Race Weekend Central

The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Kentucky

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series visited Kentucky Speedway Saturday night (July 14). Most of the time when a horse dominates in horse racing, retirement is just around the corner, but that’s nowhere near the case in NASCAR. Martin Truex Jr. straight up dominated another MENCS race and he’s nowhere near stopping. Truex joins Kevin …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Martin Truex Jr. Pummels the Competition in Kentucky

#78: Martin Truex Jr., Furniture Row Racing, Toyota Camry Auto Owners Insurance Celebrates Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series

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Who’s in the headline Martin Truex Jr. doesn’t need to look for vacation property in Sparta, Ky. because he already owns Kentucky Speedway. Truex won the pole, both stages and the race in a second straight commanding performance at the track. The only difficulties Truex had during the evening were his car slipping out of …

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The Frontstretch 5: Most Recent 1st-Time Winners at Daytona

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1. Erik Jones, July 2018 Not everyone loves a winner, but most fans love a first-time winner.  Erik Jones was the most recent driver to visit Victory Lane at Daytona International Speedway, but he’s the latest in a long line of drivers to find their first wins at the World Center of Racing. What Jones …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR Hot-Starts: Coke Zero Sugar 400

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series makes its way back to Daytona International Speedway for Saturday night’s Coke Zero Sugar 400. The green flag flies at 7 p.m. ET on NBC. It’s the latest race for FanDuel’s daily fantasy NASCAR contest. Play at fanduel.com/frontstretch this weekend and you could win $450 cash! First prize also includes a …

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Friday Faceoff: The Kyle & Kyle Show

#42: Kyle Larson, Chip Ganassi Racing, Chevrolet Camaro Credit One Bank Spins After Contact With #18: Kyle Busch, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry Skittles Red White & Blue Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series

Kyle Busch & Kyle Larson at Chicagoland, 2018 (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Sunday’s finish at Chicagoland Speedway between Kyle Busch and Kyle Larson has had everyone buzzing this week. Was this the best finish of 2018 thus far? And where do you rank it in terms of all-time NASCAR finishes? Amy Henderson: It was probably the best finish of the year, mainly because so many of the finishes …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: Coke Zero Sugar 400

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

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series makes its way back to Daytona International Speedway for Saturday night’s Coke Zero Sugar 400. The green flag flies at 7 p.m. ET on NBC. It’s the latest race for FanDuel’s daily fantasy NASCAR contest. Play at fanduel.com/frontstretch this weekend and you could win $450 cash! First prize also …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Corey LaJoie Talks Frantic Finish at Chicagoland

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In the latest episode of the 2018 Frontstretch Podcast, we review an action-packed weekend of racing at Chicagoland Speedway with Dustin Albino, Mike Neff, Zach Catanzareti and Corey LaJoie, driver of the No. 72 TriStar Motorsports Chevrolet. Kyle Busch took home his fifth checkered flag of the season on Sunday in the Windy City, but had to work for it in …

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Did You Notice?: Exciting Racing & Good Sportsmanship Are Not Mutually Exclusive?

2018 Talladega Cup Zach Catanzareti Kyle Larson

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Did You Notice? … how gracefully Kyle Larson accepted defeat? From erasing a more than three-second deficit to coming within striking distance, only to smack the wall, lose momentum and get another shot at Kyle Busch with some help from lap traffic, the driver of the No. 42 Chevrolet did everything he could to score …

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5 Points to Ponder: A Fresh Start For Dale Earnhardt Jr.

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ONE: #WelcomeDaleJr Away from actual on-track action at Chicagoland Speedway this past weekend, the big story of NBC’s return to lead broadcasting duties was the addition of a certain ex-driver to the team in the booth. As you may very well have heard, perhaps just in passing, the 15-time-straight Most Popular Driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. swapped …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Kyle Busch Wins Street Fight With Kyle Larson on Final Lap in Chicago

#18: Kyle Busch, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry Skittles Red White & Blue Celebrates After Winning Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series

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Who’s in the headline Kyle Busch and Kyle Larson are in the headline for producing a fantastic finish to the Overton’s 400. Larson slid into the side of Busch and bounced him off of the wall in Turns 1 and 2. Busch returned the favor to Larson which resulted in a huge slide through Turn …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the Overton’s 400

#18: Kyle Busch, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry Skittles Red White & Blue Celebrates After Winning Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series

Kyle Busch (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Who… gets my shoutout of the race? Even on a team, it’s easy to point fingers and let a setback outweigh performance.  Sometimes the setback is even the team’s own fault, or as in Clint Bowyer’s case, purely driver error. A pit road speeding penalty mushroomed for Bowyer as he drew a second penalty while …

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Pace Laps: Beating the Heat at Chicagoland Speedway

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Aric Almirola’s Stellar Run Derailed Lost in the excitement of the race finish in which Kyle Busch and Kyle Larson used every inch of the track – and each other – in an epic last-lap battle is Aric Almirola’s stellar run. For the first time since Daytona, the driver of …

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