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The 10: 10 Ways to Fix the Cup Series Schedule

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

This past week, the teams competing in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series enjoyed their first off weekend of the 2018 season. The Easter holiday gave teams the opportunity to take a breather and enjoy time with family while celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The schedule has been a popular discussion lately in the NASCAR …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Martinsville

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series went short track racing at Martinsville Speedway Monday. The original plan was to run on Sunday, but for the first time in 25 years, a Cup Series race was postponed due to snow. The Blizzard of ’93 postponed the Motorcraft Quality Parts 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway for an …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Fontana

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Kevin Harvick‘s bid for four in a row ended at Fontana last Sunday as Harvick made contact with Kyle Larson early in the race, ending his hopes. Harvick’s day was done but Larson managed to come away with a runner-up finish. Leading 125 of 200 laps, Martin Truex Jr. was the first to the finish …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Phoenix

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Four races into 2018 and only two winners. Though Kevin Harvick didn’t show the same dominance in Phoenix as he did in Atlanta and Las Vegas, he still managed to find Victory Lane for the third consecutive week this past Sunday. The landscape in the desert may have looked a little different, but Harvick had to …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Las Vegas

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Three races into 2018, and we clearly have our first title contender. Kevin Harvick dominated for the second week in a row by leading 214 laps on Sunday, in the first of three races in the “West Coast Swing”. Once again, the veterans overtook the top 10 finishing positions. Unlike Atlanta – and the rest of …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Atlanta

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

We are two races into 2018, and the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series landscape looks… confusing. Ford has the oldest chassis, yet it dominated the first intermediate track race of 2018. The young guns looked impressive at Daytona International Speedway, but at Atlanta Motor Speedway? Nowhere to be found. Kevin Harvick ran roughshod over the field, …

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The 10: Cup Series Power Rankings after Daytona

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series was in Daytona this weekend for the 60th running for the Daytona 500. As the sun rose Sunday morning, it ushered in the 2018 season with one of the most anticipated Great American Races in recent memory. The field was filled with a good mix of young drivers challenging …

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The 10: Power Rankings — Daytona 500 Edition

(Photo: Barry Cantrell NKP)

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series returned to action last weekend with an action-packed few days of practices, qualifying and racing, culminating with the Advance Auto Parts Clash on Sunday afternoon. The best part? It’s just getting started. For the 60th time, NASCAR comes to Daytona International Speedway for the official start to the 2018 season. 40 …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Homestead

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series finished off the 2017 campaign with a stellar championship battle this weekend. The finale has become an annual trip to the part of the country better known for alligators and pastel suits. South Florida set the scene and the title contenders delivered, with each of the four making a …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Phoenix

(Photo: Matthew T. Thacker / NKP)

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series headed to Phoenix this weekend for the penultimate race of the season. For the drivers still chasing a spot in the Championship 4, it was the last opportunity to keep their title hopes alive. The goal was simple: win and advance. Otherwise, it’ll be a long offseason reflecting on …

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