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Kurt Busch Comes Up One Spot Short to Younger Brother Kyle at Bristol

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Busch brothers battling at Bristol. Stop me if you’ve heard that before. It was younger brother Kyle Busch who held off a late charge from older brother Kurt Busch in the closing laps of the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway. The Chip Ganassi Racing driver’s performance was the No. 1’s third top five …

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Kyle Busch Recovers From Early Wreck, Bests Brother To Win 2019 Food City 500

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A wreck one lap into the Food City 500. A crushed rear bumper. Fighting nearly 500 laps to gain track position. None of that tough luck could deter Kyle Busch at Bristol Motor Speedway from another Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory. Busch took control after the final restart on Sunday (April 7) at Bristol …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: 2019 Food City 500

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Downforce, high-banks, grip strips, etc… It’s not the old Bristol Motor Speedway, but nonetheless, Bristol provides 500 laps at the fastest half-mile and it will put on a show. You will be surprised by the names we have in this edition of DFS Fantasy Preview. Keep in mind as you fill out your DFS lineups, …

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Odds and Ends Around the Track: Bristol Spring

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Odds and Ends Around the Track: Bristol Motor Speedway Spring There is some sort of NASCAR-history-poetry-in-motion thing that we are discussing Darrell Waltrip before heading to Bristol Motor Speedway. Nobody had more wins there than DW, with 12 in his career and a mind-blowing seven in a row. Nothing ticks me off more than when …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Getting Back in the Saddle

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It was a weekend for resiliency in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series at Texas Motor Speedway during the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 this Sunday (March 31). Numerous drivers overcame trouble to post finishes which range from decent to excellent, depending on their team’s standards and expectations. Denny Hamlin overcame a speeding penalty and another …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2019 O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas

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The Headline(s): Denny Hamlin overcame a characteristic pair of pit road penalties and missing a pit road approach under green with a stellar late-race pit stop. That got him out front, where he beat Clint Bowyer by more than two seconds. Hamlin scored his second win of 2019 and the 52nd NASCAR national series win …

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Friday Faceoff: Should There Be More Stringent Requirements to Race in Cup?

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After the debacle last Friday when no one posted a speed in the final round of qualifying, should NASCAR change the format? If so, how? Bryan Gable: I’ve been okay with group qualifying up until now, but what we saw on Friday is not acceptable. Single car qualifying would be an easy fix. Otherwise, introduce a …

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NASCAR 101: The Cup Series Returns to the Short Tracks

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The Paperclip. The World’s Fastest Half-Mile. The Action Track. Three very distinct short tracks, yet some drivers in the 2018 season conquered each track’s challenges. Though the races at Martinsville, Bristol, and Richmond resulted in three different winners, quite a few drivers placed in the top 10 in at least four out of the six …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Breaking Down 200 Victories for Kyle Busch & Richard Petty, Chris Buescher Chats Hot Start

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff break down the difference in the 200 race victories for Kyle Busch and Richard Petty with a pile of statistics, after Busch joined the 200 club last weekend at Auto Club Speedway. Without necessarily comparing the two, we dig into what makes the feat incredible. How …

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The 12: NASCAR Power Rankings Auto Club 400 Edition

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It finally happened. After weeks of publicity and hype, Kyle Busch scored his 200th career victory across NASCAR’s three national touring series in Sunday’s Auto Club 400. Busch is looking unbeatable, but will this trend last as NASCAR moves back east? Once again, Martin Truex Jr started deep in the field at Auto Club but …

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