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The Frontstretch 5: Pieces in NASCAR’s Silly Season Puzzle & Where They Could Fit

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1. Kurt Busch 2004 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Busch won’t return to powerhouse Stewart-Haas Racing next year. Each driver move creates two pieces to the puzzle, as the ride he vacates will need to be filled. In this case, it’s pretty likely that Cole Custer will take over the No. 41, so Busch …

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Did You Notice?: The Odd NASCAR Career Of Jamie McMurray?

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Did You Notice? … Jamie McMurray’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career could be entering its final stages? Rumors broke this past weekend Kurt Busch could replace him in Chip Ganassi Racing’s No. 1 car next season. Both drivers refused to comment extensively, but it’s been revealed McMurray is in the last year of his current deal. …

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Jamie McMurray Hoping to Turn Season Around with Strong Run at Watkins Glen


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2018 has not been Jamie McMurray‘s best season, but with a strong outing in Sunday’s (Aug. 5) Go Bowling at the Glen, it could be what the No. 1 team needed to turn its year around. McMurray, who is known for running well on road courses, started the 90-lap race in 14th. But as the …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Brendan Gaughan’s Energetic Addition to NBCSN NASCAR Coverage


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Split weekends can cause some problems for NASCAR TV partners as their resources get stretched. NBC was no different. Some people went to Iowa while others went to Pocono, expanding a crew with additions that don’t cover the sport full-time. Regardless, viewers got 600-plus miles of racing over the weekend.  Both of them were quite …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Kyle Busch Takes Another Gander at Victory Lane in Pocono

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Who’s in the headline Kyle Busch ran 25 races at Pocono Raceway and never finished above second before last July. After Sunday he has two wins in the last three races. Busch took advantage of trouble for Kevin Harvick on pit road and then held off teammate Daniel Suarez on late-race restarts to claim his …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: Quaker State 400


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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series makes its way to Kentucky Speedway for Saturday night’s (July 14) Quaker State 400. The green flag flies at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Here are the rules for FanDuel’s new Daily Fantasy NASCAR game. Go to fanduel.com/frontstretch to sign up FREE and you’ll get a FREE contest every night …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Right Turns Ahead, All Else as Usual

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Road-course racing is a lot like baseball. Things happen, eventually, but those moments of excitement are few and far between. At Sonoma Raceway this weekend, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers took on the first of three road courses this season, and to the surprise of basically no one, Martin Truex Jr. led the …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: Toyota/Save Mart 350

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NASCAR goes road racing for the first time this season with Sunday’s stop (June 24) at Sonoma Raceway. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series takes the green flag for the Toyota/Save Mart 350 Sunday at 3 p.m. ET. FanDuel debuted its new daily fantasy NASCAR contest at Talladega Superspeedway in April and it will continue …

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Friday Faceoff: Which Top Driver Might Be Facing A Winless Season?

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1. Once again, weather dominated the headlines this weekend. Do you think there’s anything more that NASCAR can do (tires, start times, scheduling) or is it just a case of “c’est la vie”? John Haverlin: There’s nothing more NASCAR can do. Start times and altering the schedule would be OK, but it takes a lot (television, tracks, …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: FireKeepers Casino 400


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NASCAR heads to Michigan International Speedway this weekend for the FireKeepers Casino 400. Sunday’s race is the first of two at Michigan on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series schedule. FanDuel debuted its new daily fantasy NASCAR contest at Talladega a few weeks ago and it will continue on throughout the 2018 season. Go to fanduel.com/frontstretch …

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