Jones, Suarez Turning Into Road Racing Contenders But Can’t Get Key Victory Sunday

Neither Erik Jones nor Daniel Suarez have much road racing experience. Suarez, came through the NASCAR ranks in Mexico which saw a lot of their races contested on ovals. Jones, well all of his background was on short tracks. So, when NASCAR visits Sonoma and Watkins Glen, neither were initially listed among the favorites. But, as both have now made two starts during their Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career on those tracks, we now have to take notice. 

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Watkins Glen Likely Last Chance For Suarez, Allmendinger To Make 2018 Playoffs

Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Watkins Glen is realistically the last shot for any of the bubble drivers to make their way into victory lane during the regular season. Beginning with this weekend’s race, only five races remain to set the field of 16 that will compete for the 2018 championship. With how this year has gone, would you really bet against any of the “Big 3” to win a race at any of the other four tracks left (Michigan, Bristol, Darlington, Indy)? Outside of the three…

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Jones, Suarez With Prime Opportunities Sunday In New Hampshire

Erik Jones’ win at Daytona allows him to race without as much stress now moving forward. He got that monkey off his back and knows that he will be a part of the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs as a result of earning his first career victory. But, he also has to be careful though to not lose any of his new found momentum. Jones, heads into Sunday’s Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 (2 p.m. ET/NBCSN/PRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) on the heels of four straight top seven finishes. All the…

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“We’re Going To Make It, I’ll Tell You That” Says Suarez On His Playoff Chances

JOLIET, Ill – We’re nearing the midway mark of the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season and with the way things stand, we’re going to have at least 4-5 wildcard positions open to make the playoffs. With the “Big 3” of Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr. combining to win 12 of the first 16 races to the season, the odds of them not winning again of the next 10 races are virtually slim to none. So, with 10 wildcard spots available at the moment, I don’t see…

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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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