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Kurt Busch Wins a Wild One at Bristol

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

With rumors running rampant about his NASCAR future, Kurt Busch proved he’s still got plenty of talent in the tank. In a wild event, Busch emerged at the end to capture the Bass Pro Shops/NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway Saturday night (Aug. 18). It’s the first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory of …

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Martin Truex Jr.’s Wreck Ends Bid for First Short Track Win

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The story of the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season has been the Big 3: Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr. The three have combined to win majority of the races this season. But to this point, through 23 races there had not been much contact between the three. A lone bump-and-run …

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Christopher Bell Has Fun in 2nd Place Finish at Bristol

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#42: Kyle Larson, Chip Ganassi Racing, Chevrolet Camaro DC Solar and #20: Christopher Bell, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry Rheem

Christopher Bell came up short to Kyle Larson in the Food City 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway on Friday night (Aug. 17), but he was grinning ear to ear while doing it. “I had a ton of fun tonight,” Bell said. “This was my first true Bristol race where you got the top going really …

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Kyle Larson Finally Victorious at Bristol Motor Speedway

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

After coming up short in eight previous tries, Kyle Larson was finally victorious in a NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway. Larson dominated, leading 202 laps, to win the Food City 300 on Friday night (Aug. 17). “I haven’t started looking for a broom,” Larson said in reference to trying to sweep the …

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Does Everyone Owe Jeremy Mayfield An Apology? He Says….

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It’s been over nine years since Jeremy Mayfield was banned from NASCAR after testing positive for meth. The controversy ruined his career in the sport; despite Mayfield’s repeated denials, some were left thinking the driver was an addict. But now, recent events have those people starting to believe his side of the story. Once news …

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2-Headed Monster: Will Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s XFINITY Conflict of Interest Be a Problem?

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Justin Allgaier (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Dale Earnhardt Jr. recently traded his steering wheel for a microphone.  The retired two-time Daytona 500 champion joined NBC’s broadcast team for coverage of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR XFINITY Series races. Any time a former driver steps into the booth, they will have prior relationships with some of the current competitors — …

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Massie’s Minute: Here’s How to Fix the Cup Problem in the XFINITY Series

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It’s no secret that despite the rules being more strict than ever, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regulars are still hogging most of the wins in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. This problem has led to an identity crisis in the series where names are supposed to be made. If you include Ryan Preece, the …

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Justin Haley Scores 1st Win at Gateway Motorsports Park

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After coming up short several times this season, Justin Haley finally parked it in Victory Lane in the Camping World Truck Series. The Winamac, Ind. native held off a hard charge from Todd Gilliland and Johnny Sauter to win the Eaton 200 at Gateway Motorsports Park on Saturday night (June 23), his first career victory. “I’ve …

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Grant Enfinger Wins the Pole at Gateway Motorsports Park

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Grant Enfinger was the fastest man in Madison, Ill. on Saturday evening (June 23). The Fairhope, Ala. native laid down a lap of 138.867 miles per hour to capture the pole award at Gateway Motorsports Park, Enfinger’s second career pole in the Camping World Truck Series and his first of the season. Enfinger will look to build …

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Kyle Larson Wins Back-to-Back Poles at Sonoma Raceway


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Growing up, Kyle Larson used to come to races at Sonoma Raceway — now he’s winning Busch Pole Awards at it. Larson topped the charts for qualifying for the Toyota/Save Mart 350 on Saturday afternoon (June 23) with a speed of 94.597 miles per hour. It was Larson’s sixth career pole award, his second in a …

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