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Kyle Larson Perfects Final Restart for 3rd Straight Michigan Win

Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series Pure Michigan 400 Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, Mi Usa Sunday 13 August 2017 Kyle Larson, Chip Ganassi Racing, Target Chevrolet Ss World Copyright: Matthew T. Thacker Nkp

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He waited until the end. Restarting fourth on the first attempt at NASCAR Overtime Sunday at Michigan International Speedway, Kyle Larson perfected a four-wide pass on Martin Truex Jr. to score the win in the Pure Michigan 400. Leading only the final two laps, Larson scored a third consecutive win at Michigan. “I have no …

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2017 Frontstretch Podcast Powered by DraftKings – Episode 22: Twisty Turns

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Episode 21: Twisty Turns Frontstretch Podcast with Dustin Albino, Joseph Wolkin and Zach Catanzareti In this week’s episode brought to you by DraftKings, Dustin, Joe and Zach discuss Martin Truex Jr.’s title hopes, Hendrick Motorsport’s youth movement, Kyle Busch v. Brad Keselowski, free agency talks with Aric Almirola and a preview of racing at Michigan International Speedway! This week’s episode was brought …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR Forecast Powered by DraftKings: Pure Michigan 400 Preview

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The DraftKings daily fantasy NASCAR game heads to the midwest this weekend for the Pure Michigan 400. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series will make its second stop at Michigan International Speedway this Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m. After a few one-day shows, we’re back to a traditional schedule this week. Cars hit the track …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Watkins Glen

Keselowski V Busch

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series hit the road again this weekend. The road course in Watkins Glen, that is. Such events tend to be a bit of a wild card, much in the same way that restrictor plate races are. Drivers who are typically mired mid-pack suddenly have an opportunity to contend. With the …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Martin Truex Jr Slows Down Just Enough to Win Watkins Glen

2017 Watkins Glen Cup Martin Truex Jr Woohoo Rusty Jarrett Nkp

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Who’s in the headline – Martin Truex Jr. won four races in 2016, but admitted in post-race interviews that they learned a lot more about winning during that season. He feels like they have everyone doing better jobs this year, and the result is a championship caliber team that has the most wins in the …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2017 I Love NY 355 at The Glen

Keselowski V Busch

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Who… gets the shoutout of the race? The Toyota machines of Martin Truex Jr. and Daniel Suarez are leading the headlines after Watkins Glen International, and it’s for a good reason. But fellow Toyota driver Matt Kenseth got lost in the shuffle, finishing second when the checkered flag flew, a career-best finish on a road course in his 17-year Monster …

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Up to Speed: Watkins Glen’s Tale of Two Seasons

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Once again, the lasting memory from Sunday’s race at Watkins Glen International will be the final lap. As the front-runners battled each other and agonized over their depleted fuel tanks, Matt Kenseth kept edging closer to Martin Truex Jr.  Kenseth’s charge proved to be too little, too late, though it resulted in a close finish …

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Martin Truex Jr. Survives Fuel Game for Watkins Glen Win

2017 Cup Watkins Glen Zach Catanzareti Martin Truex Jr.

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For the second straight year, Martin Truex Jr. was the talk of the town in the final lap at Watkins Glen International. With last year’s race ending with Truex spinning in the final corner from second spot, 2017 gave Truex a race victory, as he held off Matt Kenseth in a dramatic fuel game to …

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2017 Frontstretch Cup: I Love New York 355 at the Glen Predictions

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Welcome to our 10th year of staff predictions! Each week, our experts attempt to tell you who the winner of each Cup race will be. Take a look to see who your favorite writers think will win it all (or at least score some points) this week! Think you can out-prognosticate our staff?  Leave your …

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2-Headed Monster: Who’s the Title Favorite? Martin Truex Jr. or Kyle Busch?

2017 Nascar Monster Energy Cup Series, Sonoma

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Toyota/Save Mart 350 Sonoma Raceway, Sonoma, CA USA Saturday 24 June 2017 Martin Truex Jr, Furniture Row Racing, Furniture Row/Denver Mattress Toyota Camry World Copyright: Nigel Kinrade NKP

Martin Truex Jr. and Kyle Busch have not only been the class of the Toyota’s, but also the entire Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series field in the past few weeks. With Busch’s victory this past weekend at Pocono, he is now guaranteed a playoff spot. Truex Jr.’s three race victories and 14 stage wins will also put …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not In NASCAR: Live Edition

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After having endured two rain outs and going back to Pocono Raceway for Monday races last year, it was a perfect weather day at the Northeast Pennsylvania track on Sunday. So, yes, it was in one sense a perfect day to be there, but in another sense, maybe not so much considering the lack of …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 22 Down, One to Go as Kyle Busch Knocks Pocono Off of Winless List

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Who’s in the headline – There are 23 racetracks on the Cup schedule. After Kyle Busch’s win at Pocono Raceway this weekend, he has a points-paying victory at every track on the current schedule except for Charlotte Motor Speedway. It had been 36 races since Busch won a Cup race but the much-maligned slump is finally …

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