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2-Headed Monster: Does Joey Logano Deserve The Hate?

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Since entering the NASCAR world, Joey Logano has been a driver who many fans love to hate. The announcing of his name at driver introductions is nearly always met with boos, and that goes the same for some of his wins. On top of that, many of his fellow drivers have scoffed at some of …

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The Frontstretch 5: Title Contenders & Their Chances

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1. The Closer It’s really hard to deny that Kevin Harvick is the most deserving title candidate so far. He leads the Cup Series in wins (eight), top fives (21), top 10s (27), laps led (1859) and total playoff points (51). Take away the playoffs and he’d be currently be tied for the points lead …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Texas II

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

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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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Couch Potato Tuesday: NBCSN Forced to Deal With Lack of NASCAR Texas Action

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Since Texas Motor Speedway was repaved prior to last year, races there have been rather tepid.  Sunday’s (Nov. 4) AAA Texas 500 was the third Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race out of four to have exactly 16 lead changes.  That total’s already low but a lot of those 16 changes also came by way …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2018 AAA Texas 500

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Who… gets my shoutout of the race? On paper, it doesn’t look like much of a race, starting and finishing in seventh spot. In terms of the playoffs, it wasn’t. But for Kurt Busch, Sunday (Nov. 4) at Texas was a good day. While Busch didn’t lead a lap (he nosed ahead of Kevin Harvick …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Kevin Harvick Fires Warning Shot with Domination in Texas

#4: Kevin Harvick, Stewart Haas Racing, Ford Fusion Mobil 1, Celebrates In Victory Lane

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Who’s in the headline Kevin Harvick has had the fastest car nearly every weekend this season. The Achilles heel for the team is that they routinely shoot themselves in the foot through pit road miscues. When they don’t, they dominate, which is what happened at Texas on Sunday. Harvick led over half of the laps …

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4 Burning Questions: Can Joey Logano Steal a Championship?

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Can Joey Logano steal a championship? Joey Logano had about as bad a 2017 as he could even with winning a race. That race — the spring Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Richmond Raceway — was mired by a post-race inspection failure that made the win not count toward playoff consideration. In the …

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Friday Faceoff: Should NASCAR Run a Mid-Week Cup Race?

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Last-lap contact from Joey Logano at Martinsville Speedway’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race left Martin Truex Jr rather unhappy. Does the fact that there was a spot in the Championship 4 on the line change the way drivers should race each other for a win? Zach Gillispie: I sure hope not. The opportunity to …

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2-Headed Monster: How Does Chase Elliott v. Denny Hamlin & Martin Truex Jr v. Joey Logano Compare?

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For much of the week, the talk in NASCAR has surrounded the final battle in last Sunday’s (Oct. 28) First Data 500 at Martinsville Speedway. Joey Logano and Martin Truex Jr waged a multi-lap battle for the lead that ultimately ended in Logano bumping Truex out of the top spot, the pair bouncing off of …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Was Joey Logano’s Bump Fair Or Foul?

2018 Martinsville Finish Zach Catanzareti Cup

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

The latest episode of the 2018 Frontstretch Podcast is a trio of FS colleagues, as Dustin Albino, Tom Bowles and Zach Catanzareti discuss the Joey Logano vs. Martin Truex Jr saga from Martinsville Speedway. Logano came out victorious, bumping Truex out of the way on the final corner of the last lap. The No. 22 team secured a spot to the Championship 4 …

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The 10: Cup Series Power Rankings After Martinsville II

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

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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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NASCAR Mailbox: Was Joey Logano’s Winning Martinsville Move Fair Play?

2018 Martinsville Finish Zach Catanzareti Cup Joey Logano

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This past weekend’s race at Martinsville Speedway provided some excitement and controversy when Joey Logano and Martin Truex Jr. raced for the win. Logano used the old-fashioned bump-and-run to move Truex out of the way for the win and some people were not pleased, including Truex. Was this fair play or dirty pool by Logano? Should he …

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