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Trevor Bayne Searching for Success with Roush Fenway Racing

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Might Trevor Bayne's six become nine? (Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

Since winning the 2011 Daytona 500, Trevor Bayne has had a roller coaster of a career, fluctuating between the Monster Energy Cup Series, XFINITY Series and at times not having a full-time gig. Bayne, 26, is coming off a season in which the No. 6 car had a pair of top-five finishes and six top …

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2017 NASCAR Cup Team Review: Roush Fenway Racing

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(Photo: Russell LaBounty/NKP)

Different verse, almost the same as the last. 2017 was another year of disappointment for Roush Fenway Racing for the vast majority of the year. Were it not for the first two wins of his career for Ricky Stenhouse Jr., it would have been a third winless season for the once-dominant team. The long-in-the-tooth organization …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Kyle Busch Gets a Treat at Martinsville

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(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Who’s in the headline – After three other drivers looked like they were headed to the victory, it was Kyle Busch getting his picture taken with the Martinsville Grandfather Clock on Sunday night. The first race to finish under the lights at Martinsville Speedway was a rather uneventful affair until the final 20 laps. Through …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Brad Keselowski Spoils Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Farewell Party at Talladega

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(Photo: Rusty Jarrett/ NKP)

Who’s in the headline – In a true survival of the fittest, it was Brad Keselowski who was the first driver under the checkered flag on Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway. Keselowski was able to make a pass on Ryan Newman on the last lap to power to the victory as two handfuls of cars were left …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Kyle Busch Busts Out Broom for Second National Tour Series Sweep at Bristol

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(Photo: Lesley Ann Miller / NKP)

Who’s in the headline – There have been multiple two-race sweeps in NASCAR history, but there have only been a pair of three-race sweeps. Both of them were accomplished by Kyle Busch and the second was this weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway. Busch won the first stage, led the second most laps, including 93 of …

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Trevor Bayne Posts First Top-5 Finish in Over a Year

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(Photo: Logan Whitton / NKP)

Manufactures take pride in winning the two races each season at Michigan International Speedway almost as much as winning the Daytona 500. It’s a big deal, especially for Ford and Chevrolet, whose headquarters are stationed in Detroit. Over Jack Roush’s 30-year career as a car owner in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, he’s been …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Easy On The Gas Edition

2017 Watkins Glen CUP Martin Truex Jr Cole Pearn celebrating Rusty Jarrett NKP

(Photo: Rusty Jarrett/NKP)

It’s not often that a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race turns into a fuel mileage affair, but that was case on Sunday at Watkins Glen. The difficult thing about fuel mileage races for these drivers is that they have spent their entire careers being told and trying to figure out how to go as …

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Erik Jones Hit with L1 Penalty, Chris Gayle Suspended

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(Photo: Matthew T. Thacker/NKP)

Wednesday saw NASCAR release the weekly penalty report.  For Furniture Row Racing, it was not a very good report.  Erik Jones‘ No. 77 team has been assessed an L1-penalty for an infraction found in post-race inspection after Sunday’s Overton’s 400 at Pocono Raceway. The No. 77 Toyota Camry was found to have had improper arm …

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NASCAR 101: 10 Longest Winless Streaks Among Full-Time Cup Drivers

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(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Few things are more gratifying than breaking a negative streak. Bear that in mind if you wondered why Kasey Kahne‘s victory in the Brickyard 400 in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series last weekend found the driver and his team so elated in Victory Lane. Sure, it’s Indianapolis Motor Speedway, so a victory at the …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not In NASCAR: Darkness On The Edge Edition

2017 Fontana CUP Kasey Kahne Nigel Kinrade NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

NASCAR had rain, sunshine and wild racing while flirting with the darkness at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday. It also had wrecks, a lot of wrecks. Which brings the question of if there are a lot of wrecks, does that make it good racing? That’s sure to be a hot topic this week. HOT I had …

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