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Pace Laps: 2018 NASCAR Championship Down To Three Men?

#78: Martin Truex Jr., Furniture Row Racing, Toyota Camry Bass Pro Shops/5-hour ENERGY wins Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Martin Truex Jr. Punches Back Against Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch Reigning champion Martin Truex Jr. hasn’t had it easy this season. At one point, he wrecked three times in four races during a stretch from Texas to Talladega. “Last year, I felt like we couldn’t do anything wrong,” he said. “This …

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Pace Laps: Kyle Busch, Brad Keselowski Share Dominant Charlotte Weekend

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Kyle Busch, Jack of All Tracks Domination is an understatement for what Kyle Busch did en route to his Coca-Cola 600 win at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Sunday night (May 27). Busch swept all four stages of the race and led 377 of the 400 laps. The margin of victory …

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Pace Laps: NASCAR’s All-Star Race Aerodynamic Experiment

#4: Kevin Harvick, Stewart-Haas Racing, Ford Fusion Jimmy John's and #19: Daniel Suarez, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry ARRIS Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: All-Star Race Package Shows Promise Typically, the All-Star Race held a week ahead of the longest event on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series schedule, turns into a glorified test session for teams preparing for the Coca-Cola 600. The result is often lackluster action that ultimately fails to live up …

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Pace Laps: Harvick’s Historic Run, XFINITY Series Downhill Slide

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series TicketGuardian 500 ISM Raceway, Phoenix, AZ USA Friday 9 March 2018 Kevin Harvick, Stewart-Haas Racing, Ford Fusion Jimmy John's World Copyright: Matthew T. Thacker NKP

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Harvick Having Historic Run Every once in awhile, an athlete reestablishes the level of greatness in their sport. NASCAR is no exception to the rule. There were Dale Earnhardt’s next-level championships in 1987 and 1994, Bill Elliott’s 1985 Winston Million and Jeff Gordon winning 13 races in 1998. More recently, …

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Pace Laps: Busy But Sad Week for Racing

NASCAR Nextel Cup Series, Daytona 500.

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Joey Logano Finds Way Back to Victory Lane – It’s hard to believe that it took Joey Logano over one calendar year to earn another win … yet here we are. Caught in the middle between the young guns and veterans categories used to label drivers, especially this season, Logano …

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Pace Laps: So Close, Yet So Far for Martin Truex Jr. & Noah Gragson

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: So Close, Yet So Far for Martin Truex Jr. – Kyle Busch scored his third-straight win at Richmond Raceway, joining Kevin Harvick to account for six victories in nine races this season. But perhaps what was more surprising was that it was Martin Truex Jr. who was cruising his way …

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

Goodyear Tires ready for NASCAR action. Photo: NKP

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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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Pace Laps: Martin Truex Jr. Punches Back Against Kevin Harvick

2018 cup auto club Brad Keselowski, Team Penske, Ford Fusion Wurth Martin Truex Jr., Furniture Row Racing, Toyota Camry Bass Pro Shops/5-hour ENERGY

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Truex Back On Top Kevin Harvick? Who’s that? The second his bid for four straight wins ended, slamming into the outside wall on lap 39, Sunday’s MENCS race was all about Martin Truex Jr. The No. 78 car took control the second the No. 4 took a back seat, outdueling Kyle …

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Pace Laps: Kevin Harvick’s Power Over the Youth Movement & IndyCar’s Opening Weekend

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series TicketGuardian 500 ISM Raceway, Phoenix, AZ USA Saturday 10 March 2018 Kevin Harvick, Stewart-Haas Racing, Ford Fusion Jimmy John's World Copyright: Barry Cantrell NKP

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Happy Harvick Makes 42 The New 21 – Kevin Harvick is making this young gun ad campaign for NASCAR look like a waste of time. Harvick laid waste to the field at Phoenix, besting Kyle Busch and Joe Gibbs Racing a second straight week. The competition was stiffer this time, but …

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Pace Laps: NASCAR Daytona Roundup For Cup, XFINITY & Camping World Trucks

Tyler Reddick, Xfinity winner at Daytona. February 17th, 2018

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Young Guns Steal Daytona 500 Spotlight Except this 500 winner was very different. While Dale Earnhardt rattled people’s cages, a man’s man from the south, the 27-year-old Dillon is… a millennial. He has a video podcast, “Barn Life,” with best friend and jackman Paul Swan. He’s a clean-cut extrovert, an excitable guy …

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Pace Laps: Fords Fighting At Daytona, Dragsters Racing At Pomona

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Ford Fights To The Front Daytona 500 qualifying saw both Chevy and Toyota take center stage. Owner Rick Hendrick won his fourth straight pole position for the Great American Race, this time with Alex Bowman and the No. 88 while four Joe Gibbs Racing Toyotas qualified inside the top seven. ALLAWAY: …

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