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The Underdog House: Return of the Mack — McDowell, That Is

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Top Dog Another NASCAR Cup Series race is in the books, and another Front Row Motorsports driver is the top-finishing underdog. This time, Homestead-Miami Speedway was the place and Michael McDowell was the face. In Sunday’s Dixie Vodka 400, McDowell rebounded after a slow start to finish 15th, the final car on the lead lap. …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2020 Dixie Vodka 400

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A race at Homestead-Miami Speedway in June? Yep!  Get your daily fantasy NASCAR DraftKings rosters ready for a sizzling summer race near Miami. The NASCAR Cup Series heads south to Florida for the Dixie Vodka 400 on Sunday, June 14 at 3:30 p.m. ET. Local FOX stations as well as MRN radio will provide coverage …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: 2020 Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500

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It has now been 22 years since the first race at Atlanta Motor Speedway under its current D-shaped 1.54 mile-oval configuration. While the format of the track is similar in layout to Speedway Motorsports Inc. sister tracks Charlotte Motor Speedway and Texas Motor Speedway, the biggest difference Atlanta has over those two tracks is the …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2020 Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500

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I’ve got Georgia on my mind, and the NASCAR Cup Series drivers do, too as they head out to Atlanta Motor Speedway. The Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 is set to air on Sunday, June 7 at 3 p.m. ET on FOX. Get those NASCAR DraftKings rosters ready! Atlanta is a 1.54-mile oval with a …

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2-Headed Monster: Can Front Row Motorsports Point its Way into the Playoffs?

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Front Row Motorsports is on a roll early in the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season. Rookie driver John Hunter Nemechek has opened some eyes recently with several consistent strong performances. The No. 38 Ford has vaulted from 26th in points before the shutdown to 20th in the standings. Nemechek and his Seth Barbour-led team sit …

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The Underdog House: Waiter, There’s a Nemechek in My Top 15 Again

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Top Dog I might have to change the name of this column to The Nemechek House if rookie John Hunter Nemechek keeps up his current streak. Since racing resumed, the Front Row Motorsports driver has been the best in class four times in a five-race span. But perhaps this shouldn’t come as that much of …

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The Underdog House: Different Track, Same John Hunter Nemechek

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Top Dog John Hunter Nemechek stole the show in the first NASCAR Cup Series race at Darlington last week. But that was just the beginning for his team at the top of the underdog class. Front Row Motorsports has really taken over the group, with Michael McDowell being the highest such finisher in race No. …

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The Underdog House: Dillon Makes It a Ty Game in Phoenix

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Top Dog Ty Dillon keeps popping up at the top of this list, much in the way that Matt DiBenedetto and Chris Buescher have in recent years. The difference between those drivers and Dillon is that Ty seems to be interested in building a long-term future at his current team. Both are getting better together, …

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The Underdog House: Lights, Camera, Action (or a Lack Thereof) in Fontana

Top Dog I’m not good at predicting the future. But last week, I wrote that I anticipated our underdogs faced a tough task if they wanted to steal the spotlight in southern California. Unfortunately, this time my outlook couldn’t have been more accurate. Sunday’s race at Auto Club Speedway was a disappointment for the underfunded …

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The Underdog House: Ty Dillon Leaves Vegas On a Heater

Top Dog Ty Dillon has been on a roll of late. Granted, underdog teams don’t necessarily see the type of eyebrow-raising streaks that other teams with extensive resources put together in terms of wins and top-five finishes. But Dillon continues to be instrumental in helping the long-time backmarker wind up a little closer to the …

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