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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Homestead

Joey Logano 2018 Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series Champion

(Photo: Christian Koelle)

Entering Homestead, the Championship 4 was labeled as one of the best fields of four we have ever seen. Sunday’s race was proof that the label wasn’t false as all four championship contenders had a chance. The feud between Joey Logano and Martin Truex Jr. was rekindled at the end and ended the same way it did …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After ISM Raceway II

2018 Cup Phoenix Ism Zach Catanzareti Kyle Busch

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

New layout, a packed house and an exciting 312 laps took place on Sunday (Nov. 11) at ISM Raceway. Seven drivers entered the weekend chasing three spots for this weekend’s Championship 4 race at Homestead-Miami Speedway. One of those drivers didn’t have to win, but he did anyway. Kyle Busch was able to take his …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Texas II

#4: Kevin Harvick, Stewart Haas Racing, Ford Fusion Mobil 1

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The Closer finally closed the deal on Sunday in Fort Worth, Texas, picking up his eighth victory of 2018 by holding off Ryan Blaney in NASCAR overtime while also earning his spot in the Championship 4 at Homestead. While Kevin Harvick made a statement, Joey Logano added another name to his avoid list for Homestead …

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The 10: Cup Series Power Rankings After Martinsville II

2018 First Data 500 Race (kyle Busch And Joey Logano)

(Photo: Christian Koelle)

On Sunday (Oct. 28), the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series kicked off the Round of Eight with the First Data 500. The second of two trips to Martinsville, Virginia resulted in an ending that sets up a storyline as the series heads to Texas. Joey Logano and Martin Truex Jr. put on a show for …

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The 10: Cup Series Power Rankings After Kansas II

#9: Chase Elliott, Hendrick Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro Mountain Dew Wins

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Unlike the ROVAL in September, the elimination race for the Round of 12 at Kansas was missing the epic moments that have come to define critical races in the playoffs. The same four drivers who entered Kansas below the cutoff line were eliminated after Sunday’s race, as none of them were able to put themselves …

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The 10: Cup Series Power Rankings After Talladega II

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(Photo: Christian Koelle)

The cream always rises to the top during the NASCAR Playoffs and on Sunday (Oct. 14), that was exactly what happened. Stewart-Haas Racing made a statement at Talladega that they aren’t to be overlooked, especially after their collapse at Dover. The remainder of the field was two steps behind the SHR organization and they must …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Dover II

#9: Chase Elliott, Hendrick Motorsports; #11: Denny Hamlin, Joe Gibbs Racing

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography) #9: Chase Elliott, Hendrick Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro NAPA Auto Parts

Miles the Monster played his cards close to the table on Sunday as the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series kicked off the Round of 12. Miles wasn’t really seen at the beginning of the race but as the laps wound down, he began taking out drivers who he didn’t see going to Victory Lane, starting …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings after Charlotte ROVAL

2018 Cup Charlotte Roval Zach Catanzareti

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series has needed something new for a while. On Sunday, the series tried the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL and it was that extra “something” that NASCAR needed. The overall race was one of the best of this season and maybe in the last decade, but the finish will forever live …

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The 10: NASCAR Power Rankings After Richmond II

2018 Cup Richmond Zach Catanzareti Kyle Busch

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

The impending doom in the form of the ROVAL made Saturday night’s race rather calm. The fact that the Big Three seemed to return was even worse news for those drivers hoping to go to the ROVAL with little to no concern. As it sits, three drivers are immune from Sunday’s race and the unknown. …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Las Vegas II

#2: Brad Keselowski, Team Penske, Ford Fusion Autotrader Celebrates His Win Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The last time the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series raced at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in March, a championship contender arose in the form of Kevin Harvick. And when the series came back around to Vegas last weekend, another driver was feeling lucky, topping our NASCAR power rankings in the process. Brad Keselowski had zero …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings after Indianapolis

2018 Cup Pocono Zach Catanzareti Kyle Busch

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

It had been a long 26-race regular season with multiple teams falling behind while others went above and beyond in the performance department. The wait for the end of the regular season, however, was nothing like the three-day wait NASCAR faced this weekend in Indianapolis. Heavy rain throughout the weekend pushed both XFINITY and Cup …

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