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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2020 Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500

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Everyone loves some good short track racing and no one is more excited than NASCAR Cup Series drivers as they head to Virginia this Wednesday (June 10) for the Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500. Additional prestige surrounds the event as it is the first complete one to be run under the lights at Martinsville Speedway, …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2020 Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta

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The Headline(s): The meaning of Harvicking has changed since Kevin Harvick played childish instigator on Brad Keselowski at Texas Motor Speedway in 2014. Now, it means dominating at Atlanta Motor Speedway, which is what the No. 4 team did on Sunday, June 7, leading 151 laps en route to an easy win. The victory was …

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Up to Speed: No Wins, No Concern for Martin Truex Jr. in 2020

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Martin Truex Jr. had one of his best NASCAR Cup Series runs this season at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday afternoon (June 7).  Unfortunately for Truex, it did not result in a victory, but the third-place run was his first top five of 2020.  Through the first 10 races, he remains winless, a surprising statistic …

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Entry List: Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500

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The NASCAR Cup Series returns to action just three days after Sunday afternoon’s race in Atlanta, heading north to Martinsville Speedway in Virginia for a Wednesday night event on June 10, 2020. The Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500 will be the first ever race held under the lights on the .533-mile, paperclip-shaped oval. It’s the …

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Kevin Harvick Takes Control to Win Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500

Folds of Honor QuikTrip 400

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What’s the best way to win a race? Ensure that much of the competition is not even in a position to beat you, which is what Kevin Harvick did during Sunday’s (June 7) Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.  The veteran driver moved to the lead for the first time within the …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: 2020 Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500

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It has now been 22 years since the first race at Atlanta Motor Speedway under its current D-shaped 1.54 mile-oval configuration. While the format of the track is similar in layout to Speedway Motorsports Inc. sister tracks Charlotte Motor Speedway and Texas Motor Speedway, the biggest difference Atlanta has over those two tracks is the …

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NASCAR 101: Cup’s Best & Worst Since Its Return

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For the first time since its extended break due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the NASCAR Cup Series is currently in the midst of its first week-long break from racing. Starting with its return at Darlington Raceway last month, the series embarked on a frenetically paced schedule during which drivers generally had no more than three …

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Up to Speed: Role Reversals for Joey Logano & Chase Elliott

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Bristol Motor Speedway never disappoints.  A battle for the lead that seemed to stretch over the entire last 200 laps ended with an electrifying finish.  First, it looked like Denny Hamlin was in position to win, but a jam up with several lapped cars sent the No. 11 into the wall and brought out the …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2020 Alsco Uniforms 500

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Another NASCAR Cup Series race? Yep! Get those daily fantasy NASCAR DraftKings rosters ready. Three days after the Coca-Cola 600, the sport’s longest race of the year, drivers will stay at Charlotte Motor Speedway for the Alsco Uniforms 500(k) on Wednesday (May 27) at 8 p.m. ET. It will mark the series’ fourth event in …

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Power Rankings: Monster Marathon Edition

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Every year it seems that we have the debate about whether NASCAR needs a 600-mile race. You can holler out “OK, Boomer,” but I think it is very important to have some of the classic NASCAR races stay at their classic lengths. There was a time this was a test of man and machine, and …

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