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Kurt Busch Leads Opening MENCS Practice in Texas

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Kurt Busch led the first practice session for Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series teams at Texas Motor Speedway Friday (April 6) afternoon with a 196.200 mph lap. Stewart-Haas Racing swept the top three positions with Busch’s Stewart-Haas Racing teammate Kevin Harvick, who won at the 1.5-mile oval last November, second-quickest. Clint Bowyer, who broke a …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: It’s Been a Stewart Haas Racing Year So Far

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Who’s in the headline  The first six weeks of the season are in the books and the headlines have been predominantly filled with one organization: Stewart Haas Racing. If it weren’t for a crash one-third of a lap from the finish line of the Daytona 500, the organization would have won five of the first …

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Up to Speed: The Rest of Stewart-Haas Racing

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Kevin Harvick’s three wins in a row have captured the attention of the NASCAR world in the last few weeks, and he was in the headlines again at Auto Club Speedway.  But this time, it was following contact with Kyle Larson that triggered an odd accident. It left Harvick and Stewart-Haas Racing with a crumpled …

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Tech Talk: Early Season Domination, Common Splitters, Pit Guns & Big Fish with Tony Gibson

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This year is going to be a little different with Tony Gibson in Tech Talk. He is not on top of a pit box for 2018, and will instead be an integral part of the preparation of all of the Stewart-Haas Racing entries in NASCAR. If the first four races of the season are any …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2018 Auto Club 400

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NASCAR heads to Auto Club Speedway this weekend for the Auto Club 400. The two-mile track out in Fontana, Ca. marks the third and final stop on the sport’s West Coast swing. The factors that go into building a winning fantasy team at an intermediate track are much different than those at a superspeedway or …

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NASCAR Mailbox: What is Behind Stewart-Haas Racing’s Strong Start?


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There is no NASCAR team hotter right now than Stewart-Haas Racing. The organization is hitting its marks each week it seems, with all four of its drivers having at least a pair of top 10s through the first four Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races. If it weren’t for some unfortunate incidents, we might very …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Kevin Harvick Vindicates Team With 3rd Consecutive Win of 2018 at Phoenix

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(Photo: Rusty Jarrett/NKP)

Who’s in the headline Stop us if you’ve heard this before: Kevin Harvick wins at Phoenix. For the ninth time in his career, Harvick was the first to take the checkered flag. The Bakersfield, Ca. native wins for the third time in a row this season. The Busch brothers, Kyle and Kurt, took the stage wins …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Kevin Harvick… and Everyone Else

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

Kevin Harvick was in his own zip code during Sunday’s Pennzoil 400 presented by Jiffy Lube at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, leading 214 laps and winning both stages en route to his 39th career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory, his 16th for Stewart-Haas Racing. The win, his second in two weeks, also ushered him …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Kevin Harvick Rakes in All of the Chips in Vegas


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Who’s in the headline As Martin Truex Jr. did last year en route to his first championship, Kevin Harvick has a firm grip on what it takes to go fast at mile-and-a-half tracks and is letting the rest of the garage know he has no intention of letting them come play in his sandbox. Harvick …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2018 Pennzoil 400 Presented by Jiffy Lube

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

Who… gets my shoutout of the race? A driver with the reputation for being quiet certainly was on Sunday, even as he raced his way to a solid top-10 run. Paul Menard posted his second top 10 of 2018 on Sunday (March 4). So far in 2018, Menard has finished no worse than 17th and …

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