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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Penske Duo Hoping For Same Richmond Success, But Better Luck Leaving The Spring Race This Time Around

Last year, the then Team Penske duo of Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski left the Richmond Raceway in the spring race with a 1-2 finish. Logano, capitalized on a late caution to take his No. 22 Ford to victory lane. Keselowski, led 110 laps and finished runner-up in his No. 2 Ford. At that point, Logano had eight top six finishes through the first nine races of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. Keselowski, has seven top sixes in those same nine races. But, after that race, Logano was…

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Team Penske Falters Out In Food City 500 at Bristol

I originally didn’t expect much out of the Team Penske trio for this weekend’s Food City 500 at the Bristol (Tenn) Motor Speedway. In the two race practices on Saturday morning, they were seventh (Joey Logano), 20th (Ryan Blaney) and 28th (Brad Keselowski) in the first session, followed by 16th (Blaney), 20th (Keselowski) and 21st (Logano) in final practice. But, in the race itself, they were all three actually very strong. 

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Truex/Larson/Keselowski Could Struggle Again This Weekend In Bristol

Last weekend in Texas, Martin Truex Jr., Kyle Larson and Brad Keselowski had miserable days. All three crashed out of the race and suffered their worst days of the year. But, I caution that they could be in store for long days again this weekend at the Bristol (Tenn) Motor Speedway. Lets start with Truex. He saw his 13 race top 10 streak on 1.5-mile tracks end with a crash at the end of the first stage of the race last Sunday. At Bristol, he has an average finishing position…

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Can Kyle Busch Or Martin Truex Jr. Dethrone Kevin Harvick And Team Penske On Sunday In Texas

It’s not much of a secret, the top drivers to beat in Sunday’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 (2 p.m. ET/FS1/PRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) is going to be Kyle Busch, Martin Truex Jr., Kevin Harvick and the Team Penske trio of drivers. That’s six drivers that could honestly finish in spots 1-6. With how the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season is shaping up so far, I really can’t see anyone other than these six drivers winning the acutal race this weekend. The favorite has to be Harvick though right?

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Elliott Moving On From Hamlin Incident, Keselowski Says He’s Still Going to Payback Elliott

MARTINSVILLE, Va – Chase Elliott knows the hype around he and Denny Hamlin this weekend. After all, this is NASCAR’s first trip back to the Martinsville (VA) Speedway since their dust up towards the end of last year’s playoff race on the Virginia paperclip. If you’ve been living under a rock, lets quickly rewind to last October. Lets set the stage. Elliott, was leading in the final laps of that race. A playoff berth to the Championship 4 was surely his. But, Hamlin purposely wrecked him in Turn 3 with just…

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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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5 Favorites For Saturday’s DC Solar 200 (4 p.m. ET/FOX/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

This weekend at the ISM Raceway in Phoenix is the first where we won’t have a NASCAR tripleheader. The first three weeks saw all three of NASCAR’s top divisions race at the same track on the same race weekend. This week, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series drivers headed back east while the XFINITY Series teams and Cup teams stayed out west and will take to the 1.022-mile Arizona track. Saturday’s DC Solar 200 (4 p.m. ET/FOX/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) will be the fourth XFINITY Series race of the season. So…

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Team Penske Hasn’t Won In 2018 Yet, But Quietly Doing Their Job

In the offseason, Team Penske added a third car to their Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series side. Back came Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano for another season, and in came Ryan Blaney to join them. Would this shift to three teams take some time to adapt? After three races to start the year off, I’d say not at all. As we head to the fourth race of the 2018 Cup season this weekend in Phoenix, Penske has all three drivers in the top seven of the Cup points standings. In fact,…

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Penske Trio And Hamlin Set For Good Weekends In Las Vegas

It seems weird that just three out of the 43 drivers that have competed in a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race so far in 2018 have completed all 532 laps run. Normally, that number would be much higher. But, the carnage in Daytona led to just 10 cars finishing on the lead lap in the season opening Daytona 500. Then, Kevin Harvick’s dominance on the field in Atlanta, led to just 13 cars finishing on the lead lap there. That gets you the three who’ve completed all 100-percent of…

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