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The 10: Cup Series Power Rankings After Martinsville II

(Photo: Christian Koelle)

On Sunday (Oct. 28), the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series kicked off the Round of Eight with the First Data 500. The second of two trips to Martinsville, Virginia resulted in an ending that sets up a storyline as the series heads to Texas. Joey Logano and Martin Truex Jr. put on a show for …

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The 10: Cup Series Power Rankings After Kansas II

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Unlike the ROVAL in September, the elimination race for the Round of 12 at Kansas was missing the epic moments that have come to define critical races in the playoffs. The same four drivers who entered Kansas below the cutoff line were eliminated after Sunday’s race, as none of them were able to put themselves …

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The 10: Cup Series Power Rankings After Talladega II

(Photo: Christian Koelle)

The cream always rises to the top during the NASCAR Playoffs and on Sunday (Oct. 14), that was exactly what happened. Stewart-Haas Racing made a statement at Talladega that they aren’t to be overlooked, especially after their collapse at Dover. The remainder of the field was two steps behind the SHR organization and they must …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Dover II

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography) #9: Chase Elliott, Hendrick Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro NAPA Auto Parts

Miles the Monster played his cards close to the table on Sunday as the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series kicked off the Round of 12. Miles wasn’t really seen at the beginning of the race but as the laps wound down, he began taking out drivers who he didn’t see going to Victory Lane, starting …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings after Charlotte ROVAL

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series has needed something new for a while. On Sunday, the series tried the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL and it was that extra “something” that NASCAR needed. The overall race was one of the best of this season and maybe in the last decade, but the finish will forever live …

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The 10: NASCAR Power Rankings After Richmond II

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The impending doom in the form of the ROVAL made Saturday night’s race rather calm. The fact that the Big Three seemed to return was even worse news for those drivers hoping to go to the ROVAL with little to no concern. As it sits, three drivers are immune from Sunday’s race and the unknown. …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Las Vegas II

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The last time the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series raced at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in March, a championship contender arose in the form of Kevin Harvick. And when the series came back around to Vegas last weekend, another driver was feeling lucky, topping our NASCAR power rankings in the process. Brad Keselowski had zero …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings after Indianapolis

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It had been a long 26-race regular season with multiple teams falling behind while others went above and beyond in the performance department. The wait for the end of the regular season, however, was nothing like the three-day wait NASCAR faced this weekend in Indianapolis. Heavy rain throughout the weekend pushed both XFINITY and Cup …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Darlington

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For the fourth straight year, NASCAR throwback took the center stage this weekend in Darlington. As the grandstands were packed, it’s truly a crown jewel race that is a must-see for any NASCAR fans and a must-win for any NASCAR driver. NASCAR Hall of Famers like Jeff Gordon, Richard Petty, David Pearson, Cale Yarborough and others …

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The 10: Best Paint Schemes of the Darlington Throwback Era

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This week, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series enjoyed its final off weekend of the season. We combed through the throwbacks that have been run since the beginning of the Darlington throwback era and found our 10 favorite throwbacks that have been run. Jeff Gordon/Dale Earnhardt Jr. –  “Gray Ghost” – 2016 The Buddy Baker “Gray …

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