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4 Burning Questions: What’s the Biggest Surprise of 2019 So Far?

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What NASCAR team or owner might be a good fit to dive into IndyCar? Of the top tier of the stock car organizational chart, nearly all compete in multiple forms of racing. Team Penske has NASCAR, IndyCar and sports cars in addition to the Supercars in Australia. Chip Ganassi Racing has NASCAR, IndyCar and IMSA …

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The 12: NASCAR Power Rankings Coca-Cola 600 Edition

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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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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2019 Coca Cola 600

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After a thrilling All-Star Race, drivers in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series will compete in the longest race of the year Sunday (May 26, 6 p.m. ET, FOX). Memorial Day weekend is truly one of the greatest times in motorsports. At Charlotte Motor Speedway, the vehicles will use the lower horsepower package with aero …

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Did You Notice?: Indy 500, Coca-Cola 600 Worlds Apart Once Again

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Did You Notice? … The 2019 Indianapolis 500 starting lineup will have little, if any, crossover with NASCAR? Just two of the 33 drivers in this year’s field have any experience driving high-level stock cars. James Davison and Conor Daly have made a combined five Xfinity Series starts, none of them on oval tracks as neither …

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Aric Almirola, Daniel Hemric, Austin Dillon Lead All Star Practices at Charlotte

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Aric Almirola, Daniel Hemric and Austin Dillon led the three practice sessions at Charlotte Motor Speedway in preparation for Saturday’s Monster Energy Open and All-Star Race. In the first practice, which was combined, Almirola led the brigade with a lap of 181.360 mph. His Stewart-Haas Racing teammates Kevin Harvick and Clint Bowyer were second and …

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Kurt Busch Tops Digital Ally 400 Happy Hour at Kansas; Bowman Suffers Late Session Damage

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Final practice at Kansas Speedway for Saturday’s (May 11) Digital Ally 400 resembled a plate race, with packs of cars drafting all over the track over the course of the session. Out of the mixing bowl came Kurt Busch to top the afternoon charts, after middling on the charts all of Friday. Alex Bowman, Clint …

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AdventHealth Adds Kyle Larson, Kurt Busch Cup Sponsorship

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AdventHealth will increase its partnership with Chip Ganassi Racing in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, including two primary sponsorships, the team announced Thursday, May 9. The healthcare network will be featured as the primary sponsor of Kyle Larson‘s No. 42 Chevrolet entry for the Monster Energy Open at Charlotte Motor Speedway and of Kurt …

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Kurt Busch Leads First 2019 Gander RV 400 Practice At Dover

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Under cloudy and foggy skies at Dover International Speedway, Kurt Busch led the lone Friday practice session Friday (May 3) for the 2019 Gander RV 400. Busch pulled off a lap at 168.444 mph. That’s around four mph faster than the track record qualifying speed set by Brad Keselowski back in 2014. Busch, who ran …

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The 12: NASCAR Power Rankings Geico 500 Edition

#18: Kyle Busch, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Supra iK9

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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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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Talladega: Endgame

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Chevrolet teams make up about half the field most weeks in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, but judging by the results so far this season, it’s understandable to think they were in the half of existence that were vaporized when Thanos snapped his fingers. But just like in Avengers: Endgame, time travel was involved on …

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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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Kurt Busch car fails prequalifying tech, car chief ejected

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Kurt Busch’s No. 1 car failed prequalifying tech twice, and his car chief Ryan Bergenty was ejected as a result. His car did pass the third time through, so he is allowed to qualify. No other excessive issues were reported. The team will face a 15-minute practice hold next weekend at Dover International Speedway. Bob …

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