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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Chase Elliott Wins Trucks Race at Martinsville

Martinsville, VA – Polesitter Chase Elliott held off defending NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion Johnny Sauter after a restart with 12 laps left and pulled away to win Saturday’s Alpha Energy Solutions 250 at Martinsville Speedway by 1.865 seconds. Elliott grabbed the lead from third-place finisher Christopher Bell on Lap 234, when Bell’s Toyota tangled with Austin Cindric’s Ford through Turns 1 and 2. Bell lost the top spot, and Sauter charged past into the second position before NASCAR threw the 10th and final caution of the race. The…

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Christopher Bell Leads 1st Trucks Practice, 2nd Washed Out

Martinsville, VA – Despite rain being forecasted for much of Friday for the Martinsville Speedway area, NASCAR was still able to complete at least one of the two scheduled NASCAR Camping World Truck Series practice sessions at the .526-mile Virginia short track in preparation for Saturday’s Alpha Energy Resources 250 (3 p.m. ET/FOX/MRN). In the first session, the only one to be run today, youth was best served with the entire top five on the speed charts being 24 years old or younger. In fact, if you go through the top 10,…

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Sunday’s Auto Club 400 Could Be Survival of the Fittest

Fontana, Calif – After three practice sessions as well as a three-round qualifying session, one thing is for sure entering Sunday’s Auto Club 400 (3:30 p.m. ET/FOX/MRN) this weekend’s race could be an event of the survival of the fittest. The 2-mile Auto Club Speedway has chewed up and spit out several cars so far this weekend, as we’ve seen a bunch of crashes. Among those two incidents were two of the top drivers to recently race at Fontana. It all started in Friday’s lone practice session of the day…

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Youngsters Erik Jones, Chase Elliott Lead Cup Practices on Saturday in Fontana

Fontana, Calif – Chase Elliott posted the fastest lap in Saturday’s final Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice, but a scrape with the outside retaining wall early in the session left his Hendrick Motorsports No. 24 Chevrolet team with work to do. Elliott posted his best speed at 187.480 mph before making contact with the wall just 10 minutes into the final session. He cited a parts failure on the left-front corner of the car that his crew was investigating ahead of Sunday’s Auto Club 400 (3:30 p.m. ET, FOX,…

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Chase Elliott, Joey Logano Lead Cup Practices on Saturday in Phoenix

Avondale, AZ – The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers had just two more chances on Saturday morning from the Phoenix International Raceway to get their cars dialed in for Sunday’s Camping World 500 (3:30 p.m. ET/FOX/MRN). In the first practice session, Chase Elliott led the way with a speed of 135.977 mph in his No. 24 Chevrolet. Elliott, has had a strong weekend so far as he was fastest in practice on Friday and qualified his Hendrick Motorsports entry seventh for Sunday’s race. Joey Logano was second on the speed charts…

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