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Pace Laps: Setting Up a NASCAR Championship Weekend & Ending the NHRA Season

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: The Big Three’s Big Moment For most of the NASCAR playoffs, the sport’s Big Three of Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick and Martin Truex Jr. had underachieved. Despite a dominant regular season where the trio won 17 of 26 races, entering Phoenix they’d combined to win …

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Pace Laps: 1 More Race to Set the NASCAR Championship Fields

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Kevin Harvick Finally Gets Over The Hump On paper, Kevin Harvick has been the man to beat this year in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. He’s been first or second in the standings for the last five weeks and his 44 playoff points entering …

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Pace Laps: NASCAR’s Championship 4 a Little Clearer Following Martinsville

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Logano Deals NASCAR’s Big Three A Big Blow Seven races into the NASCAR playoffs, the sport’s three most successful drivers this season – Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr. – have won just once in the postseason. Joey Logano¬†added the latest nail in …

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Pace Laps: Heartbreak & Triumph in Kansas

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Stewart-Haas Racing’s Blessing And Curse At Kansas Kevin Harvick lost the battle at Kansas Speedway. He and his Stewart-Haas Racing organization could easily win the war. But man, they do make it hard on themselves, right? Harvick had victory in the bag Sunday (Oct. 21) …

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Pace Laps: A Tame Talladega?

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Team Orders Lead To Tame Talladega The final restrictor plate race in NASCAR history at Talladega also proved to be its most, well, restrictive. There were just 15 lead changes in Sunday’s (Oct. 14) 1000Bulbs.com 500, the fewest in a 500-mile race here since the …

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Pace Laps: SHR’s Banner Day Goes Up in Flames

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Stewart-Haas Racing Shoots Itself In The Foot Stewart-Haas Racing put on a clinic for most of Sunday’s (Oct. 7) Gander Outdoors 400 at Dover International Speedway. Kevin Harvick led a race-high 286 laps while Aric Almirola, Clint Bowyer and Kurt Busch were poised to deliver …

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Pace Laps: A Weekend of NASCAR ROVAL Excitement

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: The Charlotte ROVAL Is Here To Stay The Bank of America ROVAL 400 had so much action, it’s impossible to put in a single paragraph. The leader of the race overdrove it on a restart and sent half-a-dozen cars straight into the outside wall. Moments …

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Pace Laps: NASCAR’s Triple Threat, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Highlight Richmond’s Playoff Debut

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Big Three Back To The Front Earlier this week, I wrote about how playoff and stage bonuses make it difficult to topple NASCAR’s Big Three. But Richmond Raceway Saturday night (Sept. 22) reminded us of the most important reason; they’re simply just faster than everyone …

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Pace Laps: The NASCAR Horseshoe Goes To… Brad Keselowski

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: A New Horseshoe In Town 24 races into the NASCAR season, Brad Keselowski sat winless. Team Penske was an afterthought in the championship race, winning just once at Talladega with Joey Logano. It was Stewart-Haas Racing, not their three-car operation, that had superior speed at …

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Pace Laps: Screw the Rain in Indianapolis

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Rain On Indy’s Parade Moving NASCAR’s Indianapolis race to early September was designed to shake up the schedule. Its new spot as the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regular-season finale increased its importance. A race that drivers still consider a crown jewel was pushing hard …

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