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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Routine & Confusing

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(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

There was a mystifying mix of the routine and the head scratching during Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway. Yeah, Kyle Busch won the Food City 500 and Team Penske, Joe Gibbs Racing and Stewart-Haas Racing took up most of the spots up front, but he was involved in a …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Getting Back in the Saddle

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(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

It was a weekend for resiliency in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series at Texas Motor Speedway during the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 this Sunday (March 31). Numerous drivers overcame trouble to post finishes which range from decent to excellent, depending on their team’s standards and expectations. Denny Hamlin overcame a speeding penalty and another …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Paper Clippings

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Brad Keselowski was really, really good during the STP 500 on Sunday (March 24) at Martinsville Speedway. He led 446 laps en route to earning his second Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory of 2019 through six races. As expected from previous races, Team Penske and Joe Gibbs Racing were up front, along with Hendrick …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: That Southern California Glow

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In case you missed it, Kyle Busch won the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series’ Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway in California on Sunday. It was his 53rd Cup victory in 503 starts to go along with 94 Xfinity Series wins in 348 starts and 53 Gander Outdoors Truck Series triumphs in 147 starts. …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Daniel Suarez’s Eventful Weekend

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Maybe it’s not always the best idea to take your weekend inspiration from the company name of your sponsor. Daniel Suarez‘s No. 41 Ford Mustang was sponsored by Ruckus Networks this weekend, and Suarez certainly raised a ruckus at ISM Raceway during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series’ TicketGuardian 500. Following qualifying, he body-slammed fellow …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Las Vegas Edition

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The full new Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series rule package made its debut in the Pennzoil 400 on Sunday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Opinions on social media were decidedly mixed, but one thing was for sure: the cars are much slower. That, combined with the cookie-cutter racing of a 1.5-mile track (even though Las …

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Who’s Hot and Who’s Not in NASCAR: Kez Goes Jordan

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On June 11, 1997, the Chicago Bulls were in Salt Lake City facing the Karl Malone-John Stockton Utah Jazz in the NBA Finals, and Michael Jordan had the flu (or food poisoning). He couldn’t get out of bed until the bus left for the arena, but wound up scoring 38 points that night, sparking the …

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Who’s Hot and Who’s Not in NASCAR: Daytona Demolition

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The 61st Daytona 500 was, for the most part, a pretty solid race, as both the low and high lines had times of dominance There was a good amount of side-by-side racing throughout. But by the end of the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season opener, the race had become a mess. There were …

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Who’s Hot and Who’s Not in NASCAR: A New Season Dawns

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With Daytona 500 qualifying out of the way, the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season has officially gotten underway. Jimmie Johnson claimed the victory in the Advance Auto Parts Clash, after passing Paul Menard on lap 55 of what ultimately became a 59-lap rain-shortened event. The good news for the No. 48 team was …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not In NASCAR: That’s All, Folks

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With 15 laps to go in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series’ Ford EcoBoost 400, the championship four drivers were running 1-4, and with 12 laps to go Joey Logano passed Martin Truex Jr. and claimed Team Penske’s second Cup title in six seasons. This was Ford’s first driver championship since 2004 and their first …

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