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Runner-Up Kurt Busch: ‘I Left That One On The Table’

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Kurt Busch’s first victory at Talladega Superspeedway will have to wait a little longer. And it’s a crushing realization for the driver of the No. 41 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford. “You wish you could go over and do it again,” Busch said. Disappointment comes naturally for second-place, where Busch finished in the GEICO 500. This run, …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings after Richmond

Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series Coca Cola 600 Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, Nc Usa Thursday 25 May 2017 Kyle Busch, Joe Gibbs Racing, M&m's Red, White & Blue Toyota Camry World Copyright: Nigel Kinrade Nkp

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series took to Richmond Raceway for the first Saturday night race of the season. Kyle Busch managed to take advantage of late-race pit stop woes for Martin Truex Jr. to seal the deal, 10 years after the infamous night he spun Dale Earnhardt Jr. Some new faces showed up in …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Kyle Busch Overcomes Deep Starting Position for 3rd Straight Win

2018 Cup Richmond Kyle Busch Zach Catanzareti

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Who’s in the headline To start the season, Kyle Busch couldn’t get over the hump to move from second to first. After three runner-up finishes and a third-place result, he has now reeled off three straight victories. Busch is now tied with Kevin Harvick for the most wins in the series. Joey Logano looked like …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: Toyota Owners 400

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Denny Hamlin is at his 'home' track this weekend (credit: Rusty Jarrett NKP)

NASCAR heads to Richmond Raceway this weekend for Saturday night’s Toyota Owners 400. The three-quarter mile track is the third short track 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, …

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Kyle Larson, David Ragan Fastest in Saturday Practices at Bristol

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Kyle Larson and David Ragan split the two Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practices at Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday morning (April 14). Larson’s speed of 129.004 miles per hour put his No. 42 Chevrolet at the top of the scoring pylon in Saturday’s opening session. All three manufacturers occupied the podium in the first session, …

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Busch Brothers Make Up Food City 500 Front Row

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Two of the winningest drivers in Bristol Motor Speedway history will roll off on the front row together when the green flag flies for Sunday’s (Apr. 15) Food City 500. Kyle Busch earned his second pole of the season (Atlanta), second at Bristol (2013) and 29th of his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career after …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Texas

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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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The Big 6: Questions After the 2018 O’Reilly Auto Parts 500

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Who… gets my shoutout of the race? With finishes of 16th, 19th, 36th, 26th, 17th and 26th to open the season ahead of last weekend’s Easter break, Jamie McMurray was looking rough nearly a quarter of the way through NASCAR’s regular season. Sitting 26th in Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series points with little sign of …

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Kurt Busch Takes Pole for O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas

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(Photo: Rick Lunkenheimer)

Kurt Busch scored his first pole of the 2018 season and second straight at Texas Motor Speedway, Friday when qualifying was shortened for lightning in the area after just one round. “It was a unique situation with just having the one round,” Busch said. “The thought that weather was in the area hadn’t crossed our minds …

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Kurt Busch Leads Opening MENCS Practice in Texas

Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series Daytona 500 Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, Fl Usa Sunday 18 February 2018 Kurt Busch, Stewart Haas Racing, Haas Automation/monster Energy Ford Fusion And Kevin Harvick, Stewart Haas Racing, Jimmy John's Ford Fusion World Copyright: Rusty Jarrett Nkp

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Kurt Busch led the first practice session for Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series teams at Texas Motor Speedway Friday (April 6) afternoon with a 196.200 mph lap. Stewart-Haas Racing swept the top three positions with Busch’s Stewart-Haas Racing teammate Kevin Harvick, who won at the 1.5-mile oval last November, second-quickest. Clint Bowyer, who broke a …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: It’s Been a Stewart Haas Racing Year So Far

Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series Ticketguardian 500 Ism Raceway, Phoenix, Az Usa Sunday 11 March 2018 Kevin Harvick, Stewart Haas Racing, Ford Fusion Jimmy John's Celebrates His Win World Copyright: Russell Labounty Nkp

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Who’s in the headline  The first six weeks of the season are in the books and the headlines have been predominantly filled with one organization: Stewart Haas Racing. If it weren’t for a crash one-third of a lap from the finish line of the Daytona 500, the organization would have won five of the first …

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Up to Speed: The Rest of Stewart-Haas Racing

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Kevin Harvick’s three wins in a row have captured the attention of the NASCAR world in the last few weeks, and he was in the headlines again at Auto Club Speedway.  But this time, it was following contact with Kyle Larson that triggered an odd accident. It left Harvick and Stewart-Haas Racing with a crumpled …

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