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Kyle Busch Sneaks by Chase Elliott for Monster Mile Win

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Apache Warrior 400 Dover International Speedway, Dover, DE USA Sunday 1 October 2017 Kyle Busch, Joe Gibbs Racing, M&M's Caramel Toyota Camry celebrates his win World Copyright: Nigel Kinrade NKP

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There’s a reason why you watch until the end. It’s the very reason Chase Elliott was denied victory again Sunday at Dover International Speedway, as Kyle Busch passed the No. 24 driver with two laps to go to steal the win in the Apache Warrior 400. Busch, who started second and fell back early, battled …

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NASCAR Drivers Continue Reaction to National Anthem Protests

American Flag- Dover

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Friday at Dover International Speedway marked the first time NASCAR was in action following Sunday’s national anthem controversy at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.  Sparked by comments from Richard Childress and Richard Petty, quotes that suggested firing employees who protested the anthem a Monday morning tweet from Donald Trump thrust NASCAR into the political conversation. At Dover, …

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Martin Truex Jr. Scores Pole for Cutoff Race at Dover

Martin Truex Jr. Pole Win Dover

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On Friday afternoon, Martin Truex Jr. was the fastest person at Dover International Speedway, scoring his second pole of the season. The No. 78 car ran a lap of 160.664 mph, sharing the front row with Kyle Busch (160.392 mph), in a reversal of the spring race at the Monster Mile. This marks the fifth time in …

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4 Burning Questions: Who Breaks the Points Tie in Cutoff Dover Race?

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series AAA 400 Drive for Autism Dover International Speedway, Dover, DE USA Sunday 4 June 2017 Ricky Stenhouse Jr, Roush Fenway, Little Hug Ford Fusion Austin Dillon, Richard Childress Racing, AAA Chevrolet SS World Copyright: Matthew T. Thacker NKP

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Who Breaks the Points Tie in Cutoff Race at Dover? Despite the fact we have 28 races of playoff and stage points stacked up to every playoff driver entering this weekend at Dover International Speedway, Sunday will come down to every point. Four drivers will exit the championship group after Dover as Round 1 wraps …

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Love for Ted Christopher Strong in Modified Ranks

2011 Stafford WMT Ted Christopher Victory Lane Darren McCollester/NASCAR via Getty Images

(Photo: Darren McCollester/NASCAR via Getty Images)

Following the news that Whelen Modified Tour legend Ted Christopher died Sept. 16 in a single-engine plane crash in Connecticut, at the time en route to the Riverhead 200 at Riverhead Raceway, there was an outpouring of support and kind words from racing fans across the world on social media, at local racetracks and more. …

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Friday Faceoff: Was Joey Logano’s Practice Penalty Cruel & Unusual?

2017 Las Vegas CUP Joey Logano Nigel Kinrade NKP

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This week’s race at Dover International Speedway is the first elimination day of the playoffs this year.  Heading in, Austin Dillon, Ryan Newman, Kurt Busch and Kasey Kahne are sitting below the cut line.  Do they stay or do they go, and if they do stay, who else goes? Amy Henderson: Dover doesn’t produce the …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not: The Late Edition

2017 Loudon Cup Erik Jones Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Sometimes circumstances happen that are completely out of your control that prevents you from doing something you enjoy. That’s the case with the late version of this week’s column and that was the case with a few drivers during Sunday’s race at Hampshire, who would’ve much rather finished up front rather than in the back. …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR Forecast Powered by DraftKings: Apache Warrior 400 Preview

2017 Loudon Cup Kyle Larson Car Phil Allaway

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DraftKings’ daily fantasy NASCAR heads to Dover International Speedway this weekend for the Apache Warrior 400. This race marks the third and final event of the first round in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs. The green flag flies Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Here are eight drivers to look out …

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5 Points to Ponder: A Sluggish Start to the NASCAR Playoffs — Why?

2017 Michigan II CUP Jimmie Johnson helmet Nigel Kinrade NKP

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ONE: Sluggish Start to NASCAR’s 10-Race Playoff It’s fair to say for NASCAR that it hasn’t been the compelling start to the 2017 playoffs the powers that be at Daytona Beach, Fla.,  would have wanted. We’ve had two poor races with limited-to-no excitement. There hasn’t been a great deal of passing, not really any it seems …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: NBCSN Injects Energy Into Sterile NASCAR at New Hampshire

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Overton’s 301 New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Loudon, NH USA Sunday 16 July 2017 Kevin Harvick, Stewart-Haas Racing, Busch Beer Ford Fusion and Denny Hamlin, Joe Gibbs Racing, FedEx Office Toyota Camry World Copyright: Nigel Kinrade NKP

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Last weekend marked the final time that the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series will race in September at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, and as could be expected, the playoffs themselves were the primary topic of discussion from the very start of NASCAR America Sunday on NBC Sports Network. Dale Jarrett, Kyle Petty and Krista Voda …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not In NASCAR: Blues Brothers Edition

2017 Watkins Glen CUP Martin Truex Jr Cole Pearn celebrating Rusty Jarrett NKP

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NASCAR’s version of the playoffs began Sunday at Chicagoland Speedway. But if you were looking for some kind of markedly different outcome than what you have seen for much of the season, you came away feeling a little blue. That’s unless you are a Martin Truex Jr. fan, of course. In that case, there are plenty …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not In NASCAR: Leading Laps Edition

2017 Richmond II CUP MArtin Truex Jr Kyle Larson racing Matthew T Thacker NKP

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NASCAR’s version of the playoffs is here starting this week at Chicagoland Speedway. But the playoffs for some were this past Saturday night in Richmond. None of on the outside of the playoff picture were able to photobomb that picture and steal a little attention to those already in at the start of the night. …

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