Race Weekend Central

The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Fontana

2018 Cup Auto Club Martin Truex Jr., Furniture Row Racing, Toyota Camry Bass Pro Shops/5 Hour Energy Kyle Busch, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry M&m's

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Kevin Harvick‘s bid for four in a row ended at Fontana last Sunday as Harvick made contact with Kyle Larson early in the race, ending his hopes. Harvick’s day was done but Larson managed to come away with a runner-up finish. Leading 125 of 200 laps, Martin Truex Jr. was the first to the finish …

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Who’s Hot and Who’s Not in NASCAR: Gold Mining or Bust

Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series Coca Cola 600 Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, Nc Usa Thursday 25 May 2017 Kyle Busch, Joe Gibbs Racing, M&m's Red, White & Blue Toyota Camry World Copyright: Nigel Kinrade Nkp

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Around 1849, gold was discovered in California, and about twenty years after that silver was discovered in the area, too. That led to, among other things, the writing of Mark Twain. In his nonfiction work Roughing It, there is a lengthy discussion of the chaos surrounding mining communities, as miners either struck it rich or went broke …

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Up to Speed: The Rest of Stewart-Haas Racing

2018 Las Vegas I Cup Aric Almirola Alex Bowman Racing Rusty Jarrett Nkp

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Kevin Harvick’s three wins in a row have captured the attention of the NASCAR world in the last few weeks, and he was in the headlines again at Auto Club Speedway.  But this time, it was following contact with Kyle Larson that triggered an odd accident. It left Harvick and Stewart-Haas Racing with a crumpled …

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Tech Talk: Early Season Domination, Common Splitters, Pit Guns & Big Fish with Tony Gibson

Tony Gibson Charlotte Cup Fall 2017 Mike Neff

This year is going to be a little different with Tony Gibson in Tech Talk. He is not on top of a pit box for 2018, and will instead be an integral part of the preparation of all of the Stewart-Haas Racing entries in NASCAR. If the first four races of the season are any …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2018 Auto Club 400

2016 Fontana Cup Pack Racing Russell Labounty Nkp

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NASCAR heads to Auto Club Speedway this weekend for the Auto Club 400. The two-mile track out in Fontana, Ca. marks the third and final stop on the sport’s West Coast swing. The factors that go into building a winning fantasy team at an intermediate track are much different than those at a superspeedway or …

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NASCAR Mailbox: What is Behind Stewart-Haas Racing’s Strong Start?

2018 Daytona Cup Zach Catanzareti Gray Gaulding

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There is no NASCAR team hotter right now than Stewart-Haas Racing. The organization is hitting its marks each week it seems, with all four of its drivers having at least a pair of top 10s through the first four Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races. If it weren’t for some unfortunate incidents, we might very …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Will Clint Bowyer Return to Stewart-Haas Racing After 2018?

2018 Atlanta Trucks Zach Catanzareti Clint Bowyer

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When Clint Bowyer last won a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race, Jeremy Lin was a budding NBA star for the Knicks, a presidential election was weeks away and Brad Keselowski was well on his way to winning a Cup title. To say the least, things are quite different in 2018. Bowyer is now competing …

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5 Points To Ponder: Fords In Focus, Danica Who?, And Kevin Harvick, Then And Now

2018 Daytona Xfinity Zach Catanzareti Aric Almirola

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ONE: Fords To The Front, Take Two Camaro who? Camry what? Ford may have the oldest car in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series but they’re certainly learning new tricks to beat their manufacturer competition straight into submission. Kevin Harvick’s dominating Atlanta performance came with fellow Ford driver Brad Keselowski in tow. Combined, the duo …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Kevin Harvick Beats the Field into Submission at Atlanta

Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series Folds Of Honor Quik Trip 500 Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hampton, Ga Usa Sunday 25 February 2018 Kevin Harvick, Stewart Haas Racing, Jimmy John's Ford Fusion Wins World Copyright: Rusty Jarrett Nkp

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Who’s in the headline? While Mother Nature tried hard, she failed to win on Sunday. The race started late, but once it got rolling, it went the distance. Shocking absolutely no one, Kevin Harvick took the lead early in the race and dominated the first stage. Harvick rebounded from a pit lane malfunction to lead …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2018 Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500

Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series Folds Of Honor Quik Trip 500 Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hampton, Ga Usa Sunday 25 February 2018 Kevin Harvick, Stewart Haas Racing, Jimmy John's Ford Fusion Wins World Copyright: Rusty Jarrett Nkp

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Who… gets my shoutout of the race? Kevin Harvick cruised to the win, but Sunday was a good day for all of Stewart-Haas Racing. All four of the organization’s Fords finished in the top 13. Harvick and Kurt Busch combined to lead 233 laps. And while Busch faded late, Clint Bowyer was strong after the …

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Clint Bowyer Earns Podium Finish with Stewart-Haas Racing at Atlanta

Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series Daytona 500 Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, Fl Usa Sunday 11 February 2018 Clint Bowyer, Stewart Haas Racing, Rush Truck Centers/mobil 1 Ford World Copyright: Nigel Kinrade Nkp

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Clint Bowyer emerged from Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 with his first top five on a mile-and-a-half track since 2013. After starting ninth, the driver of the No. 14 Ford was one of three Stewart-Haas drivers to finish inside the top 10. Aside from race winner Kevin Harvick, teammate Kurt …

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Kevin Harvick Returns to Atlanta Victory Lane After 17 Years Away

2018 Atlanta Cup Kevin Harvick Zach Catanzareti

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They called it “Harvicking.” Kevin Harvick called it running the bottom groove, and it’s what brought the No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing driver to Victory Lane at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Leading 181 of 325 laps, Harvick scored his 38th Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series win and his first at Atlanta since 2001, his first career Cup …

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