NASCAR Race Weekend Central

5 Points To Ponder: What Might Have Been Without a NASCAR Playoff

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ONE: What Might Have Been Next to the actual Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series points standings on that little gem of a site, www.racing-reference.info, are the non-playoff standings. They show how the 2019 Cup season would be playing out under the original “most points over 36 races” format. And with six races to go, under …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: A Delaware Drive

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At this point of the NASCAR season, there aren’t really any surprises. The majority of the top-tier rides that are changing hands have been announced, and most of the action can be pretty accurately determined beforehand. The same group of drivers will be up front, while no one can pass anyone else on the track. …

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Matt DiBenedetto Scores Another Top 10, Seeks Solid Ending with Leavine

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The main focus of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series was the playoffs on Sunday afternoon (Oct. 6), but meanwhile, Matt DiBenedetto continued his Cinderella season at Dover International Speedway. DiBenedetto finished seventh at The Monster Mile for his seventh top 10 of the season — all coming in the past 15 races. The seven top …

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The Underdog House: Matt DiBenedetto, Road Racing Specialist?

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Top of the Class For the third time this season, the drivers of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series made right and left hand turns as they tackled the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL on Sunday. And for the third time this season, the best underdog in the rundown was road racing ace Matt DiBenedetto. Wait …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: Bank of America ROVAL 400

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#12: Ryan Blaney, Team Penske, Ford Mustang Wabash National

It’s a home race with a twist for most of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series teams this weekend, as the drivers will take to the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL for the second time ever. The Bank of America ROVAL 400 will air on NBC on Sunday, Sept. 29, at 2:30 p.m. ET. The ROVAL …

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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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The Underdog House: Virginia Is For Lovers

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Top of the Class Bubba Wallace grabbed everyone’s attention with his third-place run at Indianapolis two weeks ago. Apparently he isn’t finished turning heads just yet. This time, Wallace took top underdog honors with his 12th-place showing at Richmond Raceway on Saturday night (Sept. 21). There was a bit more competition, however, as for the …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: Federated Auto Parts 400

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It’s time for some Saturday night short track racing as the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to Richmond Raceway for the Federated Auto Parts 400. The race will air on NBCSN on Sept. 21 at 7:30 p.m. ET. The race marks the second of the sport’s 10-race playoff, adding to the intensity of an …

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Matt DiBenedetto on Move to Wood Brothers, Wild Last Few Months

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Nobody has had a more emotional few months than Matt DiBenedetto. The current driver for Leavine Family Racing recently announced his move to Wood Brothers Racing for 2020, coming a year after his “leap of faith” from Go FAS Racing that led him to LFR. The support for DiBenedetto came pouring in during Bristol week, …

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The Underdog House: Viva Lost Vegas

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Top of the Class The bright lights of the Vegas strip bring all the underdogs out in hopes of striking a big win and becoming a big dog instantly. Rarely do such things happen in the city and certainly nothing like that happened on the racetrack Sunday. Ty Dillon carried the torch for the underdogs …

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