Other Than Indy 500, Penske Downright Dominating 2017 IndyCar Season

INDIANAPOLIS – We all knew that Team Penske would dominate during the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season. After a slow start, they’ve since turned up the wick to pure domination. Really with 13 races down, Penske has been by far the most superior team in nine of them. In the first two races of the season, they led just 18 laps combined. In the Indianapolis 500, they were really an after thought. Helio Castroneves did finish second, but Penske combined to lead just 12 of the 200 laps. That’s 30 laps…

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Leaving Mid-Ohio, IndyCar/MRTI Championships Getting Tight As Seasons Come Close To a Close

INDIANAPOLIS – It’s hard to believe, but the 2017 season for the Verizon IndyCar Series as well as all three rings of the Mazda Road to Indy are coming to a close soon. The Verizon IndyCar Series has two weeks off before returning to the Pocono Raceway on Aug. 20. Counting Pocono, they have just four races left (Pocono, Gateway, Watkins Glen, Sonoma). But, the MRTI series’ is right there with them. The Indy Lights drivers have three weeks off before returning to Gateway. They have just two races left, one…

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Now That Kyle Busch Has Won, Will The Victories Come In Bunches Now

We’ve all seen it, once a driver gets a taste of winning, the victories come pouring in after. Well, the same may be able to be said for Kyle Busch. He gave Toyota their 100th Cup victory and 400th win in NASCAR at Pocono last Sunday, ending a 36 race winless drought. But, will the wins start piling on for Busch moving forward? I’d absolutely say with the upmost confidence they will. Busch said it himself, he didn’t think this time was ever going to come. They’d have very strong…

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Jamie McMurray Has To Be Sweating Weekend Trip to Watkins Glen

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoff bubble is shrinking and no one is sweating that more than Jamie McMurray. Yes, Joey Logano is slipping and has eight finishes outside the top 20 over his last 12 starts, but he drives for Team Penske and knows that they can turn things around on any given moment. Maybe that comes this weekend at Watkins Glen where he has four straight top seven finishes there on the Cup side, including a win in 2015 and second place effort in 2016. He also…

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Win Or Go Home Mentality For AJ Allmendinger for Watkins Glen

There’s not many Game 7 moments for NASCAR drivers, but for AJ Allmendinger, Sunday’s I Love New York 355 (3 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN) is his. Allmendinger knows, this is his last real chance to make this year’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs. Currently, he sits 27th in the Cup standings and is a wide 277 points behind the bubble. He has just two top 15 finishes over his last 15 Cup starts this season and neither resulted in a top five. But, this weekend is a road course, one that…

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Will Watkins Glen Really Shake Up Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Wildcard Bubble, Sizing Up the Field

We’re down to just five races left in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regular season and with that being said, the playoff bubble is still wide open. Currently, 14 different drivers have won the 21 races to this point in the season. 13 of which though can use those wins as a spot in the playoffs come September. With that being said, that means we only have three wildcard spots open and really five main drivers vying for those positions. But, with Watkins Glen next on the schedule, the…

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Joey Logano’s Grasp On Playoff Bubble Slipping, Can He Get Watkins Glen Victory?

At one point this year, Joey Logano looked like a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship favorite. He had eight top six finishes through the first nine races of the season. He celebrated in victory lane at Richmond and appeared locked and loaded for a championship run. Since, he’s looking pedestrian. In fact, his grasp on the playoffs are slipping further and further by the week. The stats may say he has a victory this year, but the win actually doesn’t count. His car was found to be illegal and…

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