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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Charlotte

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series returned to Charlotte Motor Speedway for the 59th annual 600-mile event. When you look at the list of NASCAR Hall of Famers, most of them have at least one Coca-Cola 600 victory on their résumé. Darrell Waltrip, Richard Petty, David Pearson, Dale Earnhardt and Rusty Wallace are just a few …

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Kyle Busch Dominates to Win 1st Coca-Cola 600

Kyle Busch doing that winning at Charlotte thing (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Kyle Busch can knock Charlotte Motor Speedway off the tracks he’s won at NASCAR’s premier level. After Sunday evening’s Coca-Cola 600, there isn’t a single track on the circuit that he hasn’t been victorious at. There also wasn’t a single driver within striking distance in one of his most dominant performances. On restarts, Busch would …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Dust In The Wind

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regular season is basically halfway over, as Saturday night’s KC Masterpiece 400 at Kansas Speedway was the 12th of 26 races before the playoffs. At any rate, the 2018 season is one-third complete, with the score by manufacturers sitting at Ford 7, Toyota 4, Chevy 1. Just before the …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Kevin Harvick Slathers Competition in Kansas

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Who’s in the headline Kevin Harvick continues to confirm the belief that Ford is the manufacturer to beat in 2018 in Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. For the fifth time in 12 races, Harvick was in Victory Lane. He started the year with three wins in a row after the Daytona 500 and has now …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR Hot-Starts: KC Masterpiece 400

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NASCAR heads to Kansas Speedway this weekend for the KC Masterpiece 400. Saturday night (May 11) marks the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series’ return to intermediate track racing following a four-race stretch of short tracks and superspeedways. FanDuel debuted its new daily fantasy NASCAR contest at Talladega two weeks ago and it will continue on …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: KC Masterpiece 400

Kansas Cup

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NASCAR heads to Kansas Speedway this weekend for the KC Masterpiece 400. Saturday night (May 11) marks the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series’ return to intermediate track racing following a four-race stretch of short tracks and superspeedways. FanDuel debuted its new daily fantasy NASCAR contest at Talladega two weeks ago and it will continue on …

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Friday Faceoff: Is Dover Jimmie Johnson’s Time to Shine

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With Joey Logano’s third Talladega win coming this past weekend, he is now in the playoffs. After a dismal end to his 2017 season, is Logano all the way back to peak form and is he the best driver at Team Penske right now? Mark Howell: I’d say the best driver at Penske Racing award should …

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NASCAR Mailbox: What Happened to Austin Dillon?

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

As Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick have taken the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series by storm to start the 2018 season, no one is surprised. Two of the best drivers, competing for two of the top organizations in the sport, have simply dominated the first portion of the year, and not much seems to be …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: NASCAR Drivers Only Broadcast Shines

Joey Logano leading a quiet race (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Talladega brings all kinds of unusual instances.  This year, we got drivers in the booth, Darrell Waltrip apparently not being in on a joke and wheelies.  By Talladega standards, it was quirky, but not insane. Before we get into the Alabama adventure, there’s some TV news of note.  On Monday, IMSA and NBC Sports jointly …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings after Richmond

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series took to Richmond Raceway for the first Saturday night race of the season. Kyle Busch managed to take advantage of late-race pit stop woes for Martin Truex Jr. to seal the deal, 10 years after the infamous night he spun Dale Earnhardt Jr. Some new faces showed up in …

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