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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2020 South Point 400

2020 Richmond NCS Martin Truex Jr Car Nigel Kinrade Photography

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The NASCAR Cup Series begins the Round of 12 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday, Sept. 27. Which playoff driver’s gambles will pay off for your NASCAR DraftKings lineup? Let’s find out! Cup drivers return to the 1.5-mile tri-oval for the first time since February, before the pause in competition due to the COVID-19 …

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2-Headed Monster: Has Ryan Blaney’s Career Been a Disappointment?

2018 Bristol MENCS Ryan Blaney Accident NKP

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Ryan Blaney is one of the most popular drivers in NASCAR. His modest personality helps him on and off the track, and after his first career victory at Pocono Raceway in 2017, everything looked to be lining up perfectly for Blaney to take NASCAR by storm. That has yet to happen. Since joining the Team …

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Power Rankings: Dirty Dozen Edition

Kevin Harvick racing with Kyle Busch in 2020 NASCAR Cup Series Bristol Night race, NKP

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Bristol Motor Speedway is considering importing dirt? If this isn’t an indictment of the current template for NASCAR as it applies to short track racing, I am not sure what else it would be. Since Speedway Motorsports Inc., has decided to add traction compound at the bottom of this track, the racing has gotten much …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Battles in Bristol, Welcome MJ; Noah Gragson Previews Xfinity Playoffs

Noah Gragson Richmond 2020

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Subscribe: iTunes In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss the opening round of the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs finale at Bristol Motor Speedway, which saw a classic battle for the victory between Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch. How many wins do we see Harvick ending the season with? Will Busch win before the …

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William Byron, Cole Custer, Matt DiBenedetto, Ryan Blaney Eliminated From Playoffs

2020 Bristol NCS Matt DiBenedetto Racing NKP

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The Round of 16 is over, and four drivers have been eliminated from the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series playoffs. William Byron, Cole Custer, Matt DiBenedetto and Ryan Blaney all finished beneath the playoff cut line after the Bass Pro Shops Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday night (Sept. 19), missing the 12-driver cut …

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4 Burning Questions: Who Advances in the Playoffs at Bristol?

Matt DiBenedetto Daytona II 2020

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Who advances in the playoffs at Bristol Motor Speedway? The Bristol Motor Speedway night race will be cutoff race for the first round of the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs. While there are three drivers completely safe from elimination, the top eight-or-so in points should be safe as long as they don’t run into early trouble. …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Tyler Ankrum Previews Truck Playoffs, Long Green Flag Runs in Richmond

Tyler Ankrum Daytona 2020

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Subscribe: iTunes In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss all the long green flag racing at Richmond Raceway across the three national touring series. Some hated it, while Albino and Neff enjoyed it. Brad Keselowski won the NASCAR Cup Series race in dominant fashion. Albino and Neff break down his chances of making …

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Power Rankings: No Longer the Action Track Edition

2020 Richmond NCS Kevin Harvick Car Nigel Kinrade Photography

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They used to call Richmond Raceway the “Action Track,” but after racing 400 laps without a non-manufactured caution flag, they might need to forget that nickname ever existed. This isn’t the fault of the track. This isn’t the fault of the drivers. This is the fault of a rules package that makes a gentle rub …

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5 Points to Ponder: Can Ryan Blaney Come Up Big in Must-Win Bristol Cutoff Race?

2018 Bristol MENCS Ryan Blaney Accident NKP

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1. Blaney Winning at Bristol Would Be As Clutch As It Gets Believe it or not, Ryan Blaney has not been mathematically eliminated from advancing to the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs Round of 12 on points. Yes, being 27 points out with just the Bristol Night Race less is suboptimal, to say the least. But …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond

2020 Richmond NCS Brad Keselowski Trophy Nigel Kinrade Photography

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What happened?  Brad Keselowski won the Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond Raceway on Saturday night (Sept. 12) after leading a race-high 192 laps.  Martin Truex Jr., Joey Logano, Austin Dillon and Chase Elliott rounded out the top five. Statement. Made. Retweet to congratulate @keselowski on an impressive showing tonight at @RichmondRaceway. #NASCARPlayoffs pic.twitter.com/Hv4c2ohajT — …

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