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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Race Until the Rain

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Whether or not their competition is ready, the Ford Fusions of Stewart-Haas Racing and Team Penske are still by far the class of the field in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series this season. After a two-hour delay for the start of Sunday’s race (June 10) at Michigan International Speedway, the Fords joined all other …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Pocono Edition

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(Photo: John K. Harrelson / NKP)

Martin Truex Jr. defeated Kyle Larson, Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick on Sunday (June 3) to take the checkered flag in the Pocono 400, this week’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race. In other news, the sky is still blue and the Golden State Warriors are still unstoppable. Strong qualifiers Ryan Blaney, Kurt Busch and …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Memorial Day Edition

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(Photo: Brett Moist / NKP)

The Greatest Day in Racing began on Sunday morning with Daniel Ricciardo leading every lap of F1’s Monaco Grand Prix. Then the focus shifted over to IndyCar, as Will Power won Team Penske’s 17th Indianapolis 500. The marathon concluded with NASCAR’s endurance trials at Charlotte Motor Speedway with the Coca-Cola 600. Kyle Busch dominated, as …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Dust In The Wind

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regular season is basically halfway over, as Saturday night’s KC Masterpiece 400 at Kansas Speedway was the 12th of 26 races before the playoffs. At any rate, the 2018 season is one-third complete, with the score by manufacturers sitting at Ford 7, Toyota 4, Chevy 1. Just before the …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: First 2018 Trip to the First State

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series went to Dover International Speedway this weekend as the closing act of a tripleheader of national series action, but rain dampened the mood as Kevin Harvick destroyed the field in the AAA 400 Drive for Autism as cars ticked away the laps single-file at the Monster Mile. The win …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Talladega Edition

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(Photo: Barry Cantrell/NKP)

What happened this weekend when the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series traveled to the largest track on the circuit for the GEICO 500? The short answer is that Joey Logano won at Talladega Superspeedway for the third time in his career. It was the first 2018 victory for Team Penske, and Logano became the sixth …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Saturday Night Lights

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

The 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season is now one-quarter finished after the third short-track visit of the year to Richmond Raceway, the first short track weekend not to be plagued by weather delays. Kyle Busch put the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota Camry in Victory Lane for the third week in a …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Lone Star Breakdowns

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

This weekend’s races at Texas Motor Speedway were a little weird. Saturday’s XFINITY Series race was run in mid-30’s temperatures and featured three cautions in the first fifteen laps. Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup race started with a wreck on lap 2, and went on to have eight cautions, about a dozen cars in the …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Back to Green

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series gets back underway this weekend at Texas Motor Speedway after being off last weekend for Easter. The regular season is roughly a quarter of the way finished, as six of the 26 races have been completed. While the new Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is the best-looking car at the track, …

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Who’s Hot and Who’s Not in NASCAR: Gold Mining or Bust

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

Around 1849, gold was discovered in California, and about twenty years after that silver was discovered in the area, too. That led to, among other things, the writing of Mark Twain. In his nonfiction work Roughing It, there is a lengthy discussion of the chaos surrounding mining communities, as miners either struck it rich or went broke …

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