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Daily Fantasy NASCAR Forecast Powered by DraftKings: Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race

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The DraftKings daily fantasy NASCAR game heads to the midwest this weekend for the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series will make its second stop at Bristol Motor Speedway this Saturday evening at 7:30 p.m. Cars were on-track on Friday morning for first practice, led by Denny Hamlin. Erik Jones then won the Coors Light …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR Forecast Powered by DraftKings: Pure Michigan 400 Preview

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The DraftKings daily fantasy NASCAR game heads to the midwest this weekend for the Pure Michigan 400. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series will make its second stop at Michigan International Speedway this Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m. After a few one-day shows, we’re back to a traditional schedule this week. Cars hit the track …

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Erik Jones Hit with L1 Penalty, Chris Gayle Suspended

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Wednesday saw NASCAR release the weekly penalty report.  For Furniture Row Racing, it was not a very good report.  Erik Jones‘ No. 77 team has been assessed an L1-penalty for an infraction found in post-race inspection after Sunday’s Overton’s 400 at Pocono Raceway. The No. 77 Toyota Camry was found to have had improper arm …

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Pocono Fan Fest Success from All Sides

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Pocono Raceway held it’s first annual NASCAR Fan Fest Friday evening, with several top names in the sport coming out and interacting with the fans. From signing autographs to taking pictures and even pretending to be rap star Eminem, it was a positive experience for most folks in attendance. At the Fest, held at the Infield Block …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR Forecast Powered By DraftKings: Overtons 301 Preview

(Photo: Matthew T. Thacker NKP)

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series now heads to New England for the Overtons 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway this Sunday at 3:00 p.m. ET. Daily fantasy NASCAR prep starts when cars hit the track on Friday at 11:30 a.m. for first practice; Coors Light Pole Qualifying follows at 4:45. Here are eight drivers …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Why Do NASCAR & America Go Hand-In-Hand?

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Sitting back, relaxing, baking in the sun. What’s not to love? Oh, and you get to see a pack of 40 maniacs driving at speeds upwards of 200 mph door-to-door. Yeah, that’s insanity at its finest. Or is it more insane for the tens of thousands of people in the grandstands sitting there, watching these …

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Beside the Rising Tide: Right Down the Line

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During the Friday evening/Saturday matinee undercard race for the NASCAR XFINITY Series, NXS might have stood for “Naturally eXtremely Suspicious.” Once again, NASCAR and network pinheads got yet another lesson in Florida meteorology. Due to the humidity and high temperatures of the day, the air becomes saturated. When things cool off in the evening, that air …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 2, Joe Gibbs 0 Edition

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Daytona International Speedway brought the usual excitement, accidents along with underdogs competing for the win at a restrictor plate track on a Saturday night. And you know what? It was riveting television. Any time you go into the last lap of a race and Michael McDowell has a legitimate shot at winning, well, that’s a …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: NASCAR On NBC Returns With New Ideas

Welcome back, everyone.  This past weekend, NBC Sports began their portion of the NASCAR schedule with coverage from Daytona.  A number of new aspects to their telecasts were introduced that received mixed reviews from both fans and media alike. Coke Zero 400 We’ll start with the new Bat Cam that was used on the backstretch …

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5 Points to Ponder: NASCAR Approaching Halfway Home

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ONE: Halfway Home Hard to believe it, if I’m honest, but with Saturday night’s Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway we’ll be half way home. For such a long series, the half way point always somewhat surprises me. You would have thought by now it wouldn’t be the case; given I’ve written this column for …

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