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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Kevin Harvick & Kyle Busch Best So Far in 2018

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Who’s in the headline The 2018 season has been the story of the haves and have-nots. Stewart-Haas Racing has been the strongest organization all season long and its number one driver has been Kevin Harvick. Harvick is the series leader in victories, stage wins and has accumulated the most playoff points. The other driver who …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2018 Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race

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Who…gets my shoutout of the race? Getting your best finish of the year?  Good.  Getting it at your home track? Bonus.  Trevor Bayne put together a solid late-race effort, running inside the top 10 for many of the closing laps before finishing 11th, his best result of 2018. After giving up the seat of his …

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Erik Jones Looking for Redemption at Bristol

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The 2017 Bristol night race was Erik Jones‘ coming out party. One year later, he’s hoping to go to Victory Lane. Jones, 22, won his first-career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series pole at Bristol Motor Speedway last August. During the first two stages, he finished second and fifth, but needed a win to get into …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads back to Bristol Motor Speedway this weekend for the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race. Thunder Valley’s annual August slugfest is one of three regular season races left on the schedule. In the series’ first stop at the half-mile track, Kyle Busch found his way to Victory Lane …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Michigan

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

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

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

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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Erik Jones, Joey Logano Top Final Michigan Cup Practices

Erik Jones (Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series teams focused on short-run speed during practice two at Michigan International Speedway, with fog threatening proceedings. Only five teams ran more than 11, laps as Erik Jones in the No.20 Dewalt Toyota lead the way at 200.15 mph over rookie William Byron. Third on the practice charts was Brad Keselowski, …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: Consumers Energy 400

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

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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Erik Jones Tops Opening Practice at Watkins Glen

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The road course veterans came to play in Saturday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series opening practice at Watkins Glen International, but it was Erik Jones who posted a lap as time expired to grab the top spot. Jones, who comes into WGI with two consecutive top-10 finishes on road courses, ran a speed of 125.165 …

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