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Kyle Busch: ‘Everything is Great’ After Friday Meeting With Logano, NASCAR Officials

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For Kyle Busch, everything is great. That was the refrain repeated several times at Phoenix Friday afternoon after he and Joey Logano were called to the principal’s office. The purpose was to discuss the events that took place during and after Sunday’s race in Las Vegas, hoping all parties could move forward from the fracas …

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Friday Faceoff: NASCAR Surprises and Disappointments

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NASCAR did not issue any penalties to Kyle Busch, Joey Logano or the crewmen involved in Sunday’s post-race pit road brawl.  Was this the right call, or should there have been some form of punishment? Amy Henderson: There should have been penalties in the form of fines and probation for Busch and suspensions for the …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Las Vegas

NASCAR headed west this weekend for a little viva Las Vegas. It’s no secret that any title fight worth the price of admission can be found in the neon glow of the Nevada desert. Martin Truex Jr. took on all challengers and delivered a knockout blow; he’s the first to win all three stages in …

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Keselowski Continues Ford Hot Streak, Claims Pole For Las Vegas Kobalt 400

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Brad Keselowski finished last week’s race at Atlanta in front of the field. Apparently, he liked the view because he’ll be there again at the green on Sunday. Keselowski won the pole for Sunday’s Kobalt 400 with a lap of 27.881 seconds (193.680 mph) in the third round of qualifying. Martin Truex Jr. will start alongside …

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Martin Truex Jr. Paces Opening Cup Practice From Las Vegas

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Ford teams have been flexing their muscles after two races in the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. Toyota drivers appear ready to turn the tide at Las Vegas Motor Speedway this weekend. Martin Truex Jr. appears ready to lead the resurgence. Truex Jr. paced the field, setting a fast lap of 27.907 seconds …

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Friday Faceoff: Is NASCAR Letting Cheaters Prosper?

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AJ Allmendinger was hit hard with penalties from having three loose lug nuts in Atlanta, with a loss of 35 points, fines, and a three-race suspension for crew chief Randall Burnett.  Too much or in line? Frank Velat, Staff Writer: It’s spelled out very clearly what will happen when lug nut violations are discovered. Whether …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Atlanta

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Following a wild opening weekend, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series moved to Atlanta Motor Speedway for round two. Daytona seemed to create more questions than it answered and many in the sport looked to Sunday’s race to restore order. The Folds Of Honor QuikTrip 500 did feature many of the usual favorites up front, …

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Tracking the Trucks: Christopher Bell Schools the Field for Atlanta Redemption

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In a Nutshell: Class was in session at Atlanta Motor Speedway Saturday as Christopher Bell taught the field about the power in his Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota. Bell started from the pole, led 99 of the 130 laps and won all three stages en route to his third career win. A spirited effort from Matt …

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Daytona 500 Brings NASCAR On FOX Small Ratings Increase

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Fox Sports’ coverage of the 59th Annual Daytona 500 resulted in a small overnight bump in ratings over last year’s edition, the network announced Monday. Overall, ratings are still nowhere near where they have been historically. However, the increase does provide optimism that perhaps viewership can continue the upward trend. The broadcast drew an overnight …

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