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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Chase Elliott Fires Up the Siren a 2nd Time

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Who’s in the headline Chase Elliott lost a heartbreaking race at Dover in the fall of 2017 and blamed himself solely for the loss. Sunday was a complete team effort that vaulted Elliott to Victory Lane and a berth in the Round of 8. Kevin Harvick and Aric Almirola both appeared headed to victory early …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Charlotte ROVAL Brings Chaos, Excitement

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Coming into this ROVAL experiment at Charlotte Motor Speedway, I was hesitantly in favor of NASCAR adding more road course layouts to tedious ovals. After the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series’ Bank of America ROVAL 400 on Sunday, I’m a believer. (Sorry if the Monkees are now stuck in your head.) It was also the elimination race …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Ryan Blaney Wins the ROVAL, Kyle Larson Survives to Advance

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Who’s in the headline The list of road course favorites was long going into the first ROVAL race, and it was a safe bet that Ryan Blaney wasn’t on most of those lists. However, sometimes it is better to be lucky than good, and Blaney was lucky to be in the right place at the …

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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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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Las Vegas Edition

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Brad Keselowski scored his third win in a row as the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series kicked off their 2018 playoffs with a return to Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the South Point 400. The race went into overtime, lasting five laps longer than its scheduled 267-lap distance, and featured plenty of carnage and mayhem …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Brad Keselowski Sets Benchmarks with 3rd Straight Win & Penske 500th

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Who’s in the headline Momentum is a beautiful thing when you’re running for a championship, and Brad Keselowski is riding a huge wave of it after winning his third consecutive race and locking himself into the second round of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs. Keselowski won the second stage and the race in a …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: South Point 400

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series begins their ten-race playoff this weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. 16 drivers will begin their quest for the ultimate prize, a series championship starting with the inaugural South Point 400. The green flag flies at 3 p.m. ET this Sunday, Sept. 16, on NBC Sports Network. Here are …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Monday Afternoon Racing at Indianapolis

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For the second week in a row, Brad Keselowski parked his Team Penske Ford Fusion in Victory Lane in one of the crown jewels of NASCAR, winning the Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The race was delayed until Monday afternoon because of pouring rain, just after the XFINITY Series …

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4 Burning Questions: Who Retired This Week?

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Who will drive the No. 95 next season? On Thursday (Aug. 16), Kasey Kahne announced his retirement from competing full-time in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series at season’s end. pic.twitter.com/0V0keaggcL — Kasey Kahne (@kaseykahne) August 16, 2018 Kahne, who will turn 39 next April, is the latest big name driver to retire in the …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads back to Bristol Motor Speedway this weekend for the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race. Thunder Valley’s annual August slugfest is one of three regular season races left on the schedule. In the series’ first stop at the half-mile track, Kyle Busch found his way to Victory Lane …

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