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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Dover

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(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

The ongoing battle between Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch to be the top driver of the NASCAR Cup Series continued at Dover International Speedway on Sunday, and Harvick came away as the victor. Harvick now has four wins after 11 races as Stewart-Haas Racing continues to steamroll the competition. 1. Kevin Harvick (+2) With 64 laps …

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The Frontstretch 5: NASCAR Moments Never Forgotten

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1. A fitting tribute In July 1993 I was about to take a week’s vacation that centered around that weekend’s Pocono Cup race. In fact, on the way home I stopped at the corner Texaco to fill up my truck and dirt bikes for the trip and while there picked up a newly released diecast …

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INDYCAR: Breaking Down the 102nd Indianapolis 500 Entry List

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On Friday, INDYCAR released the 35-car entry list for the 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500. The May 27 race features six former winners, including Hélio Castroneves, Scott Dixon, Tony Kanaan, Takuma Sato, Alexander Rossi and Ryan Hunter-Reay. This year’s race will mark the first time since 2015 that at least one car will fail …

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IndyCar: Simon Pagenaud, Gabby Chaves Get into Heated Argument

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Simon Pagenaud and Gabby Chaves had a heated conversation on pit road after the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama. Pagenaud confronted the Harding Racing driver because he felt that he was being held up by him. Chaves was two laps down, and the Team Penske wheelman was upset that he lost an on-track battle …

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Friday Faceoff: Is the Old Bristol Back?

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After early dominant driver Ryan Blaney was knocked out in a crash Sunday at Bristol Motor Speedway, Kyle Larson led a race-high 200 laps only to be disappointed by a late-race pass for the win by Kyle Busch. What effect will the defeat have on Larson and whether he can win a different race later …

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IndyCar: There’s No Doubt Now; Alexander Rossi is a Title Threat

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Alexander Rossi didn’t make the greatest impression on Formula One team bosses as he climbed the ladder to Europe’s most prestigious racing series. He made a mere five starts with the now-defunct backmarker Manor Marussia F1 Team in 2015 with a best finish of 12th in the United States Grand Prix. Then he landed a …

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Pace Laps: Rain Ratchets Up NASCAR Competition At Bristol

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Rain, Rain, Please Stay? The fact NASCAR wrested 204 laps out of Sunday’s race at Bristol Motor Speedway was a minor miracle. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series event was faced with a 90 percent chance of precipitation during the day; the race itself went green nearly half an hour …

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James Davison Joining AJ Foyt Racing in Partnership with Byrd-Hollinger-Belardi for Indy 500

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James Davison will compete in this year’s Indianapolis 500 with AJ Foyt Racing in a partnership with Jonathan Byrd’s Racing, Hollinger MotorSport, and Belardi Auto Racing. Davison, 31, ran last year’s Indy 500 as a substitute at Dale Coyne Racing for Sebastien Bourdais after he was injured in a crash during his qualifying run. He …

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JR Hildebrand Will Have Another Shot at the Indy 500 with Dreyer & Reinbold Racing

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JR Hildebrand will start his eighth Indianapolis 500 in May with the team he made his IndyCar Series debut with in 2010, Dreyer & Reinbold Racing. Hildebrand, 30, competed full-time with Ed Carpenter Racing last year, but the team replaced him with Spencer Pigot, who ran a partial schedule and shared seat time with owner-driver …

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Pace Laps: Texas Tires, Penske Dominance & Newgarden Prevails in Phoenix

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Texas Tears Up Tires Kyle Busch may have edged Kevin Harvick to finally get that winless monkey off his back, but Sunday’s (April 8) race at Texas Motor Speedway for the MENCS was more notable for who wasn’t around at the finish. Kyle Larson. Martin Truex Jr. Ryan Newman. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. …

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Robert Wickens Impresses Again, but Josef Newgarden’s Decision to Pit Leads to Victory

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When the caution flag waved with 21 laps to go in the Desert Diamond Phoenix Grand Prix, Josef Newgarden decided that fresh tires would give him a better chance at winning. He was right. The Schmidt Peterson Motorsports drivers, James Hinchcliffe and Robert Wickens, chose to stay out on older tires. Wickens led the field …

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