5 Favorites, 5 Sleepers For Sunday’s Overton’s 400 (2:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

We’re now to the 17th race of the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. For the first time since 2010, the race weekend at the Chicagoland Speedway is in July not in September as the opening race of the playoffs. With that being said, here are five sleepers and five favorites to win Sunday’s Overton’s 400 (2:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). 

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Nemechek Has Problem On Final Lap, Moffitt Winds Up In Victory Lane As Result

JOLIET, Ill – He wasn’t even supposed to be in this race but here Brett Moffitt is taking his No. 16 Toyota to victory lane for the third time of the 2018 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season on Friday night at the Chicagoland Speedway. Moffitt, told everyone over the last three weeks that funding for the Overton’s 225 was few and far between. Then, last weekend, he said barring a miracle, he wouldn’t be racing on the 1.5-mile track. By virtue of that, he’d be giving away both of his wins…

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Saturday’s Overton’s 300 (3:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) Will Be Fun Fight For Cup Drivers vs. XFINITY Series Regulars

JOLIET, Ill – The hottest debate in NASCAR’s feeder series’ are how to limit the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers participation in both the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series as well as the NASCAR XFINITY Series races. Through 14 XFINITY Series race, Cup drivers have won eight of them. The only reason its not higher is that they weren’t allowed to participate in five of the races so far and another one was a standalone event. But, for Saturday’s Overton’s 300 (3 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio), it could be a…

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5 Favorites, 5 Sleepers For Saturday’s Overton’s 300 (3:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

Saturday’s Overton’s 300 (3:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) at the Chicagoland Speedway may be one of the best races of the 2018 season. There are at least 10 drivers that I can make a valid case for in order to win this weekend’s race on the 1.5-mile track. This is going to be an all out war of Cup starts vs. XFINITY Series stars.

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5 Favorites For Friday Night’s Overton’s 225 (9 p.m. ET/FS1/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

For the first time in nearly a decade, the NASCAR race weekend at the Chicagoland Speedway will take part in July. That will likely change the way this race is run as it doesn’t have as big of playoff implications on it. Despite that, there are some clear cut favorites to win Friday night’s Overton’s 225 (9 p.m. ET/FS1/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) at the Chicagoland Speedway. Here are the top five. 

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Sadler Looking For Sponsorship For 2019 As One Main Financial Won’t Return Next Season

JOLIET, Ill – Elliott Sadler broke some news on Friday afternoon at the Chicagoland Speedway as he said during a press conference that he’s actively seeking some new funding with his sponsor One Main Financial not returning to his car for the 2019 NASCAR XFINITY Series season. The company has been his sponsor since 2010 and followed him every year since. This isn’t the first time that One Main Financial has ended their deal with Sadler but it could be the first one that lasts. In July of 2016, the two…

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Mercedes Duo Favorites In Austria, Haas Duo Quietly Strong

We already knew that the Mercedes duo were going to be strong this weekend in Austria. Since Formula One has been coming to the Red Bull Ring in 2014, Mercedes has won all four years. Plus, they’re coming off of a dominating weekend last week in France. With an even bigger upgrade this for this weekend’s Austrian Grand Prix (9 a.m. ET/ESPN2) how could you not pick them? After the two practice sessions on Friday, they’re backing up those claims. 

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Annett, Flying J Sign Multi-Year Extensions With JR Motorsports

JOLIET, Ill – JR Motorsports announced on Friday that they have signed a multi-year agreement with driver Michael Annett and partner Pilot Flying J that will return the pairing to the team’s 2019 lineup. With the renewal of Annett and Pilot Flying J, the largest operator of travel centers in North America, the announcement puts JRM on pace to compete with four full-time teams next season in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn., Pilot Flying J has more than 750 retail locations. The company enters its third year of…

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Self Makes Up For Last Year With Late Pass On Final Restart To Win ARCA Race In Chicagoland Speedway

JOLIET, Ill – Last year, Michael Self was at the Chicagoland Speedway with Mason Mitchell Motorsports and was in prime position to earn his first career ARCA Racing Series victory. Unfortunately, with 10 laps-to-go, Self had a right front tire go down and would bring out the final caution of the night. Despite leading 29 laps, he’d finish a disappointing 17th. Christopher Bell would win as a result of that. In the offseason, Self joined Venturini Motorsports, the same team that Bell drove for in that race last year and walks…

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