War Of Words Starting, Harvick Says He Heads To Homestead With No Pressure, Says It’s All On Truex and Busch, Truex Scoffs

The Championship 4 is now set for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Kyle Busch, Martin Truex Jr., Kevin Harvick and Brad Keselowski will vie for a chance to win the 2017 championship this weekend at the Homestead-Miami Speedway. With that being said, one driver said that he has no pressure heading to South Florida this weekend for Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 (2:30 p.m. ET/NBC/MRN) and that the pressure is on the two Toyota drivers. “Three of us have won championships, and Martin (Truex Jr.) has won a lot of…

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Allgaier’s Phoenix Finish Encumbered, Hit With An L1 Penalty, Loses Crew Chief For Homestead

We all knew it would be coming and on Monday morning it was confirmed. NASCAR XFINITY Series crew chief Jason Burdett has been fined $10,000 and suspended from this week’s championship-determining Ford EcoBoost 300 for a rules violation during this past weekend’s race at Phoenix Raceway. Burdett is crew chief for the No. 7 JR Motorsports Chevrolet driven by Justin Allgaier, who is one of the drivers in the Championship 4. According to the NASCAR penalty report issued Monday, Burdett and the JR Motorsports team were penalized for a rear brake…

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Kyle Busch Motorsports Ultimate Stepping Stone To Greater NASCAR Opportunities

While the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series is getting tougher and tougher to make money in, the series absolutely has to find a way to cut costs but be able to retain Kyle Busch Motorsports. While Kyle Busch himself has threatened to pull out of the series amid new rule changes that limit himself and other Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers from competing in the series on a regular basis, the recent string of success and promotion of drivers from KBM shows that they need to somehow find a…

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Kyle Busch Making Up For Slow Start To Season With Championship 4 Appearance

Back in June, everyone was wondering what was wrong with Joe Gibbs Racing. It took 19 races before a JGR driver won a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race when Denny Hamlin took his Toyota to victory lane at New Hampshire in July. That was the turning point for the organization. Over the last eight races of the regular season, JGR took four victories. In the playoffs, Kyle Busch has three more trips to victory lane. That’s seven wins over the last 16 races. They had none in the first…

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Truex The Ultimate Feel Good Story For This Year’s Championship

Martin Truex Jr. and Furniture Row Racing win the feel good story of the year. While they’re not necessarily owed the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship, they’ve certainly earned it. They’ve also earned the championship in feel good moments too. For Truex, what an amazing story he is. In 2013, he thought he made the playoffs. Unfortunately, amid a cheating scandal not of his doing, he was taken back out. He would lose his sponsor NAPA, then his team in Michael Waltrip Racing due to the aftermath of…

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Truex May Be The Favorite, But If He Doesn’t Win The Championship, Don’t Automatically Think The System Is Flawed

The 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season is coming to a close in this weekend’s Ford EcoBoost 400 (2:30 p.m. ET/NBC/MRN) at the Homestead-Miami Speedway. The Championship 4 is now set and Martin Truex Jr., Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick and Brad Keselowski will vie for the title in South Florida. Truex though, is the easy odds on favorite. He’s won seven times this season with 18 top five finishes and 25 top 10’s. He’s also led 2,175 laps as well. In the playoffs, he’s had a top five finish…

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Furniture Row Racing, Stewart-Haas Racing Came a Long Way Towards Cup Success

If you go back to almost a decade ago, if I told you Furniture Row Racing and Haas CNC Racing would be competing among as two of the four teams vying for the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship, you would have called me crazy. By 2008, FRR had been a DNQ for over 30 races in a span of two seasons. At the same time, Haas CNC had a six year average finish in the Cup Series of 26th. Neither team was a top 20 contender, let alone…

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Tony Stewart On The Verge Of A 3rd Cup Championship As An Owner In 7 Years, 2017 Could Cap Banner Year For SHR

When you look at the “big” teams in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, Hendrick Motorsports, Joe Gibbs Racing and Team Penske are pretty much the “big 3” in the sport. Each, are top dogs for their own manufacturers. Back in the 70s, 80s and 90s, it was Richard Petty Motorsports and Richard Childress Racing. Then, it was made into those three. But, one team owner is saying not so fast. Tony Stewart bought into Gene Haas’ racing team for the 2009 season. He left a stable ride at JGR…

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Keselowski Looking For Redemption After 2012 Cup Championship, Give Penske INDYCAR and NASCAR Titles In Same Season

When the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs were set to begin, Brad Keselowski kept saying how he didn’t think he had the speed in his No. 2 Ford to contend for many race wins. While he was right, Keselowski has just one win over the nine races in the playoffs so far and that occurred on a restrictor plate track at Talladega. Also, Keselowski has just three wins all season, the others on a short track at Martinsville and on the 1.5-mile Atlanta Motor Speedway in the second…

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Ford Looking For 1st Cup Champion In Over a Decade

Since 1965, Ford has won just eight Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championships. While they’re one of the most prestigious manufacturers and loyal participants in NASCAR, they just haven’t had the championship pedigree. Under the new “Chase” format that was adopted in 2004, Chevrolet has won 10 titles. Toyota and Dodge have each won a championship too. While Ford has won a title themselves, they haven’t won in over a decade. In fact, Kurt Busch won the inaugural championship under the “Chase” format in 2004. Unfortunately, they haven’t won a…

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