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Frontstretch Podcast: Kevin Harvick Does it Again in Kansas

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In the latest episode of the 2018 Frontstretch Podcast, we discuss the wild weekend of racing at Kansas Speedway that saw Kevin Harvick pick up his fifth victory of the season, with Dustin Albino, Mike Neff and Zach Catanazareti. The trio examines Harvick’s historic run through the opening 12 races as he’s the first driver since Jeff Gordon in …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Dust In The Wind

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 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regular season is basically halfway over, as Saturday night’s KC Masterpiece 400 at Kansas Speedway was the 12th of 26 races before the playoffs. At any rate, the 2018 season is one-third complete, with the score by manufacturers sitting at Ford 7, Toyota 4, Chevy 1. Just before the …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Kevin Harvick Slathers Competition in Kansas

#4: Kevin Harvick, Stewart-Haas Racing, Ford Fusion Busch Light celebrates his win Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

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Who’s in the headline Kevin Harvick continues to confirm the belief that Ford is the manufacturer to beat in 2018 in Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. For the fifth time in 12 races, Harvick was in Victory Lane. He started the year with three wins in a row after the Daytona 500 and has now …

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Up to Speed: Matt Kenseth’s Return or Ricky Stenhouse Jr.’s Rise?

2017 Texas I CUP Ricky Stenhouse JR Matt Kenseth racing Matthew T Thacker NKP

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Matt Kenseth’s first race back in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series did not go quite as planned, despite the fanfare that surrounded the veteran racer being reunited with his new old team, Roush Fenway Racing. Instead, the No. 6 crew struggled with the car all night at Kansas Speedway on Saturday (May 12).  Kenseth …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2018 KC Masterpiece 400

#4: Kevin Harvick, Stewart-Haas Racing, Ford Fusion Busch Light Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

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Who… gets my shoutout of the race? For a small team, finishing in the top 10 at Talladega Superspeedway is a great showing, but such performance is a lot more likely at a restrictor-plate track than at an intermediate, where aerodynamics rule the day and speed comes with a premium price tag. For a struggling …

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William Byron Triggers Fiery Crash, Red Flag Late at Kansas

2018 Cup Kansas Willim Byron Wrecker Rick Lunkenheimer

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series KC Masterpiece 400 was relatively uneventful most of the night. But after 237 laps with no unplanned cautions, the final 30 laps gave us three. The most serious came on lap 249, when William Byron triggered a vicious crash that resulted in a 13-minute, 13-second red flag. The driver of …

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The Frontstretch 5: Storylines to Watch in KC Masterpiece 400 at Kansas Speedway

Kyle Busch, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry M&M's Kevin Harvick, Stewart-Haas Racing, Ford Fusion Busch Beer Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

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Matt Kenseth’s Return to Racing Last season, Joe Gibbs Racing announced Erik Jones would move from his Furniture Row Racing ride to pilot the No. 20 Toyota for the organization this season, leaving 2003 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Matt Kenseth looking for a place to continue racing in 2018. Despite snagging an emotional …

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4 Burning Questions: Don’t Call It a Comeback

2018 Las Vegas I CUP Aric Almirola John K Harrelson NKP

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How will Matt Kenseth’s return go? After nearly a third of the season, Matt Kenseth is finally back in a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series car. The 2003 series champion returns to stock car racing with the same team he won that championship with, Roush Fenway Racing. Back when Roush was at its peak as …

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2-Headed Monster: With Matt Kenseth’s Return, What Happens To Trevor Bayne?

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Roush Fenway Racing announced a few weeks ago that veteran Matt Kenseth would split time in the No. 6 Ford with Trevor Bayne for the remainder of the season. This Saturday’s race at Kansas Speedway, May 12th, will be Kenseth’s first in the car, marking the first time since 2014 that Bayne has not been …

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5 Points to Ponder: Return of the Matt

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Can-Am 500 Phoenix Raceway, Avondale, AZ USA Sunday 12 November 2017 Matt Kenseth, Joe Gibbs Racing, Circle K Toyota Camry World Copyright: Nigel Kinrade NKP

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ONE: Return of the Matt This weekend will see the return of a familiar face to Cup racing with a championship resume including 39 wins, 181 top-5’s, 327 top-10’s in 650 starts. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, Mr. Matt Kenseth makes a welcome comeback in the number six Ford Fusion of Roush Fenway Racing at Kansas …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: First 2018 Trip to the First State

2018 Las Vegas I CUP Kevin Harvick Nigel Kinrade NKP

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series went to Dover International Speedway this weekend as the closing act of a tripleheader of national series action, but rain dampened the mood as Kevin Harvick destroyed the field in the AAA 400 Drive for Autism as cars ticked away the laps single-file at the Monster Mile. The win …

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