Sauter, Crafton Could Shine Saturday In Martinsville

Up next for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Playoffs is Martinsville Speedway, a track at which veterans Johnny Sauter and Matt Crafton shine. Sauter has won at Martinsville three-times in his career and has eight top fives and 11 top 10s in 21 starts. Crafton has made 33 starts at Martinsville, the most of any driver, posting two wins, nine top fives and 19 top 10s. Noah Gragson’s first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series win was at this race in 2017, his second appearance in the series at the track. At…

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Sergio Perez Looking For Success In Home Grand Prix

Sergio Perez will be treated like a rock star this weekend as he returns home for the Mexican Grand Prix. Perez, has a great shot of success too, as the “Big 3” teams have had up and down moments in this race. Lewis Hamilton finished ninth last year. Sebastian Vettel has never had a podium in Mexico. Daniel Ricciardo has just one podium in three tries including 20th last season. Max Verstappen has one podium, albeit a win last year, but he was also ninth in 2015. The door is…

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Mexican Grand Prix Could Be Wide Open

Formula 1 will be in action for the second consecutive weekend as they’ll take on the Mexican Grand Prix on Sunday. Despite Lewis Hamilton having won there in 2016 and having won four of the last five races, I feel like this weekend is wide open. Hamilton and Mercedes went conservative in the United States Grand Prix and he finished third. He only needs to finish seventh or better on Sunday. Do they remain conservative? He finished ninth in this race last year and is coming off of his worst…

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Veterans Shine For Round of 8 Playoff Spots

Heading into the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, the main storyline was the new found “youth movement.” NASCAR had seen a ton of veterans retire from the sport lately and their rides were being filled with much younger drivers. Three of the four drivers at Hendrick Motorsports were 25 years of age or younger. Half of the drivers at Joe Gibbs Racing are 26 or younger. Team Penske has two of their three drivers aged 28 or younger. The youth is here. 

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Round of 8 Preview and Predictions

Well, here we are, down to the final four races of the season. The Round of 8 will consist of three different disciplines of tracks and will eliminate four more drivers for championship contention. It all starts this weekend at the .526-mile Martinsville (VA) Speedway. From there, we go to another 1.5-mile track at the Texas Motor Speedway then close out the round on the one-mile ISM Raceway in Phoenix. Heading into this round, the “Big 3” hold a wide advantage over everyone else. Kyle Busch is +40 while Kevin…

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Joey Logano On Track For Another Championship 4 Appearance

In baseball, the San Francisco Giants were the every other year organization. They won the World Series in 2010, 2012 and 2014. Well, while Joey Logano has never won a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship, he’s on track for a similar feat to the Giants. Logano, has made NASCAR’s final round of the playoffs in 2014 and again in 2016. Trends say he will make it again in 2018. 

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Truex Ready To Cash In Sunday In Martinsville

Martin Truex Jr. has shown a lot of speed in his No. 78 Toyota at the Martinsville Speedway as of late. Since 2015, the Furniture Row Racing driver has five top six finishes in seven tries. Unfortunately, he hasn’t scored a win in that time frame. Truex, is 0-for-25 in his career on the Virginia paperclip. He’s only scored six top six finishes in his career there. Despite that low number, four of those six have come in the last three years. Also, there’s this, Truex has started in the…

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Round of 8 Could Be Chase Elliott’s Round To Shine

For the second consecutive season, Chase Elliott has made it to the Round of 8. Unlike last year, I think this is the round where Elliott has his coming out party. Yes, Elliott earned not just his first career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory this season, but also his second and third as well. I wouldn’t be shocked to see his No. 9 Chevrolet up front battling for even more race wins this round. 

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Round of 8 Could Be Tough For SHR, Here’s Why

If anyone is going to win this year’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship, look no further than one of the four Stewart-Haas Racing drivers. Out of the eight remaining drivers, SHR had half of the field. After a phenomenal Round of 12 in which SHR dominated in all three races, Kevin Harvick, Kurt Busch, Aric Almirola and Clint Bowyer all advanced to the Round of 8. Now, they’re looking to get multiple drivers through to the Championship 4 at Homestead. 

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Kyle Busch Looking For Another Top 2 Finish On Sunday

It’s no secret, Kyle Busch’s last few months in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series haven’t exactly gone the way that he would have hoped. Busch, went from the Coca Cola 600 on May 27 to the August 12 race at the Michigan International Speedway scoring 10 top five finishes, seven of which in the top three, in a 11 race span. In the nine races since, Busch has finished in the top five just twice. One was a win at Richmond back in September and the other a runner-up…

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