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5 Points to Ponder: Vets, Rookies & the Power of Twitter

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ONE: Harvick’s Not the Champ Just Yet Four weeks into the new season and you’d be forgiven for thinking this is the Monster Energy NASCAR Harvick Cup, especially given dominance of the Stewart-Haas veteran who has won three straight following the season-opening Daytona 500. Making matters more concerning for the chasing pack, Kevin Harvick has …

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Chip Ganassi Racing Takes 1st & 2nd in Cup ISM Practice

Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series Bank Of America 500 Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, Nc Usa Friday 6 October 2017 Kyle Larson, Chip Ganassi Racing, Credit One Bank Chevrolet Ss World Copyright: Nigel Kinrade Nkp

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Kyle Larson was fastest during the only Friday (March 9) Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice at ISM Raceway. Larson beat out teammate Jamie McMurray on his final lap as the red flag was displayed at the end of the session with a 138.281 mph lap, just .098 seconds faster than the lap McMurray turned. …

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Entry List: DC Solar 200

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40 cars have entered the XFINITY Series DC Solar 200 at ISM Raceway. With 40 cars entered this week, all of them will qualify for the race. Jamie McMurray returns to the XFINITY Series driving the No. 42 DC Solar Chip Ganassi Racing Chevy. McMurray has not made a start since 2013 driving for JR …

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

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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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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2018 Pennzoil 400

2017 Las Vegas Cup Kyle Busch Brad Keselowski Racing John Harrelson Nkp

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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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Did You Notice?: The New Dale Earnhardt, Debunking NASCAR’s Decline

2018 Daytona Cup Daytona 500 Zach Catanzareti Austin Dillon

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Did You Notice? … The way fans reacted to Austin Dillon’s last-lap punt of Aric Almirola to win the Daytona 500? I ran a poll after the race on Twitter and 67 percent of fans surveyed thought Dillon was over the line. It didn’t matter what Almirola said after the fact (he doesn’t blame Dillon at …

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DC Solar to Sponsor Kyle Larson, Jamie McMurray in 2018

2017 Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series Auto Club 400 Auto Club Speedway, Fontana, Ca Usa Friday 24 March 2017 Jamie Mcmurray And Kyle Larson World Copyright: Nigel Kinrade/nkp

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Chip Ganassi Racing drivers Kyle Larson and Jamie McMurray will have a new primary sponsor in DC Solar for the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. DC Solar will be onboard the CGR Chevrolets for an unspecified number of races as the primary sponsor of McMurray’s No. 1 and Larson’s No. 42, the team …

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2017 NASCAR Cup Team Review: Chip Ganassi Racing

2017 Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series Auto Club 400 Auto Club Speedway, Fontana, Ca Usa Friday 24 March 2017 Jamie Mcmurray And Kyle Larson World Copyright: Nigel Kinrade/nkp

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Chip Ganassi Racing exploded onto the the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series scene. Across the board, it was their best year yet. Led by 25-year-old Larson and 15-year veteran Jamie McMurray, CGR found Victory Lane early and often. They also set a new team record in laps led while earning their best championship finish in …

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Daily Fantasy Forecast Powered by DraftKings: Ford EcoBoost 400 Preview

2017 Kansas Ii Cup Martin Truex Jr Burnout Barry Cantrell Nkp

Martin Truex Jr. (Photo: Barry Cantrell / NKP)

DraftKings’ daily fantasy NASCAR heads to Homestead-Miami Speedway this weekend for the Ford EcoBoost 400. This race also marks the final event of the season in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. The green flag flies Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m. ET on NBC and can also be heard on your local MRN affiliate. Cars …

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Strong Run for Jamie McMurray at Phoenix; First Top 10 Since Charlotte

2017 Phoenix Cup Jamie Mcmurray Car Nigel Kinrade Nkp

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Jamie McMurray‘s roller coaster season hit another pinnacle on Sunday at Phoenix Raceway. A string of tough finishes over the past month led to his elimination from the playoffs at Kansas Speedway, three weeks ago. However, Sunday saw McMurray run in the top 10 most of the afternoon, and just barely missed a top-five effort. …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not In NASCAR: Halloween Trick or Treat Edition

2017 Nascar Monster Energy Cup Series, New Hampshire

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Halloween came a couple of days early for drivers and teams in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Martinsville Sunday. It seemed once the new lights at the half-mile paperclip oval turned on, so did the intensity as the laps began to wind down. Whether it was a trick, a treat, or somewhere …

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Round of 8 Set Amid Chaotic Kansas Cup Race

2017 Cup Kansas Jamie Mcmurray Kyle Busch Racing Credit Rick Lunkenheimer

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When the checkered flag flew over the Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway Sunday evening, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoff field dwindled from 12 to eight drivers. Given their deficits coming into this race, many expected it would take a victory from Jamie McMurray or Ricky Stenhouse Jr. to keep their championship hopes …

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