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Daily Fantasy NASCAR Forecast Powered by DraftKings: Pure Michigan 400 Preview

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The DraftKings daily fantasy NASCAR game heads to the midwest this weekend for the Pure Michigan 400. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series will make its second stop at Michigan International Speedway this Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m. After a few one-day shows, we’re back to a traditional schedule this week. Cars hit the track …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Watkins Glen

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series hit the road again this weekend. The road course in Watkins Glen, that is. Such events tend to be a bit of a wild card, much in the same way that restrictor plate races are. Drivers who are typically mired mid-pack suddenly have an opportunity to contend. With the …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Easy On The Gas Edition

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It’s not often that a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race turns into a fuel mileage affair, but that was case on Sunday at Watkins Glen. The difficult thing about fuel mileage races for these drivers is that they have spent their entire careers being told and trying to figure out how to go as …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Martin Truex Jr Slows Down Just Enough to Win Watkins Glen

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Who’s in the headline – Martin Truex Jr. won four races in 2016, but admitted in post-race interviews that they learned a lot more about winning during that season. He feels like they have everyone doing better jobs this year, and the result is a championship caliber team that has the most wins in the …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2017 I Love NY 355 at The Glen

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Who… gets the shoutout of the race? The Toyota machines of Martin Truex Jr. and Daniel Suarez are leading the headlines after Watkins Glen International, and it’s for a good reason. But fellow Toyota driver Matt Kenseth got lost in the shuffle, finishing second when the checkered flag flew, a career-best finish on a road course in his 17-year Monster …

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2017 Frontstretch Cup: I Love New York 355 at the Glen Predictions

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Welcome to our 10th year of staff predictions! Each week, our experts attempt to tell you who the winner of each Cup race will be. Take a look to see who your favorite writers think will win it all (or at least score some points) this week! Think you can out-prognosticate our staff?  Leave your …

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Kyle Busch Wins for 90th Time in XFINITY Series at Watkins Glen

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Nothing like a classic, antiquated spin-and-win for Kyle Busch. Spinning his No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota with five laps to go in Stage 1 in Saturday’s Zippo 200, he rebounded to take the lead with 26 laps to go. Surviving a restart with three laps to go, Busch, who also suffered a pit road …

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Brad Keselowski Leads the Way in Final Cup Series Practice at Watkins Glen

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Just passed halfway in Saturday’s final Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice at Watkins Glen International, Brad Keselowski jumped to the top spot, posting a lap of 125.880 mph, narrowly edging out Kurt Busch (125.862 mph). Keselowski turned 16 circuits, tied for the second most in the 55-minute session. In seven career starts at WGI, …

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Brad Keselowski Paces XFINITY Watkins Glen Practice

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Team Penske owns Watkins Glen International in the NASCAR XFINITY Series, and Brad Keselowski kept that streak going. Coming into 2017 with the last four poles and three of the last four race wins, Keselowski kicks it off right, leading opening practice on Friday with a time of 1:02.177 seconds (122.200 mph). He led Kyle …

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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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