Paul Menard

South Point 400 (Las Vegas) Preview and Fantasy Predictions

Las Vegas Motor Speedway kicks off the 2019 NASCAR postseason
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South Point 400 (Las Vegas) Preview and Fantasy Predictions

Sixteen drivers begin their 10-race quest for the 2019 Monster Energy& NASCAR Cup Series championship beginning with Sunday's South Point 400. Seven-time champion Jimmie Johnson might be missing from that postseason field but the list still includes plenty of star firepower. Reigning champ Joey Logano will attempt to hold off a bevy of challengers beginning with Sunday's race at the 1.5-mile oval out in Sin City.

 

NASCAR Fantasy Picks: Best Indianapolis Motor Speedway Drivers for DFS

Get your fantasy team ready to kiss the bricks at Indianapolis
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NASCAR Fantasy Picks: Best Indianapolis Motor Speedway Drivers for DFS

Can you believe it's finally here? At last, a weekend I've been anxiously waiting all season.

 

No, I'm not talking about the start of American football. Instead, it's the week before the playoffs in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Drivers and teams are headed from one iconic racetrack to another, jumping from Darlington Raceway's Southern 500 to the Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard Sunday, Sept. 8.

 

Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard Preview and Fantasy Predictions

Can NASCAR's new handling package bring better stock car racing to Indianapolis?
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Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard Preview and Fantasy Predictions

For years, the Brickyard 400 has been known as NASCAR’s crown jewel race that always struggles to meet expectations. Everyone wants to kiss the bricks but the actual taste you get when you do it? That’s how too many fans feel watching the racing itself. The same goes for the sport’s regular-season finale, no matter the racetrack, during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoff era.

 

Bojangles' Southern 500 (Darlington) Preview and Fantasy Predictions

NASCAR's Throwback Weekend headlines one of the sport's crown jewel events
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Bojangles' Southern 500 (Darlington) Preview and Fantasy Predictions

It's one of NASCAR's most respected traditions, put back on the original date where it belongs. The 2019 Southern 500 marks the fifth straight on the Sunday of Labor Day Weekend, a spot it held on the sport's calendar from 1950-2004 until an ill-fated decision to bounce it around for over a decade.

 

NASCAR Fantasy Picks: Best Pocono Raceway Drivers for DFS

Getting you ready for FanDuel success at the Tricky Triangle
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NASCAR Fantasy Picks: Best Pocono Raceway Drivers for DFS

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series returns to Pocono Raceway this weekend for the Gander RV 400 and filling out your daily fantasy NASCAR FanDuel roster is always difficult for the track affectionately known as the Tricky Triangle. This 2-and-a-half-mile, three-turn course is one of the most unique on the NASCAR schedule, making it a track that some drivers have a knack for — and others not so much.

 

NASCAR Fantasy Picks: Best New Hampshire Motor Speedway Drivers for DFS

See why Joe Gibbs Racing should lead the way for your fantasy roster
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NASCAR Fantasy Picks: Best New Hampshire Motor Speedway Drivers for DFS

It's time for some NASCAH racing (er, NASCAR) at New Hampshire Motor Speedway up in the northeast. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to Loudon, New Hampshire, for the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 on Sunday, July 21 at 3 p.m. ET. Get your fantasy NASCAR DraftKings rosters ready!

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Auto Club 400 (Fontana) Preview and Fantasy NASCAR Predictions

NASCAR qualifying debacle an awkward start to the weekend in California
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Auto Club 400 (Fontana) Preview and Fantasy NASCAR Predictions

NASCAR's 2019 game of strategy under its new handling package hit a whole other level Friday at Auto Club Speedway. The sport’s final round of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series qualifying ended in embarrassment... and, should we say, a lesson in punctuality. When the clock expired, not one of the 12 drivers eligible for the pole crossed the finish line in time to make a lap.

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