Hamlin Picks Up 3rd Top 4 Finish To Start 2018 Season

AVONDALE, AZ – There’s not many drivers outside of Denny Hamlin that has had such a great start to the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. Yes, Kevin Harvick is leaps and bounds better than everyone else right now, but Hamlin is right there on his tail. In Daytona, Hamlin brought his No. 11 Toyota home third. The next week in Atlanta, he went off strategy and finished fourth in his Joe Gibbs Racing entry. Last weekend in Las Vegas, he was in the hunt for another top 10 finish,…

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For 2nd Straight Week, Busch Follows Harvick Across The Finish Line

AVONDALE, AZ – Last weekend, Kyle Busch said that his second place finish to race winner Kevin Harvick was the best he’s ever felt after not winning. He said he was basically the best in class as he watched Harvick lead 214 of the 267 laps that day. He had nothing for him. No one did for that matter. For a second straight week, Busch had nothing for Harvick again. The Joe Gibbs Racing driver followed Harvick across the finish line in Sunday’s TicketGuardian 500 at the ISM Raceway in Phoenix…

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Elliott Earns 4th Top 10 in 5 Phoenix Starts, Hendrick Has Better Day on Sunday In Phoenix

AVONDALE, AZ – The start of the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season has been miserable for the entire Hendrick Motorsports organization. But, Sunday’s TicketGuardian 500 at the ISM Raceway in Phoenix on Sunday, was cause for hope for the storied organization. Rookie William Byron led his first laps of his Cup career, leading 15 circuits around the 1.022-mile Arizona track on Sunday. He’d finish a career best 12th. 

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Harvick The True King of the Desert in Phoenix

AVONDALE, AZ – Kevin Harvick was fuming mad at NASCAR and all of his haters this week. When his car was found illegal in the R&D Center on Wednesday, he felt that the crime didn’t fit the punishment. His Vegas win was deemed encumbered. A week later, he was back in victory lane for the third straight week. 

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SHR Puts All 4 Drivers In The Top 10 in Phoenix

AVONDALE, AZ – 2018 has been the year of Stewart Haas Racing in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. On Sunday, Kevin Harvick picked up his third straight victory in the TicketGuardian 500 at the ISM Raceway in Phoenix. While Harvick is stealing the show, his teammates had quiet days up front too. Kurt Busch won the second stage of the race, his second of the season too, and earned 13 total stage points on the 1.022-mile track this weekend. He’d finish 10th in the end, for his second top 10…

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Statement Made, Harvick Wins 3rd Straight Cup Race Sunday in Phoenix

AVONDALE, AZ – Kevin Harvick was hungry. There wouldn’t be enough Jimmy John’s in this world to feed his appetite. That’s a scary thing right now. Especially with how dominant Harvick has been in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series this season. Heading into Sunday’s TicketGuardian 500 at the ISM Raceway in Phoenix, Harvick had led 395 laps over the last two races. In Atlanta, he led 181 laps en route to a dominating win. The next week in Las Vegas, he’d sweep all three stages, leading 214 of the 267…

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Coming Out of The Pits In Traffic Costs Andretti a Top 5 Finish

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla – Marco Andretti was well on his way to a top five finish in Sunday’s Firestone Grand Prix of St. Pete. He was on the right pit strategy and was running in the top five near the mid portion of the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season opener. Unfortunately, some bad luck on his pit sequence led him to a ninth place finish in his No. 98 Honda. Andretti, had the pace all weekend. But like this luck in the race, he was always getting fast runs and catching…

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What Wickens and Rossi Had To Say About Lap 108 Incident

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla – What a wild and thrilling 2018 season opening Verizon IndyCar Series race on the streets of St. Pete on Sunday. We nearly saw a rookie winner making his first career series start take the checkered flag first for the fourth time in series history. Instead, it ended in a controversial way. Robert Wickens had to stave off Alexander Rossi not one, not two, but three times over the final 11 laps of Sunday’s Firestone Grand Prix of St. Pete. He drove flawlessly in all.

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Hinchcliffe Salvages 4th Place Finish on Sunday at St. Pete

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla – Heading to the final green flag of the race on Lap 108 of the 110 lap Firestone Grand Prix of St. Pete, Schmidt Peterson Motorsports had cars in first and fifth place. Unfortunately, coming out of the first corner, they were in fourth and 18th. Robert Wickens and Alexander Rossi made contact on the restart in that first corner, causing Wickens’ car to come to a crashing stop. Wickens, was leading at the time. His SPM teammate James Hinchcliffe had to narrowly avoid being caught up in…

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Despite Bad Luck To Start The Race, Hunter-Reay Still Lands Top 5 Finish In St. Pete

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla – If Ryan Hunter-Reay didn’t have any bad luck, he’d have no luck at all. It seems like every time he has a car more than capable of reaching victory lane, some mechanical malfunction normally takes him out of contention. Luckily on Sunday, Hunter-Reay showed just how good of a car he really had and made most wonder what if? Hunter-Reay, was quickest on the overall speed charts on Friday. He was third quickest in the first session, tops in the second. 

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