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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2018 GEICO 500

2018 Joey Logano Talladega Cup

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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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Up to Speed: Drivers Need More Incentive to Make the Move

2018 Joey Logano Talladega Cup

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Once the dust had settled at Talladega Superspeedway, Chase Elliott’s post-race thoughts probably echoed what a lot of fans were left thinking. “I got to the end (of the race), and those guys around me were working together so much,” Elliott said.  “I thought for sure one of them wanted to win a little worse …

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Joey Logano Earns 3rd Talladega Victory in GEICO 500

2018 Joey Logano Talladega Cup

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It seemed to be the Team Penske show on Sunday, much like the Daytona 500. This time, though, the dominant car went to Victory Lane. In February, Ryan Blaney outright dominated the event leading 118 laps. But when it came down to the end, Blaney came up short. On Sunday, the Team Penske show returned …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings after Richmond

Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series Coca Cola 600 Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, Nc Usa Thursday 25 May 2017 Kyle Busch, Joe Gibbs Racing, M&m's Red, White & Blue Toyota Camry World Copyright: Nigel Kinrade Nkp

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series took to Richmond Raceway for the first Saturday night race of the season. Kyle Busch managed to take advantage of late-race pit stop woes for Martin Truex Jr. to seal the deal, 10 years after the infamous night he spun Dale Earnhardt Jr. Some new faces showed up in …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Saturday Night Lights

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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The 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season is now one-quarter finished after the third short-track visit of the year to Richmond Raceway, the first short track weekend not to be plagued by weather delays. Kyle Busch put the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota Camry in Victory Lane for the third week in a …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Kyle Busch Overcomes Deep Starting Position for 3rd Straight Win

2018 Cup Richmond Kyle Busch Zach Catanzareti

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Who’s in the headline To start the season, Kyle Busch couldn’t get over the hump to move from second to first. After three runner-up finishes and a third-place result, he has now reeled off three straight victories. Busch is now tied with Kevin Harvick for the most wins in the series. Joey Logano looked like …

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Joey Logano Falters, Finishes 4th After Early Richmond Dominance

2018 Cup Richmond Zach Catanzareti Joey Logano

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If real life worked like a Hollywood movie, then Joey Logano would have won at Saturday night’s (April 21) Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond Raceway, the site of his last win. Instead, he finished fourth. After the race last year, Logano failed the postrace inspection, and the penalty for it prevented him from using that …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: Toyota Owners 400

2018 Las Vegas I Cup Denny Hamlin Car Rusty Jarrett Nkp

Denny Hamlin is at his 'home' track this weekend (credit: Rusty Jarrett NKP)

NASCAR heads to Richmond Raceway this weekend for Saturday night’s Toyota Owners 400. The three-quarter mile track is the third short track on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series schedule. The factors that go into building a winning fantasy team at a short track are much different than those at an intermediate or superspeedway. First, …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Bristol

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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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series made its first stop in “Thunder Valley” for the Food City 500 on Sunday. The race began as the threat of rain continued to loom, and precipitation interfered with the race three times on Sunday, creating what looked like a long day at the Bristol Motor Speedway. After a …

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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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Couch Potato Tuesday: FOX Deals with Weather Woes Once Again in Bristol

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The 2018 racing season has been a tricky one to handle.  Weather has been an issue darn near every week.  The Food City 500 started early on Sunday, then was stopped after 204 laps and pushed to Monday.  Brutal. Food City 500 As announced Saturday, NASCAR moved the start of the Food City 500 up …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Texas

2018 Kyle Busch Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series

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Returning to the track after Easter’s off weekend, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series headed to Texas Motor Speedway where multiple tire failures took center stage. Martin Truex Jr., Kyle Larson and Ryan Newman were just a few of the big names taken out by Goodyear blowouts. When all was said and done, Kyle Busch …

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