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Up to Speed: Uncertainty Weighing on Furniture Row Racing

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Martin Truex Jr. and Furniture Row Racing are nearly one year removed from winning a championship together.  They have defended their title well in 2018.  With four wins this season, Truex is among the so called Big Three who look like the most legitimate championship threats. Or, at least he was this summer. Since then, …

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Chase Elliott Benefits From Kevin Harvick Penalty to Win Hollywood Casino 400

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Kevin Harvick’s loss was Chase Elliott’s gain… all over again. For the second time in three weeks, a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoff race was decided by pit road. Elliott benefitted from a Harvick penalty to win the Hollywood Casino 400 Sunday (Oct. 21) at Kansas Speedway. Harvick was in a strong position to …

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Aric Almirola & Kurt Busch Lead Pair of Saturday Kansas Cup Practices

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers took to Kansas Speedway for a pair of practice sessions ahead of Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400 on Saturday. Talladega winner Aric Almirola posted a 186.683 mph lap to take the top spot in the first session, narrowly edging Erik Jones, who was one of only two non-playoff drivers to …

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Kyle Larson Penalized for Damaged Vehicle Policy Violation

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

On Wednesday (Oct. 17), NASCAR released the weekly penalty report.  This week, the sanctioning body came down on Kyle Larson.  On Sunday, Larson blew a left rear tire on the backstretch and spun on lap 104.  Repairs were made to the CreditOne Chevrolet and Larson continued, eventually finishing 11th. In post-race inspection, it was discovered that …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: Hollywood Casino 400

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Better day ahead in Kansas than Talladega for Kevin Harvick? (Photo: Christian Koelle)

The final race in the Round of 12 for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs starts this Sunday (Oct. 21) with the Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway. The green flag flies at 2:30 p.m. EST on NBC. Championship contenders will be battling with those still seeking a ride in 2019 on this 1.5-mile …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Joey Gase Talks Career-Best Run at Talladega, Backup Cars

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If this week’s Frontstretch Podcast been anything like last weekend’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway, it would be boring. That’s not what weʻve got for you as Dustin Albino, Mike Neff and Joey Gase,  the No. 00 driver who earned a career-best finish of 18th at Talladega, got together. Gase discusses what it’s like …

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The 10: Cup Series Power Rankings After Talladega II

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The cream always rises to the top during the NASCAR Playoffs and on Sunday (Oct. 14), that was exactly what happened. Stewart-Haas Racing made a statement at Talladega that they aren’t to be overlooked, especially after their collapse at Dover. The remainder of the field was two steps behind the SHR organization and they must …

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NASCAR Mailbox: What Will the Racing Be Like at Talladega & Daytona in 2019?

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(Photo: Christian Koelle)

After this past weekend’s race at Talladega, many teams were left to wonder what they could have done differently. Stewart-Haas Racing’s four cars, led by winner Aric Almirola, laid waste to the field, leading 155 of 193 laps. But there’s a short-term solution to their problem. Sunday (Oct. 14) marked the last race at Talladega, …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: ‘Dega Dominance By Ford, Stewart-Haas Racing

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Aric Almirola got his first win for Stewart-Haas Racing in overtime on Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series’ 1000Bulbs.com 500. On a day Fords dominated, playoff drivers Kevin Harvick, Kurt Busch, Brad Keselowski and Ryan Blaney all ran out of fuel while the laps ticked down to the checkered flag. …

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Up to Speed: Patience Carries Aric Almirola to Victory

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In the last year and a half, has any driver in NASCAR experienced the highs and lows of professional stock car racing more than Aric Almirola? The scene of Almirola slumped against his battered No. 10 Ford at Dover International Speedway last week seemed to encapsulate a season of lost opportunities.  It was not just …

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