Hamlin Picks Up 3rd Top 4 Finish To Start 2018 Season

AVONDALE, AZ – There’s not many drivers outside of Denny Hamlin that has had such a great start to the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. Yes, Kevin Harvick is leaps and bounds better than everyone else right now, but Hamlin is right there on his tail. In Daytona, Hamlin brought his No. 11 Toyota home third. The next week in Atlanta, he went off strategy and finished fourth in his Joe Gibbs Racing entry. Last weekend in Las Vegas, he was in the hunt for another top 10 finish,…

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For 2nd Straight Week, Busch Follows Harvick Across The Finish Line

AVONDALE, AZ – Last weekend, Kyle Busch said that his second place finish to race winner Kevin Harvick was the best he’s ever felt after not winning. He said he was basically the best in class as he watched Harvick lead 214 of the 267 laps that day. He had nothing for him. No one did for that matter. For a second straight week, Busch had nothing for Harvick again. The Joe Gibbs Racing driver followed Harvick across the finish line in Sunday’s TicketGuardian 500 at the ISM Raceway in Phoenix…

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Elliott Earns 4th Top 10 in 5 Phoenix Starts, Hendrick Has Better Day on Sunday In Phoenix

AVONDALE, AZ – The start of the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season has been miserable for the entire Hendrick Motorsports organization. But, Sunday’s TicketGuardian 500 at the ISM Raceway in Phoenix on Sunday, was cause for hope for the storied organization. Rookie William Byron led his first laps of his Cup career, leading 15 circuits around the 1.022-mile Arizona track on Sunday. He’d finish a career best 12th. 

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Harvick The True King of the Desert in Phoenix

AVONDALE, AZ – Kevin Harvick was fuming mad at NASCAR and all of his haters this week. When his car was found illegal in the R&D Center on Wednesday, he felt that the crime didn’t fit the punishment. His Vegas win was deemed encumbered. A week later, he was back in victory lane for the third straight week. 

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SHR Puts All 4 Drivers In The Top 10 in Phoenix

AVONDALE, AZ – 2018 has been the year of Stewart Haas Racing in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. On Sunday, Kevin Harvick picked up his third straight victory in the TicketGuardian 500 at the ISM Raceway in Phoenix. While Harvick is stealing the show, his teammates had quiet days up front too. Kurt Busch won the second stage of the race, his second of the season too, and earned 13 total stage points on the 1.022-mile track this weekend. He’d finish 10th in the end, for his second top 10…

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Statement Made, Harvick Wins 3rd Straight Cup Race Sunday in Phoenix

AVONDALE, AZ – Kevin Harvick was hungry. There wouldn’t be enough Jimmy John’s in this world to feed his appetite. That’s a scary thing right now. Especially with how dominant Harvick has been in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series this season. Heading into Sunday’s TicketGuardian 500 at the ISM Raceway in Phoenix, Harvick had led 395 laps over the last two races. In Atlanta, he led 181 laps en route to a dominating win. The next week in Las Vegas, he’d sweep all three stages, leading 214 of the 267…

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Will Sunday See Everyone Catch Up To The Ford’s?

AVONDALE, AZ – There’s no doubt about it, one of the biggest stories of the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season has been the strength of the Ford teams. Most thought they’d have a big disadvantage for the season, as both Toyota and Chevrolet teams had new cars. But, after three races to the 2018 season, Ford has won two of the three races and led 84-percent of the overall laps (673 of 799). Also, Ford drivers have won all six stages this season so far too. But, after how…

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5 Favorites For Sunday’s TicketGuardian 500 (3:30 p.m. ET/FOX/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

AVONDALE, AZ – The penultimate race of NASCAR’s west coast swing is here as the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series teams take to the ISM Raceway for Sunday’s TicketGuardian 500 (3:30 p.m. ET/FOX/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). With that being said, who are the ones to beat in Sunday’s fourth race of the season? Here are my five. 

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Chevrolet’s Much Faster So Far This Weekend in Phoenix

AVONDALE, AZ – It’s hardly a secret, but the entire Chevrolet camp has struggled out of the gates to start the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. While they did win the season opening Daytona 500 back in February, they’ve struggled overall for most of the first three races of the season. In fact, the top Chevy drivers in the standings is Kyle Larson and he’s in sixth. The entire fleet of bowtie drivers have led just 37 total laps this season. 17 of those came by Ryan Newman in…

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Truex Earns TicketGuardian 500 (3:30 p.m. ET/FOX/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) Pole

AVONDALE, AZ – Before he joined Furniture Row Racing, Martin Truex Jr. never considered himself a very good qualifier. In fact, prior to the start of the 2016 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, Truex had just seven career poles to his credit. But, just into his third season since, he’s already had nine in just 75 races. Truex, turned a lap of 136.945 mph in his No. 78 Toyota in the third and final round of qualifying at the ISM Raceway in Phoenix, as he will start of the pole…

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