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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: A Great Recipe, or a Good Batch?

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Kansas Speedway is maybe the most bland of all the cookie-cutter racetracks, which is saying something. But does the quality of racing this past Friday and Saturday night mean that NASCAR has finally figured out the right recipe for good racing there? Or could it just indicate that this was an anomaly, simply a fantastic …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2019 Digital Ally 400 at Kansas

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The Headline(s): It took 245 laps for the No. 2 team to get its car handling right, but Brad Keselowski made the last 26 count, catching a strong Alex Bowman for the lead on lap 262 and holding it in overtime after Matt DiBenedetto blew an engine inside of five laps from the checkered flag. …

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Up to Speed: A Lesson in Experience for Alex Bowman and Erik Jones

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After an intense night of racing at Kansas Speedway, Alex Bowman and Erik Jones will have to take the bad with the good.  Both drivers were impressive on Saturday night, especially in the late stages of the race.  However, neither was able to beat Brad Keselowski with a race win on the line. Keselowski’s victory …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2019 Digital Ally 400

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Who… should you be talking about after the race? Brad Keselowski only led twice for a total of 12 laps Saturday night at Kansas Speedway, but he made the second time count, beating a determined Alex Bowman to the checkered flag by a mere .203 seconds. Keselowski took the lead for the final time with a …

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Alex Bowman Leaves Kansas Disappointed With 3rd Straight Runner-Up Finish

(Photo: Rick Lunkenheimer)

Alex Bowman walked away wondering what might have been if he had chosen a different lane on the second-to-last restart Saturday night at Kansas Speedway. The Hendrick Motorsports driver lost the lead to eventual winner Brad Keselowski and finished second for the third straight race. I’ve never wanted something so bad. Not going to lie, …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: Digital Ally 400

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Your daily fantasy NASCAR FanDuel roster should be a little easier to fill out this week than most. Even though NASCAR is one of the most unpredictable sports, Kansas Speedway is one of its most predictable tracks. The mile-and-a-half track is a haven for the top teams in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Prior …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Brandon Brown Talks Career Run at Dover, What’s Too Fast?

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss Martin Truex Jr. getting back to victory lane at Dover International Speedway, as he and Alex Bowman came from the back to finish one-two. Many drivers, including Kyle Busch, were outspoken about the aerodynamic package used at Dover, claiming the speeds were too fast. Were Busch’s comments …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Has Hendrick Motorsports Finally Turned a Corner?

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2019 has not been the easiest year for Hendrick Motorsports. After finding success with Chase Elliott’s win at Talladega Superspeedway a couple of weeks ago, they backed it up as a team with strong runs at Dover International Speedway across the board. This was easily the team’s best performance with all four cars all season …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2019 Gander RV 400 at Dover

Martin Truex Jr. - Dover spring 2019

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The Headline(s): 12 years after scoring his first Career Monster Energy Cup Series win at the same track in a rain-delayed race in 2007, Martin Truex Jr. ran away from the field during the final stage of Monday’s Gander RV 400 to easily score his second win of the 2019 season and 34th career NASCAR …

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Alex Bowman: ‘The Best First Half of a Race of My Career’ En Route to Second at Dover

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Prior to last Sunday’s (April 28) race at Talladega Superspeedway, Alex Bowman had yet to score a top-10 finish in 2019. Two races later, the No. 88 team has two such results – both of them second-place finishes in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Bowman’s weekend at Dover International Speedway started well, turning the …

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