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Brad Keselowski Wins Pole For 2019 Foxwoods Resort Casino 301

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Brad Keselowski hadn’t won a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series pole since 2017. His Team Penske outfit had won three already this season with Joey Logano and Ryan Blaney heading into Friday’s (July 20) qualifying at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Finally, the drought is over for one of the top 2019 MENCS title contenders. Keselowski …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: Quaker State 400

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Last week’s race at Daytona International Speedway probably ruined quite a few daily fantasy NASCAR FanDuel rosters with Justin Haley pulling off the upset. But don’t expect another huge upset this week as the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to Kentucky Speedway for the Quaker State 400. Kentucky is a mile-and-a-half in length, which …

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The Frontstretch 5: Improbable Cup Finishes

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1. Chris Buescher, 2016 Pennsylvania 400 In August 2016, weather also played a role and forced an early ending. But the track wasn’t wet, and there wasn’t lightning in play. So what was? Fog. It looks like something out of a movie. Fog so heavy that drivers couldn’t see the track and spotters couldn’t see …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Fourth of July Fiasco

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The final July 4 Weekend held at Daytona International Speedway did not go as planned for NASCAR. But sometimes that’s what happens. Rain delayed the start of Friday’s Xfinity Series event, the Circle K Firecracker 250 Powered by Coca-Cola, for about three hours, starting after 10 p.m. local time when the green flag finally waved. …

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Martin Truex Jr., Kyle Larson Lead Practices At Sonoma

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Martin Truex Jr. and Kyle Larson led the two practice sessions at Sonoma Raceway under very sunny skies on a Friday afternoon (June 21) in Wine Country. In the first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice, it was Truex Jr. who led with a lap at the very end of the session of 95.168, just …

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The Frontstretch 5: Drivers Due for a Win in 2019

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Through 15 races in the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, we have seen many different drivers break through, fade away, or routinely come close without being able to seal the deal. If you’ve watched racing for any amount of time, you know that once a driver starts routinely running and finishing in the …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2019 FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan

The Headline(s): Just like Martinsville, a Penske Ford proved all but impassable at the front of the field, though this time it was Joey Logano. And just like Richmond, though both Martin Truex, Jr. and Kurt Busch were able to catch the leader in the closing laps, none was able to get alongside the No. …

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Ryan Blaney Makes It 3-for-3 for Team Penske Finishers in Top 10

Team Penske certainly enjoyed its Monday. Joey Logano won the FireKeepers Casino 400, Brad Keselowski finished in sixth place, and Ryan Blaney finished in ninth place. All three drivers led at least one lap. Even though only one driver can win, Team Penske had speed at Michigan International Speedway. The team certainly was the class …

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Did You Notice?: In The 2019 NASCAR Playoffs, No Cinderellas Allowed

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Did You Notice? … If the season ended today, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series would set a dubious playoff record. Only five owners would be eligible to capture the championship, by far the fewest in the sport’s 16-car postseason era. 2019 PLAYOFF TEAMS (IF THE SEASON ENDED TODAY) Joe Gibbs Racing (4): Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin, …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: Pocono 400

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Filling out your daily fantasy NASCAR FanDuel roster could be a little trickier this week as the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to its Tricky Triangle: Pocono Raceway. Pocono is one of the most unique tracks on the NASCAR circuit, as the two-and-a-half mile track consists of only three turns that are all vastly …

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