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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Almirola Narrowly Gets 1st Cup Win With SHR, Instead Settles For 3rd

It’s no secret, Aric Almirola is having a career year in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Heading into the 2018 season, his first with Stewart-Haas Racing, Almirola, 34, had one win, 11 top five finishes and 32 top 10’s in 244 starts. But, none of those races were run with an organization of SHR’s caliber. After his first 20 races in the No. 10 Ford, Almirola was a 1/2 lap away from winning the Daytona 500 and now a badly timed caution away from another victory in Sunday’s Foxwoods…

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Dover Has Been Feast or Famine For Stewart-Haas Racing Drivers Lately

Depending on how you look at it, Sunday’s AAA 400 Drive For Autism (2 p.m. ET/FS1/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) could be a very good thing or a very bad thing for the Stewart-Haas Racing camp. The reason why, is because the Dover International Speedway has been feast or famine for them over the last few years. Normally, you would think Kevin Harvick would be the favorite at Dover right? He finished second and first respectively at the Monster Mile in 2015. Well since? His best finish is ninth in this very…

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5 Favorites and 5 Sleepers For Sunday’s Geico 500 (2 p.m. ET/FOX/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

Talladega, Ala – Restrictor plate racing in NASCAR is one of the most hardest things to predict. That’s why some places will offer $1-million to whoever can predict the exact same finishing order as the top five at races in Daytona and Talladega. The reason they do this? They know it can’t be done. With cars are racing at speeds in excess of 200 mph and running wheel-to-wheel, you could be running in the lead pack but fall from a top five result to sub 20th place finish in a matter…

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