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2018 NASCAR Driver Reviews: Jamie McMurray

Jamie McMurray seemed to hit a sweet spot in his career as the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season approached. For years, he was known as the good, not great Cup driver who would always fall just short of a playoff appearance. But an 11-year postseason drought had been cleaned up under the sport’s current …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Talking Offseason News, Plethora of Changes

(Photo: Barry Cantrell/NKP)

In a special offseason episode of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino, Mike Neff and Zach Catanzareti discuss all the news that’s transpired since Homestead. We start with the elephant in the room, that being Kurt Busch making the move to Chip Ganassi Racing, replacing Jamie McMurray who will take on an analyst role at Fox Sports. What do we think Busch can do …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: Ford EcoBoost 400

(Photo: Matthew T. Thacker / NKP)

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series will crown its champion Sunday (Nov. 18) in the final race of the season. The Championship 4 will duke it out over 400 miles at the 1.5-mile oval of Homestead-Miami Speedway, site of the season finale since NASCAR’s postseason era began in 2004. The green flag flies for the …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2018 Can-Am 500

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

Who… gets my shoutout of the race? Let’s make it a pair this week. Shy of a win at Homestead (and even with one), you won’t hear much about a couple of drivers who will very likely drive quietly into the sunset after the checkers next week.  You didn’t hear much about them this week, …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Kyle Busch Wins Phoenix, Kevin Harvick & Martin Truex Jr. Complete the Expected

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Who’s in the headline Heading into Phoenix, everybody and their brother was positive Kevin Harvick was going to stomp the competition into submission and make a statement about his position as the unquestioned favorite heading into Homestead. Someone forgot to tell Kyle Busch as the Joe Gibbs Racing driver took advantage of mistakes by nearly …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: Can-Am 500

Chase Elliott's odds have gone up (Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

The final race of the Round of 8 for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs resumes this Sunday (Nov. 11) with the Can-Am 500 at ISM Raceway in Phoenix, Ariz. The green flag flies Sunday at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBC. Here are the rules for FanDuel’s new Daily Fantasy NASCAR game. FanDuel has …

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2018 Frontstretch Cup: AAA Texas 500

(Photo: Christian Koelle)

Welcome to the 11th season of the Frontstretch Cup. It’s a year-long competition in which the Frontstretch staff and guests from around the NASCAR world attempt to predict the winner of each Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race. This season, we are joined by driver Corey LaJoie. Think you can do better? Leave your picks in the comments …

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Fire On Fridays: Jamie McMurray Is Likely Out of a Ride & No One Is Talking About It

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

A NASCAR veteran losing their ride is a story. But according to some NASCAR journalists, it’s not. With all of the attention on the NASCAR playoffs, plus the free agency stories of Martin Truex Jr. and Daniel Suarez, everyone has forgotten about a man who has won multiple major races in the sport’s premier division. …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: NBC Makes the Best of Talladega Stinker

(Photo: Christian Koelle)

Talladega Superspeedway is usually a toss-up, where craziness is the norm and staidness need not apply.  At least on Sunday, that was not the case. Sunday’s 1000Bulbs.com 500 had the second-lowest number of lead changes in any Cup race ever run on the 2.66-mile tri-oval (15).  Why?  Because Stewart-Haas Racing apparently found a way to …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: 1000Bulbs.com 500

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The Round of 12 for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series resumes this Sunday with the 1000Bulbs.com 500 at Talladega Superspeedway. The green flag flies on Sunday (Oct. 14) at 2 p.m. ET on NBC. Here are the rules for FanDuel’s new Daily Fantasy NASCAR game. FanDuel has put more emphasis on finishing position than …

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