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Martin Truex Jr. Makes Martinsville His Personal Playground In First Data 500

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Martin Truex Jr. left Martinsville Speedway one year ago wondering what might have been. This time around? Everyone else was wondering how in the world they could catch him in Sunday’s (Oct. 27) First Data 500. Truex flat out dominated the final Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series short track race of 2019. Leading a track …

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NASCAR 101: Related Drivers in NASCAR

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This column was all set. Perfect, even — the idea, that is. It was timely, fitting, whatever. Then Carson Ware dropped off the Gander Outdoors Truck Series entry list for this weekend at Martinsville Speedway. But you know what? Screw it. Doing it anyway. In the event that Ware returns to the entry list (until …

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Did You Notice?: Joe Gibbs Racing Could Set NASCAR Records

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Did You Notice? … Joe Gibbs Racing has a shot to send three of its four Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers into the 2019 Championship 4 at Homestead-Miami Speedway? It’s a feat that’s never been accomplished by any organization since the current format came into play in 2014. JGR currently holds the record as the …

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The 12: NASCAR Power Rankings 1000Bulbs.com 500 Edition

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Kyle Larson was one of the first casualties of the carnage Monday (Oct. 14) at Talladega Superspeedway. Although his car stayed on the ground this time, Larson made heavy contact with an out-of-control Alex Bowman. Via his win at Dover International Speedway, Larson didn’t have to use a mulligan. Although he is in the next …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2019 1000Bulbs.com 500

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Who … should you be talking about after the race? Ryan Blaney led three different times at Talladega Superspeedway for a total of 35 laps, but the third time was the charm as he took the checkered flag inches ahead of Ryan Newman thanks to a timely shove from superspeedway specialist Aric Almirola on the …

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The 12: NASCAR Power Rankings Drydene 400 Edition

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For the first time in 75 events, Kyle Larson took home a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series checkered flag last weekend at Dover International Raceway. As the only MENCS competitor locked into the next round of the playoffs, Larson won’t have to worry about the impending chaos of Talladega Superspeedway. However, he did end up …

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The Frontstretch 5: Playoff Storylines to Watch in the Round of 12

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1. Is Martin Truex Jr. the title favorite? Under the current playoff system, it’s hard to pick a favorite, because one mistake by any driver at Homestead-Miami Speedway can end it for even the most dominant championship contender. But as of this minute, it’s hard to say the road to the title doesn’t go through …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2019 Drydene 400

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The Headline(s): Stop me if you’ve heard this before: you just can’t pass. Sure, Kyle Larson’s 75-race winless streak was snapped. Sure, he led over 150 laps, and another led over half the race. But once again, the prevailing sentiment from drivers leaving the Drydene 400 at Dover International Speedway was the lack of ability to …

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Kyle Larson Wins the Drydene 400 At Dover, Advances to Round of 8

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At the conclusion of the 100th Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway, it was Kyle Larson winning the special golden Miles the Monster trophy. It’s his first triumph in 75 races, besides the non-points win in this year’s All-Star Race in May. It locked the Chip Ganassi Racing driver into the …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: Drydene 400

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The stars of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series head to Dover, Del., this weekend for the Drydene 400 at Dover International Speedway. The playoffs are heating up, as this race marks the start of the Round of 12. Catch the race on NBCSN on Sunday, Oct. 6, at 2:30 p.m. ET. Dover — appropriately …

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