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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Martin Truex Jr. Hit the Trifecta in Las Vegas

Who’s in the headline – For the first time since the advent of segment racing, a driver has won all three of them. Martin Truex Jr. won the first two segments but looked to as though he was going to have to settle for a runner-up finish. With two laps to go Brad Keselowski was comfortably …

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The Big 6: Questions After The 2017 Kobalt 400

Who… gets my shoutout of the race? Ryan Blaney was a constant threat all race long, running in the top 10. The North Carolina native ended the day seventh, recording his second top-10 finish of the season. He currently sits sixth in the point standings, a sophomore jump after finishing 20th in points last season …

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Up to Speed: It’s All About the Finish in Las Vegas

Brad Keselowski put it best after the conclusion of Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. “That’s why you gotta watch to the end,” Keselowski said. Keselowski appeared to have sealed the envelope on his second consecutive win during the closing laps at Las Vegas.  Yet in the span of …

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Joey Logano Dominates Final Stage to Win Boyd Gaming 300

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As the green flag flew on Saturday’s NASCAR XFINITY Series Boyd Gaming 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, hometown racer Kyle Busch took the early advantage on the field. As the laps wore down in Stage No. 1, Kyle Larson had gained the second spot and began to close in on Busch. With ten laps to …

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New Limits On Cup Drivers Not Stopping Their Dominance of NASCAR XFINITY Regulars

During the offseason, NASCAR created a rule limiting Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers with five or more years experience to 10 XFINITY Series events per season. The hope was adding that in-season limit could allow more full-time regulars to run up front. Instead? So far it’s same old, same old as Cup full-timers are running roughshod over …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR Hot-Starts: Kobalt 400

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series travels west to Las Vegas, Nevada this Sunday afternoon, Mar. 12, for the Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Las Vegas is the third stop on the schedule for the NASCAR Daily Fantasy Sports season, and Frontstretch will be your go-to source when building your 2017 DraftKings lineups. …

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Keselowski Continues Ford Hot Streak, Claims Pole For Las Vegas Kobalt 400

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Brad Keselowski finished last week’s race at Atlanta in front of the field. Apparently, he liked the view because he’ll be there again at the green on Sunday. Keselowski won the pole for Sunday’s Kobalt 400 with a lap of 27.881 seconds (193.680 mph) in the third round of qualifying. Martin Truex Jr. will start alongside …

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NASCAR 101: Ford’s Won The Clash, the Daytona 500 & Race 2 — Has That Ever Happened?

(Photo: Lesley Ann Miller/NKP)

Ford has been on fire to start the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup season. Joey Logano kicked the season off by winning the Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona for the Blue Oval. Then, Kurt Busch won his first Daytona 500 in nail-biting fashion in his first race for Ford since 2005. Most recently, new Ford driver …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Atlanta

(Photo: Barry Cantrell / NKP)

Following a wild opening weekend, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series moved to Atlanta Motor Speedway for round two. Daytona seemed to create more questions than it answered and many in the sport looked to Sunday’s race to restore order. The Folds Of Honor QuikTrip 500 did feature many of the usual favorites up front, …

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5 Points to Ponder: The Art of Victory

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ONE: 7.33% If you keep up with NASCAR via Twitter in any way, shape or form, you’ve likely been deluged with facts and stats these past couple weeks touting social engagement and viewing numbers for the Daytona 500. Now as the old adage goes, there are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics. …

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