Should Hendrick Drivers Be Worried About The Playoffs?

Bristol, TN – Normally, we wouldn’t bat too much of an eye with the usual summer Hendrick Motorsports struggles. After all, they seem to turn it on in the playoffs anyways. But, this season is different. This season you can’t sit back and test different setups for a playoff run. With playoff points and stages, no one is holding anything back. With that being said, does HMS need to be worried?

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Good Nights for Playoff Bubble Drivers Bayne/Jones, Gap Becomes Wider Still

Bristol, TN – Erik Jones came away with his best career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series finish with a runner-up on Saturday night at the Bristol Motor Speedway. He led a race-high 260 of the 500 laps in tonight’s Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol and also earned his first career pole position this weekend. Unfortunately, he finished second. That wasn’t what he needed for a playoff run, as he’s now 126 points out of the final playoff spot. With just two races to go in the regular season,…

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In 600th Career Cup Start, Kurt Busch Comes Home 5th at Bristol

Bristol, TN – Saturday night was Kurt Busch’s 600th career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series start. In his previous 599 starts, he’s had a heck of a career. He won the 2004 Cup title, the 2017 Daytona 500, the 2010 Coca-Cola 600 and countless other races. In fact, he had 29 career wins and 254 top 10’s. Certainly, those numbers would put him on the ballot for future Hall of Fame consideration. But, in tonight’s Bass Pro Shops NRA Night race, Busch was next best in class. 

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Matt Kenseth Doesn’t Win, But Moves Up a Spot In the Playoffs With 4th Place Run at Bristol

Bristol, TN – It wasn’t a win that he was searching for, but Matt Kenseth did have another Matt Kenseth night in the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol. Quiet? Yes. That’s how Kenseth races and how he is. On Friday, he said he wasn’t concerned with his 2018 plans. It’s coming to September and the rides are drying up. Kenseth doesn’t have a ride. He’s being very quiet about that. He could be a sitting duck. Instead, he’s thriving. 

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Career Night Not Quite Enough For Erik Jones, Settles For 2nd at Bristol

Bristol, TN – Erik Jones earned his first career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series pole award on Friday evening at the Bristol Motor Speedway. He’s always been great at the .533-mile Tennessee oval, but here he is with a chance to shake up the playoff standings. He did his part too, leading a race-high 260 of the 500 laps on Saturday night. Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough. Fellow Toyota driver Kyle Busch passed Jones’ No. 77 Toyota with 55 laps to go and he never looked back. Jones, would have to settle…

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Kyle Busch Pulls The Bristol Sweep, Wins Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race

Bristol, TN – The broom was out on Saturday night at the Bristol Motor Speedway. Kyle Busch charged from his 18th starting spot for tonight’s Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race and won the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race from the .533-mile oval. It was nearly a perfect weekend for Busch too. 

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Now That He’s 2-for-2, Can Kyle Busch Sweep the Bristol Weekend?

Bristol, TN – In 2010, Kyle Busch swept the Bristol night race weekend. He won the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race, the NASCAR XFINITY Series race as well as the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series event on the .533-mile Bristol (Tenn) Motor Speedway. No one has ever done that huge accomplishment before that or since. But, Busch can do it again this weekend. 

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