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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Chaos Aplenty at Phoenix For a Predictable Result

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Though the Can-Am 500K at ISM Raceway ended with a predictable top four duking it out for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship next week, and a Kyle Busch win, it was bizarre how many twists and turns it took to get there. First, Kevin Harvick had to deal with the Texas penalty, and …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Take 2 in Texas

Richard Childress and Austin Dillon together during a NASCAR Xfinity Series race in New Hampshire (Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

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In what seemed inevitable since the season began, Kevin Harvick officially punched his ticket into the Championship 4 with an overtime victory in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series’ AAA Texas 500 on Sunday (Nov. 4) at Texas Motor Speedway. Stewart-Haas Racing’s Harvick joins Team Penske’s Joey Logano as drivers running for the title, ensuring …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Martinsville Return Bad For Rookie William Byron

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Joey Logano held off Martin Truex Jr. to win the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series’ First Data 500 on Sunday at Martinsville Speedway, locking himself into title contention in the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Due to last-lap contact, Truex’s soon-to-be-teammate at Joe Gibbs Racing, Denny Hamlin, slipped into second, leaving the No. 78 in …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: William Byron’s Rough Rookie Season Continues

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Chase Elliott earned his second Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series win in three weeks, and the third of his MENCS career, by taking the checkered flag at Kansas Speedway on Sunday in the Hollywood Casino 400. The Hendrick Motorsports driver held off Joe Gibbs Racing’s Kyle Busch and Chip Ganassi Racing’s Kyle Larson, who finished …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: ‘Dega Dominance By Ford, Stewart-Haas Racing

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Aric Almirola got his first win for Stewart-Haas Racing in overtime on Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series’ 1000Bulbs.com 500. On a day Fords dominated, playoff drivers Kevin Harvick, Kurt Busch, Brad Keselowski and Ryan Blaney all ran out of fuel while the laps ticked down to the checkered flag. …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Deja Vu in Multiple Senses

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Hendrick Motorsports’ Chase Elliott locked himself into the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoff semifinals by winning Sunday’s Gander Outdoors 400 at Dover International Speedway on Sunday. It was the second Gander Outdoors 400 of the season, and just like the first at Pocono Raceway, it was an uninspiring event that went to overtime …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Charlotte ROVAL Brings Chaos, Excitement

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Coming into this ROVAL experiment at Charlotte Motor Speedway, I was hesitantly in favor of NASCAR adding more road course layouts to tedious ovals. After the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series’ Bank of America ROVAL 400 on Sunday, I’m a believer. (Sorry if the Monkees are now stuck in your head.) It was also the elimination race …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Richmond, Take II

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Kyle Busch captured his 50th Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series win by taking the checkered flag on the Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond Raceway on Saturday night. It was the seventh win of 2018 for the Joe Gibbs Racing driver. He was followed by the Ford of Stewart-Haas Racing’s Kevin Harvick in second and …

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

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

Brad Keselowski scored his third win in a row as the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series kicked off their 2018 playoffs with a return to Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the South Point 400. The race went into overtime, lasting five laps longer than its scheduled 267-lap distance, and featured plenty of carnage and mayhem …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Monday Afternoon Racing at Indianapolis

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For the second week in a row, Brad Keselowski parked his Team Penske Ford Fusion in Victory Lane in one of the crown jewels of NASCAR, winning the Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The race was delayed until Monday afternoon because of pouring rain, just after the XFINITY Series …

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