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Pace Laps: Kyle Busch, Brad Keselowski Share Dominant Charlotte Weekend

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Kyle Busch, Jack of All Tracks Domination is an understatement for what Kyle Busch did en route to his Coca-Cola 600 win at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Sunday night (May 27). Busch swept all four stages of the race and led 377 of the 400 laps. The margin of victory …

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2-Headed Monster: Should NASCAR Implement the All-Star Race Package For Other Races?

#4: Kevin Harvick, Stewart-Haas Racing, Ford Fusion Jimmy John's and #19: Daniel Suarez, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry ARRIS Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

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Last weekend, NASCAR mandated the addition of restrictor plates and air ducts to the cars used for the Monster Energy All-Star Race and the Monster Energy Open. The result was pack racing and a much closer margin of victory than in the past few All-Star Races, but it led some to say that it wasn’t …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Serving Up Plate Racing with Corey LaJoie

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In the latest episode of the 2018 Frontstretch Podcast, we review the different looking Monster Energy All-Star Race that involved plate racing with Dustin Albino, Mike Neff, Zach Catanzareti and Corey LaJoie, driver of the No. 72 TriStar Motorsports Chevrolet. Kevin Harvick was triumphant again on Saturday night, taking home the $1 million prize. However, he had to hold off Daniel …

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The Frontstretch 5: Ingredients for Great Races

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1. A test of skill If you were to ask 10 different people what constitutes a great race, you are sure to get 10 different responses. Therefore, I can only speak for myself. The races which I consider great are the ones where I, as a fan, feel like the drivers are being pushed to …

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Pace Laps: NASCAR’s All-Star Race Aerodynamic Experiment

#4: Kevin Harvick, Stewart-Haas Racing, Ford Fusion Jimmy John's and #19: Daniel Suarez, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry ARRIS Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: All-Star Race Package Shows Promise Typically, the All-Star Race held a week ahead of the longest event on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series schedule, turns into a glorified test session for teams preparing for the Coca-Cola 600. The result is often lackluster action that ultimately fails to live up …

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2-Headed Monster: Could NASCAR-Related Betting Increase the Sport’s Exposure?

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Go Bowling 400 Kansas Speedway, Kansas City, KS USA Saturday 13 May 2017 Martin Truex Jr, Furniture Row Racing, Auto-Owners Insurance Toyota Camry, Kevin Harvick, Stewart-Haas Racing, Busch Light Ford Fusion and Ryan Blaney, Wood Brothers Racing, Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford Fusion restart World Copyright: Russell LaBounty NKP

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Now that individual states have the ability to legalize sports betting, it is anticipated that most sporting leagues will want to get in on the action. Undoubtedly, NASCAR will be among them largely because the revenue involved is could be a serious boon for the sport. But would betting windows at the track lead to …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Kevin Harvick Does it Again in Kansas

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In the latest episode of the 2018 Frontstretch Podcast, we discuss the wild weekend of racing at Kansas Speedway that saw Kevin Harvick pick up his fifth victory of the season, with Dustin Albino, Mike Neff and Zach Catanazareti. The trio examines Harvick’s historic run through the opening 12 races as he’s the first driver since Jeff Gordon in …

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Pace Laps: Harvick’s Historic Run, XFINITY Series Downhill Slide

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Harvick Having Historic Run Every once in awhile, an athlete reestablishes the level of greatness in their sport. NASCAR is no exception to the rule. There were Dale Earnhardt’s next-level championships in 1987 and 1994, Bill Elliott’s 1985 Winston Million and Jeff Gordon winning 13 races in 1998. More recently, …

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2018 Frontstretch Cup: KC Masterpiece 400

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Go Bowling 400 Kansas Speedway, Kansas City, KS USA Saturday 13 May 2017 Martin Truex Jr, Furniture Row Racing, Auto-Owners Insurance Toyota Camry, Kevin Harvick, Stewart-Haas Racing, Busch Light Ford Fusion and Ryan Blaney, Wood Brothers Racing, Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford Fusion restart World Copyright: Russell LaBounty NKP

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Welcome to the 11th season of the Frontstretch Cup, a year-long competition in which the Frontstretch staff and guests from around the NASCAR world attempt to predict the winner of each Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race. This season, we are joined by driver Corey LaJoie. Think you can do better? Leave your picks in the comments. How it works …

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Friday Faceoff: Is a NASCAR Sale Good or Bad for the Sport?

#24: William Byron, Hendrick Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro Liberty University Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

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It’s been reported that the France family is looking into selling NASCAR either completely or in part. Would this be a good or a bad thing for the sport? Michael Finley: It depends. This sport needs new leadership desperately, somebody who can come in with new ideas on how to develop a new audience for racing …

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2-Headed Monster: With Matt Kenseth’s Return, What Happens To Trevor Bayne?

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Roush Fenway Racing announced a few weeks ago that veteran Matt Kenseth would split time in the No. 6 Ford with Trevor Bayne for the remainder of the season. This Saturday’s race at Kansas Speedway, May 12th, will be Kenseth’s first in the car, marking the first time since 2014 that Bayne has not been …

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Fronstretch Podcast: Noah Gragson Reviews Monster Dover Weekend

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In the latest episode of the 2018 Frontstretch Podcast, we review a full weekend of racing at Dover International Speedway with Dustin Albino, Davey Segal, Zach Catanzareti and driver of the No. 18 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota Tundra, Noah Gragson. Kevin Harvick won his fourth race of the season at Dover, sweeping all three stages. However, it was Daniel …

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