Jimmie Johnson Wins Monday’s Rain Delayed Food City 500

Remember when we all were thinking Jimmie Johnson should be panicking? Johnson, had just one top 10 finish in the first six races of this year, and that was a ninth at Phoenix. But, he reached victory lane in the last race at Texas, and now today at Bristol, he won again. Johnson, did what he needed to do to win, just hang around until it’s go time. Kyle Larson, Joey Logano and Martin Truex Jr. dominated today’s Food City 500 in combining to lead 390 of the 500 laps, but there…

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SHR Puts 2 Cars in the Top 3 in Monday’s Food City 500

It didn’t start out as a good day for the Stewart-Haas Racing camp in Monday’s rain delayed Food City 500 at the Bristol (Tenn) Motor Speedway. Kurt Busch crashed early on and would limp home with a 25th place finish while Danica Patrick wrecked not too long after and came home 36th. Also, Clint Bowyer was struggling with the handling of his car early on, as his No. 14 Ford was far too free. Two wrecked race cars and a third one without much grip. But, when the dust settled, two of the four…

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Bowyer Doesn’t Like Repaves, But Calls Texas’ Change Necessary

If you poll the drivers in the NASCAR garage, they’d all agree that they’re prefer the series leaves the tracks alone. Most aren’t in favor of repaving a racing surface. By doing so, it makes passing so tough because the groove is smoother than normal which makes for quicker speeds without any drop off. Faster cars that are virtually not lifting without any tire drop off equals a parade. When tracks have character to it, that makes racing better. Hence the deal with the Atlanta Motor Speedway. But, when the…

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Clint Bowyer Looking to Build Off Of Fontana Run, With Good Finish at His New “Hometrack”

Clint Bowyer admitted that after his third place finish at Fontana last Sunday, that he was having fun again in NASCAR. Prior to this year, Bowyer struggled to even get top 10 finishes. That’s why a third place run last weekend, his first in nearly two years, was so special to him. Now, he’s hoping this momentum carries over to this weekend’s race at the Martinsville Speedway. Bowyer scored sixth- and fourth-place finishes in the first two stages of Sunday’s Auto Club 400, then rallied from sixth to third in…

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Clint Bowyer Having Fun Again With Top 5 at Fontana

Fontana, Calif – Clint Bowyer knew he just need to bide his time in 2016, as the grass was greener on the other side. After a disappointing 2015 Cup season where Bowyer finished 16th in the final standings with Michael Waltrip Racing, the Kansas native signed a one-year deal with HScott Motorsports for the next year. MWR was folding and Bowyer had no where to go. But, with Tony Stewart retiring upon the completion of the 2016 year, Bowyer was tabbed as the replacement. He just needed a one-year stop…

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Kyle Larson Has Dream Weekend, Sweeps NASCAR Races at Fontana

Fontana, Calif – What a difference one position makes. After three straight second-place finishes in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, polesitter Kyle Larson finally found Victory Lane, pulling away after an overtime restart to win Sunday’s Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway. Larson took the checkered flag at the end of the second extra lap as team owner Chip Ganassi celebrated from his perch atop the pit box.

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Rush Truck Centers to Sponsor Clint Bowyer This Weekend in Fontana

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series makes the third and final stop on its three-race West Coast swing Sunday when the green flag drops on the Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California. Stewart-Haas Racing’s Clint Bowyer has made the most of the opening four races of the 2017 season, climbing to a 13th-place tie in the standings. Sunday marks Bowyer’s first appearance driving his No. 14 Ford carrying the decals of Rush Truck Centers. The Texas-based company is using its partnership with SHR and Bowyer to…

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