With Danica Walking Away Now, NASCAR Loses Powerful Punch of Drivers After Sunday in Homestead

Homestead, Fla – We already knew in the spring that the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season would be Dale Earnhardt Jr’s swan song. He revealed that he was stepping away from NASCAR’s premiere series after this year. But, a few weeks ago, Matt Kenseth also announced that he too is walking away from the Cup Series for 2018. While he didn’t call it a “retirement” per say, he did say that he’s no longer actively pursuing a ride in NASCAR’s premiere series next year. Now, Danica Patrick also made…

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If Joe Gibbs Racing Doesn’t Win Saturday’s Quaker State 400 (7:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/PRN) Will They Win At All This Regular Season?

If Joe Gibbs Racing is ever going to reach victory lane during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, it’s going to be this weekend at the Kentucky Speedway. In the six years that the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series has been coming to the 1.5-mile track, JGR has won half of the races. Mix that with some stellar results overall for the team, and you can see that this is a track where they’re easy favorites at. Outside of a 12th place run at Kentucky last year, Kyle Busch…

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Whenever Penske Expands to a 3rd Car, It Will Be Blaney Not Carl Edwards In It

When Carl Edwards abruptly announced his retirement in January, everyone wondered if this was really it for him. Edwards, 37, looked to still have almost a decade still left in him. He is arguably in better shape than any other driver in the field, was still on top of his game (made the finals at Homestead in November) and driving for a championship contending team in Joe Gibbs Racing. That’s why his shocking announcement that he’d retire came out of left field. Many wondered if he was telling the truth…

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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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Top Options to Replace Dale Earnhardt Jr. at Hendrick

Dale Earnhardt Jr. shocked the NASCAR world on Tuesday when he announced that the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season would be his last. Earnhardt, has made 603 career Cup starts over the course of 17 full-time seasons. He’s also missed 20 races due to concussions, which is even more of a reason to why he’s ready to hang up his helmet. But, with Earnhardt stepping away, who’s left to fill in?

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Carl Edwards Rumor Is Just That, a Rumor

There’s an asinine report floating around the internet now that Carl Edwards retired for the 2017 NASCAR season because he’s waiting a year then will join Team Penske for 2018. To make that ridiculous report even worse, the “sources” tell that said person said that Penske is paying Edwards millions to sit out this season too. Excuse me? What kind of “source” do you have? That’s about as made up of a story that I’ve ever heard. Anyone that knows Roger Penske knows that he’s as smart as a businessman out there.…

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Carl Edwards Doesn’t Rule Out a Future Return to Racing, Won’t Use “R” (Retired) Word in Press Conference

Carl Edwards officially steps away from racing today, as he confirmed that all those rumors of a departure from NASCAR on Wednesday morning from Joe Gibbs Racing’s headquarters were indeed true. Edwards, gave three major reasons to why he’s stepping away, and said all of those factors mixed all into one is the reason to why at 37-years old, he felt it was time to hang up his helmet. But, Edwards fueled the conspiracy theory for years to come, as his name will now always come up for future rides that…

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