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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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Daily Fantasy NASCAR Hot-Starts: I Love New York 355

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DraftKings daily fantasy NASCAR is going road course racing for the second and final time this season. Green flag is scheduled for 3 p.m. ET on Sunday for the I Love New York 355. Dominator points go out the window this weekend with only 90 laps in this race. The strategy for Watkins Glen will …

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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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Joey Logano Wins 3rd Straight Watkins Glen XFINITY Pole

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The Team Penske No. 12 is at it again at Watkins Glen International. For the third consecutive year, Joey Logano will start from pole in the Zippo 200 for the XFINITY Series at The Glen. At a time of 1:01.023 seconds (124.185 mph), he bested Kyle Busch by only 0.095 for his 34th career series …

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Joey Logano Staying Upbeat Despite Rough Stretch

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After going to Victory Lane at Richmond Raceway on April 30, 2017 took a turn for the worse for Joey Logano. NASCAR deemed that the No. 22 car was illegal for competition, taking away Logano’s victory that would qualify him for the playoffs. In the 12 races since, the Connecticut native has eight finishes outside the …

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Joey Logano Paces Final XFINITY Practice at Watkins Glen International

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Two-time defending Zippo 200 winner Joey Logano led the way in final XFINITY Series practice at Watkins Glen International. The No. 12 car paced the field at 121.948 mph, over three-tenths of a second ahead of Kyle Busch (121.412 mph). Logano turned 10 laps, tied for the fewest among the top 22 drivers on the …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not In NASCAR: Live Edition

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After having endured two rain outs and going back to Pocono Raceway for Monday races last year, it was a perfect weather day at the Northeast Pennsylvania track on Sunday. So, yes, it was in one sense a perfect day to be there, but in another sense, maybe not so much considering the lack of …

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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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Up to Speed: Pointing Toward the NASCAR Playoffs

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The second half of July has shaken up the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoff field.  Going into New Hampshire Motor Speedway, the 16-driver grid consisted of 10 postseason-eligible winners.  That left six spots open for drivers to get in on points. Two of those racers, Chase Elliott and Jamie McMurray, stood 89 and 74 points …

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