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Up to Speed: Drivers Need More Incentive to Make the Move

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Once the dust had settled at Talladega Superspeedway, Chase Elliott’s post-race thoughts probably echoed what a lot of fans were left thinking. “I got to the end (of the race), and those guys around me were working together so much,” Elliott said.  “I thought for sure one of them wanted to win a little worse …

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Runner-Up Kurt Busch: ‘I Left That One On The Table’

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(Photo: Barry Cantrell/NKP)

Kurt Busch’s first victory at Talladega Superspeedway will have to wait a little longer. And it’s a crushing realization for the driver of the No. 41 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford. “You wish you could go over and do it again,” Busch said. Disappointment comes naturally for second-place, where Busch finished in the GEICO 500. This run, …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings after Richmond

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series took to Richmond Raceway for the first Saturday night race of the season. Kyle Busch managed to take advantage of late-race pit stop woes for Martin Truex Jr. to seal the deal, 10 years after the infamous night he spun Dale Earnhardt Jr. Some new faces showed up in …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Kyle Busch Overcomes Deep Starting Position for 3rd Straight Win

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Who’s in the headline To start the season, Kyle Busch couldn’t get over the hump to move from second to first. After three runner-up finishes and a third-place result, he has now reeled off three straight victories. Busch is now tied with Kevin Harvick for the most wins in the series. Joey Logano looked like …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: Toyota Owners 400

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Denny Hamlin is at his 'home' track this weekend (credit: Rusty Jarrett NKP)

NASCAR heads to Richmond Raceway this weekend for Saturday night’s Toyota Owners 400. The three-quarter mile track is the third short track on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series schedule. The factors that go into building a winning fantasy team at a short track are much different than those at an intermediate or superspeedway. First, …

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Kyle Larson, David Ragan Fastest in Saturday Practices at Bristol

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Kyle Larson and David Ragan split the two Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practices at Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday morning (April 14). Larson’s speed of 129.004 miles per hour put his No. 42 Chevrolet at the top of the scoring pylon in Saturday’s opening session. All three manufacturers occupied the podium in the first session, …

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Busch Brothers Make Up Food City 500 Front Row

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Two of the winningest drivers in Bristol Motor Speedway history will roll off on the front row together when the green flag flies for Sunday’s (Apr. 15) Food City 500. Kyle Busch earned his second pole of the season (Atlanta), second at Bristol (2013) and 29th of his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career after …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Texas

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Returning to the track after Easter’s off weekend, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series headed to Texas Motor Speedway where multiple tire failures took center stage. Martin Truex Jr., Kyle Larson and Ryan Newman were just a few of the big names taken out by Goodyear blowouts. When all was said and done, Kyle Busch …

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The Big 6: Questions After the 2018 O’Reilly Auto Parts 500

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Who… gets my shoutout of the race? With finishes of 16th, 19th, 36th, 26th, 17th and 26th to open the season ahead of last weekend’s Easter break, Jamie McMurray was looking rough nearly a quarter of the way through NASCAR’s regular season. Sitting 26th in Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series points with little sign of …

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Kurt Busch Takes Pole for O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas

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(Photo: Rick Lunkenheimer)

Kurt Busch scored his first pole of the 2018 season and second straight at Texas Motor Speedway, Friday when qualifying was shortened for lightning in the area after just one round. “It was a unique situation with just having the one round,” Busch said. “The thought that weather was in the area hadn’t crossed our minds …

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