Night Conditions Hurt Harvick But SHR Had Great Day Overall In Homestead

HOMESTEAD, Fla – Kevin Harvick was the favorite to win the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship. For the first 35 races of the season, his No. 4 Ford had the most overall speed. Mix in his success at the Homestead-Miami Speedway and how can you not go with Harvick to win Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 as well as the championship too? But, after the three practice sessions this weekend around the 1.5-mile South Florida track, Harvick went from the favorite to likely fourth out of four in terms of the…

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Almirola Nearly Makes Improbable Victory With 7th-8th Place Car, But Harvick Overcomes Blown Tire to Advance to Homestead

AVONDALE, AZ – Aric Almirola was in a prime position to play spoiler. His No. 10 Ford was battling for the win in Sunday’s Can Am 500 at the ISM Raceway in Phoenix when no one thought he’d be. See, he and Clint Bowyer were pretty much written off as legitimate contenders to win Sunday’s Round of 8 cut off race. Bowyer, crashed out on Lap 133 and his day was done. Joey Logano who had already clinched a spot in the Championship 4 crashed out on Lap 95.

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Almirola Mad At Logano Leaving Texas, Why Logano Really Isn’t At Fault For Either Move

FORT WORTH, TX – Joey Logano is 2-for-2 in the Round of 8 at making fellow playoff contenders mad. Last weekend, he moved Martin Truex Jr. out of the way on the final lap in the First Data 500 at the Martinsville Speedway to win. This week, he ruffled feathers with Aric Almirola. While Truex has since said that he won’t go out for revenge on Logano, Almirola had a different tune. 

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All 4 SHR Cars Eyeing Round of 8 Spots As If Last 2 Races End With Green Flag Runs, They Go 1-2-3-4 In Each

It’s no secret, the best all around team during the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season has been Stewart-Haas Racing. With Aric Almirola’s victory in last Sunday’s race at the Talladega Superspeedway, all four drivers have now found victory lane this year. Kevin Harvick has won seven times while Clint Bowyer has found the checkered flag first in two races himself. Kurt Busch and Almirola have one win a piece totaling 11 victories for the organization. Now, all four are eyeing spots in the Round of 8. 

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Kurt Busch Runs Out Of Gas, Questions NASCAR As Aric Almirola Wins Sunday’s 1000Bulbs.com 500

TALLADEGA, Ala – Stewart-Haas Racing had Sunday’s 1000Bulbs.com 500 assured. In fact, they were destined for a 1-2-3-4 finish at the Talladega Superspeedway. Unfortunately, a caution flag flew for a crash with two laps-to-go in regulation bringing out the eighth and final yellow of the day. SHR had the top four spots at the time and had worked so well together to enable that. The yellow though, well it changed everything. 

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Almirola Ready For Redemption This Weekend In Talladega

Most of the playoff eligible Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers are fearing this weekend’s trip to the Talladega Superspeedway. Sunday’s 1000Bulbs.com 500 (2 p.m. ET/NBC/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) could make or break most of their chances of advancing to the Round of 8. In the last round, it was the ROVAL sparking fear in the NASCAR garage, this round it’s Talladega. Chase Elliott doesn’t have to worry because his win last weekend in Dover automatically advanced him to the third round. Another driver not worrying is Aric Almirola. While he’s…

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Larson Makes It Onto Round Of 12 After Johnson, Earnhardt Incidents In Final Corner On Final Lap

CONCORD, NC – The opening round of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs came down to the final turn on the final lap. Jimmie Johnson was well on his way to his first top five finish since May 27 and well on his way to a second round playoff berth. He was running in second in Sunday’s Bank of America ROVAL 400 heading into the final few corners on the infield portion of the front stretch. All he had to do was take it easy and finish there and he…

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Dillon, Almirola On The Verge Of Advancing Past 1st Round, Why They Can Make It To The Round of 8 Too

As we sit here this weekend, two unlikely drivers are on the verge of advancing to the Round of 12. Not that this is any slight to either Austin Dillon or Aric Almirola, but they were two of the four most likely drivers that everyone thought that would be eliminated in the first round of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs. Combined, Dillon and Almirola had three top five finishes all year.

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Almirola Finishes In Top 10 On Saturday In Richmond

RICHMOND, VA – Aric Almirola didn’t have the best of luck recently. Heading into Saturday night’s Federated Auto Parts 400 at the Richmond Raceway, the Stewart-Haas Racing driver hasn’t scored a top five finish over the last six races of the year. Four of those six races saw him finish outside of the top 20. But, now that the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs have begun, Almirola is on a terror. 

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Mobil 1 The Grid Looks At Almirola’s 2018 Season And How Well He’s Adapted To His New Team At SHR

Mobil 1 The Grid knocked out it of the park again. This weeks feature takes a look at Aric Almirola and how well he’s done in his first season in the No. 10 Ford with Stewart-Haas Racing. While Almirola is the only driver among the four at SHR to not win a race during the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, the newcomer to the organization still stamped his name into the playoffs last weekend in Darlington. M1TG shot a feature with Almirola and team owner Tony Stewart about…

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