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Massive Crash, Lightning Delay Mar Early Laps of 2021 Daytona 500

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It didn’t take long for both the racing and weather Sunday (Feb. 14) to escalate in the 2021 Daytona 500. On lap 14, contact between Christopher Bell and Aric Almirola sent the latter sideways, crashing into Alex Bowman and taking nearly half the field with him. The massive pileup was followed by a lightning delay …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2021 Daytona 500

Denny Hamlin car on track (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Well, folks, it’s back again: the Daytona 500. The NASCAR Cup Series 2021 season opener is scheduled to run on Sunday, Feb. 14 at 2:30 p.m. ET on FOX. Unfortunately, the usual pomp and circumstance may be limited this year due to COVID-19. But in the world of fantasy NASCAR DraftKings, there’s still a lot …

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2021 NASCAR Preseason Power Rankings No. 24: Chris Buescher

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Roush Fenway Racing will enter the 2021 season with the same driver lineup for the first time since 2018. That comes after a 2020 season that saw Chris Buescher return to RFR for the first time since his 2015 NASCAR Xfinity Series title. Buescher replaced what many thought to be the foundation of the organization’s …

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2020 NASCAR Team Reviews: Roush Fenway Racing

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Heading into 2020, Roush Fenway Racing had reason to be optimistic in the NASCAR Cup Series.  The previous year, veteran Ryan Newman put an RFR Ford in the playoffs for only the second time in the last five seasons.  That was Newman’s first season with Roush, and it left fans wondering if Newman and the …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2020 Xfinity 500

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The NASCAR Cup Series heads out to Virginia for the Xfinity 500 at Martinsville Speedway on Sunday, Nov. 1. Let’s get your NASCAR DraftKings rosters ready for some more short-track racing! This is the second time drivers will take on the paperclip-shaped oval this season, though things are a bit different this trip. First, they …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: Hollywood Casino 400

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The NASCAR Cup Series begins its Round of 8 in the Sunflower State this Sunday, Oct. 18 as just four races remain in the 2020 season. Let’s get your NASCAR DraftKings lineups ready for the Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway! Sunday marks the second time drivers will race on the 1.5-mile tri-oval using the …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2020 Bank of America ROVAL 400

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After a wild race at Talladega Superspeedway last weekend, NASCAR Cup Series drivers take on the twists and turns of the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL on Sunday, Oct. 11. Get your NASCAR DraftKings lineups ready for the final race in the postseason Round of 12! The Bank of America ROVAL 400 is currently scheduled to …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: 2020 Bank of America ROVAL 400

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So, here it is. The third season of the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL event in the NASCAR Cup Series. This track configuration has been the site of so much chaos in its early life, with it being a playoff cutoff race. Two pretty crazy finishes – Ryan Blaney surviving a last corner wreck to win, …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: NBC Ticks Off the Fanbase at Talladega

Matt DiBenedetto, William Byron and Denny Hamlin race three-wide at Talladega Superspeedway, October 2020. Photo: NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Talladega Superspeedway is an interesting place. You can have wild races, or you can have races like the 2018 1000Bulbs.com 500, where Stewart-Haas Racing turned the race into their own bash that was completely designed to allow Aric Almirola win. Sunday’s race (Oct. 4) was the former, but that created problems for NBC. Outside of …

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Up to Speed: Time to Eliminate the Double Yellow Line Rule

Sunday’s (Oct. 4) NASCAR Cup Series playoff race was a typical Talladega Superspeedway thriller.  But once the dust had settled on its photo finish, the YellaWood 500 looked more like the yellow line 500. Following a chaotic last-lap ending, Denny Hamlin walked away with the checkered flag.  Behind him, drivers who appeared to score top-10 …

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