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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Lowe’s To Leave NASCAR After 2018, Elliott Hit With L1 Penalty From Phoenix

It was a rough day for half of the Hendrick Motorsports organization on Tuesday. First, it started when Lowe’s announced that they won’t be returning to Jimmie Johnson’s team for the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. “Working with Hendrick Motorsports, Jimmie, Chad (Knaus) and the entire No. 48 team has been an incredible journey,” said Michael P. McDermott, Lowe’s chief customer officer. “Rick Hendrick and his organization have been exceptional partners, and we could not have asked for more from Jimmie – a consummate champion and an incredible…

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Why I’m a Little Skeptical On Hendrick Motorsports This Weekend in Fontana

Statistically, the Auto Club Speedway has been kind to Hendrick Motorsports over the years. While Alex Bowman hasn’t raced on the 2-mile California track before for Hendrick, he was very good at its sister track in Michigan during the 2016 season in the race that he filled in for Dale Earnhardt Jr. William Byron is a rookie and coming off of a momentum changing race last weekend in Phoenix, a race that he led his first career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series laps in and finished 12th. Chase Elliott and…

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5 Favorites For Sunday’s TicketGuardian 500 (3:30 p.m. ET/FOX/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

AVONDALE, AZ – The penultimate race of NASCAR’s west coast swing is here as the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series teams take to the ISM Raceway for Sunday’s TicketGuardian 500 (3:30 p.m. ET/FOX/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). With that being said, who are the ones to beat in Sunday’s fourth race of the season? Here are my five. 

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Is Phoenix The Weekend To Get Chevy Drivers, Mainly Kyle Larson and Hendrick Motorsports Going?

It’s no secret, the start of the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season has been a trying time for Chevrolet as a whole. With a new car for this season, it was supposed to see a big uptick in results. Last year, Chevy didn’t have a single driver make the Championship 4 round in NASCAR’s premiere series. They’d struggle for much of the second half of the year. That’s why out went the old SS and in came the new Camaro. Instead of a bump, 2018 has seen even…

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5 Favorites For Sunday’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 (2 p.m. ET/FOX/PRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

HAMPTON, GA – As the NASCAR teams say, the real season begins this weekend at the Atlanta Motor Speedway. With that being said, now that the carnage of Daytona is behind us, who are the teams to watch in Sunday’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 (2 p.m. ET/FOX/PRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)? While it’s tough to predict a restirctor plate race, it’s equally as hard to predict what will happen in race No. 2 of a season. We have no data other than practice and qualifying to base the predictions out on and…

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Elliott Sore After Daytona 500 Crash, 100 Percent Though For This Weekend, Says Atlanta Won’t Be Indicative on Rest Of Season

HAMPTON, GA – The first two races in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season are arguably the top two races circled each year for Hendrick Motorsports driver Chase Elliott. It’s not the fact that they’re the first two races of each season now, it’s because of what each mean to the second generation driver. The Daytona 500 and it’s morale speak for itself. It’s a no brainer why Elliott and ever Cup driver are extra charged up for that race. It’s the season opener as well as the biggest race…

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Are Denny Hamlin and Austin Dillon The New Bad Boys In NASCAR? Why NASCAR’s Youth Movement Is Stronger Than We Thought

Move over Kyle Busch, you may be getting some company in the bad boy category in NASCAR. If gauging the fan base the week after Daytona is any indication, it appears that both Denny Hamlin and Austin Dillon are heading towards Busch’s direction. As far as Hamlin goes, he’s been picking on the new wave of NASCAR’s stars as of late and it’s putting him in that category as a result. If we were to pick NASCAR’s most popular drivers heading to Atlanta, I think most would say Chase Elliott…

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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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Late Cautions Help Sadler, Elliott With Good Finishes

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla – For most of the PowersharesQQQ 300, Chase Elliott and Elliott Sadler looked to be among the drivers to beat in the NASCAR XFINITY Series season opener. Unfortunately for them, it appeared that their shots of winning went out of the window when they were penalized for locking bumpers. On Lap 94, Sadler locked his front nose on his JR Motorsports teammate Elliott’s rear bumper pushing him down the backstretch. On Lap 97, they had to pit for the penalty infraction. 

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