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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2018 Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race

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Who…gets my shoutout of the race? Getting your best finish of the year?  Good.  Getting it at your home track? Bonus.  Trevor Bayne put together a solid late-race effort, running inside the top 10 for many of the closing laps before finishing 11th, his best result of 2018. After giving up the seat of his …

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Kurt Busch Wins a Wild One at Bristol

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With rumors running rampant about his NASCAR future, Kurt Busch proved he’s still got plenty of talent in the tank. In a wild event, Busch emerged at the end to capture the Bass Pro Shops/NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway Saturday night (Aug. 18). It’s the first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory of …

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Pace Laps: Bristol = Back, Baby

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Bristol Is Back…. And Broke the Back of NASCAR’s Big 3 So much column space has been spent on Bristol Motor Speedway’s reconfiguration. There’s been the old bump ‘n’ run Bristol, the new track with progressive banking and this current edition we have that attempts to be a combination of …

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2-Headed Monster: Should Kurt Busch Move to Chip Ganassi Racing?

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Rumors surfaced last weekend that Kurt Busch might be leaving Stewart-Haas Racing to replace Jamie McMurray in the No. 1 Chevrolet at Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates. Nothing has been announced yet, but this leads to this week’s question: Should Busch go to Ganassi or stay at SHR? What if your grass is already …

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The Frontstretch 5: Pieces in NASCAR’s Silly Season Puzzle & Where They Could Fit

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1. Kurt Busch 2004 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Busch won’t return to powerhouse Stewart-Haas Racing next year. Each driver move creates two pieces to the puzzle, as the ride he vacates will need to be filled. In this case, it’s pretty likely that Cole Custer will take over the No. 41, so Busch …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Michigan

#4: Kevin Harvick, Stewart Haas Racing, Ford Fusion Busch Light / Mobil 1 Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series was at Michigan International Speedway this past weekend for the Consumers Energy 400 where, for the most part, the cream rose to the top. Two of the “Big Three” continued to dominate, much like they have done all year. On the other hand, a few other drivers stated their …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Kevin Harvick Sweeps Lucky Number 7

#4: Kevin Harvick, Stewart Haas Racing, Ford Fusion Busch Light / Mobil 1 Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series

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Who’s in the headline Kevin Harvick has done it again. For the third time in his seven victories this year, he swept all three stages of the race. Harvick led 108 laps, won every stage and beat the competition into submission. He became the second driver in 20 years to have seven wins through 23 …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Watkins Glen

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series turned right for the second time of the season, as the series visited the Finger Lakes region of New York for the Go Bowling at the Glen at Watkins GLen International. The last wild-card race before the playoffs gave many an opportunity to punch their ticket to the playoffs, …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Strike, No. 9

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Like father, like son. The Elliotts become the latest multigenerational winners in NASCAR’s premier series, as Bill – who isn’t finished racing yet – picked up 44 Winston Cup victories, and his son Chase just joined him with his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series triumph in the Go Bowling at The Glen at Watkins Glen …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Pocono Part II

#18: Kyle Busch, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry M&m's Caramel Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series returned to Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains and the three corners of Pocono Raceway for the second time in two months, and for a while, it seemed as though we would see a first-time winner at the Tricky Triangle for the third straight year (Chris Buescher 2016, Ryan Blaney 2017). But …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Kyle Busch Takes Another Gander at Victory Lane in Pocono

#18: Kyle Busch, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry M&m's Caramel Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series

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Who’s in the headline Kyle Busch ran 25 races at Pocono Raceway and never finished above second before last July. After Sunday he has two wins in the last three races. Busch took advantage of trouble for Kevin Harvick on pit road and then held off teammate Daniel Suarez on late-race restarts to claim his …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After The Foxwoods Resort Casino 301

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Who… gets my shoutout of the race? Sure, he didn’t win; in fact, Kurt Busch was lucky to scrounge up eighth after tumbling late in the race following a bizarre green-flag pit sequence where he got caught up with Ryan Blaney. Busch stopped before his pit box, thinking Blaney was done with his service but wound up …

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