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Frontstretch Podcast: Ryan Newman Relives Top 10 Run at Kentucky

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss a long, hot weekend of racing at Kentucky Speedway, which saw Kurt Busch oust his brother Kyle Busch for his first victory with Chip Ganassi Racing. What did we think of the Kentucky race? The finish was spectacular, as was Clint Bowyer‘s sixth-place run, which …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Who is the Biggest Championship Sleeper?

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As we near the playoffs for the 2019 season, it is time to begin determining championship favorites and championship sleepers. One sleeper after his win at Kentucky would definitely be Kurt Busch. Busch has been a championship contender nearly his entire career with the exception of a few seasons. Can Busch win a title in …

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The 12: NASCAR Power Rankings Quaker State 400 Edition

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Kurt Busch got some redemption on Saturday night. While lightning struck in Daytona, costing him a potential victory, he was sure not going to be denied in Kentucky. The elder Busch got his first victory of the season as well as bragging rights over beating his little brother for the win. How will this translate …

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5 Points to Ponder: NASCAR’s Lost Generation?

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ONE: The Young Guns Are in Danger of Being Lost in the Shuffle Kurt Busch did more than just win a thriller against his younger brother at Kentucky Speedway. He bumped the average age of this year’s Cup Series winners back up after Alex Bowman and Justin Haley helped lower it. It now stands at …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Photo Finish

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All three NASCAR national series were at Kentucky Speedway last weekend, and it was a bit of a mixed bag. The Gander Outdoors Truck Series was a wreckfest with plenty of drama, with trucks wrecking and running out of fuel, hats flying while tempers flared, and a rookie driver getting his first win. The Xfinity …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Does a GWC Alone Make a Broadcast Great?

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Kentucky Speedway provided viewers with a somewhat mixed race. Yes, you had a classic finish between the Busch brothers. You also had the other 266 laps. How did NBCSN handle them? Quaker State 400 Saturday night saw an average Cup race at Kentucky Speedway. In all honesty, none of these races have ever really been …

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Up to Speed: Redemption in the Bluegrass State

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Saturday night’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Kentucky Speedway produced the best finish of the 2019 season.  Kurt Busch emerged victorious after a two-lap scramble for the lead with younger brother Kyle and several other drivers.  Kurt’s charge to the lead following an overtime restart capped off a night of redemption for the …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2019 Quaker State 400

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Who… should you be talking about after the race? Kurt Busch flat outdrove his brother to take the win in the Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Motor Speedway on Saturday night. Kyle Busch ran up on him to stop his momentum and gave the No. 1 a wicked tire rub, but the 2004 Monster Energy NASCAR …

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Pace Laps: Kentucky Speedway Shakes Up Each of NASCAR’s Top-3 Series

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Kurt Busch Wins the Battle of the Brothers It was a battle between brothers to close out the night’s Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway. When a flat tire and spin from Bubba Wallace brought out the caution at lap 262, the field prepared for overtime. Joey Logano and Kyle …

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Kurt Busch Dashes Past Brother Kyle to Win the 2019 Quaker State 400

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On an overtime restart at Kentucky Speedway, Kurt Busch earned redemption and won his first race with Chip Ganassi Racing. He won stage one and never sniffed the lead until the end. His final pit stop under green put him in fourth with just a handful of laps remaining. Crew chief Matt McCall opted to …

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