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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Michigan

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series was at Michigan International Speedway this past weekend for the Consumers Energy 400 where, for the most part, the cream rose to the top. Two of the “Big Three” continued to dominate, much like they have done all year. On the other hand, a few other drivers stated their …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Kevin Harvick Sweeps Lucky Number 7

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Who’s in the headline Kevin Harvick has done it again. For the third time in his seven victories this year, he swept all three stages of the race. Harvick led 108 laps, won every stage and beat the competition into submission. He became the second driver in 20 years to have seven wins through 23 …

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Denny Hamlin Sweeps Rounds, Wins Pole at Michigan

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From the moment the No. 11 team unloaded Denny Hamlin‘s car on Friday at Michigan International Speedway, he was the fastest person in the Irish Hills. He backed that up in qualifying, sweeping all three rounds of qualifying for the first time in his career. Hamlin ran a lap of 202.794 mph in the final …

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NASCAR 101: All Right, Chase Elliott Won — Who’s Next?

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When Chase Elliott finally pulled into Victory Lane in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series last weekend at Watkins Glen International, it checked off a few boxes. First, Elliott’s maiden win, which had been awaited since he broke into the series full-time in 2016. Then there was his nearly 100-race losing streak, one that’s quite …

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Friday Faceoff: Should Watkins Glen Get a Second Date?

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Now that Chase Elliott is off the schneid following his first career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series win, who will the next first-time winner be? Clayton Caldwell: Alex Bowman. He’s been much more consistent this year than Dale Earnhardt Jr. was a year ago in that car and just recently signed a multi-year extension with …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: Consumers Energy 400

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads back to Michigan International Speedway this weekend for the Consumers Energy 400. In the series’ first stop at the two-mile track, Clint Bowyer found his way to victory lane for the second time this season. The green flag flies Sunday (Aug. 12) at 2:30 p.m. EST on NBCSN. …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Watkins Glen

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series turned right for the second time of the season, as the series visited the Finger Lakes region of New York for the Go Bowling at the Glen at Watkins GLen International. The last wild-card race before the playoffs gave many an opportunity to punch their ticket to the playoffs, …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2018 GoBowling at the Glen

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Who… gets my shoutout of the race? With the excitement over Chase Elliott’s first win, another young driver looking to break through for the first time fell short but is making an excellent case for himself as a favorite at the Glen.  After a fourth-place finish in his second Cup race at the track, Daniel …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Chase Elliott Cranks Up the Siren Again

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Who’s in the headline After almost three years of trying, and eight near misses, Chase Elliott has finally scored his maiden win in the Cup series. Elliott won the second stage and the race while Martin Truex Jr. grabbed the win in the first stage. William Byron crossed the finish line in eighth to claim …

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Daniel Suarez Comes Home 4th at Watkins Glen: ‘We’re Getting Close’

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Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018 will live in NASCAR history as Chase Elliott‘s first career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series win. But Daniel Suarez‘s strong fourth-place run in the GoBowling at The Glen wasn’t too shabby, either. Suarez finished third at Watkins Glen International last season (his best career finish at the time) and followed that …

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