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Friday Faceoff: What Is the Best All-Star Format?

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Kevin Harvick still doesnt have a win yet in 2019. Should there be any concern in the Stewart Haas camp? Nick Tylwalk: Concern? Of course. Not so much for Harvick individually as the entire Stewart-Haas Racing organization, which was at worst the second-best team in 2018 and now is still searching for answers halfway through …

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Pace Laps: 2019 NASCAR Handling Package Kicks Critics to the Curb at Kansas

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: For New 2019 NASCAR Handling Package, There’s No Place Like Kansas Insiders told me the sport’s low-horsepower, high-downforce package used in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series this year had its best chance to succeed at Kansas Speedway. The ingredients were all there to put on a good show on …

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Pace Laps: Dominating Performances at Dover, Cup Plagued with Rain

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Rain Rules at Dover The Gander RV 400 at Dover International Speedway has been postponed until Monday (May 6) at noon ET. Inclement weather rolled into Dover early Sunday morning, causing a heavy downpour throughout the early afternoon. Cars were able to get on track for the pace laps but …

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Friday Faceoff: Are Airborne Cars Just Part of the Game At Talladega?

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NASCAR made a few judgment calls late Sunday during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series event at Talladega Superspeedway, including a red flag, allowing the race to continue after one last-lap crash but throwing the caution after a second. Did the sanctioning body properly handle each situation? Mark Kristl: Typically the sanctioning body is in …

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The Frontstretch 5: NASCAR Feel-Good Stories

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1. A silver lining On a Sunday in March 1997, the Truck Series raced at Homestead Miami Speedway. Late in the event, John Nemechek, the younger brother of Cup driver Joe Nemechek, spun in the first corner and slammed into the wall with the driver’s side. He was taken to the hospital with severe injuries. …

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Pace Laps: Chevy Teamwork Takes Center Stage In Talladega’s GEICO 500

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Chevy Shuts Down 2019 Shutout With a Little Hendrick Motorsports Teamwork It may have been a brand new Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series package at Talladega Superspeedway Sunday (April 28). The cars may have run without restrictor plates for the first time in 30 years, posting 38 lead changes and …

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Pace Laps: NASCAR Resets After Easter Off Week

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Talladega Up Next Easter has become a NASCAR tradition. Or, should we say, a NASCAR vacation. It’s the only weekend from February through November none of the sport’s top three series show up and race. As you’d expect, no racing led to a quiet news week. But business is about …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Martin Truex Jr. Breaks Through, Matt DiBenedetto Chats 2019

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss Martin Truex Jr. breaking through to win at a short track in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series — hist first, at Richmond Raceway. Other questions they debate: is how much longer did Joey Logano need to pass the No. 19 car to take …

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Pace Laps: Martin Truex Jr. Snaps Winless Streak, Alexander Rossi Dominates in Long Beach

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Martin Truex Jr. Snaps Short-Track Winless Streak There was no stopping Martin Truex Jr. on Saturday night at Richmond Raceway, as the driver of the No. 19 Toyota held off a fading Clint Bowyer and a hard charging Joey Logano to win his first short track event. Kyle Busch led …

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Friday Faceoff: Is It Time For Bristol To Downsize Its Seating Capacity?

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Kyle Larson had another miserable day while his teammate Kurt Busch finished second. What’s wrong in the No. 42 camp? Neff: Racing is cyclical. The No. 42 team is struggling right now. They will be fine and Larson will win at Michigan if not before. Gable: It was pretty surprising that Larson was a non-factor …

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