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The Underdog House: Dillon Makes It a Ty Game in Phoenix

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Top Dog Ty Dillon keeps popping up at the top of this list, much in the way that Matt DiBenedetto and Chris Buescher have in recent years. The difference between those drivers and Dillon is that Ty seems to be interested in building a long-term future at his current team. Both are getting better together, …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR Fanduel Forecast: FanShield 500 (Phoenix)

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On the third installment of the West Coast Swing, NASCAR Cup Series teams head to the desert for the FanShield 500 at Phoenix Raceway. Drivers will compete on a 1-mile flat track and attempt to make passes in the turn 1 dogleg. Since this is the first race the drivers will use the new short-track …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2020 FanShield 500

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It’s time for a duel in the desert as the NASCAR Cup Series makes the trek to Arizona for the FanShield 500 at Phoenix Raceway. Something is definitely different about the cars this week: the rear spoiler. It was reduced from 8 inches to 2.75 inches as part of the new short-track and road course …

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The Underdog House: Lights, Camera, Action (or a Lack Thereof) in Fontana

Top Dog I’m not good at predicting the future. But last week, I wrote that I anticipated our underdogs faced a tough task if they wanted to steal the spotlight in southern California. Unfortunately, this time my outlook couldn’t have been more accurate. Sunday’s race at Auto Club Speedway was a disappointment for the underfunded …

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The Underdog House: Ty Dillon Leaves Vegas On a Heater

Top Dog Ty Dillon has been on a roll of late. Granted, underdog teams don’t necessarily see the type of eyebrow-raising streaks that other teams with extensive resources put together in terms of wins and top-five finishes. But Dillon continues to be instrumental in helping the long-time backmarker wind up a little closer to the …

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2020 NASCAR Cup Series Preseason Power Rankings

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For the first time here at Frontstretch, our staff banded together to vote on who it thinks will be the top drivers of the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season in a preseason power rankings format. Each participating staff member sent a 30-driver ranking before the beginning of the season, taking into account not only 2019 successes …

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2019 NASCAR Driver Reviews: Ty Dillon

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You know it was a lackluster year when the highlights of your season included the indefinite suspension of your crew chief in August, rumors of your impending retirement at the end of 2020 and the paint scheme you ran at Talladega Superspeedway in October. Such was the way the 2019 NASCAR Cup Series unspooled for …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: Ford EcoBoost 400

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It’s the end of an era this weekend as the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to Homestead-Miami Speedway. The Ford EcoBoost 400 will begin shortly after 3 p.m. ET on Sunday, Nov. 17. Not only is this the 2019 Cup Series season finale, but it’s also the last time Homestead will host the season-ending …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: Bluegreen Vacations 500

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It’s playoff crunchtime in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series at ISM Raceway. The Bluegreen Vacations 500 will air Sunday, Nov. 10 at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBC. The track, ISM Raceway, better known as Phoenix, is a flat, one-mile oval that features a corner with a wide apron. Many drivers (especially on the restarts) …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: Bluegreen Vacations 500

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

It’s time for a duel in the desert as the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series goes west to ISM Raceway. The Bluegreen Vacations 500 is set to roll on Sunday, Nov. 10 at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBC. The Phoenix track is a flat, one-mile oval where drivers tend to cut corners, literally. Turn 1 …

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