NASCAR: Joe Gibbs Racing Names Kyle Busch’s Replacements In the Interim for X-Finity Series Races

By now, you should all know the story that Kyle Busch was injured in a crash during the NASCAR X-Finity Series season opener at Daytona two weeks ago. That crash will sideline Busch for several months as he suffered a compression fracture in his right leg and a broken left foot.

Last week, Erik Jones filled in for him in the No. 54 Monster Energy Drink Toyota in the X-Finity Series race at Atlanta.

Now, we know who will be filling in for Busch in several other events starting with this weekend’s race at Las Vegas. Continue reading NASCAR: Joe Gibbs Racing Names Kyle Busch’s Replacements In the Interim for X-Finity Series Races

NASCAR: Comcast Joins Carl Edwards as Primary Sponsor For Select Races in 2015

When Carl Edwards joined Joe Gibbs Racing in the offseason, both sides knew they still had some races they needed to find funding for.

Edwards, had Arris as the primary sponsor for most of the season, but they still had room left for more.

That came on Monday by virtue of Comcast. Continue reading NASCAR: Comcast Joins Carl Edwards as Primary Sponsor For Select Races in 2015

Fantasy NASCAR Picks for Kobalt Tools 400 at Las Vegas

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will travel to Las Vegas, Nevada this week for the Kobalt Tools 400.

Las Vegas Motor Speedway is considered a “Cookie Cutter” race track, but it is much different than other 1.5-mile tracks. It is a fast and very aero-sensitive race track. Having a loose race car is a common problem at Las Vegas. This makes passing very difficult so track position will be at a premium this week.

The key to winning this race will be to have a car that has balance through turn four. Most of the wrecks in the race involve cars trying to carry too much speed through the tricky turn. Teams will push the limits to have a car that is fast through this turn, but teams who go over the limit will find their car in the garage. Continue reading Fantasy NASCAR Picks for Kobalt Tools 400 at Las Vegas

NASCAR: Martin Truex Jr. Shining Through 1st Two Races of 2015

Hampton, GA- Martin Truex Jr. would like to forget the time period from the last 11 races of 2013 through the entire 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season.

We all know the story. Truex, drove his way into the Chase two years ago at Richmond only to have it taken away from him right after.

NASCAR deemed his teammates and organization cheated in order for him to make NASCAR’s 10-race playoff. At no point though was Truex involved in the scandal as he didn’t have any part of it. He just drove his tail off only to have it taken away from him.

Unfortunately in the aftermath, Truex lost his sponsor and his ride even though he didn’t do anything wrong. Continue reading NASCAR: Martin Truex Jr. Shining Through 1st Two Races of 2015

NASCAR: In Rare Opportunity, Brett Moffitt Dazzles En Route to Top 10 Finish in Atlanta

Hampton, GA- For the first two races of the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season, Michael Waltrip Racing needed replacement driver for Brian Vickers.

Vickers, needed surgery in the offseason and had to miss the first two races of the season in Daytona and Atlanta.

At Daytona, Michael Waltrip filled in for Vickers while Brett Moffitt drove the No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine today in Atlanta.

Moffitt, didn’t disappoint as the 21-year old drove the Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota to a top 10 finish in just his eighth career Sprint Cup Series start. Continue reading NASCAR: In Rare Opportunity, Brett Moffitt Dazzles En Route to Top 10 Finish in Atlanta

NASCAR: For 2nd Straight Week, Hendrick Motorsports Strong

Hampton, GA- At Daytona, the Hendrick Motorsports organization shined. They swept the front row for the season opener, swept both Budweiser Duels on Thursday night, then led 78-percent of the laps in the season opening Daytona 500.

Despite all of that, they left Daytona without the 500 victory.

The four car tandem combined to lead 158 of the 203 laps but none of them tookk the checkered flag. Dale Earnhardt Jr. came home third, Jimmie Johnson fifth Kasey Kahne ninth and Jeff Gordon 33rd. Continue reading NASCAR: For 2nd Straight Week, Hendrick Motorsports Strong

NASCAR: Joey Logano Lost Steam in the End As He Had to Settle for a 4th Place Effort

Hampton, GA- In the first half of today’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500, it looked like a Joey Logano and Kevin Harvick show. They both combined to lead all but four laps in the first 162 circuits as Logano led the first 85 green flag laps himself.

It was shaping up to be their race to lose as it was a repeat of yesterday’s NASCAR X-Finity Series race at the 1.54-mile Atlanta Motor Speedway where  they came home 1-2.

But, Logano fell off in the second half as last week’s Daytona 500 winner had to settle for a fourth place finish today.

“I don’t think we got worse, I just think everyone else got a little better,” said Logano after the race regarding the second half of today’s race. “We lost a little bit of steam but had nothing for those Hendrick cars or Harvick.” Continue reading NASCAR: Joey Logano Lost Steam in the End As He Had to Settle for a 4th Place Effort

NASCAR: Despite Starting in the Back, Kevin Harvick Rallies for Runner-Up at Atlanta

Hampton, GA- Entering yesterday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series final practice session at the 1.54-mile Atlanta Motor Speedway, Kevin Harvick had the be the favorite to reach victory lane in Sunday’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500.

Harvick, was third quickest in both test sessions on Thursday afternoon then was second quickest in the lone session on Friday.

In Friday evening’s qualifying session, Harvick qualified his No. 4 Jimmy John’s Chevrolet second. Continue reading NASCAR: Despite Starting in the Back, Kevin Harvick Rallies for Runner-Up at Atlanta

NASCAR: Blown Tire In Closing Stages Costs Carl Edwards at Atlanta

Hampton, GA- Carl Edwards was certainly one of the drivers to beat this weekend at the Atlanta Motor Speedway as his No. 19 Arris Toyota has been consistently up front in every practice session at the 1.54-mile track.

Edwards, was in the top five in all but one of the four sessions as he even qualified there on Friday evening.

The Missouri native ran inside the top 10 for almost all of Sunday’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 but a tire kept him out of victory lane. Continue reading NASCAR: Blown Tire In Closing Stages Costs Carl Edwards at Atlanta

NASCAR: Jimmie Johnson Victorious in Atlanta

Hampton, GA- Most thought 2014 was a down year for Jimmie Johnson. Despite reaching victory lane four times, he had his worst points finish of his career as he didn’t even crack the top 10 in the final standings. He would go 12 races at the beginning of last year without winning.

Now, in the second race of 2015, Johnson has already taken his No. 48 Lowe’s Chevrolet to victory lane.

Johnson, led 92 of the 325 laps on Sunday en route to his 71st career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory. Continue reading NASCAR: Jimmie Johnson Victorious in Atlanta