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Trying to find your optimal DraftKings lineup for this week's (Feb. 26 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. (Updated Feb. 24 with final...
Athlon Sports
5 months ago
Jimmie Johnson: 2017 NASCAR Season Driver Preview
Future Hall of Famer Jeff Gordon has raced against some of the best ever in NASCAR: Dale Earnhardt, Darrell Waltrip, Rusty Wallace, Tony Stewart and once, the King, Richard Petty. So last May when Gordon named the best he’d ever faced in his...
Athlon Sports
6 months ago
Joey Logano: 2017 NASCAR Season Driver Preview
Forgive Joey Logano if he has a secret love-hate relationship with the elimination-style Chase format. In the three years in which this system has determined the title, the Team Penske driver has won 14 races and scored 76 top-10 finishes. He...
Athlon Sports
6 months ago
Printable NASCAR Schedules 2017
With the NASCAR season upon us, it can be hard to keep up with all the main series'—Monster Energy, XFINITY and Camping World Truck—schedules. To help make life easier, click on the downloadable and printable schedule below....
Athlon Sports
6 months ago
Funny Fantasy NASCAR Team Names
The 2017 NASCAR season is about to crank up with the 59th running of the Daytona 500 and a new title sponsor, Monster Energy. That also means it is about time to start registering for your favorite 2017 fantasy NASCAR league. We have come up with...
Rob McVey
6 months ago
Brad Keselowski: 2017 NASCAR Season Driver Preview
Brad Keselowski was running at the end of every race in 2016 — until the Chase. Keselowski won four times in 2016 — but not in the Chase. Keselowski did everything right in the first 26 races. He won. He avoided trouble. He looked like...
Athlon Sports
6 months ago
Kyle Busch: 2017 NASCAR Season Driver Preview
The change in Kyle Busch is real, and that change is a terrifying prospect for fellow Monster Energy NASCAR Cup competitors. Busch entered last season as a first-time defending champion, and he performed admirably in the role. There were four...
Athlon Sports
6 months ago
Chase Elliott: 2017 NASCAR Season Driver Preview
There are plenty of veteran NASCAR drivers who would love to put up the numbers that Chase Elliott posted in 2016. He had more top-10 finishes than series champion Jimmie Johnson, led more laps than former champion Kurt Busch, and recorded a better...
Athlon Sports
6 months ago
Matt Kenseth: 2017 NASCAR Season Driver Preview
Matt Kenseth’s 2016 season ended in a considerably different manner than the year before, but the final result included the same disappointment about what could have been. There was no intentional crashing, no bitter feud with Joey Logano...
Athlon Sports
6 months ago
Kevin Harvick: 2017 NASCAR Season Driver Preview
Kevin Harvick’s 2016 stat book includes four wins, more than 1,300 laps led and an average finish inside the top 10, something no other Premier Series (now Monster Energy NASCAR Cup) driver can boast. He was the best driver in the...
Athlon Sports
6 months ago
Kyle Larson: 2017 NASCAR Season Driver Preview
The original plot line — before Carl Edwards and Joey Logano crashed and before Jimmie Johnson somehow rallied to his record-tying seventh Cup championship — in last fall’s season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway was breaking in...
Athlon Sports
6 months ago
Kurt Busch: 2017 NASCAR Season Driver Preview
For a guy who has a reputation for being volatile and over the top, Kurt Busch is flying under the radar at Stewart-Haas Racing. He didn’t have the stellar 2016 season Kevin Harvick did. He didn’t have a retirement tour like Tony...
Athlon Sports
6 months ago
Martin Truex Jr.: 2017 NASCAR Season Driver Preview
Martin Truex Jr. is in new territory, fresh off a 2016 season that was easily his best yet. He reached career highs in wins (four), poles (five) and top-5 finishes (eight). There were a series-best 1,809 laps led. And he was a legitimate...
Athlon Sports
6 months ago
Denny Hamlin: 2017 NASCAR Season Driver Preview
Denny Hamlin didn’t walk away from last season with a title or even a berth in the Championship 4. By those measurements, the season wasn’t a story of unbridled success. But Hamlin and his No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing team are hardly in need...
Athlon Sports
6 months ago
Dale Earnhardt Jr.: 2017 NASCAR Season Driver Preview
Dale Earnhardt Jr. is back. After missing half of the 2016 season, NASCAR’s perennial Most Popular Driver award winner is chomping at the bit after receiving medical clearance in December to race in 2017. Speculation swirled about whether...
Athlon Sports
6 months ago
Austin Dillon: 2017 NASCAR Season Driver Preview
For Austin Dillon, 2016 was defined by consistency. The third-year driver for Richard Childress Racing finished 20th and 21st in his first two seasons in NASCAR’s Premier Series, but last year he appeared to find his stride, scoring career...
Athlon Sports
6 months ago
Jamie McMurray: 2017 NASCAR Season Driver Preview
Jamie McMurray crossed one of those racing milestones last season that are interesting when they occur, but are otherwise just a footnote in a driver’s career. The achievement for McMurray was Cup Series start No. 500 at Chicagoland Speedway...
Athlon Sports
6 months ago
Kasey Kahne: 2017 NASCAR Season Driver Preview
What’s wrong with Kasey Kahne? It’s a question that has cropped up about the Hendrick Motorsports driver in the last couple of years, and it’s legitimate. Kahne has had fast cars — his teammates have poles, race wins, a...
Athlon Sports
6 months ago
Clint Bowyer: 2017 NASCAR Season Driver Preview
If frustration breeds hunger, then the field had better watch out for Clint Bowyer this year. That’s because 2016 was an exercise in frustration for Bowyer, who was racing for underfunded HScott Motorsports while he waited for his seat at...
Athlon Sports
6 months ago
NASCAR Camping World Truck Schedule 2017
The 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck series season will soon be upon us. To help you find plan your weekends this season, check out NASCAR's Camping World Truck Series schedule below, which features tracks, start times, and TV networks...
Athlon Sports
6 months ago
Xfinity Series NASCAR racing schedule
The 2017 XFINITITY NASCAR series season will soon be upon us. To help you find plan your weekend TV schedule (FOX, FS1, NBC, etc.) this season, check out the new NASCAR schedule, which features tracks, start times, and TV networks. ...
Athlon Sports
6 months ago
Ryan Blaney: 2017 NASCAR Season Driver Preview
Ryan Blaney and the Wood Brothers Racing team promise to enter this season on footing that feels much more stable than the ground they stood upon ahead of last year’s season opener. It remains a stretch, however, to think that the combination...
Athlon Sports
6 months ago
Trevor Bayne: 2017 NASCAR Season Driver Preview
The NASCAR existence of Trevor Bayne is certainly no normal story. His 2011 Daytona 500 win, a first-attempt stunner at NASCAR’s biggest event in his second career Cup race with the part-time Wood Brothers team, has no comparable counterpart...
Athlon Sports
6 months ago
Ryan Newman: 2017 NASCAR Season Driver Preview
There are questions surrounding Ryan Newman heading into the 2017 season, but perhaps the biggest one was already answered last season after Newman — who many believed would be looking for a new ride this year — re-signed with Richard...
Athlon Sports
6 months ago
AJ Allmendinger: 2017 NASCAR Season Driver Preview
There is positive momentum at JTG Daugherty Racing, but there is also significant change afoot at the organization. The end result promises to be more of the same for AJ Allmendinger this season, a topsy-turvy ride of highs and lows as the...
Athlon Sports
6 months ago

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