Hendrick Has to Make the Right Hire To Replace Dale Earnhardt Jr

Here’s something to think about, right now, at this moment, the Hendrick Motorsports driver lineup could be Jimmie Johnson, Chase Elliott, Kyle Busch and Brad Keselowski. Seriously, that could be their team right now. If they didn’t hire Mark Martin and Dale Earnhardt Jr. in 2008 and 2009, they’d have those two drivers instead. Busch and Keselowski have gone away to other teams and have shined. Meanwhile, Martin, Earnhardt Jr. and Kasey Kahne have been the drivers since. Martin and Kahne have combined to win 10 races in the No. 5…

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Johnson, Keselowski Lead Cup Practices Saturday in Texas

Jimmie Johnson knows the urgency this weekend. The defending Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion has yet to finish in the top five through six races to start the 2017 campaign. Johnson, a six-time Texas winner, drove the Hendrick Motorsports No. 48 Chevrolet to a best lap of 194.812 mph on the 1.5-mile track in final practice on Saturday afternoon. The seven-time series champ is scheduled to start 24th in Sunday’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 (1:30 p.m. ET, FOX, PRN, SiriusXM) after a spin in the first round of Friday’s…

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Same 7 Drivers Dominating Laps Led So Far This Season

Parity may be as high as ever in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series this season. We’ve seen all three manufacturers win races already and have had five different winners from five different teams win the first six races. But, parity isn’t king among the lap leaders though. We’ve had 1,808 laps completed for the 2017 season, and out of those 1,808 circuits in six races, seven drivers have combined to lead 1,683 of them. Yes, seven of the 36 chartered drivers have led 93-percent of the overall laps this…

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In 1,000 Cup Start, Brad Keselowski Takes Team Penske to Victory Lane at Martinsville

Martinsville, VA – It was a historic weekend for the entire Team Penske bunch. The organization, was making their 1,000 career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series start at Martinsville Speedway this weekend. On Sunday, Brad Keselowski gave them even more to celebrate. Over the final 160 laps of today’s STP 500 at the Martinsville Speedway, Keselowski was in an intense battle for the lead with Joe Gibbs Racing’s Kyle Busch. In the end though, Keselowski prevailed in taking his Team Penske No. 2 Ford to victory lane for the second…

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After Early Race Incidents, Brad Keselowski Rebounds for Runner-Up at Fontana

Fontana, Calif- Normally, Brad Keselowski isn’t feeling like he won a race despite not doing so. But, after how Sunday’s Auto Club 400 went for the Team Penske driver, today’s result is like a race win for the Michigan native. On the opening lap on Sunday, Keselowski had contact entering Turn 1 which caused left side damage to his No. 2 Ford. Two laps later, he was spinning he was taking a spin through the infield. But, when it was all said and done, there Keselowski’s car was running for…

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Kyle Larson Has Dream Weekend, Sweeps NASCAR Races at Fontana

Fontana, Calif – What a difference one position makes. After three straight second-place finishes in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, polesitter Kyle Larson finally found Victory Lane, pulling away after an overtime restart to win Sunday’s Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway. Larson took the checkered flag at the end of the second extra lap as team owner Chip Ganassi celebrated from his perch atop the pit box.

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Keselowski, Harvick Penalized for Cars Failing Post Race Inspection After Phoenix

Stewart-Haas Racing in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series on Wednesday following Sunday’s race at Phoenix Raceway. The violation for the No. 2 car is detailed in sections 20.17.3.1.2 of the NASCAR Rule Book (post-race general inspection measurements), and driver Brad Keselowski’s fifth-place finish in the Camping World 500 is encumbered, per section 12.10 of the NASCAR Rule Book. Meanwhile, the violation for the No. 4 car is detailed in sections 20.3.3.3 I-4 of theNASCAR Rule Book (track bar mount and supports) and driver Kevin Harvick’s sixth-place finish at Phoenix is…

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