Kasey Kahne Looking To Play Sleeper Role This Weekend In Sonoma

The Stewart-Haas Racing camp are obviously the favorites heading into Sunday’s Toyota/Save Mart 350 (3 p.m. ET/FS1/PRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). They have won seven of the first 15 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races in 2018 including the last one two weeks ago in Michigan. They’d finish 1-2-3 that day. Plus, they’ve also reached victory lane in the last two races in Sonoma. But, I have my eye on a sleeper per say for this weekend’s race. No, I’m not talking about AJ Allmendinger. I’m talking about Kasey Kahne. While he’s…

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Allmendinger Ready To Shake Up Cup Series Playoff Standings This Weekend In Sonoma

This weekend is the week that a few drivers in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series have circled as possible tracks to win at. For AJ Allmendinger, this weekend in Sonoma and Watkins Glen are THE tracks he feels most confident at. He’s at his best on road courses. The reason is because he has a road racing background. Also, his one and only Cup Series victory came on a road course in Watkins Glen. But, for some reason, the finishes, well they haven’t backed up the his skill level…

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5 Early Favorites, 5 Early Sleepers For Sunday’s Toyota/Save Mart 350 (3 p.m. ET/FS1/PRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

The next few weeks will see a couple of different “wild card” races for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. We all know how restrictor plate races go, so the July 7 Coke Zero Sugar 400 at the Daytona International Speedway is a crap shoot in itself. But, first things first, we have Sunday’s Toyota/Save Mart 350 (3 p.m. ET/FS1/PRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). Here are some favorites and sleepers to watch. 

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Chip Ganassi Racing Group Qualifies Well, But Finishes Haven’t Been There In Sonoma

The 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season hasn’t gone the way that Chip Ganassi Racing would have liked. We’re 15 races in and neither of the drivers have won a race yet. Jamie McMurray has finished outside the top 15 in 11 of those 15 races and Kyle Larson is coming off of a sub 25th place finish at his best track in Michigan. A win seemed like it could be in sight two weeks ago and now it’s packed back away again. But, if they can finish where…

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SHR Looking For 3rd Straight Sonoma Victory

No one is as hot on the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season than the Stewart-Haas Racing group. They have won seven of the 15 races thus far including three of the last five overall. Plus, Clint Bowyer, Kevin Harvick and Kurt Busch combined to lead 103 of 133 laps in the last race on the schedule, a rain shortened one in Michigan to finish 1-2-3. Now, can they keep that going this weekend in Sonoma?

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Next String Of Races Could Make Or Break Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs

We’re now through 15 races into the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season and the playoff standings are really taking shape. There are 11 races now left in the 26 race regular season. With that being said, this year is much different than in year’s past. We have only had six different winners in those 15 races. That means 10 wildcard spots are open still. Will it remain that way through July?

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Jones Talks Upcoming Coke Zero 400 Weekend In Daytona

Normally, drivers strive to “keep it straight” at Daytona International Speedway, a 2.5-mile high-banked high-speed tri-oval where control is essential.Wednesday was somewhat different for Erik Jones. Control was a relative term. Jones, one of the bright young stars for both Joe Gibbs Racing and the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, spent the morning on the edge, free-wheeling several tire-squealing Toyotas on the “Toyota Thrill Ride” outside the speedway’s frontstretch. Speedway President Chip Wile and area media members went along for the rides, during an event promoting the July 7, 60th annual Coke…

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Hendrick Steadily Improving, Need To Move From 10th to 15th Place Cars To Top 5 Next

The start of the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season started off frustrating for the entire Hendrick Motorsports camp. It took until the fourth race of the season for any of their four drivers to get a top five finish. Unfortunately though, that result was later taken away for an L-1 violation. Through the first seven races of the year, all four HMS drivers struggled. The top driver in terms of average finishing position was Alex Bowman with a 16.28 result. Chase Elliott was next best with a 16.5.…

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Team Penske Consistent In 2018 But Not Winning On A Regular Basis…Yet

If you look at strictly the driver standings, you’d think that Team Penske was having a phenomenal season in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski are both in the top four of the standings while Ryan Blaney is ninth. But, in all reality, despite having a great start to the year, they haven’t been knocking down the door of victory lane as much as they would have liked to by now. Combined, they’ve won just one race in 2018 and that came at the Talladega…

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Kenseth To Race In 10 More Cup Races In 2018

Matt Kenseth will pilot Roush Fenway Racing’s flagship No. 6 Ford for 10 more races in 2018. Starting on July 14 at Kentucky Speedway, Kenseth’s summer stretch of four-straight weekends will conclude at Watkins Glen International on August 5. Kenseth made his return to Roush Fenway earlier this year at Kansas Speedway and raced five consecutive weeks at the helm of the No. 6 Ford. After Kentucky, he will be behind the wheel of the car at Loudon (July 22), Pocono (July 29) and Watkins Glen (Aug. 5) – tracks…

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