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Kasey Kahne Retiring From Full-Time NASCAR Competition

#95: Kasey Kahne, Leavine Family Racing, Chevrolet Camaro Procore Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series

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Kasey Kahne will retire from full-time NASCAR competition following the 2018 season. Kahne, 39, is in his 15th season as a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver. The Washington native has 18 career wins in 527 starts, with a best finish of fourth this year, his first with Leavine Family Racing. “I’ve thought about this …

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Beside the Rising Tide: NASCAR, How The Mighty Have Fallen

#9: Chase Elliott, Hendrick Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro Napa Auto Parts Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series

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BRIAN FRANCE NEWS Some of you will be surprised that I didn’t write an acerbic column this week discussing Brian France’s arrest for both a DWI and drug possession in Sag Harbor, N.Y. over the weekend. While my personal disdain for France remains high, frustration from what I’ve termed his “reign of terror” since taking …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Chase Elliott Cranks Up the Siren Again

Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series Gobowling At The Glen

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Who’s in the headline After almost three years of trying, and eight near misses, Chase Elliott has finally scored his maiden win in the Cup series. Elliott won the second stage and the race while Martin Truex Jr. grabbed the win in the first stage. William Byron crossed the finish line in eighth to claim …

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Leavine Family Racing Working On Kasey Kahne’s Contract Extension, Likely Moving to Toyota

#95: Kasey Kahne, Leavine Family Racing, Chevrolet Camaro Procore Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The last few weeks, Kasey Kahne has picked up the pace in his first year with Leavine Family Racing. That speed looks like it’s about to be rewarded with a contract extension. Kahne, 38, told Frontstretch last weekend at Pocono Raceway he would like to return to the race team in 2019. Team owner, Bob Leavine, confirmed …

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Penalty Report: Kevin Harvick, Kasey Kahne Docked Points for Inspection Woes

#4: Kevin Harvick, Stewart Haas Racing, Ford Fusion Busch Beer Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series

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After 13 cars failed pre-race technical inspection prior to last weekend’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Gander Outdoors 400 at Pocono Raceway, NASCAR issued their weekly Penalty Report. Among those listed this week are Kevin Harvick and Kasey Kahne, who both failed inspection three times, which resulted in their car chiefs being ejected and starting …

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Kasey Kahne Adapting to Leavine Family Racing, Expects To Return in 2019

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After competing the past six seasons with Hendrick Motorsports, Kasey Kahne took a step back and moved to a smaller team for 2018: Leavine Family Racing. The hope was that his arrival would spark the No. 95 group and increase their performance across the board. But since the season-opening Daytona 500, it’s been an up-and-down year …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Geometry is Difficult

2018 Cup Pocono Zach Catanzareti William Byron

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup and Camping World Truck series raced at Pocono Raceway this weekend and Kyle Busch added two more trophies to his collection. Busch tied Ron Hornaday for most career CWTS wins with 51 and tied Kevin Harvick for the most MENCS wins this season at six apiece. The MENCS event, Sunday’s Gander Outdoors 400 …

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The Underdog House: A Day At The Not-So-Magic Mile

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(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Think Small It was a day we thought wasn’t going to happen. The rain was making its debut on Sunday morning in Loudon, New Hampshire, and the odds of July 22 turning into a race day seemed next to impossible. Nevertheless, NASCAR rallied forward to keep the track dry, quickly adapted its schedule and eventually …

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Denny Hamlin Tops Morning Cup Practice at New Hampshire

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Denny Hamlin, when not staring at his dash clock (Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Defending New Hampshire winner Denny Hamlin enters Sunday’s Foxwood Casino 301 as one of the pre-race favorites. In Saturday’s opening practice session, the No. 11 team proved why. Hamlin ran a hot lap of 132.942 mph, close to a tenth-of-a-second ahead of Ryan Blaney (132.526 mph), who was second on the scoring chart. In addition …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the Coke Zero Sugar 400

#20: Erik Jones, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry Buyatoyota.com, Celebrates In Victory Lane. Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series

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Who… gets my shoutout of the race? One of the cool things about superspeedway racing is that restrictor plates allow the cream to rise to the top when it comes to driving skill. Yes, plate racing is a skill, and sometimes drivers who struggle at other tracks shine at these events, and vice versa (yeah, …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: Toyota/Save Mart 350

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Toyota/Save Mart 350 Sonoma Raceway, Sonoma, CA USA Sunday 25 June 2017 Kevin Harvick, Stewart-Haas Racing, Mobil 1 Ford Fusion World Copyright: Matthew T. Thacker NKP

NASCAR goes road racing for the first time this season with Sunday’s stop (June 24) at Sonoma Raceway. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series takes the green flag for the Toyota/Save Mart 350 Sunday at 3 p.m. ET. FanDuel debuted its new daily fantasy NASCAR contest at Talladega Superspeedway in April and it will continue …

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Pace Laps: Kasey Kahne’s Endless Pursuit of… What? & Exciting NASCAR Racing In Iowa

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: The Latest Push To Fix Kasey Kahne June’s off week came with a crew chief change in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Travis Mack was replaced as Kasey Kahne‘s head wrench after just 15 races as the No. 95 Leavine Family Racing team remains mired in midpack. Jon Leonard will …

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