The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2018 FireKeepers Casino 400

Kasey Kahne

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Who… gets my shoutout of the race? While his finish didn’t necessarily reflect the effort, for a driver for a very small, underfunded team to lead several laps on the day is an accomplishment in itself.  Kasey Kahne started 29th and finished 23rd, but somewhere in the middle, he led twice for a total of …

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Holding a Pretty Wheel: Is a Summer Storm Coming to NASCAR?

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Long, hot days give way to sultry nights, tracks are hot and slick and expectations and frustrations mount.  It’s summer in NASCAR, and with 12 races to go in the sport’s regular season, there’s a rivalry brewing right along with the summer storms. Or is there? 2018 to date has largely been the Kevin Harvick …

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The Frontstretch 5: Current NASCAR Mysteries

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1. Can Chevrolet turn it around? Or maybe, more accurately, will it?  Certainly, it can; there’s a reason Chevrolet has so many manufacturer titles in the sport. And really, it’s showing signs of life after months of slumping. Kyle Larson has run with the leaders just about everywhere, and one of these days, his atrocious luck will …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2018 Pocono 400

Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series Folds Of Honor Quik Trip 500 Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hampton, Ga Usa Saturday 24 February 2018 Paul Menard, Wood Brothers Racing, Menards / Moen Ford Fusion World Copyright: Nigel Kinrade Nkp

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Who… gets my shoutout of the race? Start in the back half of the field, activate stealth mode, finish inside the top 10. This week, not just one but two drivers accomplished that particular feat. Aric Almirola started 34th and looked to have a long day ahead of him. But smart strategy and hard racing …

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The Frontstretch 5: Ingredients for a Great Driver

Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series Brickyard 400 Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis, In Usa Saturday 22 July 2017 Kyle Busch, Joe Gibbs Racing, Skittles Toyota Camry And Kyle Larson, Chip Ganassi Racing, Target Chevrolet Ss World Copyright: Russell Labounty Nkp

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1. Kyle Busch’s tenacity Imagine, if you will, that you were starting a brand-new NASCAR race team, and you could not only choose, but create a driver with the best qualities of the sport’s top talent. What would you pick? Here’s a good place to start: Busch’s raw talent often spells trouble for the competition, …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2018 Coca-Cola 600

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Who… gets my shoutout of the race? It became apparent Sunday night reports of Jimmie Johnson’s decline may have been a bit exaggerated. For the first time this season, Johnson had a top-five car, and the seven-time champion responded with his best effort on an intermediate track since last October. It was a vintage performance …

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Brad Keselowski Holds Off XFINITY Field to Win Alsco 300 at Charlotte

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Brad Keselowski started on pole and ended up in Victory Lane in the Alsco 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, but the race was far from uneventful on the way, with 13 caution flags and a one-hour rain delay for good measure. “It was kind of an eventful day, Keselowski said after the race. “From the …

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Brad Keselowski Grabs Alsco 300 Pole at Charlotte

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After a rain shower at Charlotte Motor Speedway, the NASCAR XFINITY Series teams took to the track for qualifying for this afternoon’s Alasco 300. For the first time in several weeks, Cup Series drivers are allowed to double-dip, and they took full advantage, taking three of the top 10 starting spots, with Brad Keselowski taking …

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Denny Hamlin Paces Single NASCAR Cup Practice Session Thursday at Charlotte

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Denny Hamlin is a solid pick this weekend (Photo: Amy Henderson)

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series held a single practice Friday at Charlotte Motor Speedway ahead of Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600. Denny Hamlin led the pack with a top speed of 190.134 mph, the only driver to top the 190 mark. Most teams made mock qualifying runs to set up for tonight’s time trials. Ryan Blaney …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2018 Monster Energy All-Star Race

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Who… gets my shoutout of the race? While the All-Star Race is largely comprised of race winners whose talents fans are familiar with, the addition of drivers via the last-chance Open means that sometimes a driver fans don’t expect shares the spotlight. Saturday night was like that. It wasn’t a big surprise that Daniel Suarez …

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Kevin Harvick Dominates Wild All-Star Race

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The Monster Energy All-Star Race kicked off just as night descended on Charlotte Motor Speedway, but things would only heat up as the race got underway. While the race may pay a million dollars, the million-dollar question was whether a brand-new aerodynamic package that featured restrictor plates coupled with a high-downforce spoiler and splitter combination …

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