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Couch Potato Tuesday: Daytona Brings Differing Events, Questions for FOX Sports

Michael McDowell and others were overlooked in the brief post-race coverage (credit: Frontstretch)

Speedweeks is now complete.  You ended up with three very different races at Daytona International Speedway.  Some of it was enjoyable, some not so much.  Regardless, we have a number of different things to look at this week. Daytona 500 The good news coming out of the event dubbed The Great American Race by Ken …

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Ford Follies: Michael McDowell Miffed With Joey Logano, Clint Bowyer Despite Top-5 Finish

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Michael McDowell ran one of the best races of his career in the Daytona 500 on Sunday (Feb. 17). The 11-year veteran finished fifth in the season opener at Daytona International Speedway for just his second-career top five-finish. And yet, McDowell wanted more. “For a small team, it’s awesome. There’s no doubt about it,” McDowell …

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Michael McDowell Paces Daytona 500 Final Practice

Daytona International Speedway was a quiet(ish) place for final practice on Saturday afternoon. Only 20 of the 40 cars in the Daytona 500 field took to the 2.5-mile high banks in the 45-minute session. Pacing them was Front Row Motorsports’ Michael McDowell (191.440 mph), who ran nine laps in his No. 34 Ford Mustang. .@Mc_Driver …

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The Underdog House: Open for Business

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Every Underdog Has His Day With the thunder of NASCAR engines once again disturbing the peace along International Speedway Blvd in Daytona Beach, the 2019 season is officially underway. The underdogs are back in action and each seeking to taste a little success. What success really means is as varied as the independent teams themselves, …

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2018 NASCAR Driver Reviews: Michael McDowell

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In 2018, Michael McDowell made the move to Front Row Motorsports in the No. 34 car. The move was met with its own criticism and optimism as McDowell replaced fan favorite Landon Cassill, but McDowell himself was met with a similar situation at his former home of Leavine Family Racing as he was replaced by Kasey Kahne. …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Joey Logano Emerges as 2018 Cup Champion

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Who’s in the headline It took 10 years to fulfill the predictions but Joey Logano is your 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion. Logano took advantage of a quick, short-run car and passed Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr. on a late race restart to take command of the race and run off into …

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Kyle Busch Fastest in Opening Cup ROVAL Practice

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Kyle Busch was fast early and often Friday morning (Sept. 28) at Charlotte Motor Speedway.  The seven-time winner ended up quickest in Friday’s sole Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice session with a lap of 106.397 mph. Busch’s lap was one-hundredth of a second faster than teammate Erik Jones.  Team Penske’s Joey Logano was third …

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The Underdog House: Small Teams See Toughest NASCAR Race of 2018 at Richmond

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Think Small This weekend at Richmond Raceway stood in stark contrast to the previous weekend in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, where 12 cautions flew at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. This time, the 0.750-mile track in Saturday night’s (Sep. 23) Federated Auto Parts 400 came out quiet with only one non-stage caution flying on …

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The Underdog House: Battling Rain & Air in Indianapolis

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Think Small When the four days of rain finally ended for Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the next form of nature was yet to make an appearance. It not only affected the underdogs of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series but the XFINITY Series as well with a doubleheader being run mid-day in Indianapolis. That form of …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: Go Bowling at The Glen

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series goes road racing once again this weekend. The division makes its one and only stop at Watkins Glen International this Sunday (Aug. 5) for the Go Bowling at The Glen. The green flag flies at 3 p.m. ET on NBC. Here are the rules for FanDuel’s new Daily Fantasy …

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