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The Underdog House: A Helping Hand

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(Photo: Matthew T. Thacker/NKP)

Think Small You can say anything you want about social media — there are plenty of positives and negatives — but the weekend at ISM Raceway showcased one big positive: support. And in this case, it took the form of racecar logos for one of our underdog teams who were in major need. Matt DiBenedetto …

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Kevin Harvick Earns 9th Win at ISM Raceway

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(Photo: Russell LaBounty/NKP)

Kevin Harvick didn’t dominate in the desert, but he still won. Leading just 38 of 312 laps in Sunday’s TicketGuardian 500 at ISM Raceway in Phoenix, Harvick held off a slew of contenders to win for the third straight weekend in the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. The victory is also his record-extending ninth …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Harrison Rhodes’ Long Road to Cup

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Harrison Burton certainly benefits from his last name but other young drivers need other attention (Photo: Barry Cantrell/NKP)

After five years of low-budget, off-and-on XFINITY Series racing, Harrison Rhodes is finally a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver. Rhodes, 24, keeps a high level of gratitude toward his long-awaited debut in the sport’s top series. Speaking with Frontstretch Saturday afternoon at Atlanta, we spoke to the North Carolina native about his road to …

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Kevin Harvick Goes Back-to-Back in 2018 with Las Vegas Win

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(Photo: John K. Harrelson/NKP)

Atlanta Part 2. For the second straight weekend, Kevin Harvick scored a victory in dominating fashion in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. After doing so at Atlanta Motor Speedway one week ago, he backed it up with a win at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Sunday. The No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford led 214 of …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Josh Reaume Running Full Trucks Season as Driver/Owner


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Jordan Anderson isn’t the only one pulling double-duty in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2018. Josh Reaume, a journeyman driver from California, will see both sides of the series this season, driving the Reaume Brothers Racing No. 33 Chevrolet for the full season in 2018. With 32 XFINITY and 16 Truck series starts, …

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The Underdog House: What We’re Really in For

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(Photo: Rusty Jarrett/NKP)

Think Small Reality has now set in for the small teams: Daytona is over. Following a week where the competition will never be more even — at least until the next restrictor-plate race — The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series hit its bread-and-butter circuits of 1.5-mile tracks, starting at Atlanta Motor Speedway. But just how …

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Kevin Harvick Returns to Atlanta Victory Lane After 17 Years Away


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They called it “Harvicking.” Kevin Harvick called it running the bottom groove, and it’s what brought the No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing driver to Victory Lane at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Leading 181 of 325 laps, Harvick scored his 38th Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series win and his first at Atlanta since 2001, his first career Cup …

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Brett Moffitt Nails Final Restart for 2nd Truck Series Win


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At Michigan in 2016, we saw a three-wide move for a Camping World Truck Series victory by Brett Moffitt. Saturday night at Atlanta Motor Speedway, it happened again, as Moffitt took it three-wide in an overtime restart to pull away with the win in the Active Pest Control 200. Retweet to congratulate @Brett_Moffitt on his …

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Kevin Harvick Scores XFINITY Series Victory in Atlanta


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It had been a while, but Kevin Harvick is back in Victory Lane for the XFINITY Series. Leading 141 of 163 laps in Saturday’s Rinnai 250 from Atlanta Motor Speedway, Harvick won for the first time since 2015 in the series, scoring his fifth XFINITY win at Atlanta and 47th of his career. “This is …

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10 Years On, Kyle Busch Looks Back on Winning Toyota’s First Cup Race

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/Autostock)

10 years ago, Kyle Busch turned into Victory Lane at Atlanta Motor Speedway, and opposed to many of his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series wins before then or since, this one was special in more ways than one. Starting his 350th race with Toyota in Sunday’s Folds of Honor Quik Trip 500 from Atlanta, timeliness …

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