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Alex Bowman’s Strong Night Goes Down with Flat Tire Early at Kentucky

#88: Alex Bowman, Hendrick Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro Axalta Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

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It was shaping up to be a great night for Alex Bowman and the No. 88 Axalta Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series team. Running his 100th career start, he had high hopes entering Saturday’s (July 14) Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway. Running midpack late in stage one, he passed the leader to remain on …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Daytona

#34: Michael McDowell, Front Row Motorsports, Ford Fusion K-LOVE RADIO Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series raced the Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona International Speedway Saturday night. Wait, did I say race? I meant competed in a demolition derby. It had at one point seemed as if all four of the big four were going to make their way up front, but one by …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Erik Jones Dips & Dives to 1st Career Victory at Daytona

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Who’s in the headline Erik Jones survived the carnage Saturday night (July 7) at Daytona International Speedway. That included eight cautions in the Coke Zero Sugar 400 which involved incidents, including one that gave him damage. But Jones came back from a lap down, breezing through the draft and scored his first career win. Ricky …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Pocono Edition

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Martin Truex Jr. defeated Kyle Larson, Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick on Sunday (June 3) to take the checkered flag in the Pocono 400, this week’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race. In other news, the sky is still blue and the Golden State Warriors are still unstoppable. Strong qualifiers Ryan Blaney, Kurt Busch and …

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

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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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Denny Hamlin, Alex Bowman’s Days Unravel Due to Late Crash

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Joe Gibbs Racing’s Denny Hamlin and Hendrick Motorsports’ Alex Bowman both had good runs going Sunday (June 3) at Pocono Raceway.  The two drivers were battling for 11th with 14 laps to go in the Pocono 400 when Hamlin appeared to clip the apron in Turn 1.  As a result, Hamlin got loose and washed …

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Alex Bowman: ‘We Have Definitely Gotten Better’

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

Alex Bowman kicked off 2018 with a bang by winning the pole for the Daytona 500. Since then, it’s been a bit of a roller coaster in his first year with Hendrick Motorsports, replacing a semi-retired Dale Earnhardt Jr. Bowman paced the field for 13 circuits in the Great American Race before getting caught up …

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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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Alex Bowman, Daniel Suarez, A.J. Allmendinger, Chase Elliott Advance to All-Star Race

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Four drivers were added to the starting lineup for the Monster Energy All-Star Race following the Monster Energy Open on Saturday night (May 19). Alex Bowman, Daniel Suarez and A.J. Allmendinger all won stages in the Open to advance, while Chase Elliott won the fan vote. Aric Almirola started the race on the pole after …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Kevin Harvick Slathers Competition in Kansas

#4: Kevin Harvick, Stewart-Haas Racing, Ford Fusion Busch Light celebrates his win Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Who’s in the headline Kevin Harvick continues to confirm the belief that Ford is the manufacturer to beat in 2018 in Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. For the fifth time in 12 races, Harvick was in Victory Lane. He started the year with three wins in a row after the Daytona 500 and has now …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Kevin Harvick Sweeps Up Dover

#4: Kevin Harvick, Stewart-Haas Racing, Ford Fusion Jimmy John's celebrates in victory lane after winning Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Who’s in the headline After a drought of six long races, Kevin Harvick is back in Victory Lane. The No. 4 Ford was the most dominant car all weekend at Dover and it showed throughout the race. Harvick started on the outside of the front row with the second fastest qualifying time. He led the …

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Did You Notice?: A Second Look At NASCAR Silly Season 10 Races In

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Did You Notice? … Sometimes, NASCAR Silly Season moves turn into mistakes? 10 races in, let’s take a look at some of the biggest driver decisions entering 2018 and see how they’re turning out. For now, we’ll give Darrell Wallace Jr. and William Byron a break; rookies typically need a little more seat time before …

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