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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Brad Keselowski Sets Benchmarks with 3rd Straight Win & Penske 500th

#2: Brad Keselowski, Team Penske, Ford Fusion Autotrader Celebrates His Win Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series

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Who’s in the headline Momentum is a beautiful thing when you’re running for a championship, and Brad Keselowski is riding a huge wave of it after winning his third consecutive race and locking himself into the second round of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs. Keselowski won the second stage and the race in a …

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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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Frontstretch Podcast: Serving Up Plate Racing with Corey LaJoie

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In the latest episode of the 2018 Frontstretch Podcast, we review the different looking Monster Energy All-Star Race that involved plate racing with Dustin Albino, Mike Neff, Zach Catanzareti and Corey LaJoie, driver of the No. 72 TriStar Motorsports Chevrolet. Kevin Harvick was triumphant again on Saturday night, taking home the $1 million prize. However, he had to hold off Daniel …

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2018 Frontstretch Cup: KC Masterpiece 400

Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series Go Bowling 400 Kansas Speedway, Kansas City, Ks Usa Saturday 13 May 2017 Martin Truex Jr, Furniture Row Racing, Auto Owners Insurance Toyota Camry, Kevin Harvick, Stewart Haas Racing, Busch Light Ford Fusion And Ryan Blaney, Wood Brothers Racing, Motorcraft/quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford Fusion Restart World Copyright: Russell Labounty Nkp

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Welcome to the 11th season of the Frontstretch Cup, a year-long competition in which the Frontstretch staff and guests from around the NASCAR world attempt to predict the winner of each Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race. This season, we are joined by driver Corey LaJoie. Think you can do better? Leave your picks in the comments. How it works …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: First 2018 Trip to the First State

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series went to Dover International Speedway this weekend as the closing act of a tripleheader of national series action, but rain dampened the mood as Kevin Harvick destroyed the field in the AAA 400 Drive for Autism as cars ticked away the laps single-file at the Monster Mile. The win …

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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

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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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Paul Menard Fastest in Dover Friday Cup Practice

2018 Cup Martinsville Zach Catanzareti Paul Menard

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Wood Brothers Racing’s Paul Menard was fastest in opening Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice with a lap of 22.524 seconds (159.830 mph).  The lap was half of a tenth of a second faster than 11-time Dover winner Jimmie Johnson. Stewart-Haas Racing’s Kevin Harvick was third quickest, followed by Kyle Busch and Brad Keselowski.  Martin …

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Entry List: AAA 400 Drive For Autism

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After only the second full field of the season last weekend at Talladega, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series once again has a short field for Dover.  38 teams have posted entries for this weekend’s action. Likely the most notable changes this weekend are with StarCom Racing.  They are fielding two cars for the first …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Corey LaJoie Talks Texas Motor Speedway

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In the latest episode of the 2018 Frontstretch Podcast, we review the bizarre weekend at Texas Motor Speedway with Dustin Albino, Mike Neff, Zach Catanzareti and Corey LaJoie, driver of the No. 72 TriStar Motorsports Chevrolet. Kyle Busch beat Kevin Harvick heads up on a late-race restart, something not many drivers have done in 2018. It’s the first victory …

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Entry List: Food City 500

Kyle Busch, Erik Jones Battling For Lead Bristol

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to the Bristol Motor Speedway this weekend for the second short track event of the season. 39 cars make up this week’s entry list, the most entries since the season-opening Daytona 500. Landon Cassill will be back behind the wheel of the No. 00 car for StarCom Racing …

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Eyes on XFINITY: The Reason Why TriStar Motorsports Shut Down Its XFINITY Program

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In 2014 and 2015, TriStar Motorsports had five NASCAR XFINITY Series teams. Fast forward three seasons and the team no longer fields any entry in the division. Last season, J.J. Yeley ran full-time for the organization, finishing 14th in the series standings. However, the organization was working with a limited budget as the No. 14 car …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Kevin Harvick Vindicates Team With 3rd Consecutive Win of 2018 at Phoenix

Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series Ticketguardian 500 Ism Raceway, Phoenix, Az Usa Sunday 11 March 2018 Kevin Harvick, Stewart Haas Racing, Ford Fusion Jimmy John's Wins World Copyright: Rusty Jarrett Nkp

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Who’s in the headline Stop us if you’ve heard this before: Kevin Harvick wins at Phoenix. For the ninth time in his career, Harvick was the first to take the checkered flag. The Bakersfield, Ca. native wins for the third time in a row this season. The Busch brothers, Kyle and Kurt, took the stage wins …

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