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Kyle Busch Dominates to Win 1st Coca-Cola 600

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Kyle Busch doing that winning at Charlotte thing (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Kyle Busch can knock Charlotte Motor Speedway off the tracks he’s won at NASCAR’s premier level. After Sunday evening’s Coca-Cola 600, there isn’t a single track on the circuit that he hasn’t been victorious at. There also wasn’t a single driver within striking distance in one of his most dominant performances. On restarts, Busch would …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Joe Gibbs ‘Can’t See Myself Doing Something Else’

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(Photo: John Harrelson / NKP)

He’s a three-time Super Bowl-winning head coach. He’s a four-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship-winning car owner. Oh, and he also has two XFINITY Series titles. Legendary car owner Joe Gibbs loves what he does. He thrives off the family environment he created at Joe Gibbs Racing, and for this 77-year-old, there is no …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Why Is Kevin Harvick Freaky Fast This Year?

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

NASCAR hasn’t seen such a dominating performance since 1998 when Jeff Gordon won 13 races in the sport’s premier division. But now, Kevin Harvick is ready to repeat Gordon’s feat, and he’s on track to do exactly that. Harvick already has five wins (six including this past weekend’s Monster Energy All-Star Race triumph). It’s an …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Will There Be A Repeat Winner in the Monster Energy All-Star Race?

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(Photo: Lesley Miller NKP)

The 2018 Monster Energy All-Star Race is going to be much different than past years. There are major changes coming and they could potentially be implemented in points-paying contests as soon as this season. For the first time, Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series cars will utilize a package the XFINITY Series raced last year at …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Will Stewart-Haas Racing Have More Than 6 Wins in 2018?

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Stewart-Haas Racing has never had a season go by without having a car finish inside of the top seven in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series standings since its inception in 2010. Not much seems like it will change this year, with all four of its Fords running at a premium level. Up until now, …

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NASCAR Mailbox: What Happened to Austin Dillon?

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(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

As Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick have taken the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series by storm to start the 2018 season, no one is surprised. Two of the best drivers, competing for two of the top organizations in the sport, have simply dominated the first portion of the year, and not much seems to be …

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NASCAR Mailbox: What Does Matt Kenseth’s Return to Roush Fenway Racing Mean?

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(Photo: Logan Whitton / NKP)

It isn’t often that a major NASCAR bombshell randomly falls in April. Oh, and the guy who is causing everyone in the NASCAR realm to freak out this week is known for being one of the most laid back people in the sport. Yeah, Matt Kenseth is coming back, according to a report by SB …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Why Is Ryan Preece So Underrated?

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(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Every few years, an underrated driver appears on the NASCAR radar. Sometimes, they are in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. But this time around, there is a young man who is outperforming just about everyone when he straps behind the wheel of an XFINITY Series racecar. That fellow’s name is Ryan Preece, who Jeff …

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NASCAR Mailbox: What Does Monster Energy’s Extension Mean for NASCAR?

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(Photo: Barry Cantrell/NKP)

Slightly over four months after Monster Energy was supposed to make its decision of whether or not it will extend its title sponsorship of NASCAR’s premier division, the energy drink company has finally made an announcement. The popular global beverage will continue to serve as the title sponsor of the Cup Series for at least …

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NASCAR Mailbox: What Can We Expect Out of Jimmie Johnson Moving Forward

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

Professional athletes who have won multiple championships enter each new season with high expectations. It’s part of an athleteʻs mentality — once a winner, always a winner. But that might not always be the case, especially in NASCAR. The competition changes. Teams changes. A driver’s capability changes. Even the cars change. For Jimmie Johnson, a …

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