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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Bristol

Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series Ticketguardian 500 Ism Raceway, Phoenix, Az Usa Friday 9 March 2018 Kyle Busch, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry Skittles Sweet Heat World Copyright: Russell Labounty Nkp

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series made its first stop in “Thunder Valley” for the Food City 500 on Sunday. The race began as the threat of rain continued to loom, and precipitation interfered with the race three times on Sunday, creating what looked like a long day at the Bristol Motor Speedway. After a …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Kyle Busch Wins Bristol Two-Day Marathon

Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series Ticketguardian 500 Ism Raceway, Phoenix, Az Usa Friday 9 March 2018 Kyle Busch, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry Skittles Sweet Heat World Copyright: Russell Labounty Nkp

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Who’s in the headline Kyle Busch is the winningest active driver at Bristol Motor Speedway. He grabbed the win today to make it two in a row in 2018 and two in a row at Bristol. Busch led a race high five times for 117 laps, second only to Kyle Larson. Brad Keselowski won the …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: FOX Deals with Weather Woes Once Again in Bristol

2018 Cup Bristol Zach Catanzareti Ryan Blaney

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The 2018 racing season has been a tricky one to handle.  Weather has been an issue darn near every week.  The Food City 500 started early on Sunday, then was stopped after 204 laps and pushed to Monday.  Brutal. Food City 500 As announced Saturday, NASCAR moved the start of the Food City 500 up …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Texas

2018 Kyle Busch Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series

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Returning to the track after Easter’s off weekend, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series headed to Texas Motor Speedway where multiple tire failures took center stage. Martin Truex Jr., Kyle Larson and Ryan Newman were just a few of the big names taken out by Goodyear blowouts. When all was said and done, Kyle Busch …

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5 Points To Ponder: Joey Logano’s Comeback Year?

2018 Las Vegas I Cup Joey Logano Nigel Kinrade Nkp

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ONE: Mario Andretti, A True Racing Legend On the Thursday prior to last weekend’s second race of the season at ISM Raceway, the IndyCar community celebrated: “A Night To Remember.” It was the 25th anniversary of racing great Mario Andretti’s final IndyCar victory. Now 78 years old (his last win came at age 53) one of …

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

2017 Texas Ii Cup Green Flag Jonathan Ferrey Getty Images For Texas Motor Speedway

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series returns this weekend after a break for Easter. Sunday, it heads to Texas for the seventh of 36 points-paying races this season. The 1.5-mile oval is a high-speed track paired with a newer racing surface. That should keep passing at a premium while putting a greater focus on qualifying …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2018 STP 500

Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series Daytona 500 Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, Fl Usa Sunday 11 February 2018 Chase Elliott, Hendrick Motorsports, Napa Auto Parts Chevrolet Camaro And Jimmie Johnson, Hendrick Motorsports, Lowe's For Pros Chevrolet Camaro World Copyright: Nigel Kinrade Nkp

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NASCAR heads to Martinsville Speedway this weekend for Sunday’s STP 500. The half-mile paperclip-shaped track is one of the toughest on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series schedule. The factors that go into building a winning fantasy team at a short track are much different than those at an intermediate or superspeedway. First off, it …

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Did You Notice?: NASCAR’s Blowout Problem

2018 Cup Auto Club Martin Truex Jr., Furniture Row Racing, Toyota Camry Bass Pro Shops/5 Hour Energy Celebrates His Win With A Burnout

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Did You Notice? … NASCAR winners aren’t just squeaking into Victory Lane — they’re rolling over their competition. Three of five races in the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season have been won by 2.5 seconds or more. Martin Truex Jr. coasted to the win at Auto Club Speedway by nearly 12 seconds Sunday; only 10 …

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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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Pace Laps: Martin Truex Jr. Punches Back Against Kevin Harvick

2018 Cup Auto Club Brad Keselowski, Team Penske, Ford Fusion Wurth Martin Truex Jr., Furniture Row Racing, Toyota Camry Bass Pro Shops/5 Hour Energy

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Truex Back On Top Kevin Harvick? Who’s that? The second his bid for four straight wins ended, slamming into the outside wall on lap 39, Sunday’s MENCS race was all about Martin Truex Jr. The No. 78 car took control the second the No. 4 took a back seat, outdueling Kyle …

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Brad Keselowski on Team Penske: ‘We Haven’t Really Competed for a Win Anywhere’

Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series Aaa Texas 500 Texas Motor Speedway Fort Worth, Tx Usa Friday 3 November 2017 Kevin Harvick, Stewart Haas Racing Rodney, Mobil 1 Ford Fusion And Brad Keselowski, Team Penske, Wurth Ford Fusion World Copyright: Rusty Jarrett Nkp

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Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano both rebounded from disappointing finishes last weekend at ISM Raceway, earning a pair of top-five results Sunday afternoon at Auto Club Speedway. The duo sits inside the top four in Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series points five races into the 2018 season. However, the lack of speed could be concerning for …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Joey Logano in a League of His Own at Auto Club Speedway

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Five laps into Saturday’s Roseanne 300 at Auto Club Speedway, Joey Logano might as well have been handed the trophy. Logano started second, but on lap 5 took the top spot, and never looked back, leading the next 126 laps, before a caution came out with 30 to go. While other teams had just pitted …

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