Truex Says 1.5-Mile Program Off Compared To Last Year

HOMESTEAD, Fla – The 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season went as perfectly as it could on the race track for Martin Truex Jr. He won the season championship and reached victory lane eight times last season alone. But, seven of those eight wins all came on 1.5-mile tracks. His No. 78 Toyota team was at their best on 1.5-mile circuits last season. In 2018, they’ve still had a great year. I mean, they’re in the Championship 4 for the third time in the last four years. But, where they’ve…

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Truex Says He Has A “Free Pass” From Logano While Logano Says Otherwise

HOMESTEAD, Fla – Thursday was media day for the Championship 4 contenders in South Florida and one of the main topics of emphasis was the rift between Joey Logano and Martin Truex Jr. If you remember, just three weeks ago the two had a run in at the end of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at the Martinsville (VA) Speedway. Logano, dominated the First Data 500 and was in charge late in the race until Truex cleared him for the lead in the closing laps. Logano, used his bumper…

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Busch Having Career Year, Can He Capitalize By Winning Championship Sunday?

I kind of feels like Kyle Busch is getting shuffled out of the championship discussion for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Martin Truex Jr. is the defending champion and the overall story of the weekend with Furniture Row Racing shutting down upon the completion of Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 (2:30 p.m. ET/NBC/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). How can that not be the top story? Then there’s Kevin Harvick and the drama surrounding the team amid the L-1 penalty suffered from Texas. He has the top overall speed this season and is…

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Will Larson Play Spoiler Sunday In Homestead, Playoff Drivers Think So

Kyle Larson is certainly ending the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season on a roll. The Chip Ganassi Racing driver, despite being eliminated from playoff contention in the Round of 12, has three top five finishes in his last four starts on the season. Now, can he keep it going on Sunday at the Homestead-Miami Speedway and in fact play spoiler? Larson, is arguably the top driver in NASCAR today at Homestead. In four NASCAR XFINITY Series starts, he has a win and a worst finish of seventh. Three…

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Indy 500 Entries Already Filling Fast, A Full Look at Who’s Confirmed And Who’s Possibly Up Next

INDIANAPOLIS – With Rahal/Letterman/Lanigan Racing’s announcement that Jordan King will drive a third entry for them for next May’s 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500, it further proves that we could have a heck of a Bump Day on our hands for 2019. Last year, we had 35 entries going for 33 spots. James Hinchcliffe and Pippa Mann were the DNQ’s for this past year’s race. Will we have bumping again next year? If so, how many?

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Visser Says Todd Berrier Signing Really Turned FRR Into Championship Contender

Furniture Row Racing came onto the NASCAR scene in 2006. In a day and age where start and parks were a prominent part of the back of any NASCAR field, FRR jumped in and hoped that a business model of that sort could get them off the ground. It wasn’t until 2010 that they started all 36 races. One year later they got their first top 10 finish. In 2006, they attempted to qualifying for all 36 races. They were a DNQ in 17 of them. Same for 2007 too.…

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Furniture Row Racing Trying Not To Get Too Emotional In Final Start This Weekend At Homestead

It helps that they’re going for a championship for this weekend’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at the Homestead-Miami Speedway or it would be a highly emotional one for Furniture Row Racing. See, FRR is shutting their doors for good once Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 (2:30 p.m. ET/NBC/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) is over. In fact, the doors are likely already shut as the team departed for South Florida on Wednesday morning. The emotional goodbyes from the Colorado shop were already in store as the team embarks on a second consecutive…

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Harrison Burton To Move Into Full Season Ride With KBM In 2019

Noah Gragson is graduating to the NASCAR XFINITY Series for the 2019 season. The Las Vegas native has spent the past two years in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series with Kyle Busch Motorsports and will compete for a championship on Friday night in Homestead. That leaves his No. 18 Toyota open for a replacement for next season too. We now know who that replacement will be. On Wednesday, KBM announced that Safelite will return as the sponsor with Harrison Burton taking over the reigns with the team. That’s not…

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Mobil 1 The Grid Previews The Road To Homestead

The 2018 NASCAR Playoffs kicked off at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in mid-September, with the season’s star performers embarking on a 10-race run for Cup glory, which will now see a four-way battle for the title between Kyle Busch, Joey Logano, Martin Truex Jr. and Kevin Harvick. Mobil 1 The Grid caught up with Erik Jones, Jimmie Johnson, Aric Almirola, Kurt Busch, as well as Kyle Busch and Harvick themselves, to find out more about the path to Homestead-Miami.

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King To Make Indy 500 Debut Next May

INDIANAPOLIS – Jordan King had a ride with Ed Carpenter Racing if he wanted it. ECR wanted King back in the same capacity for the 2019 IndyCar Series season. King though, wanted more. He didn’t want to be a road/street course only driver, he wanted a full season. Unfortunately, full season rides were closed. There was no availability. Instead, he found a ride for the 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500.

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