Mountain Dew, Elliott Agree To Sponsorship Extension Through 2020

Twelve-time NASCAR Cup Series champions Hendrick Motorsports and Mtn Dew have extended their long-standing partnership through 2020. The renewal will see star driver Chase Elliott continue to represent the bold and original Mtn Dew brand. Beginning in 2018 and continuing throughout the two-year extension, Mtn Dew will be a primary sponsor of Elliott and his No. 9 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 team for four Cup Series races annually. In addition, Mtn Dew, which has supported Elliott since his 2016 rookie of the year season, will be featured as an associate sponsor…

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5 Favorites For Thursday Night’s Buckle Up in Your Truck 225 (7:30 p.m. ET/FS1/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

After a week off, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series drivers are back in action for Thursday night’s Buckle Up in Your Truck 225 (7:30 p.m. ET/FS1/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) at the Kentucky Speedway. Here are the top five favorites to win the 150 Lap race. 

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Toronto The Spot Marco Andretti Can End Winless Drought

Marco Andretti hasn’t won a Verizon IndyCar Series race since the 2011 race at the Iowa Speedway. But, that winless drought could be coming to an end in Sunday’s Honda Indy Toronto (3 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network). Andretti, enters with some momentum and heads to one of his better tracks. Out of his last 11 Toronto starts, the third generation driver has finished inside the top 10 in eight of them, including a fourth place run last year. Plus, the Exhibition Place circuit was his dads playground. No one has…

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Ed Jones A Quiet Sleeper This Weekend In Toronto

Ed Jones has been surging lately. After a dismal Month of May in Indy, he’s been among the most consistent drivers in the Verizon IndyCar Series field. Jones, heads to Sunday’s Honda Indy Toronto (3 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network) with four top 10 finishes over his last five starts. But, take out the two races at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and some bad luck, and you’d see Jones could be a championship contender instead. Here’s why. 

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Schmidt Peterson Motorsports’ Canadian Duo Heads Home For Sunday’s Honda Indy Toronto (3 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network)

There’s no question, the Canadian race fans are some of the most passionate motorsports fans in the world. Even if the Verizon IndyCar Series races north of the border and they don’t have any Canadian drivers in it, the home fans still show out. But, what if not one, but two drivers that hail from Canada enter this weekend’s Honda Indy Toronto (3 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network) and what if both are on the same team? Also, what if both are from Toronto too? SPM has been closely followed this…

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Kanaan With Sights Set On Another Solid Run This Weekend In Toronto, Eyeing Podium Finish

Tony Kanaan is doing his job in 2018 of putting AJ Foyt Racing back on the right track. So far, it appears to be working. Now, Kanaan is aiming to keep his recent strength at Toronto going this weekend. While he’s never visited victory lane on the 1.786-mile street circuit and unless something drastic happens, it may not happen this weekend in Sunday’s Honda Indy Toronto (3 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network) either, this is still a race that Kanaan can get a top 10 finish in. 

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Wood Brothers To Honor 1968 Cale Yarborough Car In September’s Southern 500

For this year’s Bojangles Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway, Paul Menard’s No. 21 Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford Fusion will carry a red-and-white paint scheme reminiscent of the Wood Brothers’ 1968 Mercury Cyclone that Cale Yarborough drove to victory in the 1968 Southern 500. The paint scheme honoring Yarborough is part of the track’s fourth-annual throwback weekend. The theme for this year’s campaign is “Seven Decades of NASCAR” and few drivers and teams have as much history at Darlington as Yarborough and the Wood Brothers. Yarborough is from Timmonsville, S.C., which is…

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