36 Cars Entered In Cup Race This Weekend in Atlanta, Why Charter System May Not Be Working

The entry list for Sunday’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 (2 p.m. ET/FOX/PRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) is out, and the biggest thing you’ll notice on it is, how short it looks. Your eyes are deceiving you either. There’s just 36 cars on the entry list for a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race. All 36 teams are chartered too. There’s not one single non charted team that is on the entry list to show up at the Atlanta Motor Speedway this weekend. That’s a problem. The question now is, will the…

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Bubba Wallace Gets a New Sponsor For Atlanta

Just one day after his emotional second place finish in the season opening Daytona 500, Darrell Wallace Jr. has found a new sponsor. Driving 101, which operates the NASCAR Racing Experience, Richard Petty Driving Experience and Mario Andretti Racing Experience will be the primary sponsor in his No. 43 Chevrolet. The NASCAR Racing Experience is an experiential racing company offering realistic racing programs to motorsports fans at 19 tracks across the United States. The Mario Andretti Racing Experience is held at 15 tracks. “It’s great to see partners coming on…

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NASCAR Drivers Pushing/Blocking Too Hard At End of Stage Breaks, Races On Plate Tracks

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla – Now that the 2018 Daytona Speedweeks is behind us, one thing was clear following the seven races at the Daytona International Speedway, drivers are pushing way too hard at the end of stage breaks or races. Take the ARCA Series season opener on Feb. 10, the race didn’t have stages, but the ending was an embarrassment. It took over an hour to run one lap. The Clash one day later was calm throughout the second half of the race, but a last lap crash ended it. The Duels…

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Chevrolet Closes Out Daytona Speedweeks With a Bang

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla – Chevrolet was hoping to make the 2018 NASCAR season better all around. They watched Toyota celebrate two championships, one in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and the other in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. In fact, in Cup competition, they were shut out of the Championship 4 at Homestead. Luckily, they had all four participants in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. But, that led to a frustrating start to the offseason. On the Cup side though, they were ready to roll out a new car. The…

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Despite Dropping a Cylinder, Clint Bowyer Salvages Top 15 Finish in Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla – Heading into the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season opener at Daytona, I thought that Clint Bowyer was an excellent sleeper choice to win the 60th annual Daytona 500. Bowyer, started 10th in his No. 14 Ford and was part of the organization that won last year’s race. Furthermore, his manufacturer in Ford had won seven straight points paying restrictor plate races and had been the class of the field so far during Speedweeks. The gameplan was perfect for he and his Stewart-Haas Racing team. The…

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Truex’s Title Defense Begins With 18th Place Daytona 500 Finish

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla – In his first race in defending his 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship, Martin Truex Jr. had a rather interesting day in Sunday’s Daytona 500. Truex, started 24th, but quickly found his way up front battling for the lead in the first stage. He gained 10 spots in the first seven laps of the race. In fact, like last year, he did his best to earn stage points finishing fifth and sixth respectively in the first two stages of the Great American Race. What’s funny is,…

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