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Up to Speed: Will Team Penske Catch Stewart-Haas Racing in the Playoffs?

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There is a battle brewing among the Ford teams in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.  With the postseason just weeks away, all four Stewart-Haas Racing cars are poised to make the playoff field.  Team Penske has all three of its drivers heading for the playoffs as well.  With at least seven drives ready to …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Kevin Harvick & Kyle Busch Best So Far in 2018

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Who’s in the headline The 2018 season has been the story of the haves and have-nots. Stewart-Haas Racing has been the strongest organization all season long and its number one driver has been Kevin Harvick. Harvick is the series leader in victories, stage wins and has accumulated the most playoff points. The other driver who …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Josh Williams Tackles Bristol as Kurt Busch Ends Winless Streak

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In the latest episode of the 2018 Frontstretch Podcast, we review a great weekend of racing at Bristol Motor Speedway with Dustin Albino, Mike Neff, Zach Catanzareti and Josh Williams, driver of the No. 90 DGM Racing Chevrolet in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. Williams was on pace for a career-best finish at Bristol before breaking a pair of shock mounts …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Mayhem and Chaos Heading Into Off Week

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That was something else. In by far one of the better races of the 2018 season, Kurt Busch survived all the chaos and captured his 30th career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory Saturday night in the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway, the front of his Ford Fusion bashed in …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Just Like Old Times, Kurt Busch Wins Bristol

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Who’s in the headline Kurt Busch owned Bristol at one point in time. He won five races there from 2002 through 2006, including three straight in 2003 and 2004. Since his fifth win in 2006, he didn’t have a single runner-up finish. Busch ran in the top 10 the majority of the night and made …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2018 Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race

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Who…gets my shoutout of the race? Getting your best finish of the year?  Good.  Getting it at your home track? Bonus.  Trevor Bayne put together a solid late-race effort, running inside the top 10 for many of the closing laps before finishing 11th, his best result of 2018. After giving up the seat of his …

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Kurt Busch Wins a Wild One at Bristol

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With rumors running rampant about his NASCAR future, Kurt Busch proved he’s still got plenty of talent in the tank. In a wild event, Busch emerged at the end to capture the Bass Pro Shops/NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway Saturday night (Aug. 18). It’s the first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory of …

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Pace Laps: Bristol = Back, Baby

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Bristol Is Back…. And Broke the Back of NASCAR’s Big 3 So much column space has been spent on Bristol Motor Speedway’s reconfiguration. There’s been the old bump ‘n’ run Bristol, the new track with progressive banking and this current edition we have that attempts to be a combination of …

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2-Headed Monster: Should Kurt Busch Move to Chip Ganassi Racing?

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Rumors surfaced last weekend that Kurt Busch might be leaving Stewart-Haas Racing to replace Jamie McMurray in the No. 1 Chevrolet at Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates. Nothing has been announced yet, but this leads to this week’s question: Should Busch go to Ganassi or stay at SHR? What if your grass is already …

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The Frontstretch 5: Pieces in NASCAR’s Silly Season Puzzle & Where They Could Fit

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1. Kurt Busch 2004 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Busch won’t return to powerhouse Stewart-Haas Racing next year. Each driver move creates two pieces to the puzzle, as the ride he vacates will need to be filled. In this case, it’s pretty likely that Cole Custer will take over the No. 41, so Busch …

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