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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Right Turns Ahead, All Else as Usual

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Road-course racing is a lot like baseball. Things happen, eventually, but those moments of excitement are few and far between. At Sonoma Raceway this weekend, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers took on the first of three road courses this season, and to the surprise of basically no one, Martin Truex Jr. led the …

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Up to Speed: Joey Logano is the 4th Contender

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The midway point of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season has come and gone.  With its yearly NASCAR broadcast schedule drawing to a close, FOX’s analysts have kicked off their end-of-year predictions and begun to share their thoughts about who will reach the championship race this November at Homestead-Miami Speedway. While nobody should be …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Kevin Harvick & Kyle Busch Top NASCAR Off Week 2 Retrospective

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Who’s in the headline The most dominant car of the season has been the No. 4 of Kevin Harvick. Harvick has five wins along with the All-Star Race this season. Kyle Busch has four race victories and is the current points leader by 75 over Harvick. Martin Truex Jr. and Clint Bowyer have two wins …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Michigan

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series headed to Michigan International Speedway on Sunday for the FireKeepers 400. Though the race was cut short due to rain, we learned a lot about who’s stepping up their game in their manufacturer’s backyard. Ford put on an overwhelming performance at the front while Toyota wasn’t too far behind. …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Clint Bowyer Rides Strategy & Heavy Foot to Michigan Win

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Who’s in the headline Mother Nature ran the show on Sunday (June 10) at Michigan International Speedway and, in the end, dropped the curtain early on the race. Clint Bowyer used a two-tire stop after stage two and then some valiant driving when the race resumed hanging onto the point. The rain came shortly after …

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Ryan Blaney Tops Opening Cup Series Practice in Michigan

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Coming off a sixth-place finish at Pocono Raceway, Ryan Blaney led the way in opening Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice at Michigan International Speedway, topping 202 mph. Blaney drove the No. 12 Ford to a lap of 202.617 mph, more than one-tenth of a second ahead of Kyle Busch, who was second on the …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Pocono

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series traveled to the Tricky Triangle, Pocono Raceway, for the Pocono 400 on Sunday (June 3). As the series begins painting the picture for the summer, it’s doing the same for the playoffs. With 10 positions left, Pocono could’ve given the opportunity for someone to punch their ticket to the …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Martin Truex Jr. Rides Clean Air to Pocono Victory

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Who’s in the headline Martin Truex Jr. started the Pocono 400 by winning the first stage and ended it with a trip to Victory Lane. After a strong early performance, the jack falling on a pit stop left him 14th and it took most of the race to work back through traffic. Truex’s misfortune, combined with a …

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Ryan Blaney: ‘It Was a Pretty Hard Day’

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Ryan Blaney came into Sunday’s (June 3) Pocono 400 as the defending race winner. In qualifying Friday, he shot the No. 12 to the top of the leaderboard for his second pole of the season. The race itself was a different story. The No. 12 car jumped out to an early lead for the opening …

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Ryan Blaney Claims Pocono Pole

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Last June at Pocono Raceway, Ryan Blaney jumped into the winner’s column. On Friday (June 1) at the Tricky Triangle, he drove the No. 12 car to the pole. With a speed of 176.897 mph, Blaney edged out five-time winner in 2018 Kevin Harvick for the top spot (176.807 mph). Prior to the final round, …

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