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Takeaways from Kentucky: What if we just fast-forward to Homestead?

With Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick and Martin Truex Jr. combining to win 14 of the first 19 races, it’s getting clearer and clearer who the title contenders really are.

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Martin Truex Jr. cruises to 4th win of the season

The win is Truex’s second-straight at Kentucky, and he did it in dominating fashion, leading 174 of 267 laps.

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NBC to try a booth without a play-by-play announcer for New Hampshire race

Rick Allen will call the Xfinity race at New Hampshire but won’t call the Cup race as Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Burton and Steve Letarte will handle the broadcast.

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Chad Knaus signs contract extension to crew chief for Jimmie Johnson through 2020

Johnson’s seven Cup championships have all come with Knaus as his crew chief. Now both of their contracts will expire at the end of the 2020 season.

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Ricky Stenhouse Jr. didn’t call Kyle Busch because Busch was ‘running his mouth’

Busch said he was disappointed that Stenhouse didn’t try to smooth things over after a crash at Daytona on Saturday night.

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Martin Truex Jr. wins pole at Kentucky

Truex has four poles so far in 2018. Last week’s winner Erik Jones will start alongside him on the front row.

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Busch ‘disappointed’ Stenhouse didn’t reach out

Kyle Busch went into the wall after contact from Ricky Stenhouse last Saturday at Daytona.

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A year after NFL nixed the idea, a Philadelphia Eagles No. 88 car paint scheme is a go

The NFL stopped Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Eagles car a year ago and Roger Goodell reportedly apologized to Axalta in the offseason.

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What to watch in the second half of the season

Who will be the next new winner in the Cup Series? What do Ford and Toyota teams still have left to reveal as the playoffs approach?

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Power Rankings: Picking up the pieces

Ranking drivers after a race that included a 26-car crash can be a mind-bending exercise, but we’ll give it a shot.

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F2 driver Santino Ferrucci banned for running into teammate; reportedly tried to run Trump slogan on car

Ferrucci ran into his teammate on the cool-down lap at Silverstone on Sunday, a race where he reportedly wanted "Make America Great Again" on his car.

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Takeaways from Daytona: Ricky Stenhouse didn’t gain many fans Saturday night

Stenhouse, the defending July Daytona champion, was involved in four incidents on Saturday night.

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Erik Jones wins wreck-filled Daytona race

Jones earned his first career Cup Series victory thanks to most of the field crashing out in four different wrecks.

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Huge wrecks knock out contenders at Daytona

Drivers like Brad Keselowski, Kyle Busch, Kyle Larson, Denny Hamlin and others were caught in the huge crashes.

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NASCAR’s yellow-line rule ruins fantastic finish in Xfinity Series race at Daytona

Justin Haley’s left-side tires got barely below the yellow line on Friday night. That took away his first NASCAR Xfinity Series win.

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Kyle Busch explains why he hates Brad Keselowski within the context of his finish with Kyle Larson

Busch and Keselowski are still the two biggest rivals in NASCAR.

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