Keselowski/Harvick For Ford, Larson For Chevrolet, Best Bets For Manufacturers In NASCAR’s Playoffs

The playoff fields are set for the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. With that being said, Toyota drivers appear to be the ones most listed as the favorites to hoist the new Monster Energy championship trophy at the Homestead-Miami Speedway in November. But, despite that, Chevrolet and Ford drivers make up 75-percent of the playoff field. To me, they have far better odds of having a Ford or Chevy driver win the championship after 10 races than that of one of the four Toyota representatives. Which will you take?…

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Pros and Cons of Andretti’s Honda vs. Chevrolet Decision For 2018 and Beyond

INDIANAPOLIS – One would think that with so many possible free agents and potential movement around the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series Silly Season, that there would have been a lot more action around that front lately. But, despite their season being done two full months sooner than the ones in NASCAR, the silly season on that side of things have been far more action packed in the NASCAR world compared to the open wheel one. But, the main reason is everyone is sitting back waiting on that main domino to fall.…

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Why There Could Be a Penske/Chevrolet Dominance Coming This Weekend at Gateway

INDIANAPOLIS – For the first time since 2003, the Verizon IndyCar Series will be heading to the Gateway Motorsports Park near St. Louis this weekend. With that being said, because of that extended break, you would think that there would be a lot of uncertainty heading into this weekend’s race. After all, a 14 year absence and a recent repave, it should make things unpredictable right? I caution to say that though. Gateway is a short oval, which means the downforce levels on the 21 cars showing up this weekend will…

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Allgaier/Busch Lead XFINITY Series Practices Thursday in Bristol

The NASCAR XFINITY Series took to the high banked Bristol (Tenn) Motor Speedway on Thursday for their lone two practice sessions of the race weekend. On Friday, they’ll just qualify as well as race the Food City 300 (7:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/PRN). If today’s practice rounds were any indication, it appears that Chevrolet, most notably JR Motorsports may be the ones to beat. In session No. 1, Justin Allgaier topped the speed charts in his No. 7 Chevrolet for JR Motorsports. The Illinois native turned a lap around the .533-mile short…

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No Sandbagging After All, Toyota Dominates at Michigan, Chevrolet Should Be Worried

Brooklyn. MI – Toyota drivers caught a firestrom earlier this weekend at the Michigan International Speedway by comment that Ford driver Brad Keselowsi made after qualifying for Sunday’s Pure Michigan 400. Keselowski, said that the reason that the Ford drivers were so strong in practice as well as qualifying on Friday was due to Toyota sandbagging. His reason? NASCAR typically takes cars of all makes back to the R&D center following the annual summer trip to Michigan in order to get a good look on where all three manufacturers stand up…

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Ford’s Strong on Friday, But Keselowski Hinting Toyota’s Playing Games at Michigan

Brooklyn, MI – Forgive everyone for thinking that Toyota teams would dominate this weekend’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at the Michigan International Speedway. After all, Toyota drivers have led a combined 88-percent of the overall laps over the last five weeks of competition. With the two-mile track being a big horsepower track, Toyota’s have proven to have the most in the series right now. But, in practice on Friday morning, Ford had three drivers in the top six and five in the top 10 on the speed charts. In…

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Servia, Montoya Test Different Downforce Levels at Iowa, Both Agree Upon The Same Levels, Say Racing Will Greatly Improve

For the third time, both Verizon IndyCar Series test drivers were extremely thrilled with the new 2018 car concept after taking the Honda and Chevrolet powered cars to the Iowa Speedway on Thursday. Oriol Servia (Honda) and Juan Pablo Montoya (Chevrolet) ran laps on the 7/8-mile track today in the new Dallara kit’s configuration that will be used on short ovals, road courses and street circuits next season. The test followed successful outings at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 25 (in the superspeedway configuration) and Aug. 1 at Mid-Ohio Sports…

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