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The 12: NASCAR Power Rankings Drydene 400 Edition

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For the first time in 75 events, Kyle Larson took home a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series checkered flag last weekend at Dover International Raceway. As the only MENCS competitor locked into the next round of the playoffs, Larson won’t have to worry about the impending chaos of Talladega Superspeedway. However, he did end up …

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5 Points To Ponder: What Might Have Been Without a NASCAR Playoff

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ONE: What Might Have Been Next to the actual Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series points standings on that little gem of a site, www.racing-reference.info, are the non-playoff standings. They show how the 2019 Cup season would be playing out under the original “most points over 36 races” format. And with six races to go, under …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: A Delaware Drive

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At this point of the NASCAR season, there aren’t really any surprises. The majority of the top-tier rides that are changing hands have been announced, and most of the action can be pretty accurately determined beforehand. The same group of drivers will be up front, while no one can pass anyone else on the track. …

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Chase Elliott Out Early at Dover Cup Race with Engine Problem

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Chase Elliott began the Round of 8 on the wrong foot at Dover International Speedway Sunday afternoon (Oct. 6). The defending race winner blew his engine on lap eight while running inside the top 10. Elliott was given a push to the garage, then the crew attempted to fix the issue for a few minutes …

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Joey Logano, Kyle Larson Lead Cup Practices at Dover

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Joey Logano and Kyle Larson led the two practice sessions at Dover International Speedway under bright sunny skies on Friday (October 4) afternoon. In the first session, Logano had the top speed of 163.221 mph. William Byron was second, followed by Jimmie Johnson, Ryan Blaney and Paul Menard. Martin Truex Jr., who won at Dover …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: Federated Auto Parts 400

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It’s time for some Saturday night short track racing as the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to Richmond Raceway for the Federated Auto Parts 400. The race will air on NBCSN on Sept. 21 at 7:30 p.m. ET. The race marks the second of the sport’s 10-race playoff, adding to the intensity of an …

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The 12: NASCAR Power Rankings South Point 400 Edition

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The popularity of roller coasters is often attributed to the thrills, exhilaration, speed, and sharp and often sudden inclines and declines. While theme park enthusiasts love the twists and turns that these towering hunks of steel give them, Martin Truex Jr. wasn’t so keen on those twists and turns at Las Vegas Motor Speedway as …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2019 South Point 400 at Las Vegas

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The Headline(s): Surviving two mid-race scrapes on a night that multiple playoff drivers found trouble with tire rubs, Martin Truex, Jr. blew past Kevin Harvick with 18 laps to go on a green flag run to score the South Point 400 win at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. It’s his fifth victory of 2019, 24th career …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2019 South Point 400 at Las Vegas

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Who… should you be talking about after the race? Martin Truex Jr. played his cards right in Las Vegas during the South Point 400. He had a solid car by the middle portion of the race, running down a strong Joey Logano for the stage two victory, but fell back amid some late-race drama. He …

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5 Points to Ponder: Is Joey Logano This Year’s Joey Logano?

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ONE: Is Joey Logano This Year’s Joey Logano? In 2018, we spent a lot of time debating which of the “Big Three” who had dominated the regular season — Kevin Harvick, Martin Truex Jr. and Kyle Busch — would race off with the title once the playoffs got underway. As it turned out, all three …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2019 Bojangles Southern 500

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Who… should you be talking about after the race? Erik Jones didn’t see the lead for the first time until there were under 100 laps to go, something that bodes well in a race where track conditions change. But to take the win, Jones had to battle Kyle Busch and Kyle Larson for the top …

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