NASCAR has had this freaky set of numbers coincidences to start off its 2018 season reminding us of a lost legend. It’s the type of lotto-winning numbers game that has drivers happy they’re spending a weekend gambling in Las Vegas.
If your daily fantasy experience for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series’ first race of the 2018 season at Daytona was anything like mine, you couldn’t wait for it to be over. We saw multiple favorites exit the race far too early. As a result, lineups flew out the window as top contenders left the 500 with their cars looking more like trash.
Daily fantasy NASCAR is back, which is a great reminder that spring is right around the corner. Trying to find your optimal DraftKings lineup for this week's (Feb. 17 at 2 pm ET on Fox) NASCAR race: the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speeday in Florida? Our fantasy NASCAR experts are ready to help.
How hard is it to be at the top of the heap in the Cup Series these days? Ask Brad Keselowski. By all counts, Keselowski had a stellar 2017 season. He won three times, and his 15 top 5s are the third most he’s scored in his eight full seasons in the Series. He had more top-5 runs than Kyle Busch or Kevin Harvick, but he slotted in behind both of them and champion Martin Truex Jr. after finishing seventh in the season finale. Yeah, it’s pretty hard.
The retirement of Dale Earnhardt Jr., who won NASCAR’s Most Popular Driver award for the 15th consecutive year in 2017, leaves a void. The sport as a whole will miss the man whose legions of fans long ago rose up as one Junior Nation.
Earnhardt easily was the most recognizable face and name in NASCAR for the last decade and a half. He will continue to be involved in the sport as a co-owner of JR Motorsports, which fields XFINITY Series teams, and as a race analyst in the NBC booth.
The 2018 NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series season is about to crank up with the 60th running of the Daytona 500. That also means it is about time to start registering for your favorite fantasy NASCAR league on NASCAR.com, Yahoo or even on DFS. We have come up with 75 funny, crazy, weird and/or outright silly names to help you get started on your quest to fantasy NASCAR greatness. Here’s our list for 2018, in no particular order of awesomeness.
We’ve seen plenty of sports deal with the fallout from athlete retirements. The NBA struggled after losing Michael Jordan and golf has seen interest wane with Tiger Woods on the sidelines. But all those moments pale with the changing of the guard we’re seeing in NASCAR.
DraftKings’ daily fantasy NASCAR heads to Homestead-Miami Speedway this weekend for the Ford EcoBoost 400. This race also marks the final event of the season in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. The green flag flies Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m. ET on NBC and can also be heard on your local MRN affiliate.