Allmendinger Ready To Shake Up Cup Series Playoff Standings This Weekend In Sonoma

This weekend is the week that a few drivers in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series have circled as possible tracks to win at. For AJ Allmendinger, this weekend in Sonoma and Watkins Glen are THE tracks he feels most confident at. He’s at his best on road courses. The reason is because he has a road racing background. Also, his one and only Cup Series victory came on a road course in Watkins Glen. But, for some reason, the finishes, well they haven’t backed up the his skill level…

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5 Long Winless Droughts That Could End In Sunday’s Geico 500 (2 p.m. ET/FOX/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

Talladega, Ala – It’s Talladega time. Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at the 2.66-mile Talladega Superspeedway should be a wild one. That’s normal though. But, there are several drivers that could end long winless droughts in Sunday’s Geico 500 (2 p.m. ET/FOX/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) on the high speed, high banked restrictor plate track. Clint Bowyer already ended a 190 race winless drought a few weeks ago in Martinsville. These five drivers could join him in ending those droughts.

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Harvick To Go To Backup Cars Following Crash In The Opening Practice at Bristol, Allmendinger Will Not

Kevin Harvick was a good pick to win Sunday’s Food City 500 (2 p.m. ET/FOX/PRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) this weekend. But, if the Stewart-Haas Racing driver is to pick up his fourth win of the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, he’s going to have to do it from a back starting spot. Harvick, had something break on the left front of his No. 4 Ford and it shot him into the outside SAFER barrier at the Bristol (Tenn) Motor Speedway on Friday. Luckily, Harvick was able to walk away…

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AJ Allmendinger With a Strong 8th Place Finish In Martinsville

MARTINSVILLE, VA – The cancellation of qualifying hurt no one worse than AJ Allmendinger. That track position he could have had at the start of Monday’s rain/snow delayed STP 500 at the Martinsville (VA) Speedway would have aided him to likely a top five finish when it was all said and done. See, Allmendinger was strong this weekend. In practice, he was 13th and sixth respectively. Plus, he’s had a top 10 starting spot in four of the last six races on the .526-mile Virginia paperclip. Instead, he started 26th because…

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5 Favorite, 5 Early Sleepers and 5 Don’t Touch Drivers For This Weekend in Martinsville

March Madness is still thriving as the term “favorites” and “sleepers” are stealing the headlines. Well, NASCAR can play to that role too. This weekend at the Martinsville Speedway, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers will try to head into the off week with as much momentum as they possibly can. But, after tons of research, it’s looking like we have some clear cut favorites and sleepers to keep an eye out on for Sunday’s STP 500 (2 p.m. ET/FS1/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). There’s also some drivers to stay clear…

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JTG Daugherty Racing With Double Top 10’s at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla – JTG Daugherty Racing leaves Daytona Speedweeks feeling like a big winner. No, neither of their drivers would win the 60th annual Daytona 500 on Sunday, Austin Dillon did. They also led a combined one lap on the high banks of the Daytona International Speedway for the entire Speedweeks too. But, they’re ecstatic heading back to North Carolina. Chris Buescher brought his No. 37 Chevrolet home fifth in the Great American Race while his teammate AJ Allmendinger finished 10th in his No. 47 Chevrolet. 

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JTG Daugherty Racing Unveils AJ Allmendinger’s 2018 Kroger Paint Scheme

AJ Allmendinger will get a new look but keep the same sponsor on his car for the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. JTG Daugherty Racing revealed the California driver’s primary paint scheme for the 2018 season on Thursday morning, an innovative new look for the No. 47 Kroger ClickList Chevrolet. Streaks of blue and red on the side panels make this one stand out. Kroger returns as sponsor with a focus on the Kroger ClickList, in which one can shop for groceries online, then pick up the order at…

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Win Or Go Home Mentality For AJ Allmendinger for Watkins Glen

There’s not many Game 7 moments for NASCAR drivers, but for AJ Allmendinger, Sunday’s I Love New York 355 (3 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN) is his. Allmendinger knows, this is his last real chance to make this year’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs. Currently, he sits 27th in the Cup standings and is a wide 277 points behind the bubble. He has just two top 15 finishes over his last 15 Cup starts this season and neither resulted in a top five. But, this weekend is a road course, one that…

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Will Watkins Glen Really Shake Up Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Wildcard Bubble, Sizing Up the Field

We’re down to just five races left in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regular season and with that being said, the playoff bubble is still wide open. Currently, 14 different drivers have won the 21 races to this point in the season. 13 of which though can use those wins as a spot in the playoffs come September. With that being said, that means we only have three wildcard spots open and really five main drivers vying for those positions. But, with Watkins Glen next on the schedule, the…

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Kyle Larson Earns Toyota/Save Mart 350 Pole, Ganassi Sweeps Front Row

Kyle Larson is on a roll. After winning last weekend’s race at Michigan, Larson backed that up with his second straight Coors Light Pole Award with earning the pole for Sunday’s Toyota/Save Mart 350 (3 p.m. ET/FS1/PRN) at Sonoma on Saturday. Larson, turned a lap of 95.195 mph in his No. 42 Chevrolet in Wine Country, which was his third Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series pole of the season. 

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