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Up to Speed: The Altar of Entertainment

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For the last 60 years, NASCAR has celebrated Independence Day in Daytona Beach.  Sadly, that tradition will come to an end next year.  The 400-mile Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway will shift to late August come 2020. The race will serve as the final event of the regular season.  Indianapolis …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2019 Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona

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The Headline(s): With weather impending after a lap 119 wreck, Kurt Busch came to pit road after NASCAR gave the one-to-go command, handing the race lead to Justin Haley. NASCAR then reversed course and kept the race under yellow after lightning reportedly struck within eight miles of Daytona International Speedway, necessitating a red flag that …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: Coke Zero Sugar 400

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This week may be the hardest one of 2019 when it comes to filling out your daily fantasy NASCAR FanDuel roster. That’s because the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series goes superspeedway racing at Daytona International Speedway Saturday night (July 6). It’s the most unpredictable race of the season, as the superspeedway package serves as an …

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Up to Speed: Who’s on the Hot Seat at Stewart-Haas Racing?

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Saturday’s Xfinity Series race at Chicagoland Speedway ended with a familiar face in victory lane.  Cole Custer rolled to his fourth win in the first 15 races of 2019.  Along with Christopher Bell and Tyler Reddick, Custer has dominated the Xfinity Series this season and is one of the championship favorites.  And, just like Bell …

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Austin Dillon Nabs Provisional Pole for Camping World 400

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Richard Childress Racing took two of the top three spots in qualifying Saturday (June 29) for Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Camping World 400. Austin Dillon posted a fast lap time of 30.636 seconds at 176.263 mph to win the Busch pole award. This is Dillon’s third pole of the year and first at …

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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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