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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: South Point 400

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series begins their ten-race playoff this weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. 16 drivers will begin their quest for the ultimate prize, a series championship starting with the inaugural South Point 400. The green flag flies at 3 p.m. ET this Sunday, Sept. 16, on NBC Sports Network. Here are …

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NASCAR 101: Who’s Most Likely to Progress Out of the Cup Playoffs’ First Round?

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This year’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs, which begin this weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, marks the fifth time in which the series has employed an elimination-based format to help decide its champion at the end of the season. Starting in 2014, the series cooked up different rounds throughout the playoffs that eliminated …

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5 Points To Ponder: In The 2018 NASCAR Playoffs

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ONE: Should We Fast-Track The Big Three Straight To Homestead? Never in the five-year history of NASCAR’s 16-driver playoff format have we seen three wheelmen so far ahead of the pack. Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr. start the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoff as overwhelming favorites. They won 17 of …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Ryan Blaney Enters Playoffs Expecting to Compete for a Championship

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Prior to the 2018 season kicking off at Daytona International Speedway, expectations were high for Ryan Blaney, who moved over to Team Penske after his first two seasons in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series were spent with the Wood Brothers. The No. 12 team got off to a hot start. Blaney led a race-high …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings after Indianapolis

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It had been a long 26-race regular season with multiple teams falling behind while others went above and beyond in the performance department. The wait for the end of the regular season, however, was nothing like the three-day wait NASCAR faced this weekend in Indianapolis. Heavy rain throughout the weekend pushed both XFINITY and Cup …

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The Frontstretch 5: Takeaways From a Weekend of Racing at Darlington

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1. Kevin Harvick v. Ross Chastain The XFINITY Series’ visit to Darlington Raceway marked the first of three opportunities for Ross Chastain to show what he’s capable of in top-notch equipment. And in his first start with Chip Ganassi Racing, all went well for the 25-year-old, who started on the pole and led 90 laps. …

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Up to Speed: Will Team Penske Catch Stewart-Haas Racing in the Playoffs?

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There is a battle brewing among the Ford teams in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.  With the postseason just weeks away, all four Stewart-Haas Racing cars are poised to make the playoff field.  Team Penske has all three of its drivers heading for the playoffs as well.  With at least seven drives ready to …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Just Like Old Times, Kurt Busch Wins Bristol

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Who’s in the headline Kurt Busch owned Bristol at one point in time. He won five races there from 2002 through 2006, including three straight in 2003 and 2004. Since his fifth win in 2006, he didn’t have a single runner-up finish. Busch ran in the top 10 the majority of the night and made …

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Kurt Busch Wins a Wild One at Bristol

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With rumors running rampant about his NASCAR future, Kurt Busch proved he’s still got plenty of talent in the tank. In a wild event, Busch emerged at the end to capture the Bass Pro Shops/NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway Saturday night (Aug. 18). It’s the first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory of …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads back to Bristol Motor Speedway this weekend for the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race. Thunder Valley’s annual August slugfest is one of three regular season races left on the schedule. In the series’ first stop at the half-mile track, Kyle Busch found his way to Victory Lane …

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