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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After the Bristol Night Race

#4: Kevin Harvick, Stewart Haas Racing, Ford Fusion Busch Light Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series traveled to Thunder Valley for a Saturday night showdown and there was nowhere to hide. No one was safe from any of the hardcore short track racing that took place and in the end, even the race winner had tape on his car. Victor Kurt Busch was involved in …

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Donald Theetge Set to Make NASCAR XFINITY Series Debut at New Hampshire

Josh Williams Ism Raceway (no. 90 King Autosport)

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NASCAR Pinty’s Series driver Donald Theetge will make his XFINITY Series debut later this month in the Lakes Region 200 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Theetge will pilot the No. 90 entry for King Autosport. So far this season, Josh Williams and Brandon Brown have split time in King’s second car. Williams has the most …

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A Look at the Truck Series From the Mind of Veteran Matt Crafton

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Matt Crafton is a two-time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion (2013 & 2014) and has 14 victories to his name in the series since his debut at California in 2000. The 18-year veteran has seen his fair share of comers and goers, witnessing the ups and downs of the sport firsthand. So far this …

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Combination of Speed and Luck Lands Justin Allgaier Spot in Dash 4 Cash at Dover

Justin Allgaier At Talladega

Justin Allgaier (Photo: Christian Koelle)

It was a whirlwind of a day for Justin Allgaier and the No. 7 team at Talladega Superspeedway on Saturday, but when the checkered flag flew, he emerged with a third-place finish. Allgaier held more than a 20-second lead as the laps ticked down, but he ran out of fuel on a late-race caution. The …

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Matt Kenseth Soaks Up Return to Victory Lane in Phoenix

Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series Can Am 500 Phoenix Raceway, Avondale, Az Usa Sunday 12 November 2017 Matt Kenseth, Joe Gibbs Racing, Circle K Toyota Camry World Copyright: Nigel Kinrade Nkp

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In a day of comers and goers, Matt Kenseth came when it counted Sunday at Phoenix International Raceway. Taking the lead from Chase Elliott with nine laps to go in the Can-Am 500, Kenseth pulled away to score his first win of 2017. The victory, his 39th in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, was …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2017 Alabama 500

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Who… gets my shoutout of the race? On a day where many playoff drivers found Talladega Superspeedway trouble, only four of 12 championship-eligible drivers finished the 500-mile wreckfest. There was a golden opportunity for someone outside the postseason like Dale Earnhardt Jr. to steal the victory. But in the end, Brad Keselowski fought off the Earnhardt nostalgia …

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Vinnie Miller Survives Chaos to Earn Top 10 in Truck Series Debut

2017 Camping World Truck Nextera Energy Resources 250 Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, Fl Usa Thursday 23 February 2017 Ross Chastain World Copyright: Nigel Kinrade/nkp

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In a rather chaotic day at Talladega Superspeedway, many drivers left with career-best finishes. One of whom was Vinnie Miller. Making his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut with Bolen Motorsports, Miller cool, calm, and collectively saved his equipment to be there in the end. Sneaking through the Big One that ended the race under …

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Announces 2018 Rules Package

2015 Charlotte I Cup Ryan Blaney Inspection Credit Amy Henderson

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The last few seasons, the rules package for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series has seen a significant reduction in downforce. On Tuesday, NASCAR announced that wouldn’t be the case for 2018. The 2018 rule package will see less changes from 2017 with a few minor changes. Gene Stefanyshyn, NASCAR’s Vice President of Innovation and …

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Jay Howard Feeling Confident for Return Indy 500 Start

2017 Indianapolis Indycar Jay Howard Chris Jones

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Every year, the Indianapolis 500 brings out those not-so-average drivers who put together a special deal to attempt the world’s biggest race. For 2017, Jay Howard is one of those names. Last starting a Verizon IndyCar Series event in 2011, the 36-year-old is back in the series with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports for Sunday’s 101st running …

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Helio Castroneves Tops Final Indy 500 Practice

2017 Indianapolis Indycar Helio Castroneves Bret Kelley Indycar Media

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Team Penske may have struggled in qualifying, but they have the last laugh before Sunday’s 101st Indianapolis 500. Helio Castroneves led the way in the extended one-hour session, ripping around the 2.5-mile track in 39.5819 seconds (227.377 mph). The three-time race winner ran 28 laps and was more than a full tenth of a second …

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Aric Almirola With Richmond Top 10: ‘We Needed That’

2017 Cup Richmond Zach Catanzareti Aric Almirola

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Storming out of the gate with a top-five finish in February’s Daytona 500, it’s been another tough season for Richard Petty Motorsports and Aric Almirola. In fact, you could call that 500-miler their only bright spot through the opening eight Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races, which have seen only one top-15 finish since the season …

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Joey Logano Wins a Hot One at Richmond

2017 Cup Richmond Zach Catanzareti Joey Logano

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Following the green flag, Joey Logano wasn’t the Team Penske car expected to take the win Sunday at Richmond International Raceway. With teammate Brad Keselowski leading 109 laps in the Toyota Owners 400, Logano, instead took the victory after pit strategy mixed up the top runners. For Logano, the win is the first of 2017, …

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