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Quaker State 400 (Kentucky) Preview and Fantasy Predictions

1.5-mile Kentucky Speedway kicks off NASCAR's second half of the season
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Quaker State 400 (Kentucky) Preview and Fantasy Predictions

Eighteen races down, 18 races to go. The 2019 Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway kicks off the second half of NASCAR’s 36-race schedule, one of the longest in sports (February through November). Technically, just eight races remain in the regular season before the 10-race playoff kicks in to crown the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion.

 

Coke Zero Sugar 400 (Daytona) Preview and Fantasy Predictions

Can Joe Gibbs Racing repeat their February Daytona dominance?
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Coke Zero Sugar 400 (Daytona) Preview and Fantasy Predictions

The last time the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series visited Daytona International Speedway, the season-opening Daytona 500 turned into a game of Survivor. A series of late-race wrecks eliminated major contenders, including a surprising Matt DiBenedetto, and left the race sitting in Denny Hamlin's hands. Hamlin's second Daytona 500 victory came in his first race with new crew chief Chris Gabehart; it was also part of a 1-2-3 Joe Gibbs Racing finish.

Camping World 400 (Chicagoland) Preview and Fantasy Predictions

Can a second straight fight to the finish save Chicagoland from future NASCAR extinction?
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Camping World 400 (Chicagoland) Preview and Fantasy Predictions

The name Chicagoland Speedway has always been a stretch. The much-maligned 1.5-mile oval, the site of Sunday's Camping World 400 is actually an hour's drive and some 45-plus miles from the center of Chicago. That’s like putting a stadium in Stamford, Connecticut, and calling it part of New York City.

 

Toyota/Save Mart 350 (Sonoma) Preview, Fantasy Predictions and Darrell Waltrip Finale

NASCAR on FOX's booth analyst goes Boogity, Boogity, Boogity one final time
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Toyota/Save Mart 350 (Sonoma) Preview, Fantasy Predictions and Darrell Waltrip Finale

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series emerges from a week off to start its summer stretch deep in the heart of wine country. 2.52-mile Sonoma Raceway sits within the beautiful backdrop of Napa Valley in northern California, an hour north of San Francisco. The winding road course offers its fair share of on-track storylines, a rare opportunity to produce an upset winner in a season dominated by a select few.

 

FireKeepers Casino 400 (Michigan) Preview and Fantasy Predictions

Will Greg Biffle start a new trend among recently retired NASCAR veterans?
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FireKeepers Casino 400 (Michigan) Preview and Fantasy Predictions

The biggest news in NASCAR this weekend may not have come from the 2019 FireKeepers Casino 400. Instead, it happened over 1,000 miles away in a Gander Outdoors Truck Series race in Fort Worth, Texas.

 

That’s where 49-year-old Greg Biffle, the former NASCAR star won in his first race back in the sport since Homestead-Miami Speedway in November 2016. Biffle, the 2000 Truck Series champion, earned $50,000 for the Triple Truck Challenge and put himself in position for more opportunities.

 

NASCAR Starting Lineup for Sunday's FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway

Defending Monster Energy Cup Series champion Joey Logano is on the pole
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NASCAR Starting Lineup for Sunday's FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway

Michigan is U.S. home base for some of the top auto manufacturers in the country. It's a place where Ford is looking to cash in on some more bragging rights than usual: a third straight victory at the NASCAR oval right in their own backyard. Michigan International Speedway's two-mile oval in Brooklyn, a little over an hour west of Detroit, serves as the backdrop for the biggest manufacturer battle of the season.

 

NASCAR Starting Lineup for Sunday's Pocono 400 at Pocono Raceway

William Byron starts his second straight race from the pole
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NASCAR Starting Lineup for Sunday's Pocono 400 at Pocono Raceway

It doesn't matter the size or shape of the racetrack: William Byron is red hot when it comes to NASCAR qualifying. The 21-year-old driver won his second straight pole on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series circuit and will start up front for the 2019 Pocono 400.

 

Pocono 400 (Pocono) Preview and Fantasy Predictions

The Tricky Triangle kicks off NASCAR's second half of the regular season
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Pocono 400 (Pocono) Preview and Fantasy Predictions

The second half of NASCAR's regular season kicks off Sunday in the Pocono mountains with one of the most unique tracks on the circuit. Nicknamed the Tricky Triangle, 2.5-mile Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pa., has a unique style where all three of its turns have different bankings and lengths. The transitions are so different drivers sometimes feel like it's a mini road course.

 

Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race (Charlotte) Preview and Predictions

$1 million is on the line for the winner of this annual exhibition — along with Charlotte's reputation
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Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race (Charlotte) Preview and Predictions

No points on the line, $1 million to the winner and bragging rights within NASCAR's home base of Charlotte, N.C. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series All-Star Race sure does its best to carve a space for itself within a grueling nine-month regular season.

 

Digital Ally 400 (Kansas) Preview and Fantasy Predictions

Can Stewart-Haas Racing turn their season around at Kansas Speedway?
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Digital Ally 400 (Kansas) Preview and Fantasy Predictions

One of the biggest surprises of the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season has been Stewart-Haas Racing pitching a victory lane shutout. Ford's best team throughout most of 2018, an organization that put 100 percent of its four-car operation in the final eight of the NASCAR playoffs, has started the year an awkward 0-for-11.

 

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