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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Kevin Harvick Shines Brightest Among All-Stars

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Who’s in the headline Kevin Harvick continues to flex his muscle as the best in the sport in 2018. Harvick won the second All-Star Race of his career Saturday night, with his other win coming over a decade ago in 2007. And in about as dominating a fashion as anyone could in a race where …

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Tech Talk: Justin Alexander Prepares for Radical All-Star Rules Package

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This weekend is a reward, or at least that is what it is supposed to be. Drivers and teams who have won a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race since 2017, along with winners of the All-Star Race in the last 10 years get to showcase their talents in front of many of the people …

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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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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Kevin Harvick Slathers Competition in Kansas

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Who’s in the headline Kevin Harvick continues to confirm the belief that Ford is the manufacturer to beat in 2018 in Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. For the fifth time in 12 races, Harvick was in Victory Lane. He started the year with three wins in a row after the Daytona 500 and has now …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Kevin Harvick Sweeps Up Dover

#4: Kevin Harvick, Stewart Haas Racing, Ford Fusion Jimmy John's Celebrates In Victory Lane After Winning Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series

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Who’s in the headline After a drought of six long races, Kevin Harvick is back in Victory Lane. The No. 4 Ford was the most dominant car all weekend at Dover and it showed throughout the race. Harvick started on the outside of the front row with the second fastest qualifying time. He led the …

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Tech Talk: Mike Wheeler on Bump Stop Material, Hard Landing & Pit Road Practice

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Crew chief Mike Wheeler on the No. 11 box

A typical Talladega race ended with some people thrilled, some people angry and others just disappointed. For Mike Wheeler and the No. 11 team, it was a disappointing race thanks to self-imposed difficulties after back-to-back pit road speeding penalties with driver Denny Hamlin. Looking to rebound, the team is preparing to head to the first …

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Friday Faceoff: Is Dover Jimmie Johnson’s Time to Shine

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With Joey Logano’s third Talladega win coming this past weekend, he is now in the playoffs. After a dismal end to his 2017 season, is Logano all the way back to peak form and is he the best driver at Team Penske right now? Mark Howell: I’d say the best driver at Penske Racing award should …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Brendan Gaughan Breaks Down Talladega

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In the latest episode of the 2018 Frontstretch Podcast, we review a wild weekend of restrictor plate racing at Talladega Superspeedway with Dustin Albino, Mike Neff, Zach Catanzareti and driver of the No. 62 Beard Motorsports Chevrolet, Brendan Gaughan. Joey Logano led a race-high 70 laps in Sunday’s Geico 500 at Talladega en route to his first victory in 36 races. …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Joey Logano Back in Victory Lane After a Year

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Who’s in the headline Joey Logano won the race at Richmond last spring only to have the win “encumbered.” That was the last time he graced Victory Lane in a Cup race until Sunday. This time around, he was not to be denied, leading four times for a total of 70 laps, including the final …

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Tech Talk: Discussing Talladega Rule Changes & Rear Spoilers With Trent Owens

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In 2018, NASCAR did away with special aero packages just for the restrictor plate tracks. Now, teams utilize the same rules at Daytona International Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway that they run at every other track on the schedule. There are differences in what the car uses to establish the racing platform, but the scanning system that …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Matt DiBenedetto Talks Racing at Richmond

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In the latest episode of the 2018 Frontstretch Podcast, we review a good, hard weekend of racing at Richmond Raceway with Dustin Albino, Mike Neff, Zach Catanzareti and driver of the No. 32 Go FAS Racing Ford Matt DiBenedetto. We also introduce a new sponsor, FanDuel, and a Frontstretch exclusive contest where you can win $300 and a $200 gift card from …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Kyle Busch Overcomes Deep Starting Position for 3rd Straight Win

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Who’s in the headline To start the season, Kyle Busch couldn’t get over the hump to move from second to first. After three runner-up finishes and a third-place result, he has now reeled off three straight victories. Busch is now tied with Kevin Harvick for the most wins in the series. Joey Logano looked like …

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