Paul Menard

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.

NASCAR Fantasy Picks: Best Daytona 500 Drivers for DFS

Dominate this week with our fantasy insight
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The 2019 NASCAR season begins on Sunday, Feb. 17, with the running of the 61st Daytona 500. Millions around the country will begin their fantasy leagues, daily fantasy participation in the sport and start gambling on the race winner. It’s a phenomenon the sport hasn’t ignored: NASCAR hired Sportsradar Integrity Services to help shape a gambling policy in the wake of legalization across the United States.

 

Paul Menard: 2019 NASCAR Season Preview and Prediction

Driver of the No. 21 Ford for Wood Brothers Racing

There’s a clear theme for Paul Menard’s second season at Wood Brothers Racing: Clean up the mistakes that hurt the No. 21 the most last year to put the team where it believes it should be. It’s a sensible plan of attack considering how a handful of bad moments limited Menard’s potential with a new, stronger team in 2018.


“We’ve had some pretty good flashes at times, but we need to be more consistent,” Menard says. “We definitely have something to build on, and we’re going to work hard on it over the winter.”

Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Preview and Fantasy NASCAR Predictions

NASCAR's Round of 12 could end with a Ford fiesta at Kansas Speedway
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Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Preview and Fantasy NASCAR Predictions

Kansas is a state known for its tornadic activity; just look to the Wizard of Oz for proof. But don’t worry about such windy weather affecting NASCAR this weekend. Turns out the tornado already tore through this sport in the form of a four-car Ford freight train at Talladega last Sunday.

 

South Point 400 at Las Vegas Preview and Fantasy NASCAR Predictions

A look inside NASCAR's 2018 playoffs
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South Point 400 at Las Vegas Preview and Fantasy NASCAR Predictions

Ten races. Sixteen drivers. One Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship.

 

Stock car racing’s national playoff begins Sunday out in Las Vegas. An inaugural second race at the 1.5-mile speedway has already seen the cream rise to the top; all 16 title contenders qualified inside the top 18. (Jamie McMurray, 12th quickest, is the first non-playoff driver.)

 

Fantasy NASCAR Picks: The Best 2018 South Point 400 Lineup

How to start NASCAR's playoffs with the right fantasy gamble
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Fantasy NASCAR Picks: The Best 2018 South Point 400 Lineup

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series begins their 10-race playoff this weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Sixteen drivers will begin their quest for the ultimate prize, a series championship starting with the inaugural South Point 400.

 

The green flag flies at 3 p.m. ET this Sunday, Sept. 16, on NBC Sports Network.

 

Gander Outdoors 400 at Pocono Preview and Fantasy NASCAR Predictions

NASCAR's Tricky Triangle offers a different group of names near the front
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Gander Outdoors 400 at Pocono Preview and Fantasy NASCAR Predictions

Pocono Raceway holds court this weekend to a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoff race that’s... a little dormant. Seven drivers have already clinched their spot by virtue of at least one victory; another eight are at least 95 points above the cutline.

Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Preview and Fantasy NASCAR Predictions

How will NASCAR's top teams recover from Daytona's demolition derby?
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Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Preview and Fantasy NASCAR Predictions

The July Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway felt like a demolition derby. The Big One happened less then 60 laps into the race, turning half the field into a glorified junkyard.

Overton's 400 at Chicagoland Preview and Fantasy NASCAR Predictions

Will Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s broadcasting debut pump up NASCAR's sagging popularity?
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Overton's 400 at Chicagoland Preview and Fantasy NASCAR Predictions

At first glance, there’s nothing unique about this weekend’s NASCAR race at Chicagoland. This cookie-cutter 1.5-miler has been on the schedule since 2001 and produced little in the way of memorable finishes.

Fantasy NASCAR Picks: The Best 2018 Toyota/Save Mart 350 Lineup

Navigate the curves to changing your fantasy roster for NASCAR's first road course of the season
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Fantasy NASCAR Picks: The Best 2018 Toyota/Save Mart 350 Lineup

NASCAR goes road racing for the first time this season with Sunday's stop (June 24) at Sonoma Raceway. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series takes the green flag for the Toyota/Save Mart 350 Sunday at 3 p.m. ET.

 

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