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Cole Custer to Make Cup Debut at Las Vegas

2018 Daytona Xfinity Zach Catanzareti Cole Custer

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Another up-and-coming driver is getting a shot in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Cole Custer will make his MENCS debut in two weeks at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in the Pennzoil 400, piloting the No. 51 Ford for Rick Ware Racing. Haas Automation will sponsor Custer. The Ladera Ranch, Calif., native is guaranteed to …

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Friday Faceoff: What’s The Deal With NASCAR Ride Height Rules?

2016 Kansas Ii Cup Alex Bowman Pack Racing Russell Labounty Nkp

(Photo: Russell LaBounty/NKP)

Alex Bowman kicked off his tenure as the full-time driver of the No. 88 by putting his hot rod on the pole. But even with that, people are still referring to him as “Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s replacement.” What will Bowman need to do to get out of Earnhardt Jr.’s shadow? Davey Segal: Alex Bowman is …

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Frontstretch Podcast: A Fresh Season to Come

Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series 2018 Nascar Media Tour Charlotte Convention Center, Charlotte, Nc Usa Tuesday 23 January 2018 Kurt Busch World Copyright: Matthew T. Thacker Nkp

(Photo: Matthew T. Thacker/NKP)

In the first episode of the Frontstretch Podcast in 2018, we discuss all the changes — or lack of which — for the 2018 NASCAR season with Dustin Albino, Zach Catanzareti and Davey Segal. In the last two months and change, the sport has been on the sidelines as the drivers, teams and media “enjoy” …

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2017 NASCAR Cup Team Review: Stewart-Haas Racing

2017 Nascar Monster Energy Cup Series, New Hampshire

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Overton’s 301 New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Loudon, NH USA Sunday 16 July 2017 Kevin Harvick, Stewart-Haas Racing, Busch Beer Ford Fusion and Kurt Busch, Stewart-Haas Racing, Haas Automation/Monster Energy Ford Fusion World Copyright: Nigel Kinrade NKP

The 2017  season was one of change for Stewart-Haas Racing. But as the organization usually does, it faced it head on and even impressed itself. The manufacturer switch from Chevrolet to Ford for the four-car team dominated the headlines throughout the offseason as well as early parts of 2017. Everybody, drivers, owners, crew members, fans …

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2-Headed Monster: Should the Championship Race Rotate Venues?

2016 Cup Homestead Miami Speedway Zach Catanzareti Kurt Busch Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Jamie Mcmurray

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Homestead-Miami Speedway has been the site of the season finale for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series since the 2002 season. It has also always hosted one event per season. Should the season-ending championship race rotate tracks each year? If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It The season finale doesn’t need to move from Homestead-Miami …

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STP Returning to Richard Petty Motorsports in 2018 With Darrell Wallace Jr.

2017 Atlanta Nxs Darrell Wallace Jr Nigel Kinrade Nkp

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

With one race remaining in the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, more news surrounding the 2018 season, and one of the biggest up and coming names in the sport, came out on Monday afternoon. Darrell Wallace Jr. and Richard Petty Motorsports will have longtime partner STP return to the famed No. 43 next …

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2-Headed Monster: Who Will Fare Better in 2018: Aric Almirola or Darrell Wallace Jr?

Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series Go Bowling 400 Kansas Speedway, Kansas City, Ks Usa Friday 12 May 2017 Aric Almirola, Richard Petty Motorsports, Smithfield Ford Fusion World Copyright: Brett Moist Nkp

Aric Almirola (Photo: Brett Moist/NKP)

Aric Almirola was announced on Wednesday as the driver of the No. 10 Ford for Stewart-Haas Racing next season with sponsorship from Smithfield. Darrell Wallace Jr., who substituted for the injured Almirola earlier this season, was also named as the driver of the No. 43 for Richard Petty Motorsports in late-October. The question is: Who …

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Entry List: Can-Am 500

2017 Kansas Ii Cup Kyle Busch John K Harrelson Nkp

(Photo: John K. Harrelson/NKP)

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads west this weekend to Phoenix International Raceway for the 30th annual Can-Am 500. It’s an elimination race in the Round of 8 as this event sets the Championship 4 for Homestead-Miami Speedway. Coming off last weekend’s late-race pass of Martin Truex Jr. at Texas Motor Speedway, Kevin Harvick has …

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NASCAR Releases 2018 Cup Series Start Times

2017 Kansas Ii Cup Paul Menard Pack Racing John K Harrelson Nkp

(Photo: John K. Harrelson/NKP)

Clear your schedules, NASCAR fans! Monday afternoon, the sanctioning body announced tentative start times and TV network broadcasts for every single Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series event next season. The season-opening Daytona 500 will move back to its traditional President’s Day weekend, a previously announced, and is slated to go green at 2:30 p.m. ET on …

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