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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2019 Monster Energy All-Star Race at Charlotte

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The Headline(s): Kyle Larson is a million dollars richer. The California native won the Monster Energy Open, then raced his way up from 18th to win the Monster Energy All-Star Race on Saturday night (May 18) at Charlotte Motor Speedway. He became just the fourth driver all-time to win the All-Star Race after transferring from the …

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Up to Speed: The Monster Energy Open Steals the Show

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The Monster Energy All-Star Race weekend should be about showcasing the best and brightest talents in the sport.  But in this year’s running, the best overall race was the preliminary event. The Monster Energy Open was a thrilling race from start to finish.  The three mini-races spread over a total of 62 laps had a …

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William Byron, Bubba Wallace, Kyle Larson & Alex Bowman Advance to All Star Race Following The Open

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Well that was entertaining, huh? William Byron, Bubba Wallace and Kyle Larson won the three stages of the Monster Energy Open to advance to the All-Star Race. Additionally, Alex Bowman won the fan vote to also advance to the All-Star Race. Byron took advantage of his four fresh tires to edge Wallace at the line …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Ross Chastain Talks Trucks Win, Brad Keselowski Steals Victory In Cup

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss an entertaining weekend of racing at Kansas Speedway that saw Brad Keselowski victorious at the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series level, taking the win from Alex Bowman late. Bowman became the first driver in NASCAR history to have three consecutive runner-up finishes without a win. …

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Entry List: 2019 All-Star Open

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The 2019 NASCAR Monster Energy All-Star Open will be held just before this year’s All-Star Race on Saturday, May 18, to determine which drivers will move on to the big event. The Open has three stages, and the winners of these stages — along with the NASCAR Fan Vote winner — will join the 15 …

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5 Points To Ponder: Christopher Who? Tyler Reddick May Be NASCAR’s Best Young Talent

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ONE: Can NASCAR’s New Package Keep Delivering? The 2019 Digital Ally 400 at Kansas Speedway offered the perfect storm of circumstances for NASCAR’s new handling package. As I wrote yesterday (May 12), cooler temperatures and graduated banking equaled the perfect 1-2 punch for good racing. More than ever, drivers appear to be schooled in the …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: A Great Recipe, or a Good Batch?

2019 Talladega Cup Mencs Zach Catanzareti Alex Bowman

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Kansas Speedway is maybe the most bland of all the cookie-cutter racetracks, which is saying something. But does the quality of racing this past Friday and Saturday night mean that NASCAR has finally figured out the right recipe for good racing there? Or could it just indicate that this was an anomaly, simply a fantastic …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2019 Digital Ally 400 at Kansas

#4: Kevin Harvick, Stewart Haas Racing, Ford Mustang Busch Beer, #17: Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Roush Fenway Racing, Ford Mustang Sunnyd And #14: Clint Bowyer, Stewart Haas Racing, Ford Mustang Haas Automation Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series

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The Headline(s): It took 245 laps for the No. 2 team to get its car handling right, but Brad Keselowski made the last 26 count, catching a strong Alex Bowman for the lead on lap 262 and holding it in overtime after Matt DiBenedetto blew an engine inside of five laps from the checkered flag. …

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Up to Speed: A Lesson in Experience for Alex Bowman and Erik Jones

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After an intense night of racing at Kansas Speedway, Alex Bowman and Erik Jones will have to take the bad with the good.  Both drivers were impressive on Saturday night, especially in the late stages of the race.  However, neither was able to beat Brad Keselowski with a race win on the line. Keselowski’s victory …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2019 Digital Ally 400

#14: Clint Bowyer, Stewart Haas Racing, Ford Mustang Haas Automation Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series

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Who… should you be talking about after the race? Brad Keselowski only led twice for a total of 12 laps Saturday night at Kansas Speedway, but he made the second time count, beating a determined Alex Bowman to the checkered flag by a mere .203 seconds. Keselowski took the lead for the final time with a …

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Alex Bowman Leaves Kansas Disappointed With 3rd Straight Runner-Up Finish

2019 Cup Kansas Alex Bowman On Track Rick Lunkenheimer

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Alex Bowman walked away wondering what might have been if he had chosen a different lane on the second-to-last restart Saturday night at Kansas Speedway. The Hendrick Motorsports driver lost the lead to eventual winner Brad Keselowski and finished second for the third straight race. I’ve never wanted something so bad. Not going to lie, …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: Digital Ally 400

#19: Martin Truex Jr., Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry Sirius Xm Wins At Dover Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series

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Your daily fantasy NASCAR FanDuel roster should be a little easier to fill out this week than most. Even though NASCAR is one of the most unpredictable sports, Kansas Speedway is one of its most predictable tracks. The mile-and-a-half track is a haven for the top teams in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Prior …

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