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The 12: NASCAR Power Rankings Bojangles Southern 500 Edition

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It was an all-nighter for the top stars of NASCAR at Darlington Raceway this past weekend. In the wee hours of the morning, Kyle Busch clinched the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regular-season championship despite having multiple forays with the Lady in Black’s enticing wall. Can he go two-for-two and claim his second overall …

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The 12: NASCAR’s Top Up-and-Coming Drivers

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After the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series took a back seat to enjoy the off week, all focus turned to stars of the NASCAR Xfinity Series and the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series as they navigated the twists and turns of Road America and Canadian Tire Motorsports Park. With the added attention, many competitors in …

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The 12: NASCAR Power Rankings Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race Edition

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Much to the exasperation of many fans packed into Bristol Motor Speedway last weekend, Denny Hamlin overcame several problems to claim his fourth victory of the season. Is Hamlin potentially the hottest driver going into the playoffs? Chase Elliott has been relatively quiet since his big win at Watkins Glen. Another quiet top five at …

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The 12: NASCAR Power Rankings Consumers Energy 400 Edition

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Kevin Harvick outlasted the competition on fuel mileage to claim the victory in the Consumers Energy 400 at Michigan International Speedway. Is Harvick all of a sudden heating up charged for another championship run? On paper, Brad Keselowski may have had the best car at Michigan to grab a much-needed victory. Since Keselowski has not …

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The 12: NASCAR Power Rankings Go Bowling at the Glen Edition

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There were people that said it was going to be tough for Chase Elliott to have a better performance this year at Watkins Glen than last year when he held off Martin Truex Jr to win his first-ever career victory in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Elliott, once again, proved people wrong. The Dawsonville, …

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The 12: NASCAR Power Rankings Gander RV 400 Edition

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When most people think of the racing at Pocono, they think of a snooze fest or a boring afternoon where the cars run single-file after the first few laps of a restart. But this past Sunday was not the Pocono we have seen for the past few years. With the addition of the PJ1 surface …

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The 12: NASCAR Power Rankings Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 Edition

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For Kevin Harvick, everyone knew it was coming. We just didn’t know when. New Hampshire was when. Harvick broke a 22-race winless streak and the first for his Stewart-Haas Racing team in 2019. While Harvick was in victory lane, Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch were frustrated over their races as Hamlin led 113 laps but …

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The 12: NASCAR Power Rankings Quaker State 400 Edition

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Kurt Busch got some redemption on Saturday night. While lightning struck in Daytona, costing him a potential victory, he was sure not going to be denied in Kentucky. The elder Busch got his first victory of the season as well as bragging rights over beating his little brother for the win. How will this translate …

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The 12: NASCAR Power Rankings Coke Zero Sugar 400 Edition

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After getting delayed more than 12 hours due to rain, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series was back in action at Daytona International Speedway and did not disappoint. The racing was electric with the threat of rain throughout the day, and when it was all said and done, 20-year-old Justin Haley scored his first career …

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The 12: NASCAR Power Rankings Camping World 400 Edition

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After finishing second three times in 2019 and having to wait out a three-hour delay due to a monsoon invading Chicagoland Speedway after lap 11, there was no denying Alex Bowman as the Tuscon, Arizona, native passed Kyle Larson in the closing laps to score his first career win in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup …

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