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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The Key Moment Denny Hamlin took the lead from Clint Bowyer by pitting two laps earlier than the No. 14. He seemed to have the car to beat Bowyer when a pair of backmarkers, Landon Cassill and Jeffrey Earnhardt, wrecked with six laps to go and bought out a caution. Brad Keselowski was able to …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Monday Afternoon Racing at Indianapolis

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For the second week in a row, Brad Keselowski parked his Team Penske Ford Fusion in Victory Lane in one of the crown jewels of NASCAR, winning the Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The race was delayed until Monday afternoon because of pouring rain, just after the XFINITY Series …

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Kurt Busch Content Going into Playoffs Under the Radar

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While much of the chatter this NASCAR season has been about the “Big 3,” Kurt Busch is consistently running at the top of the next tier of drivers, currently sitting fourth in the championship standings, just behind the alluded Big 3. Busch, 40, picked up his first victory since the 2017 Daytona 500 three weeks …

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Up to Speed: Will Team Penske Catch Stewart-Haas Racing in the Playoffs?

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There is a battle brewing among the Ford teams in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.  With the postseason just weeks away, all four Stewart-Haas Racing cars are poised to make the playoff field.  Team Penske has all three of its drivers heading for the playoffs as well.  With at least seven drives ready to …

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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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Frontstretch Podcast: Josh Williams Tackles Bristol as Kurt Busch Ends Winless Streak

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In the latest episode of the 2018 Frontstretch Podcast, we review a great weekend of racing at Bristol Motor Speedway with Dustin Albino, Mike Neff, Zach Catanzareti and Josh Williams, driver of the No. 90 DGM Racing Chevrolet in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. Williams was on pace for a career-best finish at Bristol before breaking a pair of shock mounts …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Mayhem and Chaos Heading Into Off Week

That was something else. In by far one of the better races of the 2018 season, Kurt Busch survived all the chaos and captured his 30th career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory Saturday night in the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway, the front of his Ford Fusion bashed in …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Just Like Old Times, Kurt Busch Wins Bristol

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Who’s in the headline Kurt Busch owned Bristol at one point in time. He won five races there from 2002 through 2006, including three straight in 2003 and 2004. Since his fifth win in 2006, he didn’t have a single runner-up finish. Busch ran in the top 10 the majority of the night and made …

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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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Kurt Busch Wins a Wild One at Bristol

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With rumors running rampant about his NASCAR future, Kurt Busch proved he’s still got plenty of talent in the tank. In a wild event, Busch emerged at the end to capture the Bass Pro Shops/NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway Saturday night (Aug. 18). It’s the first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory of …

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