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Frontstretch Podcast: Breaking Down 200 Victories for Kyle Busch & Richard Petty, Chris Buescher Chats Hot Start

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff break down the difference in the 200 race victories for Kyle Busch and Richard Petty with a pile of statistics, after Busch joined the 200 club last weekend at Auto Club Speedway. Without necessarily comparing the two, we dig into what makes the feat incredible. How …

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The 12: NASCAR Power Rankings Auto Club 400 Edition

#18: Kyle Busch, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry Interstate Batteries celebrates after winning Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

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It finally happened. After weeks of publicity and hype, Kyle Busch scored his 200th career victory across NASCAR’s three national touring series in Sunday’s Auto Club 400. Busch is looking unbeatable, but will this trend last as NASCAR moves back east? Once again, Martin Truex Jr started deep in the field at Auto Club but …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: That Southern California Glow

#18: Kyle Busch, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry Interstate Batteries celebrates after winning Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

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In case you missed it, Kyle Busch won the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series’ Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway in California on Sunday. It was his 53rd Cup victory in 503 starts to go along with 94 Xfinity Series wins in 348 starts and 53 Gander Outdoors Truck Series triumphs in 147 starts. …

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Up to Speed: Kurt Busch Impressive at Chip Ganassi Racing

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Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Auto Club Speedway belonged to Kyle Busch.  But nobody should overlook the accomplishments of his older brother early in the season. Kurt Busch left Stewart-Haas Racing after a successful five-year run.  He took over driving duties for Chip Ganassi Racing’s No. 1 car, bringing sponsor Monster Energy …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2019 Auto Club 400

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Who… should you be talking about after the race? Kyle Busch took the checkered flag for the 200th time in a NASCAR national series race at Auto Club Speedway.  Busch had the dominant car on the day, leading seven times for 134 of 200 laps. He won the first two stages before opening up a commanding lead …

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Kurt Busch Posts Another Strong Finish at Auto Club Speedway

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While his brother was celebrating his 200th win, Kurt Busch‘s hot streak continued to start the 2019 season. The Las Vegas native finished sixth in the Monster Energy Chevrolet. But this time, he didn’t need to use strategy to get up to the front. #AutoClub400 Final Race results @ACSupdates: P1: @KyleBusch P6: @KurtBusch P12: @KyleLarsonRacin …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: Auto Club 400

#11: Denny Hamlin, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry FedEx Express and #12: Ryan Blaney, Team Penske, Ford Mustang PPG

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The final week of the West Coast Swing begins Sunday, March 17 at 3:30 p.m. ET for the Auto Club 400. The two-mile Auto Club Speedway will have the same package as used two weeks ago at Las Vegas (lower horsepower and aero ducts). This track, however, has several lanes commonly used, which should lead …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2019 Ticket Guardian 500k

#12: Ryan Blaney, Team Penske, Ford Mustang MoneyLion #18: Kyle Busch, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry SKITTLES

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Who… should you be talking about after the race? Kyle Busch had the best car in the field when he really needed it and was finally able to capitalize on that in 2019, winning his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race of the season after running down Ryan Blaney in the final laps to take …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2019 TicketGuardian 500k at ISM

#18: Kyle Busch, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry SKITTLES Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

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The Headline(s): After a protracted green flag run, Kyle Busch’s four tires proved better over a long run than Ryan Blaney’s two, allowing the No. 18 to take the lead for good on lap 296 and drive off into the Arizona sunset at ISM Raceway. https://twitter.com/DrunkBrianF/status/1104877779697451008 Busch is the fourth different winner in four Monster …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: TicketGuardian 500

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series travels to ISM Raceway for week No. 2 of the West Coast Swing at ISM Raceway. The 312-lap race will feature higher horsepower than Atlanta and Las Vegas, in addition to higher downforce. That will equal higher speeds. Qualifying position should be important in this race, though there are …

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Global Poker to Sponsor Kurt Busch in 2019

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Social poker company, Global Poker, will be a new primary sponsor for Kurt Busch in 2019, gracing the hood for Chip Ganassi Racing’s No. 1 car. The announcement was made during a press conference prior to the Monster Energy Cup Series’ first practice on Friday, March 8 at ISM Raceway. Online poker site Global Poker …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Aric Almirola Talks New Aero Package, Group Qualifying, Chaotic Restarts

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino, Mike Neff and Aric Almirola discuss the new aerodynamic package that was displayed at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and how it led to wild restarts and a peculiar qualifying session last Friday (March 1). Almirola states the race was exciting, and that’s what he enjoys as a …

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