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NASCAR Fantasy Picks: Best Talladega Superspeedway Drivers for DraftKings

Get your roster ready for unpredictable Talladega Superspeedway
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NASCAR Fantasy Picks: Best Talladega Superspeedway Drivers for DraftKings

After three weeks of short track racing, NASCAR Cup Series drivers travel to Alabama this weekend to take on the largest track on the circuit: Talladega Superspeedway. Let Frontstretch.com's Joy Tomlinson set your daily fantasy NASCAR DraftKings lineups set for the GEICO 500, airing on Sunday at 2 p.m. ET on FOX.

 

NASCAR Starting Lineup for Sunday's GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway

Denny Hamlin, last fall's winner, starts on the pole at NASCAR's largest track
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NASCAR Starting Lineup for Sunday's GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway

The NASCAR Cup Series shifts gears this weekend after three straight weeks of short track competition. Instead, they'll compete on their largest track, Talladega Superspeedway, as pack racing takes center stage for the second time this year.

 

Toyota Owners 400 (Richmond) NASCAR Preview and Fantasy Predictions

Can the cleanest short track on the circuit provide quality competition on Sunday?
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Toyota Owners 400 (Richmond) NASCAR Preview and Fantasy Predictions

Richmond Raceway's 0.75-mile oval isn't your typical short track. In fact, you can say Sunday's Toyota Owners 400 (3 p.m. ET, FOX) will look more like a race at a track twice its size, located a few hours down the road: Atlanta Motor Speedway.

 

Food City Dirt Race (Bristol) NASCAR Preview and Fantasy Predictions

50 years later, NASCAR returns to its roots with the big dirt experiment of 2021
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Food City Dirt Race (Bristol) NASCAR Preview and Fantasy Predictions

Years before this weekend's Food City Dirt Race, NASCAR racing on dirt tracks was the rule, not the exception. Seven of eight events in the sport's inaugural Cup Series season of 1949 were held on this track type. By the mid-1950s, that number rose to 40 and over a dozen dirt track events were on the schedule as late as 1967.

 

NASCAR Starting Lineup for Monday's Food City Dirt Race at Bristol Motor Speedway

Rain wreaks havoc on the heat races planned to set the field, postpones race to Monday
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NASCAR Starting Lineup for Monday's Food City Dirt Race at Bristol Motor Speedway

NASCAR had the best of intentions to make this weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway one to remember. After transforming the .533-mile track with more than 30,000 tons of dirt, the Food City Dirt Race is set to make history as the sport's first race on this track type since 1970.

 

Unfortunately, Mother Nature has made the weekend memorable... for all the wrong reasons.

 

Pennzoil 400 (Las Vegas) NASCAR Preview and Fantasy Predictions

Can NASCAR's big names reassert themselves at the front in Sin City?
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Pennzoil 400 (Las Vegas) NASCAR Preview and Fantasy Predictions

Las Vegas is the town of Cinderella stories born at midnight, a place where one roll of the dice turns the moneyless into millionaires. It's the type of rags-to-riches story that's defined NASCAR's 2021 season, Michael McDowell's Daytona 500 triumph sparking three straight first-time winners heading into this year's Pennzoil 400.

 

O'Reilly Auto Parts 253 (Daytona) NASCAR Preview and Fantasy Predictions

Daytona's road course the first of many changes on the 2021 NASCAR schedule
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O'Reilly Auto Parts 253 (Daytona) NASCAR Preview and Fantasy Predictions

For years, NASCAR President Steve Phelps promised changes in the season schedule, evolving the sport's national landscape in response to underwhelming competition at 1.5-mile, cookie-cutter ovals. The COVID-19 pandemic seemed to accelerate those plans, leading to quirks like three events at Darlington Raceway during a 2020 season defined by survival.

NASCAR Fantasy Picks: Best Daytona International Speedway Drivers for DraftKings

A DraftKings guru sets the stage for a $1 Million top prize
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NASCAR Fantasy Picks: Best Daytona International Speedway Drivers for DraftKings

Well, folks, it's back again: the Daytona 500. The NASCAR Cup Series 2021 season opener is scheduled to run on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. ET on FOX. Frontstretch.com's Joy Tomlinson has a full fantasy NASCAR DraftKings preview.

 

Daytona 500 NASCAR Preview and Fantasy Predictions

Change is in the air as the season kicks off with the 63rd Great American Race
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Daytona 500 NASCAR Preview and Fantasy Predictions

The theme of the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season is new heading into the Daytona 500: new drivers, new teams, new schedule, new numbers. We also have a new writer, Frontstretch.com's Zach Sturniolo, to preview the latest installment of the "Great American Race."

 

75 Funny Fantasy NASCAR Team Names for 2021

Looking for a fun team name to spice up your fantasy NASCAR league?
75 Funny Fantasy NASCAR Team Names for 2021

The 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season is set to crank up with the 63rd running of the Daytona 500 on Feb. 14. That means it's time to start registering for your favorite fantasy NASCAR league on NASCAR.com, Fantrax, Fantasy Racing Online or even on DFS (FanDuel, DraftKings, etc.).

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