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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2019 Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead

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The Headline(s): The Cup Series may as well have never left Florida. After sweeping the podium in the Daytona 500, a dominant Joe Gibbs Racing pulled the same feat in Homestead, with Kyle Busch proving the best of the Toyotas to win the Ford EcoBoost 400 and the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship. …

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Up to Speed: A Full Season Show by Kyle Busch

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In the end, reports of Kyle Busch’s demise turned out to be greatly exaggerated.  It may have been a shaky run through the playoffs at times for the Las Vegas native. But once the dust had settled at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Sunday night, Busch had claimed his second championship in NASCAR’s top division. Busch’s second …

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Martin Truex Jr. Sees Championship Hopes Slip Away with Pit Road Miscue

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When Martin Truex Jr. won at Martinsville Speedway for the first time three weeks ago (Oct. 27), Cole Pearn went to work on the team’s car for the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Come Sunday’s (Nov. 17) championship race, his hard work showed. Starting the race from third position, it …

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Kyle Busch Cruises To Ford EcoBoost 400 Victory, 2nd NASCAR Cup Title

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Kyle Busch is a NASCAR champion once again. For the second time in five years, Busch won the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway and with it the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series title. A 21-race winless streak left Busch a bit of an underdog heading in, but a consistent, mistake-free performance led to a …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Live at Homestead, Comcast Community Award Winner Mike Tatoian

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In a live episode of the Frontstretch Podcast at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Dustin Albino, Michael Massie and Tom Bowles preview Sunday’s Cup Series championship race. The trio go through why each Denny Hamlin, Martin Truex Jr., Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick can win the championship. Tyler Reddick was victorious in Saturday’s Xfinity Series race, winning consecutive championships for …

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Kyle Busch Leads Lone Homestead Practice, Joe Gibbs Racing 1-2-3

Joe Gibbs Racing came out swinging in the only Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice held before Sunday’s (Nov. 17) season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Kyle Busch led a 1-2-3 practice sweep as the team’s three title contenders led from virtually the drop of the green flag. Busch posted a one-lap speed of 168.966 mph, …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: Ford EcoBoost 400

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It’s the end of an era this weekend as the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to Homestead-Miami Speedway. The Ford EcoBoost 400 will begin shortly after 3 p.m. ET on Sunday, Nov. 17. Not only is this the 2019 Cup Series season finale, but it’s also the last time Homestead will host the season-ending …

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Friday Faceoff: Is ISM Raceway a Better Finale Venue Than Homestead?

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Is moving the NASCAR championship races from Homestead-Miami Speedway to ISM Raceway beginning in 2020 an improvement, downgrade or lateral move? Adam Cheek: Lateral move. I preferred the championship being at a track the series only visits once per year, but I enjoy ISM and think it’s a decent venue for the season finale. There are …

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Martin Truex Jr.: ‘2nd Championship Would Be Indescribable’

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Martin Truex Jr. enters the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Sunday, Nov. 17, with a chance to do something rare — win a second title in three years. Truex won his first championship in 2017, and his seven wins this season have him set up to repeat. “I still …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Championship Weekend in Homestead

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss a lackluster race weekend at ISM Raceway that saw Denny Hamlin, Justin Allgaier and Stewart Friesen win their way to Homestead in the top three series. Hamlin had to hold off a handful of playoff drivers with a late-race restart in Phoenix, en route to …

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