Race Weekend Central

The 10: The Biggest “Should Have Won” Races of the Past 25 Years

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This week, the teams of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series enjoyed their final weekend off until the season ends. Whether it was traveling the world or relaxing at home, the competitors did whatever they felt would recharge their batteries. So I decided to give our contributors a chance to clear their minds as well. …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Bristol

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series went under the lights in Thunder Valley Saturday night for some high banked short track action. The racing there has been pretty clean of late, especially considering how um… unclean Bristol Motor Speedway once was. The Bristol trophy supply was clean too. Cleaned out that is, courtesy of Kyle …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Michigan

(Photo: Logan Whitton/NKP)

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series made the second stop of the year at Kyle Larson International Speedway… whoops. I meant Michigan International Speedway. Although with the way that the Chip Ganassi Racing driver has owned the two-mile oval lately, would it really matter if it were renamed after him? Either way, despite valiant efforts …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Watkins Glen

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series hit the road again this weekend. The road course in Watkins Glen, that is. Such events tend to be a bit of a wild card, much in the same way that restrictor plate races are. Drivers who are typically mired mid-pack suddenly have an opportunity to contend. With the …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Pocono

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series was back in the mountains this weekend at the Pocono Raceway. Nothing beats a good mountain retreat. Fresh air, natural wonders, peace and quiet. Just don’t get lost during some wilderness expedition because it’s not easy to find anything in the mountains (I hear they’re still looking for turn …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Indianapolis

2017 Indianapolis Motor Speedway MENCS Matt Kenseth photo credit NASCAR via Getty Images

(Photo: NASCAR via Getty Images)

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series returned to the hallowed ground in Speedway, Indiana this weekend for the (insert excessively long name here) Brickyard 400. We’ve already seen several drivers break long winless streaks this season. But the annual visit to Indy usually favors regular winners. In fact, only three times has the Brickyard winner …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After New Hampshire

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series visited the New Hampshire Motor Speedway this weekend. The visit to the land of Patriots, chowder and words ending with the “ah” sound has been a midsummer occurrence since 1993. Of late, the track has even gone so far as to have the winner hold a massive live lobster …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Kentucky

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series ventured back into the land of bluegrass, basketball and fast horses. However, it was a different kind of horsepower on display Saturday night and it appeared as though most of it belonged to Martin Truex Jr. Truex was dominant yet again, trouncing the field en route to his third …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Daytona

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

Fourth of July weekend means one thing for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: a return to the beaches and high banks of Daytona. Freedom, fireworks and star-spangled race cars highlight the traditional midpoint of the season. As the final restrictor plate race before the playoffs begin, many teams looked to the Coke Zero 400 as …

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