Allmendinger Sleeper To Watch For Sunday’s First Data 500 (2 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

MARTINSVILLE, VA – Can we see an upset winner in Sunday’s First Data 500 (2 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) at the Martinsville Speedway? A non playoff driver winning a playoff Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race is rare. So, can AJ Allmendinger be that driver? Allmendinger has one career Cup Series victory. That came back in 2014, 154 races ago. That  may ironically play into his advantage. Three of the last four races this season have been won by a driver winning his second career Cup race. Ryan Blaney did it…

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2018 To Be Allmendinger’s Last With JTG Daugherty Racing

Add another name to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Silly Season list. AJ Allmendinger, who delivered JTG Daugherty’s first team win in a Watkins Glen thriller back in 2014, will not return to the No. 47 Chevrolet next year. The team announced the move on Tuesday. The California native has driven for the Tad Geschickter-owned team since late in the 2013 season.

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Allmendinger Still Upset Over Sonoma Mistake, Says All He Can Do Is Do His Best On Sunday In Watkins Glen

AJ Allmendinger is still seething over his mistake that he made at the Sonoma Raceway back in June. See, with the way that the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series has gone this season (3 drivers winning a bulk of the races) and the realistic outlook for his JTG Daugherty Racing team and their playoff hopes, Allmendinger knows that his best two shots of winning during a season are at the two annual road course stops. At Sonoma, Allmendinger’s No. 47 Chevrolet had a great shot of winning. He had a…

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Watkins Glen Likely Last Chance For Suarez, Allmendinger To Make 2018 Playoffs

Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Watkins Glen is realistically the last shot for any of the bubble drivers to make their way into victory lane during the regular season. Beginning with this weekend’s race, only five races remain to set the field of 16 that will compete for the 2018 championship. With how this year has gone, would you really bet against any of the “Big 3” to win a race at any of the other four tracks left (Michigan, Bristol, Darlington, Indy)? Outside of the three…

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Kahne, Both JTG Daugherty Cars Land In Unlikely Top 5 Finishing Positions In Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla – When you see several big crashes throughout the entire Coke Zero Sugar 400 at the Daytona International Speedway, you get unlikely drivers finishing in the top spots. Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin, Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano, Ryan Blaney, Kevin Harvick, Kurt Busch, Aric Almirola, Clint Bowyer, Kyle Larson, Chase Elliott and others were all involved in crashes that ended their nights early on Saturday night. When those heavy hitters don’t finish, that leaves some good finishing positions open for the taking. 

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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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