Race Weekend Central

Denny Hamlin Wins Ford EcoBoost 400 Pole; Kyle Busch Best Of Championship 4

2018 Homestead Cup Denny Hamlin Car Phil Allaway

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Denny Hamlin may not be running for a championship this Sunday (Nov. 18) at Homestead-Miami Speedway. But he’s still fighting for a streak that’s just as important to him: a trip to Victory Lane. Hamlin has one last chance to extend his streak of going 12 straight seasons with at least one win in the …

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Friday Faceoff: Who Is Most Likely To Win It All At Homestead?

Kevin Harvick 2018 Can Am 500 Qualifying

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1. The Championship 4 is set, and it consists of arguably the four best cars over the course of the season. Who do you see claiming the title next week? Wesley Coburn: Kyle Busch wins because, even though Kevin Harvick has the best average finish of the four championship drivers at Homestead-Miami Speedway, either he …

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4 Burning Questions: Homestead

Nascar Xfinity Series

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For the fifth year, the NASCAR playoffs will conclude with a championship race, the third that it will happen across all three national touring series. The rules of a championship race are fairly straight forward: the highest finishing driver among the final four playoff drivers will end the night as champion of their respective series. …

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Joey Logano Proud of Team Finding Speed to Compete for Championship at Homestead

#22: Joey Logano, Team Penske, Ford Fusion Shell Pennzoil Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series

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2017 was a tiring year for Joey Logano, coming off a 2016 season in which he finished runner-up in the championship. The past 15 weeks has been the confidence booster the No. 22 team needed to make a run for this years title. Logano, 28, will be competing in his third championship race since the …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Previewing NASCAR Championship Weekend

Homestead Cup Racing

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

It’s a fun Frontstretch Podcast this week, as the trio of Dustin Albino, Mike Neff and Zach Catanzareti break down all things Phoenix while previewing Championship Weekend in Homestead. With wins last weekend at ISM Raceway, Kyle Busch, Christopher Bell and Brett Moffitt punched their tickets to battle for a championship in the Cup, XFINITY and Truck series, respectively. Collectively, we break down the Cup …

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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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5 Points to Ponder: Time to Crown a Champ, Plus Elliott Sadler’s Last Hurrah

Elliott Sadler

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ONE: Championship Weekend So, this is it, then. One more race for all the marbles. 267 laps and 400 miles on the progressive banking of the mile-and-a-half Homestead-Miami Speedway to determine the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion. Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch have made the Championship 4 four times out of a possible …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2018 Can-Am 500

Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series

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Who… gets my shoutout of the race? Let’s make it a pair this week. Shy of a win at Homestead (and even with one), you won’t hear much about a couple of drivers who will very likely drive quietly into the sunset after the checkers next week.  You didn’t hear much about them this week, …

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Up to Speed: Kevin Harvick Must Look Forward

2018 Cup Phoenix Ism Zach Catanzareti Kevin Harvick

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

One week ago, Kevin Harvick looked like the odds-on favorite to win a second championship in NASCAR’s top division.  In fact, he rolled to a convincing victory at Texas Motor Speedway, winning both stages in the process.  Kyle Busch, likely Harvick’s biggest title threat, was a little bit off all day.  He finished an uninspiring …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Kyle Busch Wins Phoenix, Kevin Harvick & Martin Truex Jr. Complete the Expected

2018 Cup Phoenix Ism Zach Catanzareti Kyle Busch

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Who’s in the headline Heading into Phoenix, everybody and their brother was positive Kevin Harvick was going to stomp the competition into submission and make a statement about his position as the unquestioned favorite heading into Homestead. Someone forgot to tell Kyle Busch as the Joe Gibbs Racing driver took advantage of mistakes by nearly …

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Fire on Friday: Racers Race — Deal With It

2018 Daytona Xfinity Zach Catanzareti Aric Almirola

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Why is everybody so mad? Oh, midterms. Right… But that’s not what made Martin Truex Jr. PO’d after Martinsville Speedway. Or Aric Almirola PO’d after Texas Motor Speedway last weekend. Or Kurt Busch PO’d after his teammate (don’t worry, we’ll circle back to that) passed him for a stage victory. The list goes on and on …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Justin Allgaier Talks Tricky Texas, Confidence Heading to Phoenix

Nascar Xfinity Series

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In this week’s Frontstretch Podcast Justin Allgaier calls in to help Dustin Albino and Mike Neff break down a crazy weekend of racing at Texas Motor Speedway. Allgaier discusses what it’s like racing for a win while having to save fuel near the end of a NASCAR XFINITY Series race. Despite believing crew chief Jason Burdett made the right call bringing …

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