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Kyle Larson’s Bad Luck Continues At Richmond

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Kyle Larson can’t catch a break in 2019. The five-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series winner has only had two top 10s so far this season and seems to have something go wrong nearly every week. On Saturday night (April 13) at Richmond Raceway, Larson crashed out with a flat tire on lap 126 and …

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Massie’s Minute: NASCAR Owners, Stop Giving Rides to 20-Year-Olds

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After Joe Gibbs affirmed that he has long term plans in place for both Christopher Bell and Erik Jones, there’s been widespread talk about which Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver at Joe Gibbs Racing Bell will replace. If it’s not going to be Jones on the way out, then who would it be? There’s …

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2-Headed Monster: Is Jimmie Johnson Back?

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Jimmie Johnson finished fifth on Sunday (March 31) at Texas Motor Speedway — his first top five since the Coca-Cola 600 last May. Johnson also led 60 laps in the race, which was more than his 2017 season as a whole. The seven-time champion is nursing a winless streak dating back to Spring 2017, which …

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Michael McDowell: This Is The Way I’ve Been, It Hasn’t Changed

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2019 marks Michael McDowell‘s 12th season in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, but the wily veteran has been in the headlines more this year than maybe any other. McDowell started the season with a fifth-place run in the Daytona 500 and was a major player in the battle for the win. Since then, McDowell’s …

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Tracking The Trucks: Kyle Busch Continues Dominance At Martinsville

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In a Nutshell: Kyle Busch did what Kyle Busch does in the Gander Outdoors Truck Series and every other NASCAR national touring series — win. Busch led 174 of 250 laps to pick up his 54th Truck win and 201st NASCAR national win. The win was also Busch’s third Truck win of the season in as …

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Brett Moffitt Leaves Martinsville 3rd, ‘Pretty Bummed’ Not To Win

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Defending Gander Outdoors Truck Series champion Brett Moffitt‘s hot streak continued on Saturday afternoon (March 23) as came away from Martinsville Speedway in third place. The Grimes, Iowa native has now finished in the top five in three consecutive races and six of the last seven races dating back to last season. Despite the strong …

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2-Headed Monster: Should Auto Club Speedway Be Placed On The Chopping Block?

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Despite playing host to Kyle Busch‘s 200th NASCAR national touring series win on Sunday (March 17), Auto Club Speedway underwhelmed on many accounts. The Auto Club 400 was attended by roughly 35,000 people  — filling just over half of the 68,000 seats. Then there was the reaction on Jeff Gluck’s “Was It A Good Race?” …

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Massie’s Minute: The NASCAR Hall of Mediocrity Taints Its Famous Inductees

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The NASCAR Hall of Fame has spent a decade enshrining some of the sport’s best inside its building. But as the 2020 nominating class revealed this week, an honor designed for a select few now finds itself mired in mediocrity. From the moment one of the top-five greatest drivers — maybe even the best ever …

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Matt Tifft Sees Front Row Motorsports Becoming a Threat

The favorites for the 2019 Rookie of the Year award are Ryan Preece and Daniel Hemric, but in that battle lies an underdog — Matt Tifft, driver of Front Row Motorsports’ No. 36 Ford Mustang. Tifft, a 22-year-old from Hinckley, Ohio, advances to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series after finishing in the top 10 …

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