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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Homestead

Martin Truex Jr Homestead Flag

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series finished off the 2017 campaign with a stellar championship battle this weekend. The finale has become an annual trip to the part of the country better known for alligators and pastel suits. South Florida set the scene and the title contenders delivered, with each of the four making a …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Phoenix

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(Photo: Matthew T. Thacker / NKP)

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series headed to Phoenix this weekend for the penultimate race of the season. For the drivers still chasing a spot in the Championship 4, it was the last opportunity to keep their title hopes alive. The goal was simple: win and advance. Otherwise, it’ll be a long offseason reflecting on …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Texas

Martin Truex Jr. Kansas Celebration

(Photo: Barry Cantrell / NKP)

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series blazed a trail into the Lone Star State this weekend for another 500-mile duel. With the playoff spots dwindling, the urgency starts to ratchet up for the drivers still vying for the title. Kyle Busch locked in his spot with his win last week and Martin Truex Jr. has …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Martinsville

Kyle Busch Martinsville Checkered Flag

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series made its second visit to Martinsville Speedway this weekend. Technically, Halloween was still two days away but things got plenty spooky on the half-mile ,paperclip-shaped oval in southern Virginia. There’s a good chance one could ring the doorbell at any NASCAR team’s shop this week and walk away with …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Kansas

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Martin Truex Jr. (Photo: Barry Cantrell / NKP)

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series returned to Kansas Speedway this past weekend for the second chopping block of the playoffs. The goal: do whatever it takes to not be one of the bottom four drivers in the standings at the checkered flag. The playoff system currently in place leaves little room for mulligans and …

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Kurt Busch, Martin Truex Jr. & More Test on Charlotte Road Course

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(Photo: Frank Velat)

Four Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series teams hit the twists and turns of Charlotte Motor Speedway’s infield road course on Wednesday, Oct. 18. The occasion was a tire test in an effort to provide data to Goodyear in preparation for next year’s Bank of America 500, which will be the first NASCAR event held on …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Talladega

2017 Talladega II CUP Ty Dillon Kurt Busch pack racing Matthew T Thacker NKP

(Photo: Matthew Thacker / NKP)

Fall is in the air as the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series trekked into Alabama this weekend for its second visit to Talladega Superspeedway of 2017. On the upside, at least there weren’t any cars in the air this time around. However, Talladega still chewed ’em up and spit em out faster than you can …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Charlotte

2017 Loudon Cup Martin Truex Jr. Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Throughout the history of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, there are numerous examples of a driver dominating at a certain track or type of track. What is unique about what we’ve seen at the mile-and-a-half speedways this year is that the dominant driver seemed destined for a career as an also-ran for nearly a …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Dover

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Championship hopes were at stake for some of the drivers in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs this weekend. The second visit to Dover served as the initial cutoff point, after which the lowest four drivers in the standings would be eliminated. Kyle Busch charged to the front in the closing laps, postponing Chase …

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The Underdog House: Untold Stories From NASCAR Life On The Road

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(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Think Small Pranks and shenanigans are always taking place for many of those on the road for the majority of the NASCAR season. Driving for an underfunded team in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series may be a challenge but the little guys have plenty of fun. Case in point? Landon Cassill. Cassill was staying on …

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