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Alex Bowman, Joey Logano Top Cup Series Practices at Chicagoland

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The draft is back in the windy city as Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers took to Chicagoland Speedway for a pair of practice sessions Saturday, June 29. Alex Bowman and Joey Logano lead first and final practice, respectively. Practice 1 Hendrick Motorsports took three of the top five spots in the first session, with …

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The Frontstretch 5: Ways to Improve a Driver’s Performance

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1. Team Personnel Changes Sometimes all it takes is a new perspective for the team to help improve on areas they’ve been missing. A new (or reunited) crew chief can aid the driver by making adjustments on his car and strategizing a different way to win races. Take Michael Annett, for example. While he wasn’t …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: Toyota/Save Mart 350

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to Sonoma Raceway this weekend for its first road course race of the season. This means it is a whole new ballgame when it comes to filling out your daily fantasy NASCAR FanDuel roster, as you’ll need to pick the drivers who are good at turning left and …

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Regan Smith Returning To JR Motorsports For Road Courses

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Regan Smith is returning to the NASCAR Xfinity Series and JR Motorsports, the team announced via a Twitter video late Wednesday afternoon (June 19). Smith will pilot the No. 8 Chevrolet Camaro for two races: the B&L Transport 170 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on Aug. 10 and the CTECH Manufacturing 180 at Road …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Yellow Light

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series was off this past weekend, leaving the Xfinity Series and Gander Outdoors Truck Series to contest an eventful Sunday doubleheader following a rainout on Saturday night at Iowa Speedway. So we’ll look at how Cup drivers are doing with their new teams for the trends worth tracking this week. …

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Fire on Fridays: What’s Next for Kurt Busch?

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If you didn’t know he was 40 years old, the numbers tell you Kurt Busch may be near the top of his game. Sure, he’s in his first season with Chip Ganassi Racing in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, still working out the kinks that come along with joining a new organization and new …

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The Frontstretch 5: Drivers Due for a Win in 2019

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Through 15 races in the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, we have seen many different drivers break through, fade away, or routinely come close without being able to seal the deal. If you’ve watched racing for any amount of time, you know that once a driver starts routinely running and finishing in the …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2019 FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan

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The Headline(s): Just like Martinsville, a Penske Ford proved all but impassable at the front of the field, though this time it was Joey Logano. And just like Richmond, though both Martin Truex, Jr. and Kurt Busch were able to catch the leader in the closing laps, none was able to get alongside the No. …

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Joey Logano Wins From Pole in Rain-Delayed 2019 FireKeepers Casino 400

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The ending wasn’t easy for Joey Logano. But on a green-white-checkered restart, the reigning Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion had what it took to keep his car up front during a rain-delayed 2019 FireKeepers Casino 400. His No. 22 Ford edged out Kurt Busch to win Monday (June 10) at Michigan International Speedway. He …

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Did You Notice?: In The 2019 NASCAR Playoffs, No Cinderellas Allowed

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Did You Notice? … If the season ended today, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series would set a dubious playoff record. Only five owners would be eligible to capture the championship, by far the fewest in the sport’s 16-car postseason era. 2019 PLAYOFF TEAMS (IF THE SEASON ENDED TODAY) Joe Gibbs Racing (4): Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin, …

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