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Kurt Busch Dashes Past Brother Kyle to Win the 2019 Quaker State 400

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On an overtime restart at Kentucky Speedway, Kurt Busch earned redemption and won his first race with Chip Ganassi Racing. He won stage one and never sniffed the lead until the end. His final pit stop under green put him in fourth with just a handful of laps remaining. Crew chief Matt McCall opted to …

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Kurt Busch, Brad Keselowski Top Cup Practices at Kentucky

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Kurt Busch and three-time Kentucky winner Brad Keselowski topped the two Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice sessions on Friday (July 12), ahead of Saturday’s Quaker State 400 presented by Walmart at Kentucky Speedway. Practice One It wasn’t until the final minute of the session when Busch turned his quickest lap in the practice at …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Biggest Upset in NASCAR History?

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss a wild and entertaining weekend of racing at Daytona International Speedway, which saw Justin Haley pick up his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory in stunning fashion. Is it the biggest upset in NASCAR history? Probably. But by running 27th and missing the melee …

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5 Points To Ponder: A NASCAR Weather Solution To Prevent Future Chaos

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ONE: A NASCAR Weather Solution To Prevent Future Chaos It’s Tuesday, July 9, two days after the 2019 Coke Zero Sugar 400, and Justin Haley’s win still seems like a dream. Time to wake up. The unthinkable for a Spire Motorsports team that hasn’t even finished on the lead lap in its existence happened on a …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Fourth of July Fiasco

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The final July 4 Weekend held at Daytona International Speedway did not go as planned for NASCAR. But sometimes that’s what happens. Rain delayed the start of Friday’s Xfinity Series event, the Circle K Firecracker 250 Powered by Coca-Cola, for about three hours, starting after 10 p.m. local time when the green flag finally waved. …

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Pace Laps: Daytona Provides Pair of Surprise Winners

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Upset Winner Leaves NASCAR Fans Irate Last July, Justin Haley left Daytona International Speedway feeling like the track might have owed him one. His thrilling last-lap pass of Kyle Larson in the NASCAR Xfinity Series race was disallowed when officials determined he dipped below the yellow line. A potential win …

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Up to Speed: The Altar of Entertainment

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For the last 60 years, NASCAR has celebrated Independence Day in Daytona Beach.  Sadly, that tradition will come to an end next year.  The 400-mile Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway will shift to late August come 2020. The race will serve as the final event of the regular season.  Indianapolis …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2019 Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona

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The Headline(s): With weather impending after a lap 119 wreck, Kurt Busch came to pit road after NASCAR gave the one-to-go command, handing the race lead to Justin Haley. NASCAR then reversed course and kept the race under yellow after lightning reportedly struck within eight miles of Daytona International Speedway, necessitating a red flag that …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: Coke Zero Sugar 400

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This week may be the hardest one of 2019 when it comes to filling out your daily fantasy NASCAR FanDuel roster. That’s because the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series goes superspeedway racing at Daytona International Speedway Saturday night (July 6). It’s the most unpredictable race of the season, as the superspeedway package serves as an …

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Up to Speed: Who’s on the Hot Seat at Stewart-Haas Racing?

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Saturday’s Xfinity Series race at Chicagoland Speedway ended with a familiar face in victory lane.  Cole Custer rolled to his fourth win in the first 15 races of 2019.  Along with Christopher Bell and Tyler Reddick, Custer has dominated the Xfinity Series this season and is one of the championship favorites.  And, just like Bell …

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Austin Dillon Nabs Provisional Pole for Camping World 400

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Richard Childress Racing took two of the top three spots in qualifying Saturday (June 29) for Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Camping World 400. Austin Dillon posted a fast lap time of 30.636 seconds at 176.263 mph to win the Busch pole award. This is Dillon’s third pole of the year and first at …

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Alex Bowman, Joey Logano Top Cup Series Practices at Chicagoland

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The draft is back in the windy city as Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers took to Chicagoland Speedway for a pair of practice sessions Saturday, June 29. Alex Bowman and Joey Logano lead first and final practice, respectively. Practice 1 Hendrick Motorsports took three of the top five spots in the first session, with …

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