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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 22 Down, One to Go as Kyle Busch Knocks Pocono Off of Winless List

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Who’s in the headline – There are 23 racetracks on the Cup schedule. After Kyle Busch’s win at Pocono Raceway this weekend, he has a points-paying victory at every track on the current schedule except for Charlotte Motor Speedway. It had been 36 races since Busch won a Cup race but the much-maligned slump is finally …

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Ryan Blaney Excited for Next Chapter with Team Penske, But Will Miss Racing for Wood Brothers

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Ryan Blaney’s throwback style is continuing as he makes the move to Team Penske, whether owner Roger Penske wants him to shy away from white polo shirts or not. Not many 23-year-old racecar drivers can get away with wearing a rooster shirt. But thanks to Wood Brothers Racing, Blaney rocked a team shirt with a …

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Pocono Fan Fest Success from All Sides

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Pocono Raceway held it’s first annual NASCAR Fan Fest Friday evening, with several top names in the sport coming out and interacting with the fans. From signing autographs to taking pictures and even pretending to be rap star Eminem, it was a positive experience for most folks in attendance. At the Fest, held at the Infield Block …

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2017 Frontstretch Podcast Powered by DraftKings – Episode 20: Mid-Season Chaos

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Episode 20: Mid-Season Chaos Frontstretch Podcast with Dustin Albino, Joseph Wolkin and Zach Catanzareti. In this week’s episode brought to you by DraftKings, Dustin, Joe, and Zach sit down to preview this weekend’s race at Pocono, analyze NASCAR Silly Season drama, speculate on William Byron’s future and more. This week’s episode was brought to you by DraftKings, the No. …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR Forecast Powered by DraftKings: Overton’s 400 Preview

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DraftKings’ daily fantasy NASCAR game turns toward the Tricky Triangle in northeast Pennsylvania this weekend. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to Pocono Raceway for the Overton’s 400 this Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m. Cars hit the track on Saturday at 9 a.m. for first practice. After that, Pocono also marks the first weekend …

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Friday Faceoff: What’s the Biggest Move of NASCAR Silly Season 2017?

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The Cup race at Indianapolis featured some exciting moments, but also a lot of crashes, while the XFINITY Series tried a race package that included restrictor plates and air ducts in the front of the cars. Did the lower series put on the better show, and should Cup consider using the same package next year?  …

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Ryan Blaney Joins Team Penske in Cup Series for 2018

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Team Penske will run three cars for the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, with Ryan Blaney joining its existing pair of Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano. The 23-year-old Blaney will drive the No. 12 car next season full-time in the Cup Series. Blaney has driven the No. 21 Ford full-time for Wood Brothers Racing …

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Did You Notice?: NASCAR Silly Season Turns Toward The Sophisticated Business Of NASCAR Charters

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Did You Notice? …. That Brad Keselowski’s signing narrows down the list of Silly Season question marks? Keselowski’s extension, announced Tuesday, keeps him in the Team Penske No. 2 Ford with sponsorship from Miller Lite. The move came paired with a new contract for crew chief Paul Wolfe as well; the duo will continue their successful …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Live From Kentucky Edition

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Every now and then, I am fortunate enough to get to attend a NASCAR race and in this case, be at the venue for two days. That’s what happened this past weekend at Kentucky Speedway, so it’s a chance to have a little different perspective on the entire experience. HOT If you are a Martin …

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The Underdog House: Talented But Opportunity Hard to Come By

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Think Small I’ve written before about the small-team drivers and how they’re often overlooked, to their detriment.  They’re virtually ignored on broadcasts unless they’re doing something wrong, and seem to be considered damaged goods in the free-agent market, though their racing efforts are often hampered more by budgets and equipment than any lack of ability. …

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