Race Weekend Central

Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Some Gave All

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The Coca-Cola 600 is a marathon slog to close out the greatest day in auto racing, following the Monaco Grand Prix in Formula One and the Indianapolis 500 in IndyCar. Despite a quiet middle half, a chaotic first quarter and wild finish made it one of the season’s better races overall. Tires weren’t cooperating, which …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2019 Coca Cola 600

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After a thrilling All-Star Race, drivers in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series will compete in the longest race of the year Sunday (May 26, 6 p.m. ET, FOX). Memorial Day weekend is truly one of the greatest times in motorsports. At Charlotte Motor Speedway, the vehicles will use the lower horsepower package with aero …

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Daniel Hemric Fastest in Opening Coca-Cola 600 Practice

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Richard Childress Racing’s Daniel Hemric turned up the wick late in the opening Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice session Thursday (May 23) at Charlotte Motor Speedway.  With just a few minutes remaining in the session, Hemric turned in a lap at 182.790 mph to lead all comers. Hemric’s lap was seven hundredths of a …

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Up to Speed: The Monster Energy Open Steals the Show

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The Monster Energy All-Star Race weekend should be about showcasing the best and brightest talents in the sport.  But in this year’s running, the best overall race was the preliminary event. The Monster Energy Open was a thrilling race from start to finish.  The three mini-races spread over a total of 62 laps had a …

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Clint Bowyer Wins All Star Pole, Daniel Hemric Tops Open Qualifying

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When the green flag waves for the Monster Energy All-Star Race, Clint Bowyer will lead the field to green. Bowyer posted an average speed of 136.371 mph to win the pole award on Friday night (May 17). Qualifying for the All-Star Race differs from qualifying for points races. Instead of being timed on one lap, …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: Digital Ally 400

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Your daily fantasy NASCAR FanDuel roster should be a little easier to fill out this week than most. Even though NASCAR is one of the most unpredictable sports, Kansas Speedway is one of its most predictable tracks. The mile-and-a-half track is a haven for the top teams in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Prior …

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Up to Speed: A Steep Learning Curve for Cup Series Rookies

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For two Rookie of the Year Contenders in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, last week’s race at Talladega Superspeedway was a long-awaited bright spot.  Both Ryan Preece and Daniel Hemric walked away with top-five finishes. Preece’s third-place result is a career-best finish, improving on his eighth place earlier this year in the Daytona 500.  …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Corey LaJoie Talks Thrilling Talladega Weekend

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss the frantic Talladega Superspeedway weekend that arguably saw one of the best superspeedway races in a long time. It must be that the new rules package worked well, right? The Chevrolet brigade teamed up to sweep all three stages at Talladega, including Chase Elliott getting …

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5 Points to Ponder: Chevy Back on Track, FOX Still Off It

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Are Chevy’s Struggles Over? In the midst of a chaotic 500-mile race, Chevrolet stuck together and captured the victory Sunday (April 28) at Talladega Superspeedway. Hendrick Motorsports finished the race one-two, and a pair of rookies finished in the top five. In fact, six of the top 10 cars were Chevys. Three Fords and a …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2019 GEICO 500

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Who… should you be talking about after the race? Chase Elliott led the most laps (44) on Sunday, but more importantly, he led the one that counted. It wasn’t necessarily a dominant performance. In fact, 15 different drivers led at some point, and Elliott accumulated his laps led in four separate stints. What Elliott did exactly …

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