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Jamie McMurray Enjoying Consistent Season

2017 Nascar Monster Energy Cup Series, Richmond

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

While Kyle Larson soaked in the champagne and confetti in Victory Lane on Saturday evening at Richmond Raceway, his Chip Ganassi Racing teammate Jamie McMurray was upset after running outside the top 10 for the entire 400 lap event. Despite having an eventful night and never getting the balance of the No. 1 machine right, …

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Beside The Rising Tide: With Autumn Closing In

Darlington Cup 2017 Aric Almirola 2 Throwback Mike Neff

(Photo: Mike Neff)

Ain’t it funny how the night moves? When you just don’t seem to have as much to lose, Ain’t it funny how the night moves? With autumn closing in…. -Bob Seger While it hasn’t quite reached the level of the Memorial Day weekend yet, Labor Day weekend offered race fans a full slate of action …

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Did You Notice?: 12 NASCAR 2017 Storylines With 12 Races Left

2017 Watkins Glen Cup Matin Truex Jr Car Russell Labounty Nkp

(Photo: Russell LaBounty/NKP)

Did You Notice? … The past few days marked the last off weekend of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season? Starting Sunday at Darlington, we’ve got 12 races in a row which culminates with the crowning of the champion at Homestead-Miami Speedway in November. In a season filled with mixed reviews, there’s still plenty of …

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Up to Speed: The Driver Makes the Difference at Michigan

2017 Michigan Ii Cup Kyle Larson Celebrates Logan Whitton Nkp

(Photo: Logan Whitton / NKP)

In the days leading up to Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway, there was plenty of chatter about cars, with Chevrolet unveiled its 2018 Camaro, which will compete in the Cup Series beginning next season. Old rivals Brad Keselowski and Kyle Busch also engaged in a war of words over the …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR Forecast Powered by DraftKings: Pure Michigan 400 Preview

2017 Watkins Glen Cup Martin Truex Jr Woohoo Rusty Jarrett Nkp

(Photo: Rusty Jarrett / NKP)

The DraftKings daily fantasy NASCAR game heads to the midwest this weekend for the Pure Michigan 400. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series will make its second stop at Michigan International Speedway this Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m. After a few one-day shows, we’re back to a traditional schedule this week. Cars hit the track …

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Up to Speed: Pointing Toward the NASCAR Playoffs

2017 Cup Pocono Zach Catanzareti Joey Logano

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

The second half of July has shaken up the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoff field.  Going into New Hampshire Motor Speedway, the 16-driver grid consisted of 10 postseason-eligible winners.  That left six spots open for drivers to get in on points. Two of those racers, Chase Elliott and Jamie McMurray, stood 89 and 74 points …

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NASCAR 101: 10 Longest Winless Streaks Among Full-Time Cup Drivers

2017 Dover Cup Zach Catanzareti Paul Menard

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Few things are more gratifying than breaking a negative streak. Bear that in mind if you wondered why Kasey Kahne‘s victory in the Brickyard 400 in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series last weekend found the driver and his team so elated in Victory Lane. Sure, it’s Indianapolis Motor Speedway, so a victory at the …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Indianapolis

2017 Indianapolis Motor Speedway MENCS Matt Kenseth photo credit NASCAR via Getty Images

(Photo: NASCAR via Getty Images)

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series returned to the hallowed ground in Speedway, Indiana this weekend for the (insert excessively long name here) Brickyard 400. We’ve already seen several drivers break long winless streaks this season. But the annual visit to Indy usually favors regular winners. In fact, only three times has the Brickyard winner …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Kasey Kahne Uses Beneficial Pit Call and Strong Restart to Capture Brickyard Victory

2017 Indianapolis Cup Kasey Kahne Team Kissing Bricks Russell Labounty Nkp

(Photo: Russell LaBounty / NKP)

Who’s in the headline – Kasey Kahne has been rumored to be out of his ride for two or three years. While the talk seems to be more intense of late, Kahne and his No. 5 team have kept their nose to the grindstone. A fortunate pit call on lap 148 in the Brickyard 400 …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR Forecast Powered By DraftKings: Brickyard 400 Preview

2016 Indianapolis Cup Kyle Busch Bricks Logan Whitton Nkp

(Photo: Logano Whitton / NKP)

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the Brantley Gilbert Big Machine Brickyard 400 this Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Your latest daily fantasy NASCAR showdown sees cars hit the track on Saturday at 9 a.m. for first practice, and then at 6:15 p.m. for Coors Light Pole Qualifying. Here are …

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Jamie McMurray Sets the Pace in First MENCS Practice at Kentucky

2017 Kansas I Cup Jamie Mcmurray Nigel Kinrade Nkp

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

Jamie McMurray is taking a loving to the ever-changing Kentucky Speedway. The Chip Ganassi Racing driver took the top spot on the scoring pylon Friday morning, clocking in a time of 28.911 at 186.780 mph. McMurray enters Kentucky eighth in the series standings, earning a pair of top fives and 10 top 10s through the …

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Jamie McMurray Records Top 10 After ‘Uneventful’ Race At Sonoma

2017 Nascar Monster Energy Cup Series, Sonoma

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

Jamie McMurray has a knack for winning the big races. With a Daytona 500, Brickyard 400, Coca-Cola 600 and All-Star Race on his resume, why wouldn’t he? But he’s also known for being a respectable road course racer. With an average finish of 16.3 coming into this weekend’s Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway, McMurray started second …

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