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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Race Until the Rain

#4: Kevin Harvick, Stewart Haas Racing, Ford Fusion Jimmy John's #14: Clint Bowyer, Stewart Haas Racing, Chevrolet Camaro Haas 30 Years Of The Vf1 Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series

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Whether or not their competition is ready, the Ford Fusions of Stewart-Haas Racing and Team Penske are still by far the class of the field in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series this season. After a two-hour delay for the start of Sunday’s race (June 10) at Michigan International Speedway, the Fords joined all other …

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4 Burning Questions: Will the Kyle Busch Show Continue?

2018 Kyle Busch Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series

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Can Kyle Busch make it four in a row? Kyle Busch will be going for his fourth straight victory this weekend in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, a lofty achievement that very few even have the honor to race for. But he’ll be facing an uphill battle to do so this weekend. Toyota absolutely …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Matt DiBenedetto Talks Racing at Richmond

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In the latest episode of the 2018 Frontstretch Podcast, we review a good, hard weekend of racing at Richmond Raceway with Dustin Albino, Mike Neff, Zach Catanzareti and driver of the No. 32 Go FAS Racing Ford Matt DiBenedetto. We also introduce a new sponsor, FanDuel, and a Frontstretch exclusive contest where you can win $300 and a $200 gift card from …

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The Underdog House: Green Means Go at Richmond

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Think Small Following two weeks of mild attrition on the track and about a month of wacky weather dilemmas, Richmond Raceway was easier to digest from start to finish. For the underdogs, it was a night of simplicity that was well-needed after the 26 hours of Bristol. Richmond was a race of comers and goers …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Saturday Night Lights

Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series Pennzoil 400 Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas, Nv Usa Friday 2 March 2018 Ryan Blaney, Team Penske, Ford Fusion Menards / Pennzoil World Copyright: Nigel Kinrade Nkp

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The 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season is now one-quarter finished after the third short-track visit of the year to Richmond Raceway, the first short track weekend not to be plagued by weather delays. Kyle Busch put the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota Camry in Victory Lane for the third week in a …

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The Underdog House: NASCAR Opportunity is Bigger in Texas

2018 Darrell Wallace Jr. Texas Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series

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Think Small Man, what a week our underdogs are in for after a weekend like that, right? Even more than Daytona, Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway proved to be the ultimate opportunity for the underdog teams in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. For when tires started popping, cars started sliding and pit road became …

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The Underdog House: A Helping Hand

Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series Ticketguardian 500 Ism Raceway, Phoenix, Az Usa Sunday 11 March 2018 Matt Dibenedetto, Go Fas Racing, Ford Fusion Can Am/wholey World Copyright: Matthew T. Thacker Nkp

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Think Small You can say anything you want about social media — there are plenty of positives and negatives — but the weekend at ISM Raceway showcased one big positive: support. And in this case, it took the form of racecar logos for one of our underdog teams who were in major need. Matt DiBenedetto …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: FOX Average in Phoenix, ABC Crunches St. Petersburg

Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series Ticketguardian 500 Ism Raceway, Phoenix, Az Usa Sunday 11 March 2018 Kyle Busch, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry Skittles Sweet Heat And Kevin Harvick, Stewart Haas Racing, Ford Fusion Jimmy John's World Copyright: Russell Labounty Nkp

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Last weekend, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series traveled to the newly-rechristened ISM Raceway for what will be the final race on the current setup.  In November, the new grandstands will be completed and the old tower will be demolished.  Andy Jeffers, who owns and operates Sports & Entertainment Inc. (they do the advertising for …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Racing in Kevin Harvick’s Playground

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 And Joey Logano, Team Penske, Ford Fusion Pennzoil World Copyright: Russell Labounty Nkp

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Kyle Busch won the opening stage of the TicketGuardian 500 and led a race-high 128 laps at the newly-renamed ISM Raceway (formerly Phoenix International Raceway), but Kevin Harvick earned his third straight Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory, and ninth overall at the track, which tied him with Mark Martin at 40 MENCS wins. Harvick …

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5 Points to Ponder: Vets, Rookies & the Power of Twitter

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ONE: Harvick’s Not the Champ Just Yet Four weeks into the new season and you’d be forgiven for thinking this is the Monster Energy NASCAR Harvick Cup, especially given dominance of the Stewart-Haas veteran who has won three straight following the season-opening Daytona 500. Making matters more concerning for the chasing pack, Kevin Harvick has …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Kevin Harvick Vindicates Team With 3rd Consecutive Win of 2018 at Phoenix

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 Wins World Copyright: Rusty Jarrett Nkp

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Who’s in the headline Stop us if you’ve heard this before: Kevin Harvick wins at Phoenix. For the ninth time in his career, Harvick was the first to take the checkered flag. The Bakersfield, Ca. native wins for the third time in a row this season. The Busch brothers, Kyle and Kurt, took the stage wins …

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4 Burning Questions: What’s in Store this Weekend in the Desert?

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What will the homecoming of Alex Bowman look like? If there was just one race anybody could point to as to why Alex Bowman got the nod to permanently replace Dale Earnhardt Jr., it would undoubtedly end up being the 2016 fall race at Phoenix. Bowman, at the time substituting for Earnhardt, drove the race …

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