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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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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Darlington

#2: Brad Keselowski, Team Penske, Ford Fusion Miller Genuine Draft

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

For the fourth straight year, NASCAR throwback took the center stage this weekend in Darlington. As the grandstands were packed, it’s truly a crown jewel race that is a must-see for any NASCAR fans and a must-win for any NASCAR driver. NASCAR Hall of Famers like Jeff Gordon, Richard Petty, David Pearson, Cale Yarborough and others …

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The 10: Best Paint Schemes of the Darlington Throwback Era

Darlington Field 2017

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This week, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series enjoyed its final off weekend of the season. We combed through the throwbacks that have been run since the beginning of the Darlington throwback era and found our 10 favorite throwbacks that have been run. Jeff Gordon/Dale Earnhardt Jr. –  “Gray Ghost” – 2016 The Buddy Baker “Gray …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After the Bristol Night Race

#4: Kevin Harvick, Stewart Haas Racing, Ford Fusion Busch Light Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series traveled to Thunder Valley for a Saturday night showdown and there was nowhere to hide. No one was safe from any of the hardcore short track racing that took place and in the end, even the race winner had tape on his car. Victor Kurt Busch was involved in …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Michigan

#4: Kevin Harvick, Stewart Haas Racing, Ford Fusion Busch Light / Mobil 1 Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series was at Michigan International Speedway this past weekend for the Consumers Energy 400 where, for the most part, the cream rose to the top. Two of the “Big Three” continued to dominate, much like they have done all year. On the other hand, a few other drivers stated their …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Watkins Glen

2018 Watkins Glen Cup Zach Catanzareti Kyle Busch

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series turned right for the second time of the season, as the series visited the Finger Lakes region of New York for the Go Bowling at the Glen at Watkins GLen International. The last wild-card race before the playoffs gave many an opportunity to punch their ticket to the playoffs, …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Pocono Part II

#18: Kyle Busch, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry M&m's Caramel Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series returned to Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains and the three corners of Pocono Raceway for the second time in two months, and for a while, it seemed as though we would see a first-time winner at the Tricky Triangle for the third straight year (Chris Buescher 2016, Ryan Blaney 2017). But …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After New Hampshire

#4: Kevin Harvick, Stewart Haas Racing, Ford Fusion Busch Beer Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series made its annual summer visit to New Hampshire Motor Speedway this weekend. What used to be the first of two races is now the sole visit by the Cup Series. Without the second trip in the fall, the two races a year tradition ends at 20 years. The Big …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Kentucky

2018 Las Vegas I Cup Martin Truex Jr Cole Pearn Nigelkinrade Nkp

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series visited Kentucky Speedway Saturday night (July 14). Most of the time when a horse dominates in horse racing, retirement is just around the corner, but that’s nowhere near the case in NASCAR. Martin Truex Jr. straight up dominated another MENCS race and he’s nowhere near stopping. Truex joins Kevin …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Daytona

#34: Michael Mcdowell, Front Row Motorsports, Ford Fusion K Love Radio Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series raced the Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona International Speedway Saturday night. Wait, did I say race? I meant competed in a demolition derby. It had at one point seemed as if all four of the big four were going to make their way up front, but one by …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings after Chicago

2018 Chicago Cup Pack Racing Nkp

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series raced in Joliet, Illinois on Sunday for the Overton’s 400 at Chicagoland Speedway. The overall race was one of the best of the 2018 season and the finish was one of the best in at least this decade. Though all four of the big four made an appearance up …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Sonoma

Sonoma 2018, Truex Jr. Victory Lane

(Photo: Danny Peters)

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series made the trek to Wine Country this weekend. The final trip to California of the 2018 season featured the usual suspects showing their strong hand again, this time on the first of three road course stops of the season. A late race pit call by crew chief Cole Pearn …

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