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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2019 First Data 500

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It’s time for short track racing once again. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series kicks off the Round of 8 at Martinsville Speedway on Sunday, Oct. 27 with a three-race sprint to determine the Championship 4. The green flag for the First Data 500 will wave shortly after 3 p.m. ET with television coverage provided …

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NASCAR 101: Related Drivers in NASCAR

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This column was all set. Perfect, even — the idea, that is. It was timely, fitting, whatever. Then Carson Ware dropped off the Gander Outdoors Truck Series entry list for this weekend at Martinsville Speedway. But you know what? Screw it. Doing it anyway. In the event that Ware returns to the entry list (until …

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The Underdog House: Flipping the Script

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Top of the Class As is often the case for superspeedway races, the top of the finishing order from the 1000bulbs.com 500 was overrun with underfunded teams. It’s always interesting to see which meek teams survive the carnage to turn the tables on the mighty. It took a while, but Michael McDowell finally earned his …

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Matt Borland Reinstated After Completing Road to Recovery Program

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series crew chief Matt Borland has completed the Road to Recovery program and will be reinstated from his suspension, NASCAR announced Tuesday, Sept. 24. Borland is the crew chief for Ty Dillon’s No. 13 in the Cup Series. He was suspended indefinitely near the end of August for violating NASCAR’s substance …

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The Underdog House: Viva Lost Vegas

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Top of the Class The bright lights of the Vegas strip bring all the underdogs out in hopes of striking a big win and becoming a big dog instantly. Rarely do such things happen in the city and certainly nothing like that happened on the racetrack Sunday. Ty Dillon carried the torch for the underdogs …

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The Underdog House: Kiss My Bricks

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Top of the Class Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr. hasn’t had too much to get excited about lately. In fact, it’s been over 18 months since his last top-10 finish in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Questions about his ability and job security have swirled like a Midwestern twister, but he and team owner Richard …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2019 Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race

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Are you ready for some short-track racing, where calamity lurks at every corner? It’s Bristol, baby! The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to Bristol Motor Speedway for the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race on Saturday (Aug. 17) at 7:30 p.m. ET. The “sticky stuff” is back on the track, this time in the …

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Ty Dillon, K&L Team for Michigan

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A new sponsor and new colors comes aboard Germain Racing’s No. 13 Chevrolet this weekend at Michigan International Speedway. K&L Ready Mix joins Ty Dillon and the team for Sunday’s (Aug. 11) Consumers Energy 400. NEWS: K&L Ready Mix Partners with Germain Racing to Sponsor the No. 13 Camaro ZL1 at @MISpeedway Details ➡️ https://t.co/5uqsztq2hQ …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: It’s Clobberin’ Time

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The theme of this weekend’s NASCAR action was “payback.” It started with the Gander Outdoors Truck Series on Thursday night (August 1) in the Eldora Dirt Derby, as Tyler Dippel got into Ben Rhodes after the checkered flag in return for being shoved into the wall in the final laps. Then in the Xfinity Series …

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