Have Busch and Truex Caught Up To Harvick?

Heading into Sunday’s Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 (2 p.m. ET/NBCSN/PRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) Kevin Harvick is tied with Kyle Busch for most race wins of the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season with five apiece. He’s a legitimate threat to win his second career Cup Series title in November. But, the question lies, has Busch and Martin Truex Jr. caught up to Harvick’s fast pace that he stormed out of the gates with? While Harvick does have five victories already in 2018, none have come in the last eight weeks.…

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Seavey Proves To Be The Next Up And Coming Toyota Driver, Following In Christopher Bell’s Footsteps

Logan Seavey can thank the past success of the Toyota to NASCAR program. See, when Toyota got into NASCAR’s premiere series, they had always wanted to set up a feeder program for drivers to work a ladder system up to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Kyle Larson was originally part of it when he drove for Keith Kunz Motorsports in the USAC ranks but Chip Ganassi signed him away and immediately had him in a NASCAR XFINITY Series ride. William Byron and Erik Jones were next up. Byron, was…

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Playoff Bubble Drivers Escape Eldora With Top 4 Finishes

ROSSBURG, OH – Think of Wednesday night’s sixth annual Eldora Dirt Derby 150 as the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series’ Daytona or Watkins Glen. It’s an annual wildcard race, one that could potentially shake up the playoff standings. Instead, Wednesday night’s race saw the three playoff wildcard drivers escape the carnage and all bring their Trucks home with top five efforts. Last weekend, a playoff bubble driver in Ben Rhodes took his No. 41 Ford to victory in his home race at the Kentucky Speedway. That win stamped his name into…

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Chase Briscoe Narrowly Beats Grant Enfinger, Wins Eldora Dirt Derby 150

ROSSBURG, OH – The sixth annual Eldora Dirt Derby 150 didn’t disappoint on Wednesday night. This race, saw a lot of passing through the field but not much for the lead. Until the end. A caution flag flew with 21 laps-to-go in regulation when Tyler Dippel and Austin Wayne Self got into one another in Turn 2. That changed the whole complexion of the race. The yellow negated Logan Seavey’s 4+ second lead as the USAC Midget driver who was making his first career NASCAR start as well as his first…

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5-hour Energy Joins Lowe’s, Won’t Return To NASCAR In 2019, Both Are Sponsors Of Last 2 Cup Champions

Despite winning the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship, 5-hour Energy and Furniture Row Racing announced on Wednesday that the sponsor won’t be returning to the team or the sport in general next season. The move comes as a shocker as the sponsor has been in the sport for the last several years and was part of a championship winning team just one season ago. This year, 5-hour Energy had even more of a presence on the No. 78 Toyota driven by Martin Truex Jr. as they sponsored the…

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Kentucky Speedway Would Love To Host A Future INDYCAR Race Again, But Says No Conversations Are In Place

INDIANAPOLIS – Instead of being North of the Border this past weekend and covering the Verizon IndyCar Series race in Toronto, I was a couple of hours south of us at the Kentucky Speedway for the eighth annual Quaker State 400 race weekend. As usual, the Kentucky Speedway knocked it out of the park. But, while I was there, a story came out on Friday afternoon that Laguna Seca would likely be coming back as a host for the INDYCAR Series for the 2019 season. That got my mind thinking, what…

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Difficulty Of Charlotte ROVAL Causing Problems During Testing, Byron Sees Brakes Fail Ends Up In Hard Crash

NASCAR and Charlotte Motor Speedway come out of left field when announcing in 2017 that not only would they turn the Fall race to a race on the ROVAL but it will also remain in the playoffs as well. It was certainly a curveball thrown at all the teams. While I agree that changes to the 10 race playoff schedule needed to be made but after all the testing that we’ve seen thus far on the ROVAL, I’m skeptical on what is going to happen when they return for the…

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Laguna Seca Back On INDYCAR Schedule, Replaces Sonoma As 2019 Season Finale

INDIANAPOLIS – The awaited decision has come, as the Verizon IndyCar Series announced on Tuesday that a return to Laguna Seca will indeed happen in 2019. INDYCAR and WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca announced that the historic Northern California road course with deep Indy car roots will return to the schedule. The three-year agreement, approved today by the Monterey County Board of Supervisors overseeing operation of the facility, calls for Laguna Seca to be the host site of the final race of the 2019 Verizon IndyCar Series season, replacing Sonoma Raceway. Next year’s…

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Points Championship Heating Up With F1 Set To Go Into Summer Break With 2 More European Races

Last week, the Formula One drivers and teams had a rare week off. It was much deserved because they had a stretch of three straight race weekends prior to that. They went from France to Austria to England and now will head to Germany for this Sunday’s race and Hungary next weekend. It will cap a stretch of five races in a six week span, all of which in Europe. But, after Hungary, it’s the annual summer break for the teams as they won’t have another race until late August.…

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Jones, Suarez With Prime Opportunities Sunday In New Hampshire

Erik Jones’ win at Daytona allows him to race without as much stress now moving forward. He got that monkey off his back and knows that he will be a part of the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs as a result of earning his first career victory. But, he also has to be careful though to not lose any of his new found momentum. Jones, heads into Sunday’s Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 (2 p.m. ET/NBCSN/PRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) on the heels of four straight top seven finishes. All the…

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