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Chase Elliott Benefits From Kevin Harvick Penalty to Win Hollywood Casino 400

2018 Cup Richmond Zach Catanzareti Chase Elliott

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Kevin Harvick’s loss was Chase Elliott’s gain… all over again. For the second time in three weeks, a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoff race was decided by pit road. Elliott benefitted from a Harvick penalty to win the Hollywood Casino 400 Sunday (Oct. 21) at Kansas Speedway. Harvick was in a strong position to …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: Hollywood Casino 400

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Better day ahead in Kansas than Talladega for Kevin Harvick? (Photo: Christian Koelle)

The final race in the Round of 12 for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs starts this Sunday (Oct. 21) with the Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway. The green flag flies at 2:30 p.m. EST on NBC. Championship contenders will be battling with those still seeking a ride in 2019 on this 1.5-mile …

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Did You Notice?: Big Three Taking a Back Seat During NASCAR Playoffs… So Far

2018 Cup New Hampshire Kevin Harvick Kyle Busch Zach Catanzareti

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Did You Notice? … The Big Three have yet to dominate in the playoffs the way they did during NASCAR’s regular season? On paper, the points look good for Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr. They’ll each advance to the Round of 8 at Kansas Speedway unless there’s some major catastrophe. But this trio has combined …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: NBC Makes the Best of Talladega Stinker

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(Photo: Christian Koelle)

Talladega Superspeedway is usually a toss-up, where craziness is the norm and staidness need not apply.  At least on Sunday, that was not the case. Sunday’s 1000Bulbs.com 500 had the second-lowest number of lead changes in any Cup race ever run on the 2.66-mile tri-oval (15).  Why?  Because Stewart-Haas Racing apparently found a way to …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Aric Almirola Finally in Victory Lane After Stewart-Haas Domination at Talladega

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(Photo: Christian Koelle)

Who’s in the headline There is domination by drivers and domination by teams. Sunday was total domination by the Stewart-Haas Racing organization. They won every stage and the race with a different driver doing each, and the driver who didn’t win any of them finished second in all three. In the end, fuel mileage bit …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Chase Briscoe Enjoys ‘Aesthetically Delicious’ Weekend at the ROVAL

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It’s a long, but action-packed Frontstretch Podcast this week, as the trio of Dustin Albino, Mike Neff, Zach Catanzareti join NASCAR XFINITY Series driver Chase Briscoe to discuss his first victory in the top preliminary division of motorsports. Briscoe took the green flag for the inaugural race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL in ninth but played strategy to get track position in …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Ryan Blaney Wins the ROVAL, Kyle Larson Survives to Advance

#12: Ryan Blaney, Team Penske, Ford Fusion Menards/pennzoil Celebrates His Win Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Who’s in the headline The list of road course favorites was long going into the first ROVAL race, and it was a safe bet that Ryan Blaney wasn’t on most of those lists. However, sometimes it is better to be lucky than good, and Blaney was lucky to be in the right place at the …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2018 Bank of America ROVAL 400

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Who… gets my shoutout of the race? It’s hard enough to face playoff elimination when you make a mistake, but when it comes as payment for someone else’s mistake, it’s really hard to swallow.  For Aric Almirola, trouble kept on coming on Charlotte Motor Speedway’s ROVAL that was not his doing. Instead of letting it …

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Ryan Blaney Avoids Chicane Wreck, Snags Bank of America ROVAL 400 Victory

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(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Ryan Blaney emerged from the inaugural Bank of America ROVAL 400 as the victor Sunday afternoon in a race that played out differently than many had feared. On the final lap, Jimmie Johnson spun in the Turns 16/17 chicane while trying to pass Martin Truex Jr. for the win.  When Johnson spun, he clipped the …

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Kyle Busch Fastest in Opening Cup ROVAL Practice

2018 Charlotte I Cup Kyle Busch Car Amy Henderson

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Kyle Busch was fast early and often Friday morning (Sept. 28) at Charlotte Motor Speedway.  The seven-time winner ended up quickest in Friday’s sole Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice session with a lap of 106.397 mph. Busch’s lap was one-hundredth of a second faster than teammate Erik Jones.  Team Penske’s Joey Logano was third …

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Did You Notice?: Kyle Busch Is On Pace To Make More NASCAR History?

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Did You Notice? … Kyle Busch has hit 50 career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victories? That number ties him for 11th all-time at just 33 years of age. So much has been made of Busch challenging Richard Petty’s record of 200 career wins when you compile his totals in all three major NASCAR series. He’s …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Richmond, Take II

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Kyle Busch captured his 50th Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series win by taking the checkered flag on the Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond Raceway on Saturday night. It was the seventh win of 2018 for the Joe Gibbs Racing driver. He was followed by the Ford of Stewart-Haas Racing’s Kevin Harvick in second and …

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