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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Kyle Busch Sweeps Up at Richmond

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Who’s in the headline Kyle Busch has the most wins of any active driver at Richmond Raceway, but prior to this spring, it had been five years since he won a race there. He had also never won a fall race at the Virginia short-track. Not only did Busch win the spring race earlier this …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After The 2018 Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard

#2: Brad Keselowski, Team Penske, Ford Fusion Discount Tire wins Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

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Who… gets my shout-out of the race? Matt Kenseth has not had a very successful comeback this season. After leaving Joe Gibbs Racing last year, Kenseth sat out the first three months of this season before returning to Roush Fenway Racing to run part-time in the organization’s No. 6 Ford. He’s since only performed slightly better …

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Matt Kenseth Earns Best Effort Since Returning to Roush Fenway Racing at Indianapolis

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Heading into Monday’s (Spet. 10) Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Matt Kenseth wasn’t on many people’s list of possible winners. Once the race started, he had one of the quickest cars all race long. Because qualifying was rained out, Kenseth had to begin the 400-mile race from 29th. But the No. 6 car didn’t …

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4 Burning Questions: Will NASCAR Return to the Fairgrounds or Rockingham?

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Will NASCAR return to the Fairgrounds Speedway or Rockingham Speedway? Two former Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series tracks were in the news this week. Fairgrounds Speedway in Nashville has long been one of the premier short tracks in the country, and from 1958 to 1984 hosted Cup races. Last year, in an open bid for …

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The 10: Best Paint Schemes of the Darlington Throwback Era

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This week, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series enjoyed its final off weekend of the season. We combed through the throwbacks that have been run since the beginning of the Darlington throwback era and found our 10 favorite throwbacks that have been run. Jeff Gordon/Dale Earnhardt Jr. –  “Gray Ghost” – 2016 The Buddy Baker “Gray …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Just Like Old Times, Kurt Busch Wins Bristol

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Who’s in the headline Kurt Busch owned Bristol at one point in time. He won five races there from 2002 through 2006, including three straight in 2003 and 2004. Since his fifth win in 2006, he didn’t have a single runner-up finish. Busch ran in the top 10 the majority of the night and made …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Strike, No. 9

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Like father, like son. The Elliotts become the latest multigenerational winners in NASCAR’s premier series, as Bill – who isn’t finished racing yet – picked up 44 Winston Cup victories, and his son Chase just joined him with his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series triumph in the Go Bowling at The Glen at Watkins Glen …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: Go Bowling at The Glen

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series goes road racing once again this weekend. The division makes its one and only stop at Watkins Glen International this Sunday (Aug. 5) for the Go Bowling at The Glen. The green flag flies at 3 p.m. ET on NBC. Here are the rules for FanDuel’s new Daily Fantasy …

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Up to Speed: Kyle Busch Carries the Banner for Joe Gibbs Racing

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Kyle Busch won at Pocono Raceway on Sunday.  That’s not unusual.  What is unusual, at least for 2018, is how close his Joe Gibbs Racing teammates came to beating him. In fact, all four JGR drivers had solid showings at Pocono.  Daniel Suarez drove the best race of his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career, …

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2 Headed Monster: Should NASCAR Intervene In Driver Feuds?

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After Ricky Stenhouse Jr and Kyle Busch had a difference of opinion regarding their crash a couple of weeks ago in Daytona, it became apparent from both that the feud may not be over just yet. NBC analyst and former driver Kyle Petty stated that he felt NASCAR should step in to end the conflict …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: Foxwoods Resort Casino 301

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Denny Hamlin is a solid pick this weekend (Photo: Amy Henderson)

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series winds its way to Loudon, N.H. this week for Sunday’s (July 22) Foxwoods Resort Casino 301. The green flag at 1.058-mile New Hampshire Motor Speedway flies at 2:00 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Here are the rules for FanDuel’s new Daily Fantasy NASCAR game. Go to fanduel.com/frontstretch to sign up …

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Happiness Is: Track Length, Kenseth & Germany

#78: Martin Truex Jr., Furniture Row Racing, Toyota Camry Auto-Owners Insurance leads the field Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

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No fluff this week, just happiness. Enjoy. Letʻs get happy.   Happiness Is…Distance.  The adage is that distance makes the heart grow fonder. Thatʻs a positive spin on the problems that distance can bring in any relationship. Of course, distance can also encourage a wandering eye and dissolution of the relationship, that one where distance …

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