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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: A Great Recipe, or a Good Batch?

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Kansas Speedway is maybe the most bland of all the cookie-cutter racetracks, which is saying something. But does the quality of racing this past Friday and Saturday night mean that NASCAR has finally figured out the right recipe for good racing there? Or could it just indicate that this was an anomaly, simply a fantastic …

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Pace Laps: 2019 NASCAR Handling Package Kicks Critics to the Curb at Kansas

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: For New 2019 NASCAR Handling Package, There’s No Place Like Kansas Insiders told me the sport’s low-horsepower, high-downforce package used in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series this year had its best chance to succeed at Kansas Speedway. The ingredients were all there to put on a good show on …

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Tyler Reddick, Austin Cindric Top Xfinity Practices at Dover

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In preparation for Saturday’s (May 4) Allied Steel Buildings 200 at Dover International Speedway, Tyler Reddick and Austin Cindric topped the scoring pylon in a pair of Xfinity Series practices. Opening Practice Coming off his first victory of 2019, Reddick led much of the opening session with a lap of 155.918 mph, two-tenths of a …

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Friday Faceoff: Are Airborne Cars Just Part of the Game At Talladega?

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NASCAR made a few judgment calls late Sunday during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series event at Talladega Superspeedway, including a red flag, allowing the race to continue after one last-lap crash but throwing the caution after a second. Did the sanctioning body properly handle each situation? Mark Kristl: Typically the sanctioning body is in …

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Fire on Fridays: Where’s the Love for Tyler Reddick?

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It seems like a recurring theme in this column is me coming back to the next generation of stars in NASCAR, the young 20-something-year-olds who are going to take the racing world by storm. Chase Elliott, Ryan Blaney and Erik Jones are already established drivers and winners in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Nobody’s …

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Tyler Reddick Making Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Start at Kansas

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2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series point leader Tyler Reddick is moving on up with Richard Childress Racing. He’ll make a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series start in the Digital Ally 400 at Kansas Speedway May 11. This news was revealed on NBC Sports Network’s NASCAR America. “(Kansas) is a place I’ve had my fair share of bouncing …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Is Tyler Reddick Becoming the Best Xfinity Series Driver?

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Throughout the first 10 races of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, Bubba Wallace and his No. 43 Richard Petty Motorsports team have had their fair share of struggles. With zero top-10 finishes and a best result of 17th at Martinsville Speedway, Wallace currently ranks 28th in the points. It is safe to say …

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5 Points to Ponder: Chevy Back on Track, FOX Still Off It

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Are Chevy’s Struggles Over? In the midst of a chaotic 500-mile race, Chevrolet stuck together and captured the victory Sunday (April 28) at Talladega Superspeedway. Hendrick Motorsports finished the race one-two, and a pair of rookies finished in the top five. In fact, six of the top 10 cars were Chevys. Three Fords and a …

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Pace Laps: Chevy Teamwork Takes Center Stage In Talladega’s GEICO 500

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Chevy Shuts Down 2019 Shutout With a Little Hendrick Motorsports Teamwork It may have been a brand new Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series package at Talladega Superspeedway Sunday (April 28). The cars may have run without restrictor plates for the first time in 30 years, posting 38 lead changes and …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Talladega Win Kicks Off Tyler Reddick’s Defence of Title

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For Tyler Reddick, defending his 2018 NASCAR Xfinity Series championship was always going to be a difficult proposition. Let’s start with the simple fact that Reddick was hardly the most dominant or perhaps even convincing champion. He won only two races in his title-winning campaign one year ago, and under the current system, taking the …

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