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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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Bubba Wallace Follows Emotional Open Win With Top Five in All Star Race

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Bubba Wallace and Richard Petty Motorsports were off to a tumultuous start in 2019 — but a top five in the Monster Energy All-Star Race and a Monster Energy Open stage win might be the thing that saves their season and partnership. A few weeks ago, Wallace was very vocal about how depressing the situation …

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Massie’s Minute: 19 Years Later, If We Hadn’t Lost Adam Petty…

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May 12 marks the 19th anniversary of perhaps the most horrific day in NASCAR history — the day we lost Adam Petty. The fourth-generation driver, already deemed the future of NASCAR, crashed in a practice session at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in 2000 after his throttle hung wide open, and he went head on into …

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4 Burning Questions: Kansas Nights and the Ballad of Bubba Wallace

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What will come of Bubba Wallace and Richard Petty Motorsports? This weekend’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway marks two years since an incident that changed Bubba Wallace’s life forever. On that Saturday night, Aric Almirola had a horrible accident, breaking the T5 vertabra in his back. The injury forced “The Cuban …

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Bubba Wallace Putting Negatives Behind, Focused on Positives

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The opening three months of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season haven’t gone the way Bubba Wallace had hoped for. But he’s looking to put the negatives behind him. Wallace, 25, is in the midst of his second full season at the Cup level and currently sits 28th in the championship standings through 10 …

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2-Headed Monster: Does Richard Petty Need A New Driver Or Bubba Wallace A New Team?

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Bubba Wallace and Richard Petty Motorsports are not off to a good start in 2019. The legendary No. 43 is 28th in points, with Wallace only ahead of three drivers who have ran every race. Wallace only has two top 20s and one lead-lap finish so far and has crashed out of two races. This …

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Did You Notice?: Chase Elliott, Not Jimmie Johnson, Sits Alone Atop Hendrick Motorsports

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Did You Notice?… A changing of the guard at Hendrick Motorsports in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series? Chase Elliott became the first driver for HMS to win in 2019, also breaking the season shutout for Chevrolet. His push to the win at Talladega Superspeedway Sunday (April 28) came courtesy teammate and second-place finisher Alex Bowman. …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Is Tyler Reddick Becoming the Best Xfinity Series Driver?

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Throughout the first 10 races of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, Bubba Wallace and his No. 43 Richard Petty Motorsports team have had their fair share of struggles. With zero top-10 finishes and a best result of 17th at Martinsville Speedway, Wallace currently ranks 28th in the points. It is safe to say …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2019 GEICO 500 at Talladega

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The Headline(s): On the heels of a manufacturer meeting that stressed teamwork, fan favorite Chase Elliott led Chevrolet’s strongest showing of NASCAR 2019. At Talladega Superspeedway, he worked with teammate Alex Bowman to best Joey Logano and Kyle Busch on a late restart and win the 2019 GEICO 500. Elliott’s, and Chevrolet’s, win snapped a …

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Chase Elliott Scores the Victory at Talladega After a Wild Finish

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2019 has not been the year Chase Elliott and his Hendrick Motorsports team were looking for in the first nine races. Today, though, Elliott scored his first win at Talladega Superspeedway and his first win of the season after an extremely wild race. Hendrick Motorsports earned a 1-2 finish as well, with Alex Bowman finishing …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2019 O’Reilly Auto Parts 500

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races on to Texas Motor Speedway Sunday, March 31 at 3 p.m. ET. In the 2019 O’Reilly Auto Parts 500, race cars will use the same low-horsepower package as Las Vegas and Fontana. Drafting will come into play due to the lower speeds and the aero ducts. Texas also …

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The Underdog House: Dogs with Chili, Slaw & a Top 20 Finish

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Top of The Class Ty Dillon is back at the head of the underdog table this week. The number 13 turned out to be plenty lucky for Dillon, as his No. 13 Chevrolet finished in the 13th position in Sunday’s STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway on Sunday (March 24). For the Germain Racing driver, the …

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