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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After New Hampshire

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series returned to New Hampshire Motor Speedway for the second event of the 2017 playoffs. Alas, it was likely the final time that the track will host a playoff event, as the race date moves to Las Vegas next season. Regardless of your opinion of the change, it’s always tough to …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Chicagoland

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(Photo: Logan Whitton / NKP)

This weekend kicked off the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs at Chicagoland Speedway. 16 drivers began their pursuit of the biggest prize in stock car racing. One driver is chasing his record setting eighth crown. Five more are after title number two. The other 10 are seeking to add a cup championship to their resumes. …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Richmond

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

This weekend marked the final opportunity for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers to earn their shot at the playoffs. 13 drivers arrived at Richmond Raceway with a win (well, the unencumbered kind), which left three more nervously hanging on to the top 16. The final three were far enough ahead in points to …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Darlington

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(Photo: Yvonne Leonard)

The stars of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series were kicking it old school this weekend for the annual visit to Darlington Raceway. The throwback celebration has been a massive hit with both fans and competitors alike since its inception three years ago. From the retro paint schemes and uniforms to the outdated attire throughout …

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The 10: The Biggest “Should Have Won” Races of the Past 25 Years

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(Photo: Logano Whitton / NKP)

This week, the teams of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series enjoyed their final weekend off until the season ends. Whether it was traveling the world or relaxing at home, the competitors did whatever they felt would recharge their batteries. So I decided to give our contributors a chance to clear their minds as well. …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Bristol

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series went under the lights in Thunder Valley Saturday night for some high banked short track action. The racing there has been pretty clean of late, especially considering how um… unclean Bristol Motor Speedway once was. The Bristol trophy supply was clean too. Cleaned out that is, courtesy of Kyle …

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First Data to Sponsor Kyle Larson, Chip Ganassi Racing

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

Chip Ganassi Racing and driver Kyle Larson will further their sponsorship involvement with credit card processor First Data, the team announced on Monday (Aug. 22). First Data will serve as the primary sponsor on the No. 42 car as part of a two-race deal for the team at upcoming Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Michigan

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(Photo: Logan Whitton/NKP)

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series made the second stop of the year at Kyle Larson International Speedway… whoops. I meant Michigan International Speedway. Although with the way that the Chip Ganassi Racing driver has owned the two-mile oval lately, would it really matter if it were renamed after him? Either way, despite valiant efforts …

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