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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Kentucky

2017 Kentucky Cup Martin Truex Jr Burnout Barry Cantrell Nkp

(Photo: Barry Cantrell / NKP)

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series ventured back into the land of bluegrass, basketball and fast horses. However, it was a different kind of horsepower on display Saturday night and it appeared as though most of it belonged to Martin Truex Jr. Truex was dominant yet again, trouncing the field en route to his third …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Daytona

2017 Daytona Ii Nxs Ricky Stenhouse Jr Danica Partick Trophy Nigel Kinrade Nkp

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

Fourth of July weekend means one thing for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: a return to the beaches and high banks of Daytona. Freedom, fireworks and star-spangled race cars highlight the traditional midpoint of the season. As the final restrictor plate race before the playoffs begin, many teams looked to the Coke Zero 400 as …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Michigan

Larson Truex

(Photo: Matthew Thacker/ NKP)

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series made its first stop in the Motor City this weekend. Well, close to it anyways. You could consider it Detroit’s backyard, sideyard, neighbor, etc. Geography lesson aside, we’ll just call it the track where all the manufacturers go to see their brand in Victory Lane. This time, Chevrolet walked …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Pocono

2017 Pocono Cup Zach Catanzareti Kevin Harvick Busch Beer

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series climbed into the Pocono mountains of Pennsylvania for this weekend’s visit to the 2.5-mile triangle shaped Pocono Raceway. The Tricky Triangle presents a unique challenge, which leads to very few drivers getting their breakthrough win there. In fact, since the series began racing at Pocono in 1974, only three …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Dover

2017 Dover I Cup Jimmie Johnson Checkered Flag John K Harrelson Nkp

(Photo: John K Harrelson / NKP)

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series made its first visit of the year to the Dover International Speedway on Sunday. Historically, leading a lot of laps at Dover lends itself to victory. In fact, it isn’t unusual to see a driver lead anywhere from half to three-quarters of the race en route to the win. …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Charlotte

2017 Nascar Monster Energy Cup Series, Charlotte

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/ NKP)

The stars of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series returned to Charlotte Motor Speedway for the annual 600 mile marathon. Historically, the Coca-Cola 600 seems to generate first time winners a bit more often than most other events. From Jeff Gordon to Matt Kenseth, from Bobby Labonte to Casey Mears, more than a few drivers …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After The All Star Race

2017 Charlotte All Star Cup Kyle Busch Burnout Rusty Jarrrett Nkp

(Photo: Rusty Jarrett / NKP)

The stars of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series headed home (for most of them) to Charlotte for the first of two consecutive weeks. First up: the All Star Race. Kyle Busch finally brought home a long sought-after Cup win at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Whether it was an exciting race is certainly open for interpretation. …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Kansas

2017 Kansas I Cup Martin Turex Jr Burnout Russell Labounty Nkp

(Photo: Russell LaBounty / NKP)

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series invaded the heartland this weekend to run the Go Bowling 400 at Kansas Speedway. For Martin Truex Jr., the visit finally gave him the win that had so mercilessly eluded the driver of the No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Toyota team the prior two years. Truex tore through the …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Talladega

2017 Talladega I Cup Ricky Stenhouse Jr Pack Racing Matthew T Thacker Nkp

(Photo Matthew T. Thacker / NKP)

The high banks of Talladega Superspeedway were the site of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series event this past weekend. The GEICO 500 brought much of what we’ve come to expect from the 2.66 mile tri-oval in Alabama. Close action. Different faces at the front of the field. Airborne cars. Enough bent sheet metal to …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Richmond

2017 Richmond I Cup Joey Logano Burnout Matthew T Thacker Nkp

(Photo: Matthew T. Thacker / NKP)

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series hit the Richmond International Raceway for another round of short track action this weekend. Rarely can a race be summed up in one or two words, but if we were to try, penalty-fest would be a top prospect. Between speeding on pit road and running over the commitment cone… …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Bristol

2017 Bristol I Cup Joey Logano Pack Racing John K Harrelson Nkp

(Photo: John K. Harrelson/NKP)

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series hit the high banks of Bristol Motor Speedway on Sunday for the Food City 500. Or at least, that was the plan initially. But April showers brought Monday horsepower, as the race was washed out for the weekend and postponed to Monday afternoon. It was disappointing for those race …

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