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Ty Dillon Expects Breakout Season With New Rule Package

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

With the way Ty Dillon’s first two full Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series seasons have gone, you’d think he was crazy to have his expectations set on winning in 2019. But he’s not hiding his feelings — he’s here to make the playoffs in 2019. Dillon, 26, is back with Germain Racing for a third …

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The Underdog House: Open for Business

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Every Underdog Has His Day With the thunder of NASCAR engines once again disturbing the peace along International Speedway Blvd in Daytona Beach, the 2019 season is officially underway. The underdogs are back in action and each seeking to taste a little success. What success really means is as varied as the independent teams themselves, …

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Car Chiefs for Austin Dillon, Ty Dillon & Chase Elliott Ejected After Failing Daytona 500 Qualifying Inspection

2019 Daytona 500, Daytona International Speedway. (Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

NASCAR ejected three car chiefs from the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series garage following their respective cars failing pre-qualifying inspection twice. The No. 9 car driven by Chase Elliott, the No. 3 driven by Austin Dillon and the No. 13 driven by Ty Dillon all failed pre-qualifying inspection. In addition to the penalty to their car …

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2018 NASCAR Driver Reviews: Ty Dillon

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If there one thing missing for Ty Dillon in 2018, it was speed, something Dillon himself was vocal about. Entering his sophomore season, Dillon hopped to improve upon his rookie numbers from 2017 and avoid a slump. Even with an alliance with Richard Childress Racing, Dillon and his small single-car Germain Racing team had to …

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The Underdog House: Wrapping Up NASCAR’s Small Teams For 2018

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Think Small If there is a lesson to be learned from the 2018 season and the underdog teams, it’s that the right combination of team and driver is everything. Perhaps the biggest example is one of a small-team driver moving into fully-funded equipment and flourishing, as Aric Almirola has when he moved from Richard Petty …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: Can-Am 500

Chase Elliott's odds have gone up (Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

The final race of the Round of 8 for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs resumes this Sunday (Nov. 11) with the Can-Am 500 at ISM Raceway in Phoenix, Ariz. The green flag flies Sunday at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBC. Here are the rules for FanDuel’s new Daily Fantasy NASCAR game. FanDuel has …

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The Underdog House: Showing Some Light at Martinsville

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Think Small Similar to the Martinsville Speedway lights, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series underdogs showed a little bit of light in Sunday’s (Oct. 28) First Data 500. With the race ending in one of the most thrilling finishes in recent memory, there was also some good news for the small teams, who managed to …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Joey Logano Wins Martinsville Battle, War Undecided

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Who’s in the headline Joey Logano knew he had a chance to go to Homestead and challenge for a championship. It was going to take some old school, short track racing but he wasn’t afraid to do it. In Turns 3 and 4, where the greats of the sport have moved competitors to win since …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: Gander Outdoors 400

Kevin Harvick should lead the charge at Dover (Nigel Kinrade Photography)

With four drivers eliminated after last weekend, the Round of 12 for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs begins at Dover International Speedway this weekend. The green flag will wave for the Gander Outdoors 400 at 2:15 p.m. ET this Sunday (Oct. 7) on NBCSN. Here are the rules for FanDuel’s new Daily Fantasy …

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Holding a Pretty Wheel: Things Just Got Silly

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You can say that NASCAR isn’t exciting these days, but this year, that certainly doesn’t include Silly Season.  Both rumors and moves started early and have become hot and heavy over the last few weeks. Drivers moving on so far this year include Jamie McMurray, Kurt Busch, Ryan Newman, Trevor Bayne, Martin Truex Jr. (No. …

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