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posted JULY 18, 2018

Concord Monitor
What to watch as NASCAR arrives in New Hampshire by Nick Stoico

The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Kentucky by Christian Koelle;
Did You Notice?: Loudon's Lonely Spot On The NASCAR Schedule by Tom Bowles;
Max McLaughlin Excited About Truck Debut At Eldora by Dustin Albino ;
NASCAR Mailbox: How Intense Will The Battle For The Final Playoff Spot Be? by Brandon Hauff;
The Frontstretch 5: What Makes A Good Race by Frontstretch Staff

Godfather Motorsports
Stewart's Proposal Is Worth The Risk by Dave Moody

Kickin' The Tires
Five Things You Need To Know Today: July 18, 2018 by Summer Bedgood

Kingsport Times News
Jones to make Cup debut this weekend by Jeff Birchfield

A stacked field of dirt track ringers in Eldora followed by two series debuts in Loudon by Brock Beard

Motor Racing Network
Mid-Week Time Has Come by Pete Pistone

Matt Crafton looking for a second "sweet victory" at Eldora by Jim Utter

NBC Sports
Goodyear to reassess Charlotte Roval tire after two open tests, chunking issue and
Turns 3, 4 proves treacherous during Charlotte road course test by Daniel McFadin

On Pit Road
Is the "Big 3" in NASCAR Becoming a Four Letter Word? by Ricky Whittenburg

The Podium Finish
Tried and Ryan Truex (July 2018 Edition) by Rob Tiongson and Ryan Truex

Popular Speed
A Dominant Trio Is Something NASCAR Has Seen Before by Steve Waid

Race Fans Forever
Clint Bowyer Was Right... About the Product by David Nance;
50 Years of NASCAR Racing: #67 - You Never Forget Your First ~ Part 2 of 3 by Matt McLaughlin

Roberts NASCAR Notes
Odds to win 2018 Foxwood's Resorts Casino 301 at New Hampshire by Micah Roberts

Speedway Media
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Preview-Eldora by Briar Starr;
Can Suárez Secure a Playoff Spot at Loudon? by Bryan Rivero

Local NASCAR driver Norm Benning chases dirt dreams at Eldora by Jonathan Bombulie

USA Today
Tony Stewart: NASCAR should bring Cup, Xfinity races to Eldora Speedway dirt track by Mike Hembree

posted JULY 17, 2018

Bristol Herald Courier
5 Things from Kentucky by Allen Gregory

Beside the Rising Tide: It's Summertime and the Living is Easy by Matt McLaughlin;
Couch Potato Tuesday: NBCSN's Kentucky NASCAR Broadcasts Earn Mixed Reviews, Ratings Decline by Phil Allaway;
5 Points to Ponder: An Idea To Fix The NASCAR Summer Slog by Danny Peters;
The Underdog House: Lack of Horsepower Leads to Underwhelming Kentucky by Zach Catanzareti;
Who's Hot & Who's Not in NASCAR: Hendrick Motorsports Ice Cold by Wesley Coburn

12 Questions with Denny Hamlin

Kickin' The Tires
NASCAR responds as teams play shadow games in attempt to 'confuse' laser inspection system by Jerry Jordan;
Five Things You Need To Know Today: July 17, 2018 by Summer Bedgood

Motor Racing Network
Crafton Eyes Second Eldora Win by John Singler;
Power Rankings by Pete Pistone

"It's short-track racing in the infield" on the Charlotte Roval by Jim Utter

Motorsports Tribune
Climbing the Ladder: Justin Haley by Seth Eggert

NBC Sports
Bump & Run: Is it time to run Cup race on dirt?;
Tony Stewart to fans: 'Put some pressure on NASCAR' for Xfinity race at Eldora and
Cup teams to test Charlotte road course today by Dustin Long;
Who's hot, who's not heading into New Hampshire and
Erik Jones, Martin Truex Jr. benefitting from surviving Daytona by Daniel McFadin

Popular Speed
Conor Daly Ready for XFINITY Debut at Road America by Ashley McCubbin

Race Fans Forever
A Farce on the High Banks or Fun in the Dirt? by Frank Buhrman

Dear NASCAR, your playoff system is broken by Kelly Crandall

Speedway Media
The Final Word - Truex pretty much gave the field a blue moon at Kentucky by Ron Thornton;
Four Takeways from the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race at Kentucky by Briar Starr

Williamson Daily News
The Big Three of NASCAR continue dominance at Kentucky Speedway by Steve Mickey

posted JULY 16, 2018

Treacherous dynamic of Charlotte road course provides drivers new test by Bob Pockrass

Martin Truex Jr. does it again, dominating at Kentucky for fourth season win and
Odd man out: Brad Keselowski nearly evens the score at Kentucky and
Hitting the target: Young Ryan Blaney nearly pulls it off at Kentucky by Greg Engle

Where Did The Chevrolets Go In NASCAR? by Dave Caldwell

Thinkin' Out Loud: Martin Truex Jr. Pummels the Competition in Kentucky by Mike Neff;
The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2018 Quaker State 400 by Amy Henderson
Up to Speed: Can Ryan Blaney Turn the Tide as the Playoffs Approach? by Bryan Gable;
Pace Laps: Martin Truex Jr.'s Dominance & an XFINITY Championship Preview by the Frontstretch Staff

Godfather Motorsports
Another Dominant Win For NASCAR's "Big Three" by Dave Moody

Inside Dirt Racing
Brett Moffitt looking forward to first Eldora CWTS start by Richard Allen

Kickin' The Tires
Five Things You Need To Know Today: July 16, 2018 by Summer Bedgood

Lexington Herald Leader
Winners and losers from NASCAR weekend at Kentucky Speedway by Mark Story

NASCAR Needs Others to Pick Up the Pace

Motor Racing Network
Kentucky Checkered, Black Flags by Pete Pistone

Truex on his Cup career: "Glimpses of greatness ... kept me alive" by Jim Utter;
Brad Keselowski: "We can see the end of the tunnel" by Tim Southers

NBC Sports
Martin Truex Jr: 'I still pinch myself' three years into dominance with Furniture Row by Daniel McFadin

Race Fans Forever
50 Years of NASCAR Racing: #66 - You Never Forget Your First ~ Part 1 of 3 by Matt McLaughlin

Speedway Media
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Power Rankings-Kentucky by Briar Starr

Stock Car Gazette
Martin Truex Gets Back-to-Back Kentucky Wins by Chuck Abrams

USA Today
Martin Truex Jr. turns in another dominating NASCAR drive at Kentucky by Tom Groeschen;
Jimmie Johnson, Chad Knaus will chase eighth NASCAR title together by Mike Hembree

posted JULY 15, 2018

Associated Press
Truex repeats as NASCAR Cup winner at Kentucky Speedway by Gary Graves

Cincinnati Enquirer
What Kentucky Speedway's Quaker State 400 says about the rest of the Cup Series season by Jason Hoffman

Alex Bowman's Strong Night Goes Down with Flat Tire Early at Kentucky and
Aggressive Pit Calls Keep Joey Logano In The Hunt At Kentucky and
Martin Truex Jr. Dominates En Route to Second Straight Kentucky Victory by Christian Koelle

Kickin' The Tires
Five Things You Need To Know Today: July 15, 2018 by Summer Bedgood

Blown tire in Alex Bowman's 100th Cup start ends with first last-place finish in three years and
Jeff Green edges the returning second Means car for his eight last-place run of 2018 and
Ragged start leaves Tyler Matthews last at Kentucky by Brock Beard

Lexington Herald
With Dale Jr. on TV, his fan base tries to figure out who to root for by Mark Story

Motor Racing Network
Challenging Night for Larson and
Team Penske in Top 10 at Kentucky and
Kentucky Rear-View Mirror by Pete Pistone

Martin Truex Jr. cruises to repeat victory at Kentucky Speedway and
Ryan Blaney: Kentucky result "not a win," but "it's a positive" by Jim Utter;
Trackbar issues rob Kyle Larson of shot at Kentucky wi by Nick DeGroot

NBC Sports
Even after Kevin Harvick's first Kentucky top five, team might 'ramp it back up' and
Martin Truex Jr. wins Kentucky Cup race for second straight year by Daniel McFadin;
Kyle Larson left to ponder what might have been after mechanical failure and
Martin Truex Jr.'s dominant win doesn't discourage competition and
Richard Petty Motorsports continues to seek sponsorship for Bubba Wallace by Dustin Long

Truex dominates again at Kentucky by Kelly Crandall

The Racing Experts
Harvick nets 500th career stage point by Dominic Aragon;
Alex Bowman crashes early in Quaker State 400 at Kentucky by Alex Bowman

USA Today
Takeaways from the Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway by Jason Hoffman;
Martin Truex Jr. turns in another dominating NASCAR drive at Kentucky by Tom Groeschen

Yahoo Sports
Takeaways from Kentucky: What if we just fast-forward to Homestead? and
NBC to try a booth without a play-by-play announcer for New Hampshire race by Nick Bromberg

posted JULY 14, 2018

Ricky Stenhouse warns Kyle Busch to stop 'running his mouth' and
NASCAR at Kentucky Speedway: Starting lineup breakdown by Bob Pockrass

Associated Press
Bell rallies late to win NASCAR Xfinity race at Kentucky by Gary Graves

Athlon Sports
Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Preview: Will NASCAR's Fab Foursome Return to the Front After Daytona's Demolition Derby? by Tom Bowles

Impending free agent Martin Truex Jr. isn't focused on his next NASCAR contract by Matt Weaver

Circle Track
What's a nice kid like you doing in a place like this? by Monte Dutton

Kyle Busch throws some shade at Ricky Stenhouse Jr. for Daytona and
Game on: Stenhouse fires back at Kyle Busch by Greg Engle

XFINITY Breakdown: Christopher Bell Spins and Wins at Kentucky by Dustin Albino
Christopher Bell Holds Off Daniel Hemric at Kentucky for Third XFINITY Series Victory and
Strong Night for John Hunter Nemechek Loses Voltage Late in the Race at Kentucky and
Donald Theetge Set to Make NASCAR XFINITY Series Debut at New Hampshire by Christian Koelle;
25 Years Later: Remembering Davey Allison, Part I AND 25 Years Later: Remembering Davey Allison, Part II by Matt McLaughlin;
2018 Frontstretch Cup: Quaker State 400 by the Frontstretch Staff

Motor Racing Network
Kentucky Story Lines by Pete Pistone

Christopher Bell fends off Hemric for Xfinity Series win at Kentucky and
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. calls out Kyle Busch for "running his mouth" by Nick DeGroot;
Martin Truex Jr. needs "some time" to finish contract extension and
Why a fuel-only pit stop could decide the Cup race at Kentucky and
Martin Truex Jr. wins Cup pole at Kentucky in bid to repeat by Jim Utter

Motorsports Tribune
Hemric a Runner-Up Once Again at Kentucky; Takes Points Lead and
Battery Issue Leaves Nemechek Seventh at Kentucky by Seth Eggert

NBC Sports
Staff picks for tonight's Cup race at Kentucky Speedway;
Success at Kentucky Speedway could hinge on mastering Turn 3 and
Christopher Bell wins Kentucky Xfinity race after starting from rear by Daniel McFadin;
Chad Knaus signs extension with Hendrick Motorsports through 2020 season and
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. tells Kyle Busch to 'pick and choose your battles wisely' and
Martin Truex Jr. focused more on leading laps, wins than next contract by Dustin Long

On Pit Road
Tagliani to Drive for Young's Motorsports at CTMP by Tyson Lautenschlager

Speedway Media
Friday the 13th Proves Lucky for Christopher Bell with the Xfinity Win at Kentucky by Michelle Lippold;
Stewart Friesen Close But No Cigar and
Matt Crafton Earns Third Place at Kentucky by

USA Today
NASCAR's Kyle Busch takes savage shot at Ricky Stenhouse Jr. by Michelle Martinelli

Yahoo Sports
Chad Knaus signs contract extension to crew chief for Jimmie Johnson through 2020 by Nick Bromberg

posted JULY 13, 2018

Bowman to drive car with Philadelphia Eagles logos and colors by Bob Pockrass

The NASCAR Truck Series playoff field is nearly set by Matt Weaver

The Decline Of NASCAR by Randy Smith

Cincinnati Enquirer
Toyota owns Kentucky Speedway while Chevrolet finds itself chasing the Camry by Jason Hoffman;
Louisville-native Ben Rhodes wins Buckle Up In Your Truck 225 at Kentucky Speedway by Charlie Hatch

Daytona Beach News-Journal
NASCAR, Daytona numbers continue to sag by Godwin Kelly

Why They Now Steer Clear Of The Fight That Could Jump-Start NASCAR by Dave Caldwell

Tracking the Trucks: Ben Rhodes Scores Hometown Win in Kentucky by Beth Lunkenheimer;
NASCAR 101: Erik Jones' Path from Here by Kevin Rutherford;
Friday Faceoff: Are Restrictor Plate Wins More Impressive? by Frontstretch Staff;
4 Burning Questions: Where's the Variety in Cup> by Michael Finley;
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Validates Stage Racing at Daytona by Bryan Davis Keith

Kickin the Tires
Twitter purge strikes NASCAR drivers, teams and media by Jerry Jordan

Motor Racing Network
Kentucky Fantasy Racing Preview by Jeff Wackerlin;
Whirlwind Week for Jones and
Blaney Closing in on Win and
Harvick Seeks Kentucky Win and
Home Win for Rhodes by Pete Pistone

Pit strategy helps Ben Rhodes earn Kentucky Truck win by Jim Utter

Motorsports Tribune
Crafton Rebounds for Kentucky Top Five and
Friesen Finishes Runner-Up After Late Engine Change and
Climbing the Ladder: Dalton Sargeant by Seth Eggert

NBC Sports
Martin Truex Jr. focused more on leading laps, wins than next contract and
Kyle Busch takes shots at Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and
Friday 5: No panic for Chase Elliott in battle for playoff spots and
Ben Rhodes scores Truck win at Kentucky Speedway by Dustin Long

Popular Speed
Observations: Buckle Up Your Truck 225 at Kentucky Speedway by Ashley McCubbin

Race Fans Forever
Man, I Wish "Racing for the Green" Was in Place This Weekend by David Nance;
Davey in Retrospect - 25 Years by PattyKay Lilley

Skirts and Scuffs
Trackin' Trucks: Ben Rhodes Wins at Kentucky by Courtney Horn

Speedway Media
Ben Rhodes Gets Hometown Win at Kentucky by Briar Starr

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