5 Long Winless Droughts That Could End In Sunday’s Geico 500 (2 p.m. ET/FOX/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

Talladega, Ala – It’s Talladega time. Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at the 2.66-mile Talladega Superspeedway should be a wild one. That’s normal though. But, there are several drivers that could end long winless droughts in Sunday’s Geico 500 (2 p.m. ET/FOX/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) on the high speed, high banked restrictor plate track. Clint Bowyer already ended a 190 race winless drought a few weeks ago in Martinsville. These five drivers could join him in ending those droughts.

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Kyle Busch and Denny Hamlin Have Unheard Of Laps Leading Streak at Talladega

Talladega, Ala – It’s always a crap shoot whenever the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series visits the Talladega Superspeedway. That’s a byproduct of restrictor plate racing. So, what Kyle Busch and Denny Hamlin have done on the 2.66-mile high banked track lately, well that’s an unheard of feat. Busch, has led laps in five straight Cup races at Talladega, including 18 of his last 20 starts there. He led 48 and finished third in last May’s race and finished runner-up in 2016. If things went his way in each, he would…

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Ford Drivers The Ones To Beat For Sunday’s Geico 500 (2 p.m. ET/FOX/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

Talladega, Ala – The second of four Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series restrictor plate races is upon us. Sunday’s Geico 500 (2 p.m. ET/FOX/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) will be the first race of the 2018 season at the Talladega Superspeedway. That race always draws a ton of attention, as the annual spring stop to the 2.66-mile high banked track is must-see action. Normally though, it’s tough to name favorites for a plate race. Good luck trying to do so. That’s why some betting sites offer $1-million to predict the top five finishing…

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SHR Cars Start Richmond Race Strong, Fall Back In The End

The start of Saturday night’s Toyota Owners 400 at the Richmond Raceway looked like the winner would come from the Stewart-Haas Racing camp. While Martin Truex Jr. started from the pole and led the opening 38 laps of competition, Joey Logano and the Fords quickly struck. Logano, would lead the next 73 laps, but his main challengers would come from the Stewart-Haas Racing camp. Kurt Busch passed Logano for the lead on Lap 112 and would lead the ensuring 58 laps. Clint Bowyer would pass Busch shortly after and take…

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Hamlin, Logano Nab Top 5’s, But Still Don’t Have Overall Speed To Win

Denny Hamlin and Joey Logano have each been solid at the start of the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. Hamlin, now has five top six finishes through nine races. See, that stat could really be even more. Hamlin, was running well inside the top 10 in the closing stages at Las Vegas before having an unscheduled pit stop inside of 20 laps-to-go. Then, in Martinsville, the Joe Gibbs Racing driver had late contact with Kevin Harvick when the Stewart-Haas Racing driver brake checked Hamlin, and he’d have to…

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Elliott Earns 8th Career Runner-Up Finish, Johnson Rebounds For 2nd Straight Top 6

It was a great night for the Hendrick Motorsports camp. While they still aren’t there yet in terms of race wins, and Saturday night’s Toyota Owners 400 at the Richmond Raceway further showed that, it was still another great step in the right direction. Chase Elliott would bring his No. 9 Chevrolet home second on the .75-mile Virginia race track, for his best finish of the season. He also did so with Kenny Francis as his interim crew chief, as his normal crew chief Alan Gustafson is still serving his…

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For 3rd Time In Last 4 Richmond Races, Truex Leads The Most Laps But Doesn’t Win

Martin Truex Jr. has to be wondering what he ever did to the Richmond Raceway. Richmond was the spot that started his downward spiral in NASCAR. It was the site that he thought at the time that he raced his way into the playoffs, only to be taken back out, when it was deemed that his then Michael Waltrip Racing teammate Clint Bowyer purposely brought out a late caution flag which helped aid in Truex making it into NASCAR’s postseason. In the aftermath of that, Truex would get taken out…

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Busch Charges From 32nd To Win 3rd Straight Cup Race

It was a shocker on Friday that Kyle Busch qualified his No. 18 Toyota in 32nd. But, we shouldn’t have been so shocked it seems. Busch, drove his Joe Gibbs Racing entry through the field with ease on Saturday night en route to the victory in the Toyota Owners 400 at the Richmond Raceway. It was the third straight Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory on the season for Busch, as he joins Kevin Harvick who also won three races in-a-row earlier this season with most victories in 2018. Busch,…

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Truex Earns Toyota Owners 400 (6:30 p.m. ET/FOX/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) Pole

Martin Truex Jr. is a pole machine. The Furniture Row Racing driver earned his third Busch Pole Award of the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season and 18th of his career, as he will start first in Saturday night’s Toyota Owners 400 (6:30 p.m. ET/FOX/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). Truex, turned a lap of 123.859 mph in his No. 78 Toyota in the third and final round of knockout qualifying to earn the top starting spot at the Richmond Raceway. 

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5 Favorites, Couple of Sleepers For Saturday Night’s Toyota Owners 400 (6:30 p.m. ET/FOX/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR)

It’s a two-day show for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series stars this weekend at the Richmond Raceway. Now that both practice sessions for this weekend are behind us, it’s time to look at who the favorites and sleepers are for Saturday night’s Toyota Owners 400 (6:30 p.m. ET/FOX/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). 

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