Regan Smith to Fill in for Aric Almirola in This Weekend’s Coca-Cola 600

With Aric Almirola out indefinitely, Richard Petty Motorsports needs a replacement driver for the interim. In last weekend’s Monster Energy Open, RPM tabbed Regan Smith as the replacement. This weekend, Smith will drive the No. 43 Ford again, this time in the Coca-Cola 600 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. Smith, drove to a fourth-place finish last weekend and did so with only 85 minutes of practice under his belt. He will drive the U.S. Air Force car this weekend, paying tribute to fallen Senior Airmen Mark Forester. 

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Why Kasey Kahne and Dale Earnhardt Jr. Both Need Top 5’s In Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600

It’s not time to ring the alarm just yet for Hendrick Motorsports teammate Kasey Kahne and Dale Earnhardt Jr. but if another bad finish occurs in Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway, then it may be time to start the signal for it. Right now, they sits a disappointing 16th and 25th respectively in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series points standings. If 12 races go by and they’re still not challenging for top fives, then it’s time to start writing them off as championship contenders for 2017.…

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Can Martin Truex Jr. Go Back-to-Back in the Coca-Cola 600?

If you ask me, go ahead and give Martin Truex Jr. the checkered flag and race winning trophy for this Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. Now, I know that anything can happen and that seems premature to say, but is there a driver right now that enters this weekend’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race with as much momentum as the Furniture Row Racing driver? Truex, won the last points paying race at Kansas earlier this month. He also has two wins all season, both on 1.5-mile…

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Kyle Larson Has Good Shot at Another Win on Sunday Night in Coca-Cola 600

The 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season has gone about as good as one could go for points leader Kyle Larson. The Chip Ganassi Racing driver has five top two’s and seven top six finishes in 11 races. The only problem is, that he’s only taken his No. 42 Chevrolet to victory lane just once all year despite those lofty stats. But, that could change on Sunday night at the Charlotte Motor Speedway for NASCAR’s longest race of the season, the Coca-Cola 600. Larson, has yet to finish in…

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Jimmie Johnson Driver to Watch This Weekend in Charlotte

As weird as this sounds, I think Jimmie Johnson is a sleeper to win this weekend’s Coca-Cola 600 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. The reason a seven-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion and eight time winner at the 1.5-mile track is labeled as a sleeper is, no one is talking about him as a favorite for this weekend’s race. Martin Truex Jr., Kyle Busch and Kyle Larson are the ones everybody is picking to win. Johnson?

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Daniel Suarez Visits Boys & Girls Club of Greater Charlotte Promoting Cars 3

Daniel Suarez did a great deed on Tuesday as the Joe Gibbs Racing driver visited with kids from the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Charlotte promoting the upcoming Cars 3 movie. Suarez, brought his No. 19 Subway Toyota for the kids to see and they were as thrilled as kids can be when they fired the engine. Subway has a phenomenal initiative where they have partnered with Disney and Pixar to celebrate the upcoming release of Disney/Pixar’s “Cars 3,” by hosting special after-school events where Suarez talks to the…

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Biggest Takeaways from 2018 NASCAR Schedule

First off, I want to applaud NASCAR for their efforts in doing everything possible to trying to make their product better for the fans. From softer tires, different formats in races, new points, new playoffs, etc, they’re trying. Today’s schedule reveal was all about the fans. They talked and NASCAR listened. With that being said, here are my main takeaways from the unveiling. 

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