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Pace Laps: Daniel Suarez Impresses & Cup Drivers Dominate XFINITY Series at The Glen

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup: Career Day for Daniel Suarez – In the opening 21 races of 2017, Daniel Suarez has been the “other” at Joe Gibbs Racing. The dominate Kyle Busch, the two veterans of Denny Hamlin and Matt Kenseth and then, the rookie, is how JGR’s line-up looks on paper this year. Sunday, however, Suarez made …

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2017 Frontstretch Cup: I Love New York 355 at the Glen Predictions

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Welcome to our 10th year of staff predictions! Each week, our experts attempt to tell you who the winner of each Cup race will be. Take a look to see who your favorite writers think will win it all (or at least score some points) this week! Think you can out-prognosticate our staff?  Leave your …

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Friday Faceoff: Beating Around the Busch

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NASCAR announced further restrictions on full-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers running in the XFINITY and Camping World Truck series in 2018.  Was this the right move for the sport, or is there a better alternative? Samarth Kanal: That’s the right move. It’d be nice to restrict Cup drivers’ appearances in the XFINITY and …

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2-Headed Monster: Who’s the Title Favorite? Martin Truex Jr. or Kyle Busch?

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Toyota/Save Mart 350 Sonoma Raceway, Sonoma, CA USA Saturday 24 June 2017 Martin Truex Jr, Furniture Row Racing, Furniture Row/Denver Mattress Toyota Camry World Copyright: Nigel Kinrade NKP

Martin Truex Jr. and Kyle Busch have not only been the class of the Toyota’s, but also the entire Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series field in the past few weeks. With Busch’s victory this past weekend at Pocono, he is now guaranteed a playoff spot. Truex Jr.’s three race victories and 14 stage wins will also put …

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Pace Laps: Kyle Busch Gets That Monkey Off His Back

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Last Lap the Sweetest for Kyle Busch – It took 1,114 laps led for Kyle Busch to turn into Victory Lane in 2017. Starting from pole for the fifth time this season, Busch led the most laps in Sunday’s Overton’s 400 at Pocono Raceway (74), surviving a 55-lap green-flag run to the end …

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2017 Frontstretch Cup: Overton’s 400 Predictions

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Welcome to our 10th year of staff predictions! Each week, our experts attempt to tell you who the winner of each Cup race will be. Take a look to see who your favorite writers think will win it all (or at least score some points) this week! Think you can out-prognosticate our staff?  Leave your …

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Friday Faceoff: What’s the Biggest Move of NASCAR Silly Season 2017?

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The Cup race at Indianapolis featured some exciting moments, but also a lot of crashes, while the XFINITY Series tried a race package that included restrictor plates and air ducts in the front of the cars. Did the lower series put on the better show, and should Cup consider using the same package next year?  …

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Pace Laps: A Major Weekend at Indianapolis for Hendrick Motorsports & Eldora Madness

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Kasey Kahne Happy Again – “This shows that I want to do it.” Sunday’s Brickyard 400 for Kasey Kahne was more than a victory. For a driver who hasn’t won a race in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in nearly three years, it was a statement. Not only is …

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2017 NASCAR Frontstretch Cup: Brickyard 400 Predictions

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Welcome to our 10th year of staff predictions! Each week, our experts attempt to tell you who the winner of each Cup race will be. Take a look to see who your favorite writers think will win it all (or at least score some points) with this week’s Brickyard 400! Think you can out-prognosticate our …

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Friday Faceoff: Is Less Really More in NASCAR?

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Richard Childress Racing is considering dropping to a two-car organization next year if Menards moves sponsorship to another team. Roush Fenway downsized this season, and with sponsorship struggles, it’s possible other organizations could follow suit.  Cutting back seems like a sound plan, but is it best for the long term? Michael Massie: If RCR downsizes, …

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