Dale Earnhardt Jr. To Retire Following 2017 NASCAR Season, Walking Away On His Own Terms Biggest Reason Why

Dale Earnhardt Jr. hinted back in his media availability prior to the Daytona 500, that if he won the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship this year, that he’d strongly think about retiring after that. Those comments drew a ton of attention around the sport, that can the Most Popular Driver for the last 14 years really retire? On Tuesday morning, Earnhardt shocked the world by announcing that 2017 will indeed be his last season in NASCAR. Basically, it doesn’t matter if he wins this years title or not,…

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Jimmie Johnson Wins Monday’s Rain Delayed Food City 500

Remember when we all were thinking Jimmie Johnson should be panicking? Johnson, had just one top 10 finish in the first six races of this year, and that was a ninth at Phoenix. But, he reached victory lane in the last race at Texas, and now today at Bristol, he won again. Johnson, did what he needed to do to win, just hang around until it’s go time. Kyle Larson, Joey Logano and Martin Truex Jr. dominated today’s Food City 500 in combining to lead 390 of the 500 laps, but there…

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SHR Puts 2 Cars in the Top 3 in Monday’s Food City 500

It didn’t start out as a good day for the Stewart-Haas Racing camp in Monday’s rain delayed Food City 500 at the Bristol (Tenn) Motor Speedway. Kurt Busch crashed early on and would limp home with a 25th place finish while Danica Patrick wrecked not too long after and came home 36th. Also, Clint Bowyer was struggling with the handling of his car early on, as his No. 14 Ford was far too free. Two wrecked race cars and a third one without much grip. But, when the dust settled, two of the four…

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Strong Day for RFR at Bristol, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Gets Another Top 10, Bayne 11th

One of the years, Roush/Fenway Racing is going to earn a trip back to victory lane. They’ve had to scale back in their organization over the last several years, and those efforts are finally coming around. The duo of Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Trevor Bayne are having much better years, as today’s Food City 500 at the Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway showed that. Both started outside of the top 10 in Monday’s rain delayed race, but both drove their way into the top 10 by the end of it. Trevor…

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Despite Leading 390 of the 500 Laps, Larson’s Pit Road Penalty, Truex/Logano Fade in Monday’s Food City 500

It was shaping up to be a Kyle Larson vs. Martin Truex Jr. vs. Joey Logano fight for the win in Monday’s rain delayed Food City 500. That trio of drivers were by far the class of the field in today’s 500 lap race at the Bristol (Tenn) Motor Speedway. Larson, led the first 202 laps of Monday’s race, and was in the hunt for most of the way. The 202 laps led, were the most in any given race for a Chip Ganassi Racing driver. But, a pit road speeding penalty…

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Another Struggle for JGR on Monday at Bristol

It looked like Toyota’s, most notably Joe Gibbs Racing, would finally be a team to beat during a race weekend on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. It’s been a tough year for all four JGR drivers, as none of them have entered victory lane so far in 2017. Through today’s Food City 500, that slump extends to another race. Kyle Busch crashed out again and finished 35th on Monday afternoon at the .533-mile. What’s frustrating for him is, he was quickest in both practice sessions on Saturday and looked like the driver to…

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For 2nd Straight Year Erik Jones Wins XFINITY Seies Race at Bristol

Erik Jones is a man on a mission in NASCAR XFINITY Series action. He won the race last weekend at the Texas Motor Speedway as well as the race last spring at the Bristol Motor Speedway. Today, he went two straight in each. Jones, took the lead with 20 laps remaining in the rain-interrupted Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 and held on in the XFINITY Series win at the .533-mile Tennessee oval. 

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