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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Sonoma

Sonoma 2018, Truex Jr. Victory Lane

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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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Up to Speed: Joey Logano is the 4th Contender

2018 Las Vegas I Cup Joey Logano Todd Gordon Rusty Jarrett Nkp

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The midway point of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season has come and gone.  With its yearly NASCAR broadcast schedule drawing to a close, FOX’s analysts have kicked off their end-of-year predictions and begun to share their thoughts about who will reach the championship race this November at Homestead-Miami Speedway. While nobody should be …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Kevin Harvick & Kyle Busch Top NASCAR Off Week 2 Retrospective

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Who’s in the headline The most dominant car of the season has been the No. 4 of Kevin Harvick. Harvick has five wins along with the All-Star Race this season. Kyle Busch has four race victories and is the current points leader by 75 over Harvick. Martin Truex Jr. and Clint Bowyer have two wins …

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NASCAR 101: The Best at Each Cup Track (Without a Win)

2018 Pocono Cup Zach Catanzareti Kyle Larson

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Last week, this space covered the NASCAR drivers who’ve won at the most tracks on the national series schedules. It was a largely Kyle Busch-dominated affair — and with good reason; after all, he’s won at all tracks the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series has competed on to date, with the Charlotte Motor Speedway roval …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Michigan

2018 Michigan I Cup Pack Racing Nkp

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series headed to Michigan International Speedway on Sunday for the FireKeepers 400. Though the race was cut short due to rain, we learned a lot about who’s stepping up their game in their manufacturer’s backyard. Ford put on an overwhelming performance at the front while Toyota wasn’t too far behind. …

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Kurt Busch Wins Cup Pole at Michigan

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Kurt Busch hasn’t visited Victory Lane since the 2017 Daytona 500, but he will bring the field to the green flag for Sunday’s (June 10) FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway. In the final round of qualifying, Busch rocketed to the top of the scoring pylon with a lap of 203.361 mph, .034 seconds …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Pocono

#78: Martin Truex Jr., Furniture Row Racing, Toyota Camry Bass Pro Shops/5 Hour Energy Wins Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series traveled to the Tricky Triangle, Pocono Raceway, for the Pocono 400 on Sunday (June 3). As the series begins painting the picture for the summer, it’s doing the same for the playoffs. With 10 positions left, Pocono could’ve given the opportunity for someone to punch their ticket to the …

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5 Points to Ponder: Who Will Be NASCAR’s Fantastic Fourth?

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ONE: Who can challenge NASCAR’s big three? Conventional wisdom — and dominant form on track — suggests Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr. will be three of the four drivers that compete for a championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 18, 2018. Of course, plenty can happen in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Martin Truex Jr. Rides Clean Air to Pocono Victory

2018 Pocono Cup Zach Catanzareti Martin Truex Jr.

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Who’s in the headline Martin Truex Jr. started the Pocono 400 by winning the first stage and ended it with a trip to Victory Lane. After a strong early performance, the jack falling on a pit stop left him 14th and it took most of the race to work back through traffic. Truex’s misfortune, combined with a …

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Did You Notice?: NASCAR Halfway Through Regular Season

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Did You Notice? … NASCAR is halfway through the 26-race regular season? Year one post-Dale Earnhardt Jr. has come with an expected ratings and attendance decline. But as the sport attempts to move forward, perhaps its biggest 2018 storyline is stagnancy at the top. Three of last year’s Championship 4: Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch and reigning champion …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Charlotte

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series returned to Charlotte Motor Speedway for the 59th annual 600-mile event. When you look at the list of NASCAR Hall of Famers, most of them have at least one Coca-Cola 600 victory on their résumé. Darrell Waltrip, Richard Petty, David Pearson, Dale Earnhardt and Rusty Wallace are just a few …

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The 10: Cup Series Power Rankings After the All-Star Race

#47: A.j. Allmendinger, Jtg Daugherty Racing, Chevrolet Camaro Kroger Clicklist, #22: Joey Logano, Team Penske, Ford Fusion Shell Pennzoil Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series ran its All-Star race on Saturday. Kevin Harvick has been the most dominant driver this season and kept that momentum going into the All-Star race by winning three of the four stages, including the final one to earn the victory. The annual exhibition race gave drivers a chance to …

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