Things To Like In 2020 NASCAR Cup Schedule

So Darlington kicks off the playoffs on the 2020 Cup schedule? Nice. Not only are we talking about the Southern 500 on Labor Day weekend, it gets the playoffs started right, and right before football season gets going in earnest. That could be a really nice launch in a foreground environment. The second Phoenix race will mark the season finale. Like that too. There's nothing to dislike about Homestead, but there's really nothing special about it. ISM- as it is now called- is a big short trac ...

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Brad Keselowski Manhandles Martinsville

Brad Keselowski reminded us Sunday that 2019 would not seem to go down as the Kyle Busch Show. The aforementioned Busch, Chase Elliott, and Ryan Blaney attempted to make things interesting, but it was Special K's race to lose. In true Keselowski form, he did not. Martinsville is not an easy place to put a beating on the field, but such was not the case Sunday. That pulls Brad Keselowski even with Rowdy with dose victories on the campaign. If this trend holds, it will be one heck of a battle ...

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Is Kyle Busch Having THAT Season?

Good morning, racing campers! You'll recall last week, this observer said that 200 wins by Kyle Busch in the combination of Cup, Xfinity and Trucks wasn't the same as Richard Petty's 200 Cup wins. You may also recall yours truly saying he hasn't yet had that one dominating, signature season, a la Petty in '67, or Jeff Gordon in '98. Given his performance on the West Coast swing, one can't help but wonder if '19 is going to be THAT season for Rowdy. Obviously, there's a ton of season ahead. A ...

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Perspective: Kyle Busch & 199

From here, you can sure tell the difference between the media that really knows racing, and those that don't. Everywhere, it seems were reading on the big sports websites about how Kyle Busch is closing in on 200 victories. Richard Petty had 200. As most of us know, comparing the two isn't apples and oranges, it's more like apples and grapes. Let's be clear: winning 200 races total in Cup, Xfinity and trucks is huge. It means you've raced a ton, and you've raced it- in KB's case- like no one ...

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Observations From Turn One

The more things, change the more they stay the same. As the 2019 campaign enters Turn One, things still look largely familiar when looking back in recent history. The Contenders Still Contend Even with all the talk about the proliferation of youngsters in the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series, it's still the top dogs outrunning the pack. Joey Logano, Kyle Busch, Brad Keselowski, Denny Hamlin, Kevin Harvick- you remember those guys, right? The cream still rises to the top. Oh, the diaper da ...

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