Billy Johnson to Make Cup Debut This Weekend in Famed No. 43 Ford at Sonoma

Since Darrell Wallace Jr. doesn’t have a ton of road racing experience, Richard Petty Motorsports is using a road racing ace for their replacement for Aric Almirola in the famed No. 43 Ford this weekend at Sonoma. RPM called on Billy Johnson to drive their car on the California road course. Johnson, a former Roush/Fenway Racing driver, made five XFINITY Series starts. His best result was an eight place effort at Montreal in 2012. Johnson, currently drives for Chip Ganassi Racing and their sports car program, with him recently competing…

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Scott Dixon a Quiet Sleeper to Contend This Weekend in Road America

INDIANAPOLIS – Is a guy with 40 career Verizon IndyCar Series victories, the current points leader, and one of the all-time greats ever considered a sleeper in a race? Well, this weekend Scott Dixon is. There’s no question that the four Team Penske drivers are going to be the favorites to win this weekend’s Verizon IndyCar Series race at Road America. They dominated there last year, leading all but two of the 50 laps, and have dominated on true road courses this season. Mix all that together and you get what…

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Will Road America Be Another Penske Dominating Show This Weekend, It’s Already Turning Out to Be

INDIANAPOLIS – It’s funny how this season has shaped up for Team Penske. It’s gone in trends. After leading just 18 total laps through the first two races of the Verizon IndyCar Series season (9-percent) they followed that up with leading 411 of the 425 laps over the next three combined races (97-percent). Then, they followed that back up with a three race stretch of just 30 total laps led over the next 340 laps (8-percent). But, that trend could soon go back to that stretch they had in the middle…

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Why Graham Rahal Can Keep Dominating Streak Going Through This Weekend at Road America

INDIANAPOLIS – Heading to Indianapolis for the Month of May, Graham Rahal had just one top 10 finish, a 10th place effort at Long Beach, and sat 17th in the Verizon IndyCar Series points standings. Now, two months and just five races later, here Rahal is contending for a championship. Rahal, started 20th for the IndyCar Grand Prix on May 13 but charged forward to a sixth place finish on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course. Then, in the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 on May 28, Rahal started 14th…

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Is This The Year AJ Allmendinger Finally Gets to Victory Lane at Sonoma

After a big penalty at the beginning of the season, AJ Allmendinger knows that he realistically needs to get his No. 47 Chevrolet victory lane in order to be playoff bound for the second time of his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career. Currently, the JTG-Daugherty Racing driver sits 26th in the Cup points standings, some 202 points out of the final playoff spot. That’s a ton of ground he would need to make up over the next 10 races if he doesn’t win on Sunday at Sonoma. With that…

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Clint Bowyer a Big Sleeper To Win This Weekend in Sonoma

At Sonoma, it’s hard to pinpoint a favorite to win there. Road course races are extremely difficult to give an educated guess on what would happen. But, the usual suspects will be brought up this weekend anyways. One driver though that most will overlook and can easily come in and not just win on Sunday, but steal a playoff berth as well is Clint Bowyer. It’s no secret, this year has been much better for Bowyer. After two miserable years with Michael Waltrip Racing, then one dismal year last year…

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Is This Kasey Kahne’s Chance at Victory This Weekend in Sonoma

For drivers that know they need to win in order to make the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs, these next two weeks are their best shot to do so. With a road course in Sonoma on Sunday and a restrictor plate race at Daytona next Saturday night, these are two opportunities for a wild card driver to find his or her way to victory lane, earning an automatic playoff bid. That’s why Kasey Kahne has to be giddy heading to wine country this weekend. Kahne, sits a disappointing 21st…

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