NASCAR heads to ISM Raceway this weekend in Phoenix for the TicketGuardian 500. The one-mile race track is technically a short track but races more like an intermediate circuit with its unique, dog-leg shape.
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.
Chase Elliott was less than a mile-and-a-half away from a career-defining first win at Martinsville last October. Taking the checkered flag would have qualified him for the four-driver shootout at Homestead-Miami Speedway and vaulted him into the superstardom that the NASCAR industry has predicted for him for the last two-plus years.
Denny Hamlin thought his team was strong enough to win the championship last season, and he makes no effort to hide his feelings. “We bettered our average finish, better than I’ve ever had in my career,” Hamlin says. “We tied my highest levels of top 5s and top 10s in my career.”
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.
The torch has been passed, from one son of a Hall of Famer to another. With the retirement of Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chase Elliott is poised to assume the role of fan favorite. In two years at the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup level, Elliott, the son of Hall of Famer Bill, has already built an impressive fan following. His popularity is expected only to grow as Dale Jr. fans look for a driver to latch on to.
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.
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.