5 Storylines For Sunday’s Iowa 250 (5 p.m. ET/FS1/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

The NASCAR XFINITY Series is back to action this weekend for Sunday’s Iowa 250 (5 p.m. ET/FS1/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) at the Iowa Speedway. It’s a great shot for these drivers and teams to showcase their talents and should be a great race in the heat of the day. Here are five storylines for the race weekend. 

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5 Storylines For Saturday Night’s M&M’s 200 (7 p.m. ET/FS1/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

After a week with teaming up with the INDYCAR guys in Texas, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series teams will move back to sharing the track with NASCAR drivers as they’ll have a doubleheader weekend with the NASCAR XFINITY Series teams this weekend at the Iowa Speedway. That’s why Saturday’s M&M’s 200 (7 p.m. ET/FS1/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) is full of storylines. Here are the top five. 

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Jones Talks Upcoming Coke Zero 400 Weekend In Daytona

Normally, drivers strive to “keep it straight” at Daytona International Speedway, a 2.5-mile high-banked high-speed tri-oval where control is essential.Wednesday was somewhat different for Erik Jones. Control was a relative term. Jones, one of the bright young stars for both Joe Gibbs Racing and the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, spent the morning on the edge, free-wheeling several tire-squealing Toyotas on the “Toyota Thrill Ride” outside the speedway’s frontstretch. Speedway President Chip Wile and area media members went along for the rides, during an event promoting the July 7, 60th annual Coke…

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Hendrick Steadily Improving, Need To Move From 10th to 15th Place Cars To Top 5 Next

The start of the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season started off frustrating for the entire Hendrick Motorsports camp. It took until the fourth race of the season for any of their four drivers to get a top five finish. Unfortunately though, that result was later taken away for an L-1 violation. Through the first seven races of the year, all four HMS drivers struggled. The top driver in terms of average finishing position was Alex Bowman with a 16.28 result. Chase Elliott was next best with a 16.5.…

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Team Penske Consistent In 2018 But Not Winning On A Regular Basis…Yet

If you look at strictly the driver standings, you’d think that Team Penske was having a phenomenal season in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski are both in the top four of the standings while Ryan Blaney is ninth. But, in all reality, despite having a great start to the year, they haven’t been knocking down the door of victory lane as much as they would have liked to by now. Combined, they’ve won just one race in 2018 and that came at the Talladega…

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XFINITY Series, Truck Series 2019 Schedules Released On Wednesday

NASCAR released the 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series schedules on Wednesday. Both series begin their respective seasons at Daytona International Speedway and conclude with finales at Homestead-Miami Speedway, akin to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and mirroring recent years with a tripleheader at both sites. All three series also will be off Easter weekend (April 20-21), and track dates bring a measure of consistency to both series. The current Camping World Truck Series will be renamed the Gander Outdoors Truck Series beginning in 2019,…

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Kenseth To Race In 10 More Cup Races In 2018

Matt Kenseth will pilot Roush Fenway Racing’s flagship No. 6 Ford for 10 more races in 2018. Starting on July 14 at Kentucky Speedway, Kenseth’s summer stretch of four-straight weekends will conclude at Watkins Glen International on August 5. Kenseth made his return to Roush Fenway earlier this year at Kansas Speedway and raced five consecutive weeks at the helm of the No. 6 Ford. After Kentucky, he will be behind the wheel of the car at Loudon (July 22), Pocono (July 29) and Watkins Glen (Aug. 5) – tracks…

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Is Clint Bowyer A Title Contender? Why I Say He Is

At this point last year, Clint Bowyer had just two top five finishes and five top 10’s. As we head into the off weekend this year, Bowyer has already reached victory lane twice to go along with eight top 10 finishes in his No. 14 Ford. 12 of his 15 starts this season have produced a top 15 result. He had 11 in 2018. So, as the top 15’s are nearly identical, he’s showing that he can run closer to the front. So, does that make him a championship contender?

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoff Bubble, Harvick vs. Busch Battle, Key Things To Watch For Final 11 Regular Season Races

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver will get a much needed week off this week, but when they return to action next week in Sonoma, there’s going to be an intense battle on both ends of the playoff grid. First off, the battle between Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch will be one for the ages. Combined, they’ve won nine of the 15 races in 2018 including six of the last eight. Busch, has four wins to his credit with nine top three finishes in his No. 18 Toyota in…

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Prime Real Estate To Be The Race After Indy On The 2019 Schedule A Battle Between Roger Penske and Eddie Gossage

INDIANAPOLIS – While the Verizon IndyCar Series heads into a much needed off week, the three races presiding the week off, well those will be a big topic of conversation for the foreseeable future. See, INDYCAR hasn’t announced the 2019 schedule yet and until they do, the battle to be the first race after the 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500 is going to be a fight between Belle Isle and Texas. Bud Denker said that Belle Isle would be back on the schedule in 2019 and in the same…

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