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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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Couch Potato Tuesday: Kevin Harvick Makes FOX’s Work Difficult at Atlanta

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Atlanta Motor Speedway is in a tough spot on the schedule.  As Bryan Gable noted Monday in Up to Speed, this race probably should be run a month from now.  At the end of March, the weather is probably pretty nice in Georgia. February, in general, is a tough go for NASCAR.  There just aren’t …

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Entry List: 2018 Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500

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With only 40 entries for the Daytona 500, it was assumed that the entry list would be down for Atlanta.  For Sunday’s 500 mile race at Atlanta, only the 36 chartered teams are entered.  No one will fail to qualify. That said, there are a couple of changes.  Premium Motorsports has changed their number from …

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JD Motorsports Plans on Running 4 Full-Time Teams in 2018

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Johnny Davis has been in the NASCAR realm for over three decades. In 2018, though, he plans on expanding JD Motorsports, running four full-time NASCAR XFINITY Series entries for the first time. JD Motorsports is coming off a season in which Ross Chastain finished 13th in the championship standings, picking up back-to-back finishes of sixth …

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Friday Faceoff: Is NASCAR Revenge a Thing of the Past?

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With Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick locked into the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series’ Round of 4 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on wins and Martin Truex Jr. on points, just one spot is up for grabs at Phoenix International Raceway.  Brad Keselowski has a substantial 19-point cushion, but will he make the cut, or will Denny …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: NASCAR On NBC Turns To ‘What-If?’ Coverage

(Photo: Brian Lawdermilk / Getty Images for Texas Motor Speedway)

Welcome back, everyone.  We’re in the homestretch now.  Just a couple more races yet to go.  This past weekend, NASCAR took over Texas Motor Speedway.  The track itself was the story as passing was quite difficult. Before we get started, there are a couple of things that must be touched upon.  First of all, NASCAR …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Ryan Blaney Cruises to Checkered Flag at Dover

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After sweeping the pair of practice sessions on Friday, Ryan Blaney became the favorite for Saturday’s Use your Melon Drive Sober 200 at Dover International Speedway. However, with an eighth-place qualifying effort, the driver of the No. 22 had to pass some good cars to get to the front. Blaney was chasing down pole-sitter William …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Kyle Busch Cruises to Another Bristol Victory

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When Kyle Busch claimed his fifth career XFINITY Series pole Friday at Bristol Motor Speedway, he was the odds-on favorite to take the checkered flag. Busch dominated, leading 186 of 300 laps and winning the opening stage in commanding fashion after fighting off Justin Allgaier over the first 50 circuits. But when the No. 18 …

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NASCAR 101: Cup Debuts Off to a Good (OK, Better) Start in 2017

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There are two drivers making their Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series debuts this weekend! No, listen. This is kind of cool. When the green flag falls at Dover International Speedway this Sunday in the Cup Series, Ross Chastain and Ryan Sieg will be part of the starting lineup for the first time in their racing …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Ross Chastain Remaining Humble with Cup Series Debut

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Ross Chastain is getting set to embark on a career milestone. The Florida native, who usually features watermelons on his racecars, will make his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series debut this weekend at Dover International Speedway with Premium Motorsports in the No. 15 Chevrolet.  Chastain, 24, looks to use his Cup debut as a chance to …

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