At Least 1 Of The Win Streaks Between Johnson and Hamlin Will Come To An End This Weekend In Homestead

Who would have thought that both Jimmie Johnson and Denny Hamlin would be winless through 35 races into the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season? That sets up that at least one of their win streaks will come to an end following Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 (2:30 p.m. ET/NBC/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). Johnson, has won at least one race for 16 straight years. In every season of his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career, he’s won a race. This season, he’s yet to go to victory lane. It was just…

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Ford Seeking 1st Cup Championship Since 2004

Heading into last year’s Championship 4, one of the big storylines was that Ford had not one, but two drivers vying for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship. All year, the Ford’s were to have said to have an aerodynamic disadvantage. Toyota’s were the class of the field while the Ford’s were doing what they needed to do to and trying to maximize their efforts on slower tracks or restrictor plate tracks to get by. They landed Kevin Harvick and Brad Keselowski in the final round. They said that…

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Team Penske Looking To Add To Marquee Wins In 2018 With Championship

Team Penske hasn’t had the most success in the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season but when they had the speed, they’ve been at the right times. Brad Keselowski won the season opening Clash at Daytona. He also won the Southern 500 and the Brickyard 400 as well. If there’s a marquee event, Penske has been in the hunt to win. Now, can they win the biggest marquee event of the season – the championship?

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Will 3rd Time Be a Charm For Logano?

Joey Logano is becoming in NASCAR like the San Francisco Giants are to baseball. They make the finals (World Series in MLB) in every even year. For Logano, Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 (2:30 p.m. ET/NBC/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) will be his third Championship 4 appearance of his career. All have come in every other year fashion. He made the 2014 finals, then again in 2016. Now, he’s back in 2018 hoping the third time will be a charm. He was fourth out of four in 2014 and second out of four…

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Harvick The Likely Favorite To Win Sunday’s Cup Series Championship

Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 (2:30 p.m. ET/NBC/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) at the Homestead-Miami Speedway will be Kevin Harvick’s fourth time in the Championship 4. He won the title in 2014 and is hoping to do so again on Sunday. With how well he’s stacked up against the field at Homestead, mixed with how well he’s done in 2018, he has to be the favorite to win the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship on Sunday. Heading into the month of November, I think a lot of people were skeptical of his…

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Despite All The Potential Distractions, Truex Jr. Back In Championship 4

Last year, Martin Truex Jr. dealt with some heavy distractions along his journey through the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. His long time girlfriend was diagnosed with cancer. His crew chief lost a friend. His team owner, had to endure a heart attack. Despite all of that, Truex, Cole Pearn and Furniture Row Racing were celebrating on the podium at the Homestead-Miami Speedway was season champions. All looked good on their front. They had expanded to a two-car team and came from a limited budget start-and-park organization to the…

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Are We Set Up For More Parity In 2019?

With where we stand heading into Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 (2:30 p.m. ET/NBC/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) at the Homestead-Miami Speedway, I have to wonder if we are in store for even more parity during the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. I wouldn’t have said that in late July when the “Big 3” had combined to win 16 of the first 21 races of this season. The only ones they didn’t win where the three plate races and the two that were won by Clint Bowyer. Mix that with them…

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Despite Slower 2nd Part Of The Season, “Big 3” Still Make It To Homestead

For the first 21 races of the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, everyone wondered who the fourth member would be in the Championship 4 at the Homestead-Miami Speedway. We all figured Martin Truex Jr., Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch were permanently in. Rightfully so too. Through the July race at Pocono, the “Big 3” had won 16 of the opening 21 races to the year. Factor in winning eight of the 10 playoff races in 2017, and you had no reason to believe that they wouldn’t be competing…

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Will Sunday Produce A 1st Time Cup Champion, Or 2nd Time? It’s Logano vs. The “Big 3”

With the four drivers vying to win the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship on Sunday, we know one thing will occur, it will either be a first time champion or second time. Joey Logano is the only one of the four to have never won a Cup Series title before. The other three (Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr.) have each hoisted the championship trophy once. Ironically enough, all have come in the last four years too. Harvick, won in 2014 while Busch and Truex Jr.…

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After Dominating Homestead Last Year, Custer Looking For Repeat Performance, 2018 Championship

Stewart-Haas Racing has a very real opportunity to win two of the three NASCAR championships this season. Cole Custer is eligible to win the NASCAR XFINITY Series title and Kevin Harvick can do so in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. First things first though, Custer needs to win Saturday’s Ford EcoBoost 300 (3:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). Custer, dominated last year’s race en route to his first career win in the series. I mean it wasn’t even close. He put a pounding on the field. If he can replicate…

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