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Kyle Busch Takes Second XFINITY Series Win of 2017 in Alsco 300 at Kentucky Speedway

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Kyle Busch won the rain-postponed XFINITY Series Alsco 300 at Kentucky Speedway Saturday afternoon. It was Busch’s 88th XFINITY Series win and his second of the season. Ryan Blaney, Erik Jones, Kevin Harvick, and Ty Dillon rounded out the top-five finishers. Erik Jones took the win in an eventful stage one. On the start, an accordion-style wreck …

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4 Burning Questions: Chase Elliott & Ryan Blaney, Who’s Ahead at the Halfway Point?

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Who Has the Upper Hand, Chase Elliott or Ryan Blaney? One year ago at Kentucky Speedway, the top two rookies of the 2016 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series campaign wrecked together in Turn 3. At the time, it was in the middle of the worst string of races for both Ryan Blaney and Chase Elliott, …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR Forecast Powered by DraftKings: Coke Zero 400 Preview

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The daily fantasy NASCAR train is heading down south to Daytona this week. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to Daytona International Speedway for the Coke Zero 400 this Saturday night at 7:00 p.m. ET. Cars hit the track today at 3:00 p.m. for first practice while Coors Light Pole Qualifying takes place Friday …

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Did You Notice?: NASCAR Daytona Races Can Be Deceiving

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Did You Notice? … NASCAR races at Daytona can be deceiving? The sport’s Super Bowl, February’s Daytona 500 is known as a race whose winner rarely competes for the series title. Only Jimmie Johnson (2006 & 2013) has accomplished the feat since 1998. There’s a lot of reasons Daytona winds up so different than the rest …

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The Underdog House: NASCAR About to Get Silly?

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Think Small Track surfaces aren’t the inly thing heating up as summertime hits full swing.  NASCAR’s Silly Season is coming, and while so far, it’s been confined to rumblings and rumors, there’s potential for things to blow up.  While most of the speculation concerns the bigger teams in the sport, including who will fill the …

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The Underdog House: NASCAR’s Vicious Cycle

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Think Small It’s hard for small teams to get noticed.  This is something that’s been discussed over and over  and continues to create a vicious cycle for these teams: Lack of money leads to lack of performance, and lack of performance makes sponsors shy away, leading to a lack of money…you see the problem here? …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR Forecast Powered by DraftKings: FireKeepers Casino 400 Preview

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to Michigan International Speedway for the FireKeepers Casino 400 this Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m. ET. Your daily fantasy NASCAR team will now be faced with the prospect of conquering this two-mile oval that is one of the fastest on the circuit. Cars hit the track on Friday …

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NASCAR 101: The 10 Youngest First-Time Cup Winners

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When Ryan Blaney won his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race last Sunday at Pocono Raceway, he did so at the ripe old age of 23 years old. Which has to put him among the youngest winners ever in the series, right? …right? Well, yes, but also… not totally. I mean, look, with his win, …

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4 Burning Questions: Will Michigan Produce Another Fuel Mileage Finish?

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By Michael Finley & Tom Bowles 1. What will Happen to the Wood Brothers Going Forward? If you’re a NASCAR fan, you have to be a fan of Wood Brothers Racing. The oldest team still in operation has won in six different decades in NASCAR competition, amassing 99 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series wins over …

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2017 Frontstretch Podcast Powered by DraftKings – Episode 15: BlaneyMania

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Episode 15: BlaneyMania Frontstretch podcast with Matt Stallknecht, Tom Bowles and Dustin Albino. In this week’s episode, the gang breaks down Ryan Blaney‘s stunning win at Pocono Raceway and evaluates his potential for star power in the future. The team also weighs the pros and cons of pack racing in IndyCar. This week’s episode was brought to you by …

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