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2021 NASCAR Preseason Power Rankings No. 24: Chris Buescher

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Roush Fenway Racing will enter the 2021 season with the same driver lineup for the first time since 2018. That comes after a 2020 season that saw Chris Buescher return to RFR for the first time since his 2015 NASCAR Xfinity Series title. Buescher replaced what many thought to be the foundation of the organization’s …

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2021 NASCAR Preseason Power Rankings No. 25: Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

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In his ninth season of full-time NASCAR Cup Series action, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. will return to the seat of the No. 47 JTG Daugherty Chevrolet for the second straight season. While the team has not made many announcements this offseason, the general understanding is that Stenhouse’s contract he signed prior to last year was a …

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Thinkin’ Dirty, Vol. 3: 2021 Chili Bowl

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The A-Main – The stats sheet will show that Kyle Larson was utterly dominant in scoring his second consecutive Chili Bowl, but it was far closer than the scoresheet will show. KYLE LARSON IS A BACK-TO-BACK CHILI BOWL CHAMPION!!! pic.twitter.com/L7lAtfkrhn — ?????????? (@Walkapedia_) January 17, 2021 Larson, who bested polesitter Justin Grant on the race’s …

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2020 NASCAR Team Reviews: JTG Daugherty Racing

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What a year it was for JTG Daugherty Racing. After essentially swapping drivers with Roush Fenway Racing, JTG was primed to have greater success since expanding to a two-car organization in 2017. Instead, the team endured the opposite. In a year that was derailed by the COVID-19 pandemic, both Ryan Preece and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. …

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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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