The DraftKings daily fantasy NASCAR game heads to the midwest this weekend for the Pure Michigan 400. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series will make its second stop at Michigan International Speedway this Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m.
By most accounts, one of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series’ marquee events is scheduled to go off this weekend. But as the sport descends on Indianapolis, site of the 24th annual Brickyard 400, the sport can’t stop talking about one of its marquee rides.
It was July 2001 and Dale Earnhardt Jr. was still grieving. Five months earlier, the loss of his father at Daytona had captivated a nation while throwing the sport of stock car racing into chaos. NASCAR’s most marketable name, Dale Earnhardt, had been killed in the final two corners of its biggest race.
The daily fantasy NASCAR train is heading down south to Daytona this week. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series is at Daytona International Speedway for the Coke Zero 400 this Saturday night at 7 p.m. ET.
DraftKings daily fantasy NASCAR turns toward the Tricky Triangle in northeast Pennsylvania this weekend. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to Pocono Raceway for the Axalta presents the 400 this Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m. Cars hit the track on Friday at 11 a.m. for first practice; Coors Light Pole Qualifying follows at 4 p.m.
The starting lineup for the Daytona 500 is set. Final slots were filled in following Thursday's Can-Am Duels at Daytona, and now all that's left is to drop the green flag on Sunday, Feb. 26, at 2 pm ET.
Here's the starting lineup for NASCAR's Daytona 500:
Dale Earnhardt Jr. is back. After missing half of the 2016 season, NASCAR’s perennial Most Popular Driver award winner is chomping at the bit after receiving medical clearance in December to race in 2017.