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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2018 Can-Am 500

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Who… gets my shoutout of the race? Let’s make it a pair this week. Shy of a win at Homestead (and even with one), you won’t hear much about a couple of drivers who will very likely drive quietly into the sunset after the checkers next week.  You didn’t hear much about them this week, …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Kyle Busch Wins Phoenix, Kevin Harvick & Martin Truex Jr. Complete the Expected


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Who’s in the headline Heading into Phoenix, everybody and their brother was positive Kevin Harvick was going to stomp the competition into submission and make a statement about his position as the unquestioned favorite heading into Homestead. Someone forgot to tell Kyle Busch as the Joe Gibbs Racing driver took advantage of mistakes by nearly …

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Up to Speed: Race How You Get Raced


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Never underestimate the ability of Martinsville Speedway to inject a healthy dose of controversy into a championship battle. Sunday’s race left Martin Truex Jr. furious, vowing that Joey Logano would not win the title.  Logano emerged from the race with a win, a new grandfather clock and a pass to the championship race at Homestead-Miami …

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NASCAR 101: The 5 Longest Active Careers in the Cup Series


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Though he’s known these days more for his role on TV broadcasts, Hermie Sadler continues a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career that dates back over two decades this weekend when he steps into Premium Motorsports’ No. 7 car at Martinsville Speedway. Sadler, brother of multi-time NASCAR winner and XFINITY Series regular Elliott Sadler (well, …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: Gander Outdoors 400

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Kevin Harvick should lead the charge at Dover (Nigel Kinrade Photography)

With four drivers eliminated after last weekend, the Round of 12 for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs begins at Dover International Speedway this weekend. The green flag will wave for the Gander Outdoors 400 at 2:15 p.m. ET this Sunday (Oct. 7) on NBCSN. Here are the rules for FanDuel’s new Daily Fantasy …

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4 Burning Questions: How Will Ryan Newman Fare in the No. 6?


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What will the ROVAL bring us? This weekend will introduce the first new track to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series since 2011, and only the second since 2001. It’s finally Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL weekend. There’s really no telling how the Cup race on Sunday is going to end up. It could be a …

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The Frontstretch 5: Memorable Playoff Moments

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1. Going old-school Definitely the old-school nature of Matt Kenseth punting Joey Logano at Martinsville in 2015. Logano had spun Kenseth from a certain victory earlier in the playoffs at Kansas after winning the previous week at Charlotte. Of course, that was seen as rubbing salt in the wound at the time, since there wasn’t …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Richmond, Take II

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Kyle Busch captured his 50th Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series win by taking the checkered flag on the Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond Raceway on Saturday night. It was the seventh win of 2018 for the Joe Gibbs Racing driver. He was followed by the Ford of Stewart-Haas Racing’s Kevin Harvick in second and …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Kyle Busch Sweeps Up at Richmond


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Who’s in the headline Kyle Busch has the most wins of any active driver at Richmond Raceway, but prior to this spring, it had been five years since he won a race there. He had also never won a fall race at the Virginia short-track. Not only did Busch win the spring race earlier this …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After The 2018 Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard

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Who… gets my shout-out of the race? Matt Kenseth has not had a very successful comeback this season. After leaving Joe Gibbs Racing last year, Kenseth sat out the first three months of this season before returning to Roush Fenway Racing to run part-time in the organization’s No. 6 Ford. He’s since only performed slightly better …

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