All 4 SHR Cars Eyeing Round of 8 Spots As If Last 2 Races End With Green Flag Runs, They Go 1-2-3-4 In Each

It’s no secret, the best all around team during the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season has been Stewart-Haas Racing. With Aric Almirola’s victory in last Sunday’s race at the Talladega Superspeedway, all four drivers have now found victory lane this year. Kevin Harvick has won seven times while Clint Bowyer has found the checkered flag first in two races himself. Kurt Busch and Almirola have one win a piece totaling 11 victories for the organization. Now, all four are eyeing spots in the Round of 8. 

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“Big 3” Looking To Rebound Sunday In Kansas, Why This Weeks Race Will See If They Will Be Factors For Championship

One of the most puzzling aspects of the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs has been the absence of the “Big 3” in victory lane. Through the first five races of the postseason, just one of the races have seen them win. Kyle Busch won the second race of the playoffs at Richmond. Other than that, they’re 0-for-4. But, if you go back to the final three races of the regular season too, they’re just 1-for-8. Prior to that, the trio of Busch, Kevin Harvick and Martin Truex Jr.…

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Chevy May Be Down To Just Elliott After Sunday’s Race At Kansas, Bowman and Larson Have to Win

For much of the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, Kyle Larson was the top dog in the Chevrolet camp. See, the manufacturer debuted a new body style for this season replacing the SS with the Camaro. Unfortunately, they struggled to get a grasp with the new car. Through the first 21 races, they had just one win. That came on a restrictor plate race in the Daytona 500. Going into the playoffs, they found victory lane just twice in the first 26 races of the regular season. 

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Will Anyone Outside Of Playoff Cutoff Bump Their Way In At Kansas?

We’re down to the cutoff race of the Round of 12. If Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400 (2 p.m. ET/NBC/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) is anything like the last few 1.5-mile races that we’ve seen, then buckle up. We have 10 drivers going for six spots in this weekend’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at the Kansas Speedway. With where things stand though, there’s realistically only six drivers vying for two spots. Currently, Kevin Harvick (+63), Kyle Busch (+46), Joey Logano (+39), Kurt Busch (+30), Clint Bowyer (+21) and Martin Truex Jr.…

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Lilly Diabetes Pulls XFINITY Series Sponsorship Past 2018, Reed Exploring Free Agency

A few months ago, Lilly Diabetes had some bad publicity when they pulled their sponsorship on Conor Daly for some unfortunate circumstances. It portrayed their company in a bad light. On Monday, they’ve announced that they won’t be returning to NASCAR in general for next season. Lilly Diabetes announced that they have ended their partnership with Roush/Fenway Racing past the 2018 season. They’ve been on the  No. 16 Ford for Ryan Reed since he made his series debut in 2013 and was the sponsor on his car when he won…

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Peak To Sponsor Clint Bowyer For 3 Races In 2019

Old World Industries, the makers of PEAK Coolant & Antifreeze and BlueDEF Diesel Exhaust Fluid and Equipment, has partnered with Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR), the championship-winning NASCAR team. PEAK Coolant & Antifreeze and BlueDEF Diesel Exhaust Fluid and Equipment will be the primary sponsor for driver Clint Bowyer and the No. 14 team for three Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races in 2019 with associate sponsorship on the No. 14 Ford Mustang at all other races.

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Wrangler To Sponsor Blaney This Weekend In Kansas And Future Races Too

Team Penske has announced a new partnership with VF Workwear.  Under the multi-year agreement, VF Workwear’s Wrangler Riggs brand will be the primary sponsor of the No. 12 Ford Fusion driven by Ryan Blaney in the NASCAR Cup Series, beginning with this weekend’s event at Kansas Speedway. The new partnership also includes VF brands serving as a primary sponsor on the No. 12 Ford for the Cup Series races at Michigan (June) and Kansas (October) in both 2019 and 2020. The VF Workwear family of brands features names that are…

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Ford Delivers Another Strong Restrictor Plate Race

TALLADEGA, Ala – One manufacturer is going to hate to see this new 2019 rules package in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Ford, would love to keep this restrictor plate package for another year. Instead, three of the four plate races in 2019 will use tapered spacers instead of restrictor plates. That’s not a welcomed site for them. Sunday’s 1000Bulbs.com 500 at the Talladega Superspeedway was their 18th restrictor plate win in the last 32 races. That’s 18 wins since 2011. But, over the last 11, they’ve reached victory lane…

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Stenhouse, Allmendinger, Smith Have Great Days In Talladega

TALLADEGA, Ala – Three drivers that normally aren’t contending for wins during the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season leave the Talladega Superspeedway with top 10 finishes in Sunday’s 1000Bulbs.com 500. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. benefitted from hitting pit lane on Lap 161 to bring his No. 17 Ford home third. When most of the leaders were low on fuel, Stenhouse could pounce. It was his first top five finish since the spring race on the 2.66-mile Alabama superspeedway (21 races) and second straight top 10 effort on the year. 

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Busch and Truex Have Rough Days But Late Caution Saves Their Playoff Hopes

TALLADEGA, Ala – Who would have thought that despite being involved in the last lap crash in Turn 1, both Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr. would be leaving the Talladega Superspeedway in good shape in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs. For much of Sunday’s 1000Bulbs.com 500, both Busch and Truex would ride in the back. It wasn’t by design either. They were just that off in terms of handling. Truex, scored zero stage points for the entire race while Busch had just four. For the Round of 12,…

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