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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Yellow Light

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series was off this past weekend, leaving the Xfinity Series and Gander Outdoors Truck Series to contest an eventful Sunday doubleheader following a rainout on Saturday night at Iowa Speedway. So we’ll look at how Cup drivers are doing with their new teams for the trends worth tracking this week. …

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Fire on Fridays: What’s Next for Kurt Busch?

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

If you didn’t know he was 40 years old, the numbers tell you Kurt Busch may be near the top of his game. Sure, he’s in his first season with Chip Ganassi Racing in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, still working out the kinks that come along with joining a new organization and new …

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The Frontstretch 5: Drivers Due for a Win in 2019

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Through 15 races in the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, we have seen many different drivers break through, fade away, or routinely come close without being able to seal the deal. If you’ve watched racing for any amount of time, you know that once a driver starts routinely running and finishing in the …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2019 FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan

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The Headline(s): Just like Martinsville, a Penske Ford proved all but impassable at the front of the field, though this time it was Joey Logano. And just like Richmond, though both Martin Truex, Jr. and Kurt Busch were able to catch the leader in the closing laps, none was able to get alongside the No. …

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Joey Logano Wins From Pole in Rain-Delayed 2019 FireKeepers Casino 400

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The ending wasn’t easy for Joey Logano. But on a green-white-checkered restart, the reigning Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion had what it took to keep his car up front during a rain-delayed 2019 FireKeepers Casino 400. His No. 22 Ford edged out Kurt Busch to win Monday (June 10) at Michigan International Speedway. He …

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Did You Notice?: In The 2019 NASCAR Playoffs, No Cinderellas Allowed

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Did You Notice? … If the season ended today, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series would set a dubious playoff record. Only five owners would be eligible to capture the championship, by far the fewest in the sport’s 16-car postseason era. 2019 PLAYOFF TEAMS (IF THE SEASON ENDED TODAY) Joe Gibbs Racing (4): Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin, …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: Pocono 400

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Filling out your daily fantasy NASCAR FanDuel roster could be a little trickier this week as the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to its Tricky Triangle: Pocono Raceway. Pocono is one of the most unique tracks on the NASCAR circuit, as the two-and-a-half mile track consists of only three turns that are all vastly …

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Daniel Suarez, Kurt Busch Lead Cup Practices at Pocono

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Daniel Suarez and Kurt Busch led the way in a pair of practice sessions at Pocono Raceway on Friday (May 31) in preparation for Sunday’s Pocono 400. Practice One Since his rookie season, Suarez has always been good at Pocono. That continued in opening practice, turning a lap of 171.217 mph to top the scoring …

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4 Burning Questions: What’s the Biggest Surprise of 2019 So Far?

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What NASCAR team or owner might be a good fit to dive into IndyCar? Of the top tier of the stock car organizational chart, nearly all compete in multiple forms of racing. Team Penske has NASCAR, IndyCar and sports cars in addition to the Supercars in Australia. Chip Ganassi Racing has NASCAR, IndyCar and IMSA …

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The 12: NASCAR Power Rankings Coca-Cola 600 Edition

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The greatest day in motorsports has come and gone as the Monaco GP, Indy 500 and Coca-Cola 600 were all completed this past Sunday. The longest race of the season for the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series was, unlike the last two years, a caution-filled race that featured multiple drivers battling for the lead. When …

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