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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5 Drivers Looking To Better Finishes For Sunday’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 in Atlanta

We’re now one race into the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, as the series heads one state north this weekend for the annual stop at the Atlanta Motor Speedway. With that being said, some drivers heads to this weekend’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 (2 p.m. ET/FOX/PRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) needing a very good finish on the 1.54-mile track. While one race into a season is no reason to panic, several big named drivers got off on the wrong footing last weekend in Daytona. Here are five that need a…

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5 Favorites For Sunday’s 60th Annual Daytona 500 (2:30 p.m. ET/FOX/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla – The 60th annual Daytona 500 (2:30 p.m. ET/FOX/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) is upon us. Sunday’s season opening Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race will put 40 of the sports’ top drivers against one another in a high speed game of roulette. Picking a winner in a restrictor plate race is as hard as picking the correct lottery numbers on any given week. This year’s, will be ever more difficult. So, with knowing what we know heading into this weekend’s race, here are the top five favorites for Sunday’s…

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Ford, Team Penske Dominating Speedweeks Thus Far

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla – It should come to no surprise, but the Ford camp is dominating the 2018 Daytona Speedweeks thus far. After three Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races, they’ve won two of them. In fact, Ford drivers finished 1-2-3-4 in the Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona last Sunday. Then, in the first Duel on Thursday night, they were 1-2 and had four drivers finish inside the top five. In the second Duel, they saw four more cars finish in the top eight. 

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Cup Drivers Proclaim Keselowski, Logano, Hamlin Favorites For Sunday’s Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla – The torch is ready to be passed. Someone is ready to take it. But, who? When restrictor plate racing was first implemented in NASCAR in the late 1980’s, the first king was Dale Earnhardt. Most say he could see the air in the draft. What he did at Daytona and Talladega was magic. He won 13 points paying races in NASCAR’s premiere series in 90 tries. No one has more. When Earnhardt tragically passed away in the 2001 Daytona 500, the torch was then passed to his…

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Brad Keselowski Earns 1st Career Speedweeks Victory With Clash Domination

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla – Brad Keselowski tweeted before Sunday’s Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona that he would win the race later on in the afternoon. Well, he called his shot. Keselowski, became the third driver in the last four years of the Clash to start 15th or worse and reach victory lane. The Team Penske driver started last in 17th. Keselowski, quickly drove through the field in leading a race-high 43 of the 75 laps en route to his first Daytona Speedweeks victory of his career. It was pure domination.…

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Can Ford Teams Capitalize During Daytona Speedweeks

Depending on what driver or person you ask, the answer may vary on what to expect out of the Ford teams for the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. Most people though side on the fact that they may struggle. Last year, Ford put two drivers in the Championship 4 at Homestead, but they were really non factors in the race itself. As far as the whole season went, they were down across the board compared to the other two manufacturers. Well, Toyota will be in Year No. 2…

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