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4 Burning Questions: Who Retired This Week?

2017 Texas Nxs Elliott Sadler Russell Labounty Nkp

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Who will drive the No. 95 next season? On Thursday (Aug. 16), Kasey Kahne announced his retirement from competing full-time in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series at season’s end. pic.twitter.com/0V0keaggcL — Kasey Kahne (@kaseykahne) August 16, 2018 Kahne, who will turn 39 next April, is the latest big name driver to retire in the …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race

2018 Cup Bristol Zach Catanzareti Ricky Stenhouse Jr

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads back to Bristol Motor Speedway this weekend for the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race. Thunder Valley’s annual August slugfest is one of three regular season races left on the schedule. In the series’ first stop at the half-mile track, Kyle Busch found his way to Victory Lane …

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2-Headed Monster: Will Anyone Else Win Their Way Into the Playoffs?

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(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

There are only five races left in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regular season, and we have seen only seven winners so far. With nine playoff spots still up for grabs, anyone in the top 30 in points who notches a win in the next five races will automatically earn a spot in the …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Kyle Busch Takes Another Gander at Victory Lane in Pocono

#18: Kyle Busch, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry M&m's Caramel Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series

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Who’s in the headline Kyle Busch ran 25 races at Pocono Raceway and never finished above second before last July. After Sunday he has two wins in the last three races. Busch took advantage of trouble for Kevin Harvick on pit road and then held off teammate Daniel Suarez on late-race restarts to claim his …

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Daniel Suarez Awarded Pocono Pole After Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch’s Times Disallowed

Daniel Suarez 2018 Mencs Cup Series, Sonoma

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Daniel Suarez won his first career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series pole at Pocono Raceway in the most bizarre of fashions Saturday (July 28). The Joe Gibbs Racing driver posted a speed of 176.988 mph which was good enough to best his rivals that, well, survived. At the conclusion of three rounds of qualifying, Kevin …

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4 Burning Questions: What’s Really Stopping NASCAR from Promoting Eldora?

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Why isn’t NASCAR open to an XFINITY Series race at Eldora Speedway? This week, Brian France made a rare public appearance when he joined SiriusXM’s NASCAR channel to answer some questions and gave his thoughts on various topics going on in the sport. One of the topics discussed by France involved the potential inclusion of …

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2 Headed Monster: Should NASCAR Intervene In Driver Feuds?

2018 Cup New Hampshire Zach Catanzareti Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

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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The Big 6: Questions Answered After The Foxwoods Resort Casino 301

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Who… gets my shoutout of the race? Sure, he didn’t win; in fact, Kurt Busch was lucky to scrounge up eighth after tumbling late in the race following a bizarre green-flag pit sequence where he got caught up with Ryan Blaney. Busch stopped before his pit box, thinking Blaney was done with his service but wound up …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: The Magic Mile Puts on a Show as Kevin Harvick Scores 6th Win

#4: Kevin Harvick, Stewart Haas Racing, Ford Fusion Busch Beer Celebrates After Winning Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Who’s in the headline Momma, there is that man again. For the sixth time this season, Kevin Harvick made the right moves down the stretch to garner him the track position that he needed. He capitalized on that good fortune to make a late race bump and run to move from deep in the field …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: NBCSN’s Kentucky NASCAR Broadcasts Earn Mixed Reviews, Ratings Decline

#78: Martin Truex Jr., Furniture Row Racing, Toyota Camry Auto Owners Insurance, #12: Ryan Blaney, Team Penske, Ford Fusion Dex Imaging Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Kentucky Speedway, the spot of the latest NBCSN NASCAR telecast, has been an enigma for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.  The track was in heavy demand to be added to the Cup schedule for much of the first 10 years it was open.  Then, once they finally got a date, there was the traffic …

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Martin Truex Jr. Secures 19th Career Cup Series Pole at Kentucky

2017 Kansas I Cup Martin Truex Jr Nigel Kinrade Nkp

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Defending race winner Martin Truex Jr. is off to a solid start in his quest to earn a second straight win at the Quaker State 400. Truex was fastest in the final round of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series qualifying Friday (July 13) to secure his 19th career pole. It’s the fourth for him this …

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Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Validates Stage Racing at Daytona

2017 Nascar Monster Energy Cup Series, Richmond

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

Driving home from work this winter soon after agreeing to come back to Frontstretch, Tom Bowles, owner of the website, and I spent some time on the phone catching up on all the racing happenings that had elapsed between my last column with the site in 2012 and my return this season. Right at the …

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