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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2020 FanShield 500

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It’s time for a duel in the desert as the NASCAR Cup Series makes the trek to Arizona for the FanShield 500 at Phoenix Raceway. Something is definitely different about the cars this week: the rear spoiler. It was reduced from 8 inches to 2.75 inches as part of the new short-track and road course …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2020 Auto Club 400

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California dreamin’, on such a winter’s day. The NASCAR Cup Series teams don’t have to dream, as they are in Fontana, Calif. this week for the Auto Club 400. The race will air on Sunday, March 1 at 12:30 p.m. ET on FOX. Temperatures at Auto Club Speedway on race day will definitely feel like …

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2020 NASCAR Cup Series Preseason Power Rankings

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For the first time here at Frontstretch, our staff banded together to vote on who it thinks will be the top drivers of the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season in a preseason power rankings format. Each participating staff member sent a 30-driver ranking before the beginning of the season, taking into account not only 2019 successes …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Best of 2019 & 2010s

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In a fun offseason Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss the best of 2019 and the 2010s. Kyle Busch ended the year with the big trophy, but was he the best driver of the 2019 season? Denny Hamlin had a rebound season, Neff believes the honor goes to the driver of the No. 11 car. …

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2019 NASCAR Driver Reviews: Kurt Busch

#1: Kurt Busch, Chip Ganassi Racing, Chevrolet Camaro Monster Energy

While Kurt Busch‘s decision to leave Stewart-Haas Racing for Chip Ganassi Racing in 2019 wasn’t exactly stunning, it did seem a little like his return to Chevrolet would be a downgrade. But after the checkered flag flew at Homestead-Miami Speedway to close out the 2019 NASCAR Cup Series year, that turned out not to be …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: Ford EcoBoost 400

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Sunday (Nov. 17) will mark the final race of the NASCAR season, the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Four drivers will via for the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship when the race begins live on NBC at 3 p.m. ET. When it comes to mile-and-a-half racetracks, the best one in the country …

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The 12: NASCAR Power Rankings Bluegreen Vacations 500 Edition

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It was do-or-die for Denny Hamlin at ISM Raceway last Sunday (Nov. 10), but the 38-year-old survived to claim a coveted spot in the Championship 4. Nearly a decade after his promising 2010 championship run and subsequent postseason collapse, can Hamlin finally find the keys to the championship trophy? Can Martin Truex Jr claim his …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Ross Chastain Focused on Present, Excited for Future, Texas 2-Step

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss an interesting race weekend at Texas Motor Speedway, which saw many drivers lose control of their cars in the traction compound as well as a dominating performance by Kevin Harvick. Denny Hamlin entered Texas 24 points above the cutline, but was one of the drivers to …

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5 Points to Ponder: Penske’s Power Move

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ONE: Penske’s Power Move I think it’s fair to say that no-one — outside those directly involved — had any sense that we were going to have such a seismic announcement on the future of open wheel racing in the United States yesterday. The news, in case you missed it, was that after 74 years …

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Kurt Busch to Return to Chip Ganassi Racing in 2020

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Kurt Busch will return as the driver of the No. 1 Chevrolet for Chip Ganassi Racing in 2020, announced at Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday (Nov. 2). Primary sponsor and outgoing NASCAR Cup Series title sponsor Monster Energy will also remain the primary sponsor. Both Busch and Monster Energy announced it is a multi-year extension. …

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