Can Hendrick Motorsports, Chevy, Get Back On Track In 2019? Why HMS Is An Intriguing Team This Season

The 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season for Chevrolet was met with high anticipation. They debuted a new car, the Camaro, with hopes of being more competitive. Unfortunately, they had one of their worst seasons in decades. Chevy drivers won just four times last season, half of which on a plate track and road course. Furthermore, one driver won three of those races alone. Now, can they get back on track with a second year with the car and a new rules package? If they’re going to contend, they…

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Can Elliott Put A Full Season Together In 2019 And Give NASCAR What They Need?

It’s no secret, Chase Elliott is the new face of NASCAR. His popularity with the fans has resonated very well. His diecast cars fly off the shelves better than anyone else’s. He’s the new Most Popular Driver. Now, can he help NASCAR finally take a step forward? It seems like NASCAR is more popular for the way they’re trending down than anything else. The main reason, in my opinion, is the lack of star power or household names. NASCAR has always had names like Petty, Earnhardt, Pearson, Waltrip, Yarborough, Jarrett,…

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Logano Honored On Thursday, Elliott Named Most Popular Driver, Time To Turn Focus Now To 2019

Joey Logano was honored for his 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship on Thursday night in Las Vegas. This week was a celebration to crown the season champion. While most thought that the title would go to either of the “Big 3” Logano came in and stole the show. While the “Big 3” were certainly frustrated, Kevin Harvick put it best in Vegas. “The best team doesn’t always win the championship.”

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Chevrolet Fails To Get A Car In Championship 4 In 2nd Straight Year Now

Last year, Chevrolet headed to the Homestead-Miami Speedway embarrassed. Out of the three manufacturers in NASCAR’s premiere series, they were the only ones not represented in the Championship 4. That led to a new car in the Chevrolet Camaro being introduced into the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series for 2018 and a sense of getting their pride back. Unfortunately, 2018 has now gone worse than 2017. Chase Elliott was the lone shot that Chevy had of making it to the final round but he faced a tall task on Sunday…

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Speeding Penalty Costs Chase Elliott Phoenix Victory

AVONDALE, AZ – Chase Elliott had a fast car and was gifted an early Christmas present on Sunday at the ISM Raceway in Phoenix. See, he qualified his No. 9 Chevrolet on the front row and was handed the lead early on when Kevin Harvick had a blown tire. He’d fall a lap down as a result. Then, Kurt Busch who was the next domino in Elliott’s way of taking that fourth and final spot into the Championship 4, well he passed the pass car on his Lap 136 stop. He’d…

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If Elliott Can Win Sunday, It Will Be Popular Victory For NASCAR

Nothing against the “Big 3” but if Chase Elliott were to win Sunday’s Can Am 500 (2:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) it would be one of the biggest wins in recent memory. See, Elliott originally was facing a must win scenario this weekend at the ISM Raceway in Phoenix. He’s started off being 39 points out of the final cutoff spot. But, after Kevin Harvick’s L-1 penalty levied against him on Wednesday, he’s now just 17 points out. That’s still quite a bit to make up in one race. So,…

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Elliott Struggling To Find Speed This Weekend In Texas

FORT WORTH, TX – We’ve seen this out of Chase Elliott before. He struggles to find speed all weekend then finds himself in contention in the end. For the Hendrick Motorsports driver, he has to hope that happens again to him in Sunday’s AAA Texas 500 (3 p.m. ET/NBCSN/PRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). Elliott, has struggled in his No. 9 Chevrolet this weekend. He qualified 16th, worst among the eight remaining Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoff drivers. 

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Is Elliott The Top Threat To The “Big 3” For Championship 4 Appearance?

Unless something drastic happens, the Championship 4 in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series is set. Joey Logano helped pave that way because of his win at the Martinsville Speedway. Now, the “Big 3” who have accumulated a ton of playoff points this year hold the three wildcard spots that will advance to the final round at the Homestead-Miami Speedway. Can Kurt Busch, Clint Bowyer, Aric Almirola or Chase Elliott beat them? All it takes is one but can it realistically happen?

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Round of 8 Could Be Chase Elliott’s Round To Shine

For the second consecutive season, Chase Elliott has made it to the Round of 8. Unlike last year, I think this is the round where Elliott has his coming out party. Yes, Elliott earned not just his first career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory this season, but also his second and third as well. I wouldn’t be shocked to see his No. 9 Chevrolet up front battling for even more race wins this round. 

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Elliott Finds Speed Earns 3rd Cup Win In Last 11 Races

Parity is higher now than its been all season. Since the early August race at Watkins Glen, seven different drivers have won the last 11 races. Only two drivers have won more than one race in that time frame. One of which is Chase Elliott and the other Brad Keselowski. One is still playoff eligible while the other was eliminated on Sunday at the Kansas Speedway. Elliott, earned his third win in his last 11 starts when he took his No. 9 Chevrolet to victory in Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400.…

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