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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Kevin Harvick… and Everyone Else

2016 Chicago Cup Kevin Harvick Nigel Kinrade Nkp

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Kevin Harvick was in his own zip code during Sunday’s Pennzoil 400 presented by Jiffy Lube at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, leading 214 laps and winning both stages en route to his 39th career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory, his 16th for Stewart-Haas Racing. The win, his second in two weeks, also ushered him …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Kevin Harvick Rakes in All of the Chips in Vegas

2018 Daytona Cup Bruce Nuttleman Kevin Harvick

(Photo: Bruce Nuttleman)

Who’s in the headline As Martin Truex Jr. did last year en route to his first championship, Kevin Harvick has a firm grip on what it takes to go fast at mile-and-a-half tracks and is letting the rest of the garage know he has no intention of letting them come play in his sandbox. Harvick …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2018 Pennzoil 400 Presented by Jiffy Lube

Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series Folds Of Honor Quik Trip 500 Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hampton, Ga Usa Friday 23 February 2018 Paul Menard, Wood Brothers Racing, Menards / Moen Ford Fusion World Copyright: Nigel Kinrade Nkp

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Who… gets my shoutout of the race? A driver with the reputation for being quiet certainly was on Sunday, even as he raced his way to a solid top-10 run. Paul Menard posted his second top 10 of 2018 on Sunday (March 4). So far in 2018, Menard has finished no worse than 17th and …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2018 Pennzoil 400

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We were all witnesses to what is now referred to as “Harvicking” last weekend at Atlanta. If you didn’t have Kevin Harvick in your DraftKings lineup and still somehow ended up cashing out, consider yourself incredibly lucky. But now, NASCAR heads to Las Vegas Motor Speedway this weekend for the Pennzoil 400. Intermediate tracks are …

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The 10: Cup Series Power Rankings after Daytona

Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series Daytona 500 Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, Fl Usa Sunday 18 February 2018 Ryan Blaney, Team Penske, Menards/peak Ford Fusion And Paul Menard, Wood Brothers Racing, Omnicraft Auto Parts Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford Fusion World Copyright: Rusty Jarrett Nkp

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series was in Daytona this weekend for the 60th running for the Daytona 500. As the sun rose Sunday morning, it ushered in the 2018 season with one of the most anticipated Great American Races in recent memory. The field was filled with a good mix of young drivers challenging …

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Chris Buescher Survives for a Daytona 500 Top 5

2018 Daytona Cup Zach Catanzareti Chris Buescher

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Chris Buescher is not a guy that a lot of people thought would contend for the Daytona 500 win. Despite being the 2015 NASCAR XFINITY Series champion and winning a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway two years ago, Buescher has not had the best results the last few years. Buescher did …

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Paul Menard Scores Top 10 in Wood Brothers Racing Debut

2018 Daytona Cup Bruce Nuttleman Paul Menard

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In the 2017 Daytona 500, Ryan Blaney came up just shy of winning in the Wood Brothers Racing No. 21. Blaney went on to win at Pocono Raceway and make a deep playoff run. Blaney announced he was moving to Team Penske and Paul Menard would take his spot in the No. 21 for 2018. …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2018 Daytona 500

Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series Daytona 500 Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, Fl Usa Sunday 11 February 2018 Alex Bowman, Hendrick Motorsports, Nationwide Chevrolet Camaro World Copyright: Nigel Kinrade Nkp

Alex Bowman will lead the field at Daytona for the 500(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

Daily fantasy NASCAR is back, which is a great reminder that spring is right around the corner. If you live up north like me, the Daytona 500 will shine a bright light on the weekend and help you forget about the foot-and-a-half of snow on the front lawn. The front row was set last Sunday …

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Richard Childress Racing Shrinks to 2 Cup Cars in 2018

Cup 2017 Homestead Zach Catanzareti Paul Menard

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With the departure of Paul Menard and the Menards sponsorship, Richard Childress Racing will field only two full-time entries in the upcoming Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, according to Austin Dillon. Menard drove RCR’s No. 27 Chevrolet for seven years and won the 2011 Brickyard 400. In 2018, he will compete in the famed …

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Wood Brothers Racing Retains Go FAS Racing’s Charter, Go FAS Acquiring New One

Ryan Blaney Dover Garage

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Wood Brothers Racing will reuse Go FAS Racing’s charter and Go FAS will acquire a new charter for the upcoming NASCAR Cup Series season. Last year, the Wood Brothers team leased Go FAS’ charter and used it to guarantee Ryan Blaney and the No. 21 Ford into every race. Go FAS leased the No. 44’s …

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2017 NASCAR Cup Team Review: Richard Childress Racing

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Richard Childress Racing’s 2017 season was a triumph but yet simultaneously a struggle. Overall, however, it ended up being a disappointment. The venerable organization has been around since 1971, the oldest team in the sport outside of the Wood Brothers. For many years now, their mentality when it comes to racing has been that the …

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Paul Menard Has Positive Outlook Before Final Start with Richard Childress Racing

29 31 July, 2011, Indianapolis, Indiana Usa Richard Childress And Paul Menard (c) 2011, Tyler Barrick Autostock Usa

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Sunday marks the end of multiple eras in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. One of them stems from Richard Childress Racing and Paul Menard. Following a seven-year relationship, Menard will split from team owner and friend Richard Childress after the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. He’ll make the move to Wood Brothers Racing …

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