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The Underdog House: Erik Jones Finds His Groove at the Magic Mile

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The Setting After the NASCAR Cup Series race Sunday (July 18) at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, only four races remain in the regular season. The Magic Mile presented a fairly comparable evaluation for title-contending teams to gauge their championship setup at Phoenix Raceway. For underdogs, it was another opportunity to go out and prove their …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2021 Quaker State 400 at Atlanta

Kurt Busch celebrates in victory lane at Atlanta Motor Speedway after the Quaker State 400. (Photo: NKP)

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What happened? Kurt Busch won the Quaker State 400 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday (July 11) after holding off his little brother during an intense final run to the checkered flag. Kyle Busch, Martin Truex Jr., Alex Bowman and Ryan Blaney rounded out the top-five finishers. "HELL YEAH WE BEAT KYLE" — @KurtBusch pic.twitter.com/apaHrHgfO6 …

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The Underdog House: Bubba Wallace Top Dog of the Ring in Atlanta

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The Setting Atlanta Motor Speedway has become iconic in its own way. No, it doesn’t hold the prestige of a Daytona 500. It doesn’t test the same amount of endurance as the Coca-Cola 600 does. Kissing the bricks is not seen there. And it doesn’t serve hot dogs as good as Martinsville Speedway’s. The place …

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5 Points to Ponder: Hendrick vs. Gibbs Shaping Up As Heavyweight Title Fight

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1. Can anyone crash the Hendrick-Gibbs championship showdown? NASCAR held a pair of Cup Series races at Pocono Raceway this past weekend, and believe it or not, Kyle Larson didn’t win either of them. To be fair, it took a flat tire on the last lap on Saturday (June 26) to make that sentence true. …

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The Underdog House: Trackhouse Racing, 23XI Racing Excel in Pocono Doubleheader

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The Setting For Trackhouse Racing, 23XI Racing’s Success The NASCAR Cup Series headed to Long Pond, Penn. for the Pocono Raceway doubleheader, the second consecutive year the track has hosted back-to-back races. Drivers tackled a 325-miler on Saturday, June 26 and a 350-miler on Sunday, June 27. The Tricky Triangle presented two thrilling races, with …

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Ryan Preece Backs Nashville Win with Top 10 at Pocono

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Ryan Preece is 2-for-2 with top 10s in the 2021 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. A ninth-place finish Saturday (June 26) at Pocono Raceway didn’t quite compare to the win he claimed at Nashville Superspeedway one week ago, but the results are a solid start to his Truck Series career. Preece, who drives the No. …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2021 Pocono Doubleheader

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This weekend, the NASCAR Cup Series heads north to Pocono Raceway for a doubleheader, which means twice as many chances to win money in fantasy. Let’s get your daily fantasy NASCAR DraftKings rosters set for Saturday’s and Sunday’s (June 26-27) races! It’s the second year in a row the Tricky Triangle hosts two Cup events …

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Up to Speed: Ricky Stenhouse Jr. & JTG Daugherty Racing Seek a Needed Playoff Run

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Ricky Stenhouse Jr. was one of the biggest surprises of Sunday’s race (June 20).  In the first visit by the NASCAR Cup Series to Nashville Superspeedway, Stenhouse had a fast car all day long.  The JTG Daugherty Racing driver was able to drive up into the top 10 and top five on several occasions, running …

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Tracking the Trucks: Maiden Start, Maiden Win for Ryan Preece at Nashville

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In a Nutshell: Ryan Preece hasn’t had the best luck in the NASCAR Cup Series this year, but everything fell his way in the Camping World Truck Series’ Friday (June 18) night race at Nashville Superspeedway. The Rackley Roofing 200 marked the first time the truckers had raced at the 1.333-mile superspeedway in a decade. Austin …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2021 Ally 400 at Nashville

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For the first time in NASCAR Cup Series history, teams will take on Nashville Superspeedway. Let’s get your NASCAR DraftKings lineups ready for Sunday’s (June 20) race! Nashville is a 1.33-mile, D-shaped oval made of concrete and hasn’t been raced on in any NASCAR national series since 2011. NASCAR put down a resin on the …

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