Will Anyone Outside Of Playoff Cutoff Bump Their Way In At Kansas?

We’re down to the cutoff race of the Round of 12. If Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400 (2 p.m. ET/NBC/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) is anything like the last few 1.5-mile races that we’ve seen, then buckle up. We have 10 drivers going for six spots in this weekend’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at the Kansas Speedway. With where things stand though, there’s realistically only six drivers vying for two spots. Currently, Kevin Harvick (+63), Kyle Busch (+46), Joey Logano (+39), Kurt Busch (+30), Clint Bowyer (+21) and Martin Truex Jr.…

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Lilly Diabetes Pulls XFINITY Series Sponsorship Past 2018, Reed Exploring Free Agency

A few months ago, Lilly Diabetes had some bad publicity when they pulled their sponsorship on Conor Daly for some unfortunate circumstances. It portrayed their company in a bad light. On Monday, they’ve announced that they won’t be returning to NASCAR in general for next season. Lilly Diabetes announced that they have ended their partnership with Roush/Fenway Racing past the 2018 season. They’ve been on the  No. 16 Ford for Ryan Reed since he made his series debut in 2013 and was the sponsor on his car when he won…

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Peak To Sponsor Clint Bowyer For 3 Races In 2019

Old World Industries, the makers of PEAK Coolant & Antifreeze and BlueDEF Diesel Exhaust Fluid and Equipment, has partnered with Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR), the championship-winning NASCAR team. PEAK Coolant & Antifreeze and BlueDEF Diesel Exhaust Fluid and Equipment will be the primary sponsor for driver Clint Bowyer and the No. 14 team for three Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races in 2019 with associate sponsorship on the No. 14 Ford Mustang at all other races.

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Wrangler To Sponsor Blaney This Weekend In Kansas And Future Races Too

Team Penske has announced a new partnership with VF Workwear.  Under the multi-year agreement, VF Workwear’s Wrangler Riggs brand will be the primary sponsor of the No. 12 Ford Fusion driven by Ryan Blaney in the NASCAR Cup Series, beginning with this weekend’s event at Kansas Speedway. The new partnership also includes VF brands serving as a primary sponsor on the No. 12 Ford for the Cup Series races at Michigan (June) and Kansas (October) in both 2019 and 2020. The VF Workwear family of brands features names that are…

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Ford Delivers Another Strong Restrictor Plate Race

TALLADEGA, Ala – One manufacturer is going to hate to see this new 2019 rules package in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Ford, would love to keep this restrictor plate package for another year. Instead, three of the four plate races in 2019 will use tapered spacers instead of restrictor plates. That’s not a welcomed site for them. Sunday’s 1000Bulbs.com 500 at the Talladega Superspeedway was their 18th restrictor plate win in the last 32 races. That’s 18 wins since 2011. But, over the last 11, they’ve reached victory lane…

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Stenhouse, Allmendinger, Smith Have Great Days In Talladega

TALLADEGA, Ala – Three drivers that normally aren’t contending for wins during the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season leave the Talladega Superspeedway with top 10 finishes in Sunday’s 1000Bulbs.com 500. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. benefitted from hitting pit lane on Lap 161 to bring his No. 17 Ford home third. When most of the leaders were low on fuel, Stenhouse could pounce. It was his first top five finish since the spring race on the 2.66-mile Alabama superspeedway (21 races) and second straight top 10 effort on the year. 

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Busch and Truex Have Rough Days But Late Caution Saves Their Playoff Hopes

TALLADEGA, Ala – Who would have thought that despite being involved in the last lap crash in Turn 1, both Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr. would be leaving the Talladega Superspeedway in good shape in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs. For much of Sunday’s 1000Bulbs.com 500, both Busch and Truex would ride in the back. It wasn’t by design either. They were just that off in terms of handling. Truex, scored zero stage points for the entire race while Busch had just four. For the Round of 12,…

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Logano Nabs Another Top 5 While Keselowski And Blaney Fall Below Cutoff Line Due To Low Fuel

TALLADEGA, Ala – Joey Logano just keeps rattling off top 10 after top 10. In Sunday’s 1000Bulbs.com 500, Logano brought his No. 22 Ford home fifth for his seventh top 10 finish over the last nine starts on the season. Five of those seven were in the top five even. Over that time frame, Logano has amassed the best average finishing position in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and takes a 39 point advantage over the cutoff line to the final race of the Round of 12 next weekend at…

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Kurt Busch Runs Out Of Gas, Questions NASCAR As Aric Almirola Wins Sunday’s 1000Bulbs.com 500

TALLADEGA, Ala – Stewart-Haas Racing had Sunday’s 1000Bulbs.com 500 assured. In fact, they were destined for a 1-2-3-4 finish at the Talladega Superspeedway. Unfortunately, a caution flag flew for a crash with two laps-to-go in regulation bringing out the eighth and final yellow of the day. SHR had the top four spots at the time and had worked so well together to enable that. The yellow though, well it changed everything. 

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Hendrick Motorsports Once Again Strong In Restrictor Plate Qualifying, Team Penske Struggles

TALLADEGA, Ala – Qualifying to set the field for Sunday’s 1000Bulbs.com 500 (2 p.m. ET/NBC/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) saw some teams gamble for speed where others went for more of a handling setup. So, if you’re a fan of Team Penske, don’t be alarmed that none of their three drivers made it to the final round of Busch Pole qualifying at the Talladega Superspeedway on Saturday. In fact, all three will start together. 

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