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The 12: NASCAR Power Rankings Food City 500 Edition

2019 Bristol Zach Catanzareti Cup Joey Logano

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Bristol winner Kyle Busch has flipped the stat books upside down again. Now with eight top 10s to open a season, Busch is tied for the best start to a season ever in this decade. At this rate, what other stats can he rewrite? Kevin Harvick had a very un-Kevin-Harvick-like Bristol race. After failing pre-race …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Routine & Confusing

2019 Bristol Zach Catanzareti Cup Joey Logano

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

There was a mystifying mix of the routine and the head scratching during Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway. Yeah, Kyle Busch won the Food City 500 and Team Penske, Joe Gibbs Racing and Stewart-Haas Racing took up most of the spots up front, but he was involved in a …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2019 Food City 500 at Bristol

2019 Bristol Zach Catanzareti Cup Kurt Busch Kyle Busch

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The Headline(s): Though far from a dominant performance, Kyle Busch stayed out on old tires, capitalized on a cluster of a restart and drove away from brother Kurt Busch to score the 2019 Food City 500 win. It was Busch’s third Cup victory of 2019, 54th of his career and 204th NASCAR national series win. …

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Joey Logano Ends 3rd After Late Pit Call at Bristol

2019 Bristol Zach Catanzareti Cup Joey Logano

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Joey Logano thought he knew the battle that was on his hands in the closing laps Sunday at Bristol Motor Speedway. And then the caution came out. Shortly following his bold door-banging pass on Team Penske teammate Brad Keselowski for the race lead with 30 laps to go, Kyle Larson crashed with William Byron to …

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Kyle Busch Recovers From Early Wreck, Bests Brother To Win 2019 Food City 500

2019 Bristol Zach Catanzareti Cup Kyle Busch

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A wreck one lap into the Food City 500. A crushed rear bumper. Fighting nearly 500 laps to gain track position. None of that tough luck could deter Kyle Busch at Bristol Motor Speedway from another Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory. Busch took control after the final restart on Sunday (April 7) at Bristol …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2019 Food City 500

Martinsville Cup 2019 Mike Neff Kyle Busch

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Let’s hear it for short track racing as we set your NASCAR DraftKings roster! The 2019 Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway airs at 2 p.m. ET Sunday (April 7) on FOX Sports 1. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series cars will have no aero ducts and the higher horsepower package for this race. …

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Odds and Ends Around the Track: Bristol Spring

Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series

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Odds and Ends Around the Track: Bristol Motor Speedway Spring There is some sort of NASCAR-history-poetry-in-motion thing that we are discussing Darrell Waltrip before heading to Bristol Motor Speedway. Nobody had more wins there than DW, with 12 in his career and a mind-blowing seven in a row. Nothing ticks me off more than when …

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Did You Notice?: 2019 NASCAR Parity Is Here… It’s Just Misplaced

#22: Joey Logano, Team Penske, Ford Mustang Pennzoil, #2: Brad Keselowski, Team Penske, Ford Mustang Discount Tire And #12: Ryan Blaney, Team Penske, Ford Mustang Menards/pennzoil Ford Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series

Las Vegas Motor Speedway, March 2019. (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Did You Notice?… NASCAR’s parity problem? The new, low-horsepower handling package at intermediate tracks combined with several new 2019 rules have been designed to bring the field closer together. In many ways, the field is tighter than ever. But that parity has occurred within teams rather than the full 40-car field itself. Seven races in, just two organizations have won …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Getting Back in the Saddle

2019 Cup Texas Zach Catanzareti Denny Hamlin

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It was a weekend for resiliency in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series at Texas Motor Speedway during the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 this Sunday (March 31). Numerous drivers overcame trouble to post finishes which range from decent to excellent, depending on their team’s standards and expectations. Denny Hamlin overcame a speeding penalty and another …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2019 O’Reilly Auto Parts 500

2019 Phoenix I Cup Daniel Suarez Nkp

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Who…should you be talking about after the race? Some days it’s your day, and Sunday (March 31) was Denny Hamlin’s afternoon. Hamlin didn’t look like he had a car to compete with teammate Kyle Busch early on, and a pair of pit road issues might have ended his bid early.  But Hamlin kept his head …

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Team Penske Falls Flat at Texas Motor Speedway, Fails to Finish in Top 10

#22: Joey Logano, Team Penske, Ford Mustang Shell Pennzoil Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Team Penske has been one of the two dominant NASCAR teams of 2019. They’ve snagged three wins in the first six races, including last weekend at Martinsville Speedway. But once the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series hit Texas Motor Speedway for the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500, that changed. Joey Logano was the highest-qualifying driver in …

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Denny Hamlin Surges Ahead, Wins 2019 O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 When Busch Breaks Loose

2019 Cup Texas Denny Hamlin Victory Lane Rick Lunkenheimer

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Pit road speeding. Uncontrolled tire. Two pit road penalties couldn’t stop Denny Hamlin from ending Sunday with two Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series wins after the 2019 O’Reilly Auto Parts 500. Hamlin took control after the final pit stops at Texas Motor Speedway and cruised to a 2.7-second victory over Clint Bowyer. The No. 11 …

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