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Kurt Busch Posts Another Strong Finish at Auto Club Speedway

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While his brother was celebrating his 200th win, Kurt Busch‘s hot streak continued to start the 2019 season. The Las Vegas native finished sixth in the Monster Energy Chevrolet. But this time, he didn’t need to use strategy to get up to the front. #AutoClub400 Final Race results @ACSupdates: P1: @KyleBusch P6: @KurtBusch P12: @KyleLarsonRacin …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: Auto Club 400

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The final week of the West Coast Swing begins Sunday, March 17 at 3:30 p.m. ET for the Auto Club 400. The two-mile Auto Club Speedway will have the same package as used two weeks ago at Las Vegas (lower horsepower and aero ducts). This track, however, has several lanes commonly used, which should lead …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2019 Ticket Guardian 500k

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Who… should you be talking about after the race? Kyle Busch had the best car in the field when he really needed it and was finally able to capitalize on that in 2019, winning his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race of the season after running down Ryan Blaney in the final laps to take …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2019 TicketGuardian 500k at ISM

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The Headline(s): After a protracted green flag run, Kyle Busch’s four tires proved better over a long run than Ryan Blaney’s two, allowing the No. 18 to take the lead for good on lap 296 and drive off into the Arizona sunset at ISM Raceway. https://twitter.com/DrunkBrianF/status/1104877779697451008 Busch is the fourth different winner in four Monster …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: TicketGuardian 500

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series travels to ISM Raceway for week No. 2 of the West Coast Swing at ISM Raceway. The 312-lap race will feature higher horsepower than Atlanta and Las Vegas, in addition to higher downforce. That will equal higher speeds. Qualifying position should be important in this race, though there are …

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Global Poker to Sponsor Kurt Busch in 2019

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Social poker company, Global Poker, will be a new primary sponsor for Kurt Busch in 2019, gracing the hood for Chip Ganassi Racing’s No. 1 car. The announcement was made during a press conference prior to the Monster Energy Cup Series’ first practice on Friday, March 8 at ISM Raceway. Online poker site Global Poker …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Aric Almirola Talks New Aero Package, Group Qualifying, Chaotic Restarts

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino, Mike Neff and Aric Almirola discuss the new aerodynamic package that was displayed at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and how it led to wild restarts and a peculiar qualifying session last Friday (March 1). Almirola states the race was exciting, and that’s what he enjoys as a …

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The 12: NASCAR Power Rankings Pennzoil 400 Edition

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Defending champion Joey Logano held off his Team Penske teammate Brad Keselowski to claim the win in the Pennzoil 400. Is the duo of Logano and Keselowski the ones to beat as NASCAR transitions to the new aero package era? After another spectacular weekend which included the capture of two checkered flags, is Kyle Busch …

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Did You Notice?: NASCAR Pit Road Penalties Making An Impact Early In 2019

PC: Danny Peters

Did You Notice? … How NASCAR officials have made a big impact thus far in 2019 with calling pit road violations? You could argue in the past two races speeding penalties have cost the two fastest cars in those events, Kyle Larson and Kyle Busch, a trip to Victory Lane. A simple touch of the ground …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Las Vegas Edition

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The full new Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series rule package made its debut in the Pennzoil 400 on Sunday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Opinions on social media were decidedly mixed, but one thing was for sure: the cars are much slower. That, combined with the cookie-cutter racing of a 1.5-mile track (even though Las …

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