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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

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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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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2018 KC Masterpiece 400

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

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Who… gets my shoutout of the race? For a small team, finishing in the top 10 at Talladega Superspeedway is a great showing, but such performance is a lot more likely at a restrictor-plate track than at an intermediate, where aerodynamics rule the day and speed comes with a premium price tag. For a struggling …

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5 Points To Ponder: Talladega Teamwork Carries Joey Logano, Ford

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Daytona 500 Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL USA Sunday 18 February 2018 Ryan Blaney, Team Penske, Menards/Peak Ford Fusion and Brad Keselowski, Team Penske, Discount Tire Ford Fusion World Copyright: Rusty Jarrett NKP

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ONE: Fords Fight To The Front At A Plate Race… Again Joey Logano won the battle Sunday (April 29) at Talladega, but Fords won the war. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race was a master class in a manufacturer sticking together in order to keep their place at the front. Team Penske was first …

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

Ryan Newman in the garage at Chicagoland Speedway, September 2017. Photo: NKP

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What happened this weekend when the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series traveled to the largest track on the circuit for the GEICO 500? The short answer is that Joey Logano won at Talladega Superspeedway for the third time in his career. It was the first 2018 victory for Team Penske, and Logano became the sixth …

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The Underdog House: Walking The Fine Line at Talladega

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Think Small Sunday was Round No. 10 of the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. For the underdogs, despite having a couple breakthrough runs here and there, it was Round No. 2 of races in which they could contend for a win. Talladega Superspeedway showed a few different cars from the start of the …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2018 GEICO 500

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Who… gets my shoutout of the race? While David Ragan was putting on a restrictor-plate driving clinic, he’s strong enough that it’s almost expected that he’ll run well. He finished sixth for a Front Row Motorsports team which rarely cracks the top 20. Less expected was the strong run of another driver, who, while his …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: GEICO 500

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Pennzoil 400 Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas, NV USA Friday 2 March 2018 Brad Keselowski, Team Penske, Ford Fusion Discount Tire World Copyright: Russell LaBounty NKP

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NASCAR heads to Talladega Superspeedway this weekend for the GEICO 500. The 2.66-mile track is the largest one on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series schedule. Enter the $5 Frontstretch GEICO 500 NASCAR contest for your chance to win! The edge-of-your-seat excitement produced by restrictor plate racing is paired with a great new fantasy game …

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The Underdog House: On The Ragged Edge at Bristol

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Think Small The middle leg of the unofficial short track swing wrapped up a day late at Bristol Motor Speedway this week. And with another curveball of weather hitting the NASCAR garage, the underdogs had a lot to overcome, above and beyond what we’d generally expect on a short track. Starting Sunday afternoon, the Food …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Kyle Busch Wins Bristol Two-Day Marathon

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series TicketGuardian 500 ISM Raceway, Phoenix, AZ USA Friday 9 March 2018 Kyle Busch, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry Skittles Sweet Heat World Copyright: Russell LaBounty NKP

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Who’s in the headline Kyle Busch is the winningest active driver at Bristol Motor Speedway. He grabbed the win today to make it two in a row in 2018 and two in a row at Bristol. Busch led a race high five times for 117 laps, second only to Kyle Larson. Brad Keselowski won the …

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5 Points To Ponder: The Next NASCAR Most Popular Driver?

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Pennzoil 400 Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas, NV USA Friday 2 March 2018 Ryan Blaney, Team Penske, Ford Fusion Menards / Pennzoil World Copyright: Nigel Kinrade NKP

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ONE: Blaney’s win will come For the third time this season, Ryan Blaney led a ton of laps in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series but ultimately did not get the result he would have wanted. While lapping traffic from the race lead at Bristol Motor Speedway, Blaney was caught up in a wreck absolutely …

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Kyle Larson, David Ragan Fastest in Saturday Practices at Bristol

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Kyle Larson and David Ragan split the two Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practices at Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday morning (April 14). Larson’s speed of 129.004 miles per hour put his No. 42 Chevrolet at the top of the scoring pylon in Saturday’s opening session. All three manufacturers occupied the podium in the first session, …

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Frontstretch Podcast: The Champ Is Here

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In the latest episode of the 2018 Frontstretch Podcast, we breakdown this past weekend’s events at Auto Club Speedway with Dustin Albino, Mike Neff and Zach Catanzareti, while also previewing the weekend ahead at Martinsville Speedway. Defending Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Martin Truex Jr. swept all three stages on Sunday en route to his first victory of the …

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