5 Favorites, 5 Sleepers For Sunday’s Portland Grand Prix (2:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network)

We’re down to just two races remaining in the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season. Sunday’s Portland Grand Prix (2:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network) is the penultimate race in the season as the championship battle is really starting to heat up. Currently, Scott Dixon leads Alexander Rossi by 26 points. While there are others within striking distance, this is a race that’s pivotal in not only setting the stage for the season finale in two weeks in Sonoma, but also for drivers wanting to end the season on high note. Here…

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King, Sato, Harvey Sleepers So Far This Weekend In Portland

PORTLAND, Ore – We all know that the favorites to win Sunday’s Portland Grand Prix (2:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network) will be among the “Big 4.” Scott Dixon, Alexander Rossi, Will Power and Josef Newgarden have won 80-percent over the races in 2018 and led 72-percent of the laps. They’ve won all but one race since June 9. They’ve also been strong this weekend as Dixon, Power and Newgarden have been in the top in literally every session. But, what about some sleepers? There are three that are making some noise…

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Andretti Having Himself A Great Weekend In Portland

PORTLAND, Ore – I’ve written about this before and the streak unfortunately continues on. It’s been 124 races since Marco Andretti last visited victory lane in the Verizon IndyCar Series. He’s had some close calls since, but ever since that night at the Iowa Speedway in 2011, he hasn’t been back. But, as we’ve now been through four separate sessions around the Portland International Raceway this weekend, it appears that this may be Andretti’s shot at ending that drought. Andretti, had his No. 98 Honda second and fourth respectively in the…

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Bourdais/Power Lead INDYCAR Practices On Friday In Portland

PORTLAND, Ore – For the first time since 2007, the Verizon IndyCar Series drivers were laying down “official” laps around the 1.964-mile Portland International Raceway. While I know you may be thinking, didn’t they just run on Thursday there? Yes, they did, but Thursday’s times were “unofficial” laps due to having two separate test sessions. Friday’s times were able to go in the record book. 

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Jimmie Johnson, Hendrick Motorsports Looking Strong So Far This Weekend In Darlington

It’s been over a year since Jimmie Johnson last won a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race. He won three races all of last year but none since June 4. In fact, he only has six total top five finishes since the start of the 2017 season and none since May 27. So, why am I picking Johnson as a favorite this weekend? It’s simple. 

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Hamlin, Newman Lead Cup Practices At Darlington, Why Newman/Bowman Are In For A Fight On Sunday Night

It’s time for the 69th annual Bojangles Southern 500 (6 p.m. ET/NBC/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). Two Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice sessions are in the books and one thing is clear, Sunday night’s race at the Darlington Raceway is going to be as chaotic as ever. Just look at both speed charts in the two Friday practice sessions to see why. Only one driver was in the top five for both sessions. Just two of them were even in the top 14 in both. 

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5 Favorites, 5 Sleepers For Sunday’s Bojangles Southern 500 (6 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

When asked which races makes a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers’ career, one of them is how well they’ve done in the Southern 500. It’s one of the crown jewels of the NASCAR schedule. I assure you, every driver in Sunday night’s Bojangles Southern 500 (6 p.m ET/NBCSN/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) wants to win this race. Here are five favorites and five sleepers to do so. 

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Busch Says He Has 2 Offers For 2019, Truex Could Be Heading To JGR, Suarez Other Dominoes In Place

NASCAR Silly Season is really starting to heat up. As Labor Day weekend comes on the calendar, the annual game of musical chairs in the NASCAR world start to come to a head. There are several rumors surrounding the sport, a few though will dictate how this year’s game will be played. At the top of the list is Kurt Busch and Martin Truex Jr. 

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5 Favorites For Saturday’s Sports Clips 200 (3:30 p.m. ET/NBC/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

The “Lady in Black” will host two NASCAR races this weekend as the racing action gets kicked off on Saturday afternoon for the Sports Clips 200 (3:30 p.m. ET/NBC/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). The NASCAR XFINITY Series race has always been a good one at the Darlington Raceway and once again shouldn’t disappoint. Cup drivers have won all but two races since 2005 at Darlington and have won 11 of 23 races this season. Could either Denny Hamlin, Brad Keselowski or Kevin Harvick keep that dominance going? Here are the top five…

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Bell, Sadler Lead XFINITY Series Practices On Friday In Darlington

The NASCAR XFINITY Series took to the Darlington Raceway for two practice sessions on Friday afternoon. These were in preparation for Saturday’s Sports Clips 200 (3:30 p.m. ET/NBC/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). The retro weekend isn’t limited to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series as the XFINITY Series drivers showed off their throwback colors on the South Carolina race track on Friday. In the first session Christopher Bell topped the speed charts with a speed of 169.356 mph in his No. 20 Toyota. Bell, has been stout all year long and if…

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