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NASCAR Mailbox: Who is the Best Restrictor Plate Racer in NASCAR Right Now?

#22: Joey Logano, Team Penske, Ford Fusion Shell Pennzoil Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series

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This weekend marks the third restrictor-plate race for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series of the 2018 season. The previous two races have had their share of wrecks, action and excitement too. When it comes to these types of tracks, a lot of fans, drivers and media would all have classified Dale Earnhardt Jr. as …

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Entry List: Coca-Cola Firecracker 250

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The NASCAR XFINITY Series heads to Daytona International Speedway this weekend for the second time this season on Friday, July 6. 41 teams are entered this weekend, meaning one team will go home after qualifying.  There are several changes on this week’s entry list. Among top-tier teams, Shane Lee will be back in the No. …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Kyle Busch Wins Street Fight With Kyle Larson on Final Lap in Chicago

#18: Kyle Busch, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry Skittles Red White & Blue Celebrates After Winning Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series

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Who’s in the headline Kyle Busch and Kyle Larson are in the headline for producing a fantastic finish to the Overton’s 400. Larson slid into the side of Busch and bounced him off of the wall in Turns 1 and 2. Busch returned the favor to Larson which resulted in a huge slide through Turn …

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Ryan Blaney and Brad Keselowski Lead Overton’s 400 Practice Sessions

Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series Daytona 500 Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, Fl Usa Sunday 18 February 2018 Ryan Blaney, Team Penske, Menards/peak Ford Fusion And Brad Keselowski, Team Penske, Discount Tire Ford Fusion World Copyright: Rusty Jarrett Nkp

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It was the Team Penske show during Saturday’s practice sessions in advance of Sunday’s Overton’s 400 at Chicagoland Speedway. Ryan Blaney led the way in the opening practice while his teammate Brad Keselowski led the second session. Blaney opened up the first session of the day with the fastest lap. A 178.992-mph lap around the Chicagoland …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: Overton’s 400

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series travels to the midwest this week for its stop at Chicagoland Speedway. The green flag for the Overton’s 400 on Sunday (July 1) is at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN. FanDuel debuted its new daily fantasy NASCAR contest at Talladega Superspeedway in April and it will continue on throughout …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Michael McDowell Speaks Strategy at Sonoma

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In the latest episode of the 2018 Frontstretch Podcast, we review the first road course race of the season at Sonoma Raceway with Dustin Albino, Mike Neff, Zach Catanzareti and Michael McDowell, who finished 21st and picked up stage points in stage two. Martin Truex Jr. dominated the race, leading a race-high 62 laps. It was a pit call by …

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Did You Notice?: 10 NASCAR Winners in 10 Races? It’s Possible

2018 Daytona Cup Bruce Nuttleman Jimmie Johnson

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Did You Notice? … The fab foursome of Martin Truex Jr., Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch and Clint Bowyer were at it again? Sonoma saw them 1-2-3-4 for most of the race; they would have finished that way if not for late-race pit stops designed to try and win. In the end, they’ve won 14 of 16 …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Sonoma

Sonoma 2018, Truex Jr. Victory Lane

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series made the trek to Wine Country this weekend. The final trip to California of the 2018 season featured the usual suspects showing their strong hand again, this time on the first of three road course stops of the season. A late race pit call by crew chief Cole Pearn …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Right Turns Ahead, All Else as Usual

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Road-course racing is a lot like baseball. Things happen, eventually, but those moments of excitement are few and far between. At Sonoma Raceway this weekend, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers took on the first of three road courses this season, and to the surprise of basically no one, Martin Truex Jr. led the …

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Up to Speed: Joey Logano is the 4th Contender

2018 Las Vegas I Cup Joey Logano Todd Gordon Rusty Jarrett Nkp

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The midway point of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season has come and gone.  With its yearly NASCAR broadcast schedule drawing to a close, FOX’s analysts have kicked off their end-of-year predictions and begun to share their thoughts about who will reach the championship race this November at Homestead-Miami Speedway. While nobody should be …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Kevin Harvick & Kyle Busch Top NASCAR Off Week 2 Retrospective

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 Celebrates His Win World Copyright: Russell Labounty Nkp

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Who’s in the headline The most dominant car of the season has been the No. 4 of Kevin Harvick. Harvick has five wins along with the All-Star Race this season. Kyle Busch has four race victories and is the current points leader by 75 over Harvick. Martin Truex Jr. and Clint Bowyer have two wins …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Michigan

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series headed to Michigan International Speedway on Sunday for the FireKeepers 400. Though the race was cut short due to rain, we learned a lot about who’s stepping up their game in their manufacturer’s backyard. Ford put on an overwhelming performance at the front while Toyota wasn’t too far behind. …

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