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NASCAR 2017 season recaps for top drivers

NASCAR editors recap the 2017 season for Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoff drivers and the top five drivers in both the NASCAR XFINITY Series and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.

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— Dec. 4: No. 16 Ryan Newman: Outlook | Season recap | Career highlights
— Dec. 5: XFINITY Series: Fifth-place recap (Cole Custer) Season recap
— Dec. 5: Truck Series: Fifth-place recap (Ben Rhodes) Season recap
— Dec. 6: No. 15 Kasey Kahne: OutlookSeason recap | Career highlights
— Dec. 7: No. 14 Kurt Busch: OutlookSeason recap | Career highlights 
— Dec. 8: No. 13 Ricky Stenhouse Jr.: Outlook | Season recap | Career highlights
— Dec. 11: No. 12 Jamie McMurray: Outlook | Season recap | Career highlights
— Dec. 12: XFINITY Series: Fourth-place recap (Daniel Hemric) Season recap
— Dec. 12: Truck Series: Fourth-place recap (Matt Crafton) Season recap
— Dec. 12: Monster Energy Series non-playoff drivers recap Season recap
— Dec. 13: No. 11 Austin Dillon: Outlook | Season recap | Career highlights
— Dec. 14: No. 10 Jimmie Johnson: Outlook | Season recap | Career highlights
— Dec. 15: No. 9 Ryan Blaney: Outlook | Season recap | Career highlights
— Dec. 18: No. 8 Kyle Larson: OutlookSeason recap | Career highlights
— Dec. 19: XFINITY Series: Third-place recap (Justin Allgaier) Season recap
— Dec. 19: Truck Series: Third -place recap (Austin Cindric) Season recap
— Dec. 20: No. 7 Matt Kenseth: Video | Season recap | Career highlights 
— Dec. 21: No. 6 Denny Hamlin: Video | Season recap | Career highlights
— Dec. 22: No. 5 Chase Elliott: Outlook | Season recap | Career highlights 
— Dec. 26: No. 4 Brad Keselowski: Video | Season recap | Career highlights
— Dec. 26: XFINITY Series: Second-place recap (Elliott Sadler) Season recap 
— Dec. 26: Truck Series: Second-place recap (Johnny Sauter) Season recap
— Dec. 27: No. 3 Kevin Harvick: Video | Outlook | Season recap | Career highlights
— Dec. 28: No. 2 Kyle Busch: Outlook | Season recap | Career highlights
— Dec. 29: XFINITY Series: First-place recap (William Byron) VideoSeason recap
— Dec. 29: Truck Series: First-place recap (Christopher Bell) Video | Season recap
— Dec. 29: No. 1 Martin Truex Jr. Video | Season recap | Career highlights