City 500

Kevin Harvick (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

NASCAR heads to Bristol Motor Speedway this weekend for Sunday’s Food City 500. The half-mile track is one of the toughest on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series schedule. The factors that go into building a winning fantasy team at a short track are much different than those at an intermediate or superspeedway. First off, …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Texas

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Returning to the track after Easter’s off weekend, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series headed to Texas Motor Speedway where multiple tire failures took center stage. Martin Truex Jr., Kyle Larson and Ryan Newman were just a few of the big names taken out by Goodyear blowouts. When all was said and done, Kyle Busch …

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The Big 6: Questions After the 2018 O’Reilly Auto Parts 500

(Photo: Rick Lunkenheimer)

Who… gets my shoutout of the race? With finishes of 16th, 19th, 36th, 26th, 17th and 26th to open the season ahead of last weekend’s Easter break, Jamie McMurray was looking rough nearly a quarter of the way through NASCAR’s regular season. Sitting 26th in Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series points with little sign of …

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Second No More: Kyle Busch Scores Victory at Texas

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series flipped the script Sunday (Apr. 8) at Texas Motor Speedway. The final 23 laps of the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 saw a heads-up battle for the win between Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick. The two led 203 of 334 laps and were on even tires for the run to …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: O’Reilly Auto Parts 500

(Photo: Jonahtan Ferrey/Getty Images for Texas Motor Speedway)

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series returns this weekend after a break for Easter. Sunday, it heads to Texas for the seventh of 36 points-paying races this season. The 1.5-mile oval is a high-speed track paired with a newer racing surface. That should keep passing at a premium while putting a greater focus on qualifying …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Fontana

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Kevin Harvick‘s bid for four in a row ended at Fontana last Sunday as Harvick made contact with Kyle Larson early in the race, ending his hopes. Harvick’s day was done but Larson managed to come away with a runner-up finish. Leading 125 of 200 laps, Martin Truex Jr. was the first to the finish …

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Who’s Hot and Who’s Not in NASCAR: Gold Mining or Bust

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

Around 1849, gold was discovered in California, and about twenty years after that silver was discovered in the area, too. That led to, among other things, the writing of Mark Twain. In his nonfiction work Roughing It, there is a lengthy discussion of the chaos surrounding mining communities, as miners either struck it rich or went broke …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2018 Ticket Guardian 500

Denny Hamlin should be looking forward to Phoenix (Photo: Rusty Jarrett/NKP)

NASCAR heads to ISM Raceway this weekend in Phoenix for the Ticket Guardian 500. The one-mile race track is technically a short track but races more like an intermediate circuit with its unique, dog-leg shape. With 312 scheduled laps, expect DraftKings strategy to play out like an intermediate as well. The factors that go into …

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Up to Speed: Wild & Young Racers Steal the Show at Daytona

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

If the Daytona 500 is any indication, the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup season could be one of the wildest in years. Granted, making any predictions about an entire season based only on the first race is a dangerous game.  The Daytona 500 is unlike any other race on the NASCAR schedule, and restrictor plate …

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Multi-Car Wreck Ends Stage 1, Wipes Out Top Daytona 500 Contenders

(Photo: Michael Massie)

The end of stage one in the 2018 Daytona 500 also meant the end of the day for several top contenders. A multi-car wreck on the backstretch ended the afternoon for Jimmie Johnson, Daniel Suarez, Erik Jones and Ty Dillon while severely damaging several others. It all started when Ricky Stenhouse Jr. got loose making a …

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