5 Favorites For Sunday’s Auto Club 400 (3:30 p.m. ET/FOX/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

FONTANA, Calif – Can Kevin Harvick win his unprecedented fourth straight Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race Sunday at the Auto Club Speedway? He’s dominated the 2018 season thus far and is going for a clean sweep of the NASCAR west coast swing. If he’s going to do so though, he’s going to have to win from the 10th starting position. 

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5 Favorites, 5 Sleepers and a Don’t Touch List For Sunday’s Auto Club 400 (3:30 p.m. ET/FOX/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

With the NCAA Tournament starting up this week, it’s a great time of year to be talking about favorites and sleepers. So why not put out an early favorites and sleepers list for Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at the Auto Club Speedway? Everyone loves a good Cinderella story right? Well, with how Kevin Harvick’s been dominating the Cup Series races this season, there’s some good underdog situations for this weekend’s Auto Club 400 (3:30 p.m. ET/FOX/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). Here’s the list I have for this weekend. 

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Clint Bowyer Sleeper To Watch Sunday in Vegas

The 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season has shown promise out of Clint Bowyer and his No. 14 Ford with Stewart-Haas Racing. In the season opening race at the Daytona International Speedway, he was in the hunt for a good finish until he dropped a cylinder. Still, he brought home his car in 15th place. Not too shabby under the circumstances. Last weekend in Atlanta, Bowyer earned stage points in both stages and came away with a top five finish, third to be exact. Now, he’s hoping to end…

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Bowyer’s 3rd Place Finish Aided By Old School Track, Which Helps Great Day For SHR

HAMPTON, Ga – Clint Bowyer came away with a great finish in Sunday’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway. Bowyer, brought his No. 14 Ford home third in the second race of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. But, it was a great overall day for the entire Stewart-Haas Racing organization. All four drivers finished in the top 10 in each stage as well as seeing three of which finishing in the top 10. 

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Harvick Dominates Atlanta Race Weekend, Wins Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500

HAMPTON, Ga – 17 years ago, Dale Earnhardt was tragically killed in a last lap crash in the 2001 Daytona 500. Well, his name and lore still live on in 2018. In last weekend’s season opening Daytona 500, Austin Dillon piloted the No. 3 Chevrolet to victory lane. It was 17 years to the date of the race that Earnhardt lost his life in, and 20 years ago from the last time and only time that famed number won the year’s biggest Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race. In the third…

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Despite Dropping a Cylinder, Clint Bowyer Salvages Top 15 Finish in Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla – Heading into the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season opener at Daytona, I thought that Clint Bowyer was an excellent sleeper choice to win the 60th annual Daytona 500. Bowyer, started 10th in his No. 14 Ford and was part of the organization that won last year’s race. Furthermore, his manufacturer in Ford had won seven straight points paying restrictor plate races and had been the class of the field so far during Speedweeks. The gameplan was perfect for he and his Stewart-Haas Racing team. The…

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Can Ford Teams Capitalize During Daytona Speedweeks

Depending on what driver or person you ask, the answer may vary on what to expect out of the Ford teams for the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. Most people though side on the fact that they may struggle. Last year, Ford put two drivers in the Championship 4 at Homestead, but they were really non factors in the race itself. As far as the whole season went, they were down across the board compared to the other two manufacturers. Well, Toyota will be in Year No. 2…

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5 Storylines For Stewart Haas Racing For 2018 Cup Season

After a year under their belt with Ford power, Stewart-Haas Racing enters the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series campaign with high hopes. They won the Daytona 500 last February with Kurt Busch and saw Kevin Harvick make it all the way to the Championship 4 at the Homestead-Miami Speedway in 2017. But, can they make 2018 a banner season? Here are their five storylines for the upcoming season. 

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Bowyer Hit With L-1 Penalty Following Improper TV Camera Infraction From Martinsville

NASCAR competition officials announced penalties Wednesday from last weekend’s events at Martinsville Speedway, including an L1-level infraction for the Stewart-Haas Racing No. 14 team for driver Clint Bowyer. Race officials determined that the SHR No. 14 Ford team was in violation of Section 20.18.5.2 in the NASCAR Rule Book, a section that relates to the TV video package. If teams are not carrying an in-car camera for a given week, they must mount a simulated weight that makes up the difference. That TV package simulated weight did not meet NASCAR…

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Kyle Busch Stamps His Name Into The Championship 4 With Last Lap Pass and Win at Martinsville

For the third straight season, Kyle Busch will race for a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship at the Homestead-Miami Speedway. Busch, took the checkered flag first in Sunday’s wild First Data 500 at the Martinsville Speedway, as the win in the opening race of the Round of 8 automatically puts Busch into the Championship 4. But, despite leading a race-high 184 of the 505 laps on Sunday afternoon, the fifth victory of the season for Busch didn’t necessarily come easy. In fact, if not for some late race drama,…

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