Joe Gibbs Racing The Favorites This Weekend at Richmond

Joe Gibbs Racing has a combined two victories in the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. It’s a similar start this year to what it was last year for them. They’re strong, but not strong enough to win on a regular basis yet. But, that could change this weekend at the Richmond Raceway. The top three drivers in the driver rankings on the .75-mile Virginia track are all JGR drivers.   Denny Hamlin has a 9.57 average finishing position and has five straight top six finishes and 11 top…

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Suarez Has A Avulsion Fracture In Left Thumb Following Lap 2 Crash in Texas

While the hit didn’t seem too hard, it was hard enough for Daniel Suarez to be injured. On Lap 2 of Sunday’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 from the Texas Motor Speedway, Suarez was involved in an early crash involving several drivers in the Cup race last weekend. He was able to continue on, completing 290 of the 334 laps that day and finished 29th. But, after the race, the Joe Gibbs Racing driver showed off his heavily bandaged hand, saying he would be seeing a doctor on Tuesday to get…

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5 Favorites, 5 Sleepers For Sunday’s Food City 500 (2 p.m. ET/FOX/PRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) at Bristol

If mother nature cooperates, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at the Bristol (Tenn) Motor Speedway on Sunday should be a thriller. Several drivers enter Sunday’s Food City 500 (2 p.m. ET/FOX/PRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) are threats to win. But, who will emerge victorious? Try these 10.

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Jones/Suarez Sleepers To Win Sunday in Bristol

Erik Jones narrowly missed out of winning his first career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at the Texas Motor Speedway on Sunday. He led a handful of laps and brought his No. 20 Toyota home fourth. Now, he has an even better shot at victory for Sunday’s Food City 500 (2 p.m. ET/FOX/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) at the Bristol Motor Speedway. Jones, has been fantastic on the “worlds fastest half mile.” He finished second there last August after starting on the pole and leading 260 of the 500 Laps. In…

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Top 10 Surprising Drivers In NASCAR For 2018 – Good and Bad

Now that we’re heading into the annual Easter holiday break, we’ve had enough of a sample size to see who the main contenders will be for the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship. We’ve also seen who likely won’t be contending for the title as well. Another thing we’ve seen are drivers who are surprising us. Some are exceeding expectations, some aren’t living up to the expectations that were set forth coming into the year. Here are the 10 drivers that are either surprising us in a good way,…

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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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Harvick/SHR Lead Cup Practice on Friday, Suarez Goes To a Backup Car After Crashing

FONTANA, Calif – Kevin Harvick is picking up each week from where he left off at the previous track the previous race weekend. It’s becoming a common trend. Harvick, wins the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race one week, then he comes out of the gates the following weekend strong. By the end of the weekend, he’s back in victory lane. Rinse. Wash. Repeat. Well, here we are again. Last weekend at Phoenix, Harvick won his third consecutive Cup race in the TicketGuardian 500. On Friday, the first time the cars…

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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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Horrible Daytona 500 for Joe Gibbs Racing, Hendrick Motorsports Camps

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla – Joe Gibbs Racing and Hendrick Motorsports have won a lot over the last few years during Daytona Speedweeks. Since 2013, they’ve won 16 Speedweeks races, including three Clashes, 10 Duels and three Daytona 500’s. This year though, they had one in the entire Speedweeks with Chase Elliott’s win in the first Duel. In fact, they crashed 10 cars during the 2018 Speedweeks. The worst was the Daytona 500 itself. In fact, the race couldn’t have started any worse for the group. 

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Daniel Suarez Leads Friday’s Daytona 500 Practice

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla – Friday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice sessions were somewhat tame. With 20-percent of the 40 car field already going to backup cars for Sunday’s Daytona 500 (2:30 p.m. ET/FOX/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio), most wanted to avoid carnage. That’s why they worked together in the draft with same manufacturers or teammates so practice crashing wouldn’t occur. But, at the end of the day, Joe Gibbs Racing and Daniel Suarez led the way. Suarez, was quickest in both sessions, turning a lap of 199.840 mph in the first practice…

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