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The 12: NASCAR Power Rankings FireKeepers Casino 400 Edition

2019 Michigan I Cup Kyle Busch Nkp

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In a race delayed by rain, it didn’t matter for Joey Logano as he led over 3/4th of the entire FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan for his second win of the season and the first since Vegas in March. Did the win boost Logano up in the power rankings? For Kyle Busch, it was an …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2019 FireKeepers Casino 400

2019 Michigan I Cup Joey Logano Nkp

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Who… should you be talking about after the race? Joey Logano said several times at Michigan International Speedway that his No. 22 Team Penske Ford was set up to run fast in clean air. He wasn’t joking, as he managed to get out in plenty of it all day long, starting from the pole and …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2019 FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan

2019 Michigan I Cup Joey Logano Burnout Nkp

The Headline(s): Just like Martinsville, a Penske Ford proved all but impassable at the front of the field, though this time it was Joey Logano. And just like Richmond, though both Martin Truex, Jr. and Kurt Busch were able to catch the leader in the closing laps, none was able to get alongside the No. …

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Joey Logano Wins From Pole in Rain-Delayed 2019 FireKeepers Casino 400

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

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The ending wasn’t easy for Joey Logano. But on a green-white-checkered restart, the reigning Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion had what it took to keep his car up front during a rain-delayed 2019 FireKeepers Casino 400. His No. 22 Ford edged out Kurt Busch to win Monday (June 10) at Michigan International Speedway. He …

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Pace Laps: Michigan Monsoon Makes For Monday NASCAR Racing

NASCAR officiating under a rain delay at Indianapolis Motor Speedway (Photo: NKP)

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Monday Race At Michigan Michigan International Speedway faced Mother Nature’s wrath a second straight year. Sunday’s (June 9) 2019 FireKeepers Casino 400 was postponed by rain and rescheduled for Monday at 5 p.m. ET. All the action will be covered live after Women’s World Cup Soccer action on FOX Sports …

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Joey Logano Wins Pole For FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan

2019 Dover Cup Zach Catanzareti Joey Logano

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Joey Logano won the pole for the FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway on Saturday afternoon (June 8). Although he jokingly referred to his pole win as luck, Logano wheeled his No. 22 Team Penske Ford around the two-mile track in Brooklyn, Mich., in 38.474 seconds. Logano did it without his crew chief Todd …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2019 FireKeepers Casino 400

2019 Phoenix I Cup Joey Logano Nkp

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This week, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to two-mile Michigan International Speedway for the FireKeepers Casino 400. The race runs Sunday, June 9 at 2 p.m. ET on Fox Sports 1 and is next on your daily fantasy NASCAR schedule. After a ho-hum weekend at Pocono Raceway, Cup Series action should be much …

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Odds & Ends Around the Track: Michigan I

2018 Michigan I Cup Pack Racing Nkp

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Am I the only one who remembers the difference between the two Michigan International Speedway races by what you can get at the farmer’s market near the track? The biggest issue with having the Michigan race pop up a week earlier on the schedule is that the strawberries are not ready yet. This first race, …

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Did You Notice?: In The 2019 NASCAR Playoffs, No Cinderellas Allowed

2018 Cup Michigan Zach Catanzareti Roger Penske

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Did You Notice? … If the season ended today, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series would set a dubious playoff record. Only five owners would be eligible to capture the championship, by far the fewest in the sport’s 16-car postseason era. 2019 PLAYOFF TEAMS (IF THE SEASON ENDED TODAY) Joe Gibbs Racing (4): Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin, …

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The 12: NASCAR Power Rankings Pocono 400 Edition

#18: Kyle Busch, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry M&m's Hazelnut Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

As the halfway point of the NASCAR regular season has come and gone, Kyle Busch and Joe Gibbs Racing did not miss a beat. For the ninth time in 14 races, a JGR driver has gone to victory lane. Busch won his first race since Bristol and his fourth of the season. He will stay …

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

2019 Daytona I Cup Chase Elliott Nkp

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Pocono Raceway is not a thrilling race track. It’s not even an exciting one, and barely qualifies as interesting. So the results in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race weren’t all that surprising. Joe Gibbs Racing’s Kyle Busch won for the fourth time this season and the 55th time in his Cup career, holding …

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The 12: NASCAR Power Rankings Coca-Cola 600 Edition

Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series

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The greatest day in motorsports has come and gone as the Monaco GP, Indy 500 and Coca-Cola 600 were all completed this past Sunday. The longest race of the season for the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series was, unlike the last two years, a caution-filled race that featured multiple drivers battling for the lead. When …

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