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4 Burning Questions: Who Goes Where in 2019?

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Just how much bigger will silly season be this year? Silly season continued in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, with three drivers confirmed to be leaving their current rides in the past week and a fourth possibly contemplating doing so as well. Matt DiBenedetto announced last weekend that he and Go FAS Racing have …

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Trevor Bayne Not Returning to Roush Fenway Racing

Trevor Bayne and Matt Kenseth have split time in the NO. 6(Robert Laberge/NASCAR via Getty Images)

Jack Roush, founder and co-owner of Roush Fenway Racing, confirmed on Wednesday night that driver Trevor Bayne will not be returning to the organization in 2019. Bayne, 27, has driven for Roush since the final months of the 2010 season, when he jumped ship from Michael Waltrip Racing’s XFINITY Series team to Roush’s team in …

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The 10: Best Paint Schemes of the Darlington Throwback Era

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This week, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series enjoyed its final off weekend of the season. We combed through the throwbacks that have been run since the beginning of the Darlington throwback era and found our 10 favorite throwbacks that have been run. Jeff Gordon/Dale Earnhardt Jr. –  “Gray Ghost” – 2016 The Buddy Baker “Gray …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Just Like Old Times, Kurt Busch Wins Bristol

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Who’s in the headline Kurt Busch owned Bristol at one point in time. He won five races there from 2002 through 2006, including three straight in 2003 and 2004. Since his fifth win in 2006, he didn’t have a single runner-up finish. Busch ran in the top 10 the majority of the night and made …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2018 Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race

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Who…gets my shoutout of the race? Getting your best finish of the year?  Good.  Getting it at your home track? Bonus.  Trevor Bayne put together a solid late-race effort, running inside the top 10 for many of the closing laps before finishing 11th, his best result of 2018. After giving up the seat of his …

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The Frontstretch 5: Pieces in NASCAR’s Silly Season Puzzle & Where They Could Fit

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1. Kurt Busch 2004 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Busch won’t return to powerhouse Stewart-Haas Racing next year. Each driver move creates two pieces to the puzzle, as the ride he vacates will need to be filled. In this case, it’s pretty likely that Cole Custer will take over the No. 41, so Busch …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Business as Usual

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While Michigan International Speedway presented a thrilling drag race for the win between Brett Moffitt and Johnny Sauter in the Camping World Truck Series’ Corrigan Oil 200 on Saturday, it was business as usual in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series’ Consumers Energy 400 on Sunday, as Kevin Harvick cruised to the victory that rain …

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The Frontstretch 5: Most Recent 1st-Time Winners at Daytona

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1. Erik Jones, July 2018 Not everyone loves a winner, but most fans love a first-time winner.  Erik Jones was the most recent driver to visit Victory Lane at Daytona International Speedway, but he’s the latest in a long line of drivers to find their first wins at the World Center of Racing. What Jones …

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Entry List: Quaker State 400

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After a chaotic race at Daytona International Speedway, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to Kentucky Speedway for a primetime event on Saturday, July 14.  The Quaker State 400 will be the second consecutive night race for the series and the fifth of the 2018 season. 39 cars make up this weekend’s entry list, …

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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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