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Joey Logano Enjoys Champion’s Visit to White House

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2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Joey Logano paid a visit to the nation’s capitol on Tuesday, as President Donald Trump honored Logano and the No. 22 Team Penske organization at The White House. Greetings from … ?@WhiteHouse! 2018 Cup series champion @joeylogano and the No. 22 @Team_Penske organization are being honored by the …

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The 12: NASCAR Power Rankings Geico 500 Edition

#18: Kyle Busch, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Supra Ik9

Is Kyle Busch right to speak out as he did?(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Although not quite an Earnhardt, Chase Elliott took home his fourth career victory in front of a massive Elliott-favored crowed at Talladega last weekend. Can Elliott double down at Dover and prove he should be considered a championship threat? Often considered as the most consistent Chevrolet driver this season, Kurt Busch led a train of …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: FOX’s Last Lap Coverage Leaves Much to Be Desired

2019 Talladega Cup Mencs Zach Catanzareti

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Talladega brings a lot of interesting things to NASCAR.  Some of the sport’s loudest and rowdiest fans.  Shenanigans.  Stomach churning.  Maybe that last one’s just me. Normally, a superspeedway race in which everyone more or less stays close to each other all race long should not be that difficult to cover.  After Sunday, I’m not …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2019 GEICO 500 at Talladega

2019 Talladega Cup Mencs Zach Catanzareti

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The Headline(s): On the heels of a manufacturer meeting that stressed teamwork, fan favorite Chase Elliott led Chevrolet’s strongest showing of NASCAR 2019. At Talladega Superspeedway, he worked with teammate Alex Bowman to best Joey Logano and Kyle Busch on a late restart and win the 2019 GEICO 500. Elliott’s, and Chevrolet’s, win snapped a …

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Up to Speed: Missed Talladega Opportunities for Joey Logano

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Late last season, nobody made the most of a few good opportunities better than Joey Logano. A victory at Martinsville Speedway carried him to the season finale as a championship contender. Three weeks later, Logano found himself with the best short-run car at Homestead-Miami Speedway. When presented with a short green flag run to the …

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Lack of Teammates, Hendrick Motorsports Duo Keep Joey Logano from Talladega Victory

Joey Logano & Hendrick Motorsports 2019 Geico 500

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Joey Logano and his team have “clicked” at Talladega Superspeedway, winning three races at the 2.66-mile oval since 2015. On Sunday, it looked like Logano’s No. 22 team might continue their winning trend at the superspeedway. Logano kept his car up front, but without the help of a teammate, he was left on an island …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2019 GEICO 500

2018 Cup Talladega Zach Catanzareti Kyle Larson

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Talladega Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series events are often survival of the fittest (or even just survival). Collisions lurk around every corner, waiting to claim their next victim. The Big One is just one ill-timed bump away, disrupting the race and your daily fantasy NASCAR DraftKings roster. This week’s event, the 2019 GEICO 500 (Sunday, …

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2-Headed Monster: Which NASCAR Drivers Would You Draft?

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

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With the NFL draft on the minds of many this week, Clayton Caldwell and Michael Massie debate what drivers they would pick if they were each to start a four-car team and contracts weren’t an issue. So here’s a look at what Caldwell’s and Massie’s teams would look like. Clayton Caldwell Incorporated: Round 1: Joey …

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5 Points to Ponder: 9 Races Into NASCAR 2019

2016 Cup Homestead Miami Speedway Joe Gibbs Roger Penske Zach Catanzareti

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ONE: NASCAR 2019 = 2-Team Tandem At The Top Forget NASCAR’s Big Three. This year, it’s the Big Two (owners, that is) leading the way in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Joe Gibbs Racing and Team Penske have flat out dominated the first nine races of the season. Ryan Blaney (Penske) and Erik Jones …

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Pace Laps: NASCAR Resets After Easter Off Week

2018 Talladega Team Penske Cup Zach Catanzareti

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Talladega Up Next Easter has become a NASCAR tradition. Or, should we say, a NASCAR vacation. It’s the only weekend from February through November none of the sport’s top three series show up and race. As you’d expect, no racing led to a quiet news week. But business is about …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After NASCAR’s First 9 Races of 2019

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Who… should you be talking about so far? Kyle Busch is certainly making himself the early title favorite for 2019. With a series-leading three wins so far, Busch has a solid 20-point buffer over second place in points and an eye-popping average finish of 3.9.  Busch and teammate Denny Hamlin are the only drivers to finish …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Martin Truex Jr. Breaks Through, Matt DiBenedetto Chats 2019

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss Martin Truex Jr. breaking through to win at a short track in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series — hist first, at Richmond Raceway. Other questions they debate: is how much longer did Joey Logano need to pass the No. 19 car to take …

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