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Kasey Kahne Wins Shocking Brickyard 400

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Brickyard 400 Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis, IN USA Sunday 23 July 2017 Kasey Kahne, Hendrick Motorsports, Chevrolet SS World Copyright: Rusty Jarrett NKP

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He didn’t lift. On the final restart of Sunday’s beyond-chaotic Brickyard 400 from Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Kasey Kahne stole the race lead from Brad Keselowski. And when Denny Hamlin crashed down the backstretch, the caution came out past the overtime line, ending the race under yellow. Kahne scored his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series …

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Friday Faceoff: Is Less Really More in NASCAR?

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Richard Childress Racing is considering dropping to a two-car organization next year if Menards moves sponsorship to another team. Roush Fenway downsized this season, and with sponsorship struggles, it’s possible other organizations could follow suit.  Cutting back seems like a sound plan, but is it best for the long term? Michael Massie: If RCR downsizes, …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR Forecast Powered By DraftKings: Brickyard 400 Preview

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the Brantley Gilbert Big Machine Brickyard 400 this Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Your latest daily fantasy NASCAR showdown sees cars hit the track on Saturday at 9 a.m. for first practice, and then at 6:15 p.m. for Coors Light Pole Qualifying. Here are …

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2-Headed Monster: Will Joey Logano Make the Playoffs?

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Joey Logano and the No. 22 team have one win this season at Richmond Raceway that is labeled as “encumbered” due to failing post-race inspection. This stipulation means that the team can not use the win as a ticket to the 2017 playoffs. With seven races remaining in the regular season, Logano sits 17th in …

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The Frontstretch 5: Drivers Who Need a Win to Make the Playoffs & Can Actually Get One

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, NC USA Friday 19 May 2017 Ryan Blaney, Wood Brothers Racing, Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford Fusion and Clint Bowyer, Stewart-Haas Racing, Haas-Automation Ford Fusion World Copyright: Nigel Kinrade NKP

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There are just seven races left for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers to earn a spot in the season playoffs, and with 11 in on race wins, the competition for the five remaining spots is hot and heavy. A few drivers—Kyle Busch, Chase Elliott and Jamie McMurray—look like they’ll make it in on …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: The PJ1 Trackbite Dominates NASCAR at Loudon

2017 NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series, New Hampshire

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Last weekend, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup and XFINITY Series teams descended upon New Hampshire Motor Speedway for a now-traditional July weekend of speed.  Given the track’s typical single groove nature, PJ1 TrackBite was laid down in the turns.  Did it have an effect on the races?  Yes.  Did it also affect the broadcasts?  Oh …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Hold The Lobster Edition

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It had been 20 races since a Joe Gibbs Racing car had pulled into Victory Lane after a NASCAR Cup series event. But since it was a team that had been almost dominant last year, it may have seemed more like a full season. Now the question will be in the coming weeks is if …

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Lilly Diabetes 250 Entry List

The NASCAR XFINITY Series heads to the famed Brickyard this weekend as Indianapolis Motor Speedway will host the sixth annual Lilly Diabetes 250 on Saturday afternoon. There are 40 cars on the preliminary entry list for the event around the 2.5-mile facility, meaning the field will be full and zero teams will be sent home packing when …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Denny Hamlin Overcomes Crustacean Fear for First Win of 2017 at Loudon

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Who’s in the headline – Joe Gibbs Racing went past the halfway point of the season without a victory. That changed in the first race of the second half as Denny Hamlin took advantage of some strategy calls and track conditions at New Hampshire Motor Speedway to score his first win of the season. Hamlin …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After The 2017 Overton’s 301

2017 NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series, New Hampshire

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Who… gets the shoutout of the race? Daniel Suarez tied a career-high sixth-place finish at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. He ran well inside the top 10 throughout the race and was the top finishing rookie. Suarez is now 20 points behind Erik Jones for the top rookie in the standings, sitting 18th overall. Much like his …

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Joey Logano Surprised at Recent Team Penske Performance

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Joey Logano was red-hot to start off the 2017 season, eight top-10 finishes in the opening nine races, concluded by his victory at Richmond International Raceway after starting in the back. Since his encumbered victory at the short track, it’s been a tale of two seasons for Logano and Team Penske. In the past nine …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR Forecast Powered By DraftKings: Overtons 301 Preview

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Food City 500 Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, TN USA Saturday 22 April 2017 Martin Truex Jr, Furniture Row/Denver Mattress Toyota Camry World Copyright: Matthew T. Thacker NKP

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series now heads to New England for the Overtons 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway this Sunday at 3:00 p.m. ET. Daily fantasy NASCAR prep starts when cars hit the track on Friday at 11:30 a.m. for first practice; Coors Light Pole Qualifying follows at 4:45. Here are eight drivers …

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