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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2020 YellaWood 500 at Talladega

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What happened?  Denny Hamlin won Sunday’s (Oct. 4) YellaWood 500 at Talladega Superspeedway after three overtime restarts and a controversial last-lap pass.  Erik Jones, Ty Dillon, William Byron and Chase Elliott rounded out the top five after Matt DiBenedetto (originally second) and Chris Buescher (originally eighth) were penalized for their final moves coming through turns …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2020 YellaWood 500

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After gambling for a weekend in Sin City, the NASCAR Cup Series takes to the high banks of Talladega Superspeedway for its second race in the Round of 12. Get your NASCAR DraftKings lineups set for Sunday’s (Oct. 4) YellaWood 500! The wide, 2.66-mile track hosts a playoff race that’s a total wild card. Pack …

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Up to Speed: Is Austin Dillon’s Playoff Run for Real?

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For the first time in his NASCAR Cup Series career, Austin Dillon has scored back-to-back top-five finishes.  Last week at Darlington Raceway, Dillon pulled off a surprising second-place result.  He followed that performance up with an even stronger run at Richmond Raceway Saturday night (Sept. 12).  Although Dillon finished fourth, he led 55 laps and …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: 2020 Cook Out Southern 500


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An odd year for the NASCAR Cup Series continues in 2020 with its playoff opener. This weekend will mark their third trip this season to Darlington Raceway, the first time they’ve done that since first coming to the 1.366-mile, egg-shaped oval in 1950. It’s another twist in a year of them for daily fantasy NASCAR …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: 2020 Coke Zero Sugar 400


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It all comes down to the final race of the NASCAR Cup Series regular season at Daytona International Speedway to set the playoff grid on Saturday (Aug. 29) night. This is the first time that Daytona will cap the regular season, moved from its traditional July 4 weekend slot. Kevin Harvick clinched the regular-season championship …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2020 Coke Zero Sugar 400


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Are you ready for one of the wildest nights the NASCAR Cup Series will see this season? Let’s get your NASCAR DraftKings lineups prepared for Saturday’s (Aug. 29) Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona International Speedway. Two weeks ago, the Cup Series competed on Daytona’s road course for the first time; this week, however, they’ll …

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Fire on Fridays: 10 Possible Daytona Upset Winners With the Most to Gain

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There has never been more on the line for back half of the NASCAR Cup Series field than there will be this Saturday night, Aug. 29, at Daytona International Speedway. With the regular-season cutoff race taking place on a superspeedway for the first time ever, it gives teams with little-to-no shot at the playoffs an …

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Stock Car Scoop: NASCAR Preview for Daytona


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Some of the NASCAR playoff drivers spoke to the media on Thursday about the regular-season finale at Daytona on Saturday. What did they say? Find out in the latest edition of Stock Car Scoop. Frontstretch‘s newest podcast focused on the motorsports news of the week also dives into the starting lineups for Saturday night’s NASCAR …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: NASCAR Dover Doubleheader Weekend


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What happened? Denny Hamlin won the Drydene 311 at Dover on Saturday (Aug. 22) and Kevin Harvick won the Drydene 311 at Dover on Sunday (Aug. 23). Harvick and Martin Truex Jr. were the only drivers to finish in the top five in both races. ?????? RETWEET to congratulate @dennyhamlin on win No. 6 of …

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Up to Speed: Three Major Mental Challenges Before NASCAR’s 2020 Playoffs


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NASCAR’s weekend of racing at Daytona International Speedway’s road course (Aug. 15-16) figured to include a lot of new experiences.  All three national touring divisions tackled their first races using the infield layout without any prior practice or qualifying.  For the men and women who raced around the new course at a familiar venue, there …

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