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2-Headed Monster: Who Fared Better, Kyle Busch or Hendrick Motorsports?

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How Did Hendrick Do in Comparison to Kyle Busch? (Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

It has been ten years since Hendrick Motorsports released Kyle Busch and signed Dale Earnhardt Jr. to replace him. Both HMS and Busch have seen a lot of success since the move, but who got the better of it? Rowdy Unleashed Busch is by far the winner of that deal. He made out like a …

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2-Headed Monster: Should Cup Races Be Shorter?

2018 Kurt Busch Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

This week’s question that’s up for debate is one that’s hung around the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series for awhile now. Should 500-mile Cup races be shortened? Less Is More The number 500 has always held a special place in auto racing ever since automobiles started circling 2.5 miles of bricks in Indianapolis. Once NASCAR …

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10 Reasons the Cup Series Might Be Better Without a Title Sponsor

2018 Daytona Cup Zach Catanzareti Official Monster Energy

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

NASCAR announced Tuesday that Monster Energy had opted to extend its title sponsorship of the Cup Series for one additional season. However, NASCAR executive Steve Phelps also revealed that the sanctioning body does not expect Monster to return after 2019. Building on a year of success, @MonsterEnergy and NASCAR announce partnership extension. pic.twitter.com/qlakUkTaSU — NASCAR …

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2-Headed Monster: Does Davey Allison Belong in the Hall Of Fame?

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The Hall of Fame isn’t “Win and you’re in” Voting recently opened for fans to cast their ballots for which drivers they feel deserve to be enshrined into the NASCAR Hall of Fame. The class of 2019 will join their peers next January but, in my opinion, there is one driver that shouldn’t be among …

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2-Headed Monster: Should NASCAR Change Its Weather Policy?

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Tough call for NASCAR with the weather this past weekend at Martinsville (Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

This past weekend at Martinsville Speedway, despite the forecast a few days earlier calling for heavy snow, NASCAR waited until the morning of the race to cancel it — to the dismay of many fans. NASCAR instituted a new weather policy last season that allowed for races’ start times to be bumped back one hour …

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2-Headed Monster: Are Drivers Too Quick To Wreck Each Other?

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Dirty Deeds With the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heading back to Martinsville Speedway this weekend, references to what took place during last fall’s visit to the paperclip-shaped half-mile are inevitable. Chase Elliott was leading and on the verge of his first career win when he took a shot to his rear bumper from Denny …

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2-Headed Monster: Is NASCAR Doing Enough for Grassroots Racing?

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Harrison Burton certainly benefits from his last name but other young drivers need other attention (Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

In the press conference following their win at ISM Raceway on Sunday (March 11), Kevin Harvick and Tony Stewart were critical of NASCAR’s and the Phoenix track’s commitment to regional and local racing. Harvick chided the track for getting rid of the K&N Pro Series West race and NASCAR for setting its sanctioning fees too …

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2-Headed Monster: Should Kyle Busch’s Wins Be Compared to Richard Petty’s Record?

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Kyle Busch celebrating his 2018 Truck Series win at Las Vegas (Photo: John K Harrelson /NKP)

It’s Not Just A Number With his win this past weekend in the Camping World Truck Series, Kyle Busch has 184 victories in NASCAR’s top-three national touring series. Kevin Harvick reached 100 victories in the same category at Las Vegas Motor Speedway . Busch only needs 16 more wins to achieve what was once believed …

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The Underdog House: The Other End Of The Neon NASCAR Garage

Think Small As NASCAR moved to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway this weekend, we were treated to a triple-header of the top three national touring series for the third consecutive week. Vegas has the feel of a town where the underdog can rise. Your last dime could turn into millions with a roll of the …

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Kyle Larson, Ryan Blaney Pace Saturday Las Vegas Cup Practices

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(Photo: Russell LaBounty/NKP)

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series was back in action Saturday (March 3) for two rounds of practice in preparation for Sunday’s Pennzoil 400 Presented By Jiffy Lube at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Kyle Larson posted the quick time of the initial session on the 1.5-mile oval. His Chevrolet Camaro topped the charts with …

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Christopher Bell Scores XFINITY Series Pole at Las Vegas

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Christopher Bell picked up his second consecutive NASCAR XFINITY Series pole this season with a 183.686 mph lap ahead of Saturday afternoon’s Boyd Gaming 300. It’s also the third time in the rookie’s short NXS career that he’ll lead the field to the green flag. “Jason (Ratcliff, crew chief) is the best in the business, …

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