Why Graham Rahal Can Keep Dominating Streak Going Through This Weekend at Road America

INDIANAPOLIS – Heading to Indianapolis for the Month of May, Graham Rahal had just one top 10 finish, a 10th place effort at Long Beach, and sat 17th in the Verizon IndyCar Series points standings. Now, two months and just five races later, here Rahal is contending for a championship. Rahal, started 20th for the IndyCar Grand Prix on May 13 but charged forward to a sixth place finish on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course. Then, in the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 on May 28, Rahal started 14th…

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Is This The Year AJ Allmendinger Finally Gets to Victory Lane at Sonoma

After a big penalty at the beginning of the season, AJ Allmendinger knows that he realistically needs to get his No. 47 Chevrolet victory lane in order to be playoff bound for the second time of his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career. Currently, the JTG-Daugherty Racing driver sits 26th in the Cup points standings, some 202 points out of the final playoff spot. That’s a ton of ground he would need to make up over the next 10 races if he doesn’t win on Sunday at Sonoma. With that…

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Clint Bowyer a Big Sleeper To Win This Weekend in Sonoma

At Sonoma, it’s hard to pinpoint a favorite to win there. Road course races are extremely difficult to give an educated guess on what would happen. But, the usual suspects will be brought up this weekend anyways. One driver though that most will overlook and can easily come in and not just win on Sunday, but steal a playoff berth as well is Clint Bowyer. It’s no secret, this year has been much better for Bowyer. After two miserable years with Michael Waltrip Racing, then one dismal year last year…

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Is This Kasey Kahne’s Chance at Victory This Weekend in Sonoma

For drivers that know they need to win in order to make the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs, these next two weeks are their best shot to do so. With a road course in Sonoma on Sunday and a restrictor plate race at Daytona next Saturday night, these are two opportunities for a wild card driver to find his or her way to victory lane, earning an automatic playoff bid. That’s why Kasey Kahne has to be giddy heading to wine country this weekend. Kahne, sits a disappointing 21st…

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Next 2 Weeks Could Really Shake Up Cup Playoffs

This weekend at Sonoma and next weekend at Daytona could really shake up the playoffs in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Those are two wildcards that could really throw a wrench into things for the 16 driver playoff field come September. Right now, we’ve seen 10 different winners through 15 different races. Nine of those 10 can use those victories for an automatic playoff berth. Joey Logano’s win at Richmond was encumbered, and that hurt him dearly as instead of automatically being in, he sits last among the wildcard…

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After Recent Slumps, Elliott, Logano Leave Michigan With Top 5s

We all knew Kyle Larson would be the one to beat for Sunday’s FireKeepers Casino 400 at the Michigan International Speedway. After all, he finished in the top three in both Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races at the 2-mile track a year ago, including a win last August. Mix that with a win at Michigan’s sister track in Fontana back in March, as well as starting on the pole for today’s race, and it was really clear that he was a favorite to win this weekend. But, Chase Elliott…

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Kyle Larson Dominates Cup Race in Michigan, Elliott Comes Home 2nd for 3rd Straight Time at MIS

I called this on Monday, but Kyle Larson dominated Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at the Michigan International Speedway, leading 96 of the 200 laps en route to his third career victory. Larson, got by Kyle Busch on a late race restart with under 20 laps-to-go, and never looked back, despite two more restarts. The restarts at the end were what showed that Larson is going to be a star in this series as he made everyone else look silly. He used the side draft entering Turn 1…

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