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Jimmie Johnson Brings Cycling Craze to NASCAR

The seven-time Cup champ enjoys cycling nearly as much as driving.
Seven-time Cup champ Jimmie Johnson enjoys cycling nearly as much as driving.

Jimmie Johnson’s racing career began on two wheels, as he whipped BMX bikes and motorcycles across tracks in Southern California. After he became a superstar on four wheels, he returned to two wheels as an amateur triathlete. And now he has helped initiate a bicycling fad among NASCAR drivers. Seemingly every week, a handful of drivers tour the area around the track.

 

What are Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s retirement plans?

Dale Jr. is expecting his first child and is starting a new job with NBC Sports.
Dale Jr. is expecting his first child and is starting a new job with NBC Sports.

Dale Jr. won’t be racing cars anymore, but that doesn’t mean he’s slowing down. The 43-year-old and his wife, Amy, are expecting their first child. The father-to-be announced the good news by posting a picture of pink baby shoes on Instagram in October. He will also be joining NBC Sports’ NASCAR coverage in July 2018. The 14-time Cup Series Most Popular Driver plans to take a crash course in announcing.

 

Ford EcoBoost 400 Preview and Fantasy NASCAR Predictions

Danica Patrick's retirement is the latest challenge facing NASCAR
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Ford EcoBoost 400 Preview and Fantasy NASCAR Predictions

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.

 

Can-Am 500 at Phoenix Preview and Fantasy NASCAR Predictions

Can NASCAR's two young phenoms, Ryan Blaney and Chase Elliott, deliver in the Round of 8 finale?
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Can-Am 500 at Phoenix Preview and Fantasy NASCAR Predictions

Two famous sons. One NASCAR final four spot.

 

Could Sunday be a battle between them?

 

DraftKings NASCAR Lineup Picks: Can-Am 500

Who will have the edge in NASCAR's Round of 8 finale?
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DraftKings NASCAR Lineup Picks: Can-Am 500

DraftKings’ daily fantasy NASCAR heads to Phoenix International Raceway this weekend for the Can-Am 500. This race marks the final event of the Round of 8 in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs. The green flag flies Sunday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBC.

 

AAA Texas 500 Preview and Fantasy NASCAR Predictions

Is Hendrick Motorsports on the verge of losing their title as NASCAR's best team?
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AAA Texas 500 Preview and Fantasy NASCAR Predictions

It was only a matter of minutes at Martinsville Speedway. But as the laps clicked down, Chase Elliott’s career timeline hit a roller-coaster ride from dream to disaster. For a split second, he was Chase-ing his first Cup Series win, a Championship 4 appearance and a surge in national attention and popularity.

 

DraftKings NASCAR Lineup Picks: AAA Texas 500

Can Dale Earnhardt Jr. prevail in this race and on your fantasy roster?
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DraftKings NASCAR Lineup Picks: AAA Texas 500

DraftKings’ daily fantasy NASCAR heads to Texas Motor Speedway this weekend for the AAA Texas 500. This race marks the second event of the Round of 8 in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs. The green flag flies Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

 

Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Preview and Fantasy NASCAR Predictions

Which Kyle Busch will come to Kansas?
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Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Preview and Fantasy NASCAR Predictions

New Kyle. Old Kyle. Brash Kyle. Blue Kyle. There are enough descriptions of Kyle Busch’s off-track temperament these past few years to write a Dr. Seuss book.

 

But it’s the next adjective we attach to his name that could determine whether that book becomes a best seller.

 

Alabama 500 at Talladega Preview and Fantasy NASCAR Predictions

Can Dale Earnhardt Jr. prevail in his final Talladega start?
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Alabama 500 at Talladega Preview and Fantasy NASCAR Predictions

Dale Earnhardt Jr. is winding down a difficult final season as NASCAR's Most Popular Driver. He’s had a miserable year on-track, failing to make the postseason while earning just one top-5 finish in 30 starts.

 

DraftKings NASCAR Lineup Picks: Alabama 500

Who will survive and thrive In NASCAR's final restrictor plate race of 2017?
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DraftKings NASCAR Lineup Picks: Alabama 500

DraftKings’ daily fantasy NASCAR game heads to Talladega Superspeedway this weekend for the Alabama 500. This race marks the second event of the second round in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs. The green flag flies Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. ET on NBC.

 

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