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Friday Faceoff: Who is the Best Restrictor Plate Driver in the Field?

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Kyle Busch’s win this past weekend at Richmond Raceway made it three in a row for him and the No. 18 team. This comes on the heels of Kevin Harvick’s three wins in a row. Will we see one of these drivers, or somebody else, win three in a row this season? Wesley Coburn: If anyone, …

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NASCAR 101: Kyle Busch & the 4-Race Cup Winning Streak

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For the 49th time in Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series history, a driver has won at least three races in a row. That’s not meant to diminish the accomplishments of Kyle Busch, who is now on a three-race winning streak after pacing the field at Richmond Raceway. Instead, it’s worth pointing out the amount of …

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NASCAR 101: 10 Numbers With the Longest Streaks Out of the Cup Series

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The No. 8 is back in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Barring an unforeseen issue, Daniel Hemric will make his debut in the Cup Series Saturday night (April 21), driving a third car for Richard Childress Racing. He’ll pilot the No. 8, a number long associated with Dale Earnhardt Jr. before his move to …

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Joey Gase Joins StarCom Racing for Talladega

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On the heels of recording its first top-20 finish in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, StarCom Racing has announced its driver lineup for Talladega Superspeedway. Joey Gase will pilot the team’s No. 00 in the April 29 race, the team announced Tuesday (April 17). Sparks Energy, Inc. will sponsor the car of Gase, who …

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NASCAR 101: Roush Fenway Racing’s 7-Race Struggle

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So, uh, how about Roush Fenway Racing? Truly, 2017 feels like a far-off memory rather than no more than 15 months ago. Back then, the long-running Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series stalwart had started off the 2017 season on a positive note, with both of its drivers within the top 20 in points through seven …

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NASCAR 101: Who Takes Advantage of the Easter Weekend Break?

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Kyle Busch. Martin Truex Jr. Kevin Harvick. These are the names spoken most often in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series when it comes to discussing the young 2018 season’s early front-runners, and with good reason. Harvick’s batting .500 in wins this year, scoring three victories in six races. Truex has added an additional win …

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NASCAR Reveals 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Schedule

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New schedule, (mostly) same as the old schedule. NASCAR announced the schedule for the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season today (April 3), with, as was expected, minimal changes from the 2018 circuit. For 2019, all tracks will be in the same order as 2018, with one minor alteration: the Easter off-week, which will …

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Tony Stewart, Family of Kevin Ward Jr. Agree to Settle Wrongful Death Lawsuit

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Tony Stewart and the family of Kevin Ward Jr. have reached a settlement in court after the wrongful death lawsuit filed against the three-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion in 2015. According to ESPN, a settlement hearing has been set for April 12 in Utica, N.Y., by U.S. District Court Judge David Hurd, just …

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