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Couch Potato Tuesday: All-Star Race Brings Action, Enthusiasm & Unclear Fight Causation

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Monster Energy All-Star Weekend is always a bit of a toss-up each year. Coming out of Saturday night, the most notable thing that happened was Clint Bowyer going after Ryan Newman after the race. FOX did not air the post-race bumping match between the two drivers live (that was replayed, though). Bowyer going after Newman …

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Friday Faceoff: What Is the Best All-Star Format?

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Kevin Harvick still doesnt have a win yet in 2019. Should there be any concern in the Stewart Haas camp? Nick Tylwalk: Concern? Of course. Not so much for Harvick individually as the entire Stewart-Haas Racing organization, which was at worst the second-best team in 2018 and now is still searching for answers halfway through …

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2-Headed Monster: Who Was Right? Clint Bowyer Or Erik Jones

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Saturday night’s (May 11) Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway ended with tempers flaring. Well, only Clint Bowyer‘s temper flaring after Erik Jones threw a late block on him. "That was dumb on [Erik Jones'] part … I shoulda just wrecked him, I guess."- Clint Bowyer pic.twitter.com/6mWEPDSbVB — FOX: NASCAR (@NASCARONFOX) May …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Ross Chastain Talks Trucks Win, Brad Keselowski Steals Victory In Cup

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss an entertaining weekend of racing at Kansas Speedway that saw Brad Keselowski victorious at the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series level, taking the win from Alex Bowman late. Bowman became the first driver in NASCAR history to have three consecutive runner-up finishes without a win. …

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5 Points To Ponder: Christopher Who? Tyler Reddick May Be NASCAR’s Best Young Talent

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ONE: Can NASCAR’s New Package Keep Delivering? The 2019 Digital Ally 400 at Kansas Speedway offered the perfect storm of circumstances for NASCAR’s new handling package. As I wrote yesterday (May 12), cooler temperatures and graduated banking equaled the perfect 1-2 punch for good racing. More than ever, drivers appear to be schooled in the …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Kansas Provides a Bunch of Action for Viewers

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Kansas Speedway put on a very interesting couple of races last weekend. We got a first-time winner Friday night in Ross Chastain and a very interesting Cup race that looked unlike any race seen so far this year. Digital Ally 400 Saturday night’s 400-mile race was somewhat unexpected. It was a competitive race… whenever Kevin …

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

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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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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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Up to Speed: A Steep Learning Curve for Cup Series Rookies

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For two Rookie of the Year Contenders in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, last week’s race at Talladega Superspeedway was a long-awaited bright spot.  Both Ryan Preece and Daniel Hemric walked away with top-five finishes. Preece’s third-place result is a career-best finish, improving on his eighth place earlier this year in the Daytona 500.  …

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