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Massie’s Minute: Why the Empty Threats in Cup Playoffs?

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Kyle Busch was cruising to the victory and the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship. He had a large lead in the closing laps at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Sunday evening (Nov. 17) when he approached what was supposed to be the biggest threat to his title hopes: Aric Almirola. Busch and Almirola had collided with …

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Overheating Costs Denny Hamlin Shot at Elusive NASCAR Cup Title

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Denny Hamlin went into the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship race at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Sunday (Nov. 17) with a shot at the title. But came up empty once again. Hamlin previously failed to get the title in 2010 and 2014, but this year was perhaps his best shot to grab his elusive championship. …

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Christopher Bell Leaves NASCAR Xfinity Series Without Championship

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No one in the history of NASCAR has ever won a championship in all three national touring series. One of the biggest threats to that stat came up short on Saturday evening (Nov. 16). Christopher Bell won the Gander Outdoors Truck Series championship in 2017 and had dominated the NASCAR Xfinity Series the past two …

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Brett Moffitt Dejected After Failing to Defend NASCAR Truck Series Title

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One year ago, Brett Moffitt hosted the Gander Outdoors Truck Series trophy after winning the race and the championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Moffitt returned to the scene on Friday night (Nov. 15), but failed to recapture the glory. He finished the fifth this time around, placing him third among the Championship 4. “Not good,” Moffitt …

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Justin Allgaier Aims to Play Spoiler at Homestead-Miami

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Justin Allgaier enters this Saturday’s (Nov. 16) NASCAR Xfinity Series finale with the most momentum, having won last week at ISM Raceway to advance to the Championship 4. Allgaier likely would have qualified for the Championship 4 regardless of the win, but the victory was still huge, as it was the Illinois native’s first win …

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Ross Chastain: ‘I Have an Addiction, and It’s Winning and Trophies’

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Ross Chastain had aspirations for winning the NASCAR Xfinity Series title in 2019. He will still compete for a racing championship on Friday night (Nov. 15) at Homestead-Miami Speedway, but it will be for the Gander Outdoors Truck Series instead. “Honestly, if you back up to November [2018], the goal was get to Homestead, winning …

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Martin Truex Jr.: ‘2nd Championship Would Be Indescribable’

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Martin Truex Jr. enters the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Sunday, Nov. 17, with a chance to do something rare — win a second title in three years. Truex won his first championship in 2017, and his seven wins this season have him set up to repeat. “I still …

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2-Headed Monster: Will Penske’s Ownership Be Good or Bad for IndyCar & Indianapolis Motor Speedway?

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Monday morning (Nov. 4) started with the motorsports bombshell of the year: Penske Entertainment Corp purchased Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the NTT Indycar Series. Penske Entertainment Corp is, of course, the company under racing icon Roger Penske, who owns teams in NASCAR, IndyCar, IMSA and the Supercars Championship. While Penske is passionate about racing and …

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Daniel Hemric’s Got ‘Lines Dropped in the Water in All 3 Series’ for 2020

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Daniel Hemric has had a tough rookie year in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. It got even tougher when the 28-year-old found out he’s losing his ride in Richard Childress Racing’s No. 8 Chevrolet at the end of the season.  Still, Hemric is currently five points ahead of Ryan Preece for rookie of the …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: AAA Texas 500

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Everything is bigger in Texas, and that includes the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoff race at Texas Motor Speedway this weekend. The AAA Texas 500 will air on NBCSN on Sunday, Nov. 3, at 3 p.m. EST. Texas is a 1.5-mile oval, but it’s not quite the cookie cutter that other intermediate tracks are …

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