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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

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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

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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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5 Points to Ponder: Ross Chastain Plus Chip Ganassi Equals What in 2021?

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1. Ross Chastain Secures a Second Chance Ross Chastain‘s career has finally come full circle with Chip Ganassi Racing. Almost two years after his career nearly collapsed, the team announced Sept. 21 Chastain will drive its No. 42 full time in the NASCAR Cup Series beginning with the 2021 Daytona 500. The move ends a …

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Chris Buescher Rallies to Top-5 Finish at Daytona Road Course

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Chris Buescher vaulted several positions on the final restart of the Sunoco 159 at Daytona International Speedway’s road course, hanging onto the fifth-place spot to record just his second top-five finish of 2020. Buescher started 21st for the first-ever NASCAR Cup Series event at the track’s road course but quietly worked his way up through …

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Did You Notice: Old Dog, New Tricks? Kevin Harvick Rewriting NASCAR History at 44

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Did You Notice? … Kevin Harvick is on pace for a historic year? Harvick, who turned 44 years old in December, is rewriting the NASCAR history books for a driver his age. Consider how rare it is to begin with for an athlete to peak at this point in their career. Only one golfer older than …

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Chris Buescher Claims Consumers Energy 400 Pole, Joins Parade To Rear

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The rigors of running two races in the same series within 24 hours have forced multiple cars to the rear to begin Sunday’s Consumers Energy 400 at Michigan International Speedway. By virtue of finishing 20th in Saturday’s FireKeepers Casino 400, Roush Fenway Racing’s Chris Buescher earned the pole for the Consumers Energy 400. However, the …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Should the Punishment for Blatantly Cheating Be More Severe?

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After an incident over the weekend at the Daytona International Speedway road course that involved Alex Labbe and DGM Racing, team owner, Mario Gosselin, was fined $50,000 and docked 75 driver/owner points. They were caught distinctly cheating, violating NASCAR’s testing policy by running in an SCCA race last weekend in an attempt to gain laps …

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