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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Just Another Manic Monday

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series’ 1000Bulbs.com 500 at Talladega Superspeedway, ironically for a race sponsored by a light bulb company, was mostly delayed from the original Sunday start due to a lack of lights (and a ton of rain). So the second and third stages were run Monday afternoon (Oct. 14), and all in …

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Alex Bowman’s Block Creates Big One at End of Stage Two

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Prior to the restart of the 1000Bulbs.com 500 Monday (Oct. 14), a lot of the discussion was based around the manufacturer agreements to work together and the all-too-familiar blocking. Blocking at the very front of the field resulted in a big crash on lap 107. Hendrick Motorsports’ Alex Bowman had just taken the lead, but …

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Odds & Ends Around the Track: Hold Your Breath Edition

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Why did they build full-sized seats at Talladega Superspeedway? Nobody uses more than the edge of their seat all day. This is not a race – this is an experience. Many years ago, I had the pleasure of hosting a VIP experience for fans in the infield at Talladega. I am not sure I saw …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Will Retirements Increase in the Next 1-2 Years?

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With many aging veterans in NASCAR right now, the dreaded retirement topic is starting to come to the surface. While many are still extremely competitive, there are still some persistent rumors that a few of the sport’s superstars are hanging it up in the next year or two. Who do you think will be hanging …

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Jimmie Johnson Earns Top 10 at Dover: ‘It’s Just Really Tough To Pass’

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A top-10 result at Dover International Speedway for Jimmie Johnson would usually be considered a disappointment, given his track record at the Monster Mile. With 11 wins (most all-time), a trip to victory lane is customary for seven-time. But given the No. 48’s recent struggles while in the midst of an 89-race winless streak, by …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: Drydene 400

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The stars of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series head to Dover, Del., this weekend for the Drydene 400 at Dover International Speedway. The playoffs are heating up, as this race marks the start of the Round of 12. Catch the race on NBCSN on Sunday, Oct. 6, at 2:30 p.m. ET. Dover — appropriately …

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Ally Financial Sign 3-Year Extension With Hendrick Motorsports

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After less than one calendar year of being the primary sponsor for the No. 48 Chevrolet, Hendrick Motorsports announced Ally Financial has extended its full-season primary sponsorship through 2023. Initially, Ally was set to be a full-season primary sponsor for HMS for two seasons, with Jimmie Johnson as its driver, also signed through 2020. He …

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NASCAR 101: Most Cup Wins of the 2010s

It’s Kyle Busch vs. Kevin Harvick vs. Jimmie Johnson in the battle of the 2010s. Just seven races remain in this decade of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series racing, and three drivers are in contention for the most wins overall during those 10 years. Entering this weekend’s race at Dover International Speedway, Busch leads the …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2019 Bank of America ROVAL 400

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Who… should you be talking about after the race? A lot of the talk going into this Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway’s ROVAL was about road course aces Martin Truex Jr. and Kyle Busch. It’s a duo who, with four wins apiece on road courses, certainly have earned their reputation. …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: Bank of America ROVAL 400

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It’s ROVAL time y’all! The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series final race in the Round of 16 will take place at the Charlotte Motor Speedway road course on Sunday, Sept 29th at 2:30 p.m. ET. This weekend, as already seen in Friday’s practice, will be a tricky one for the drivers as this is still …

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