Suarez Likely Came Up Too Fast, Why This May Be a Similar Situation That Logano Started Off With

The news on Wednesday that Martin Truex Jr. and his current crew chief Cole Pearn will join Joe Gibbs Racing for 2019 was great for one side but bad for another. See, in order for Truex and Pearn to move to JGR, they had to unseat an existing driver too. That driver was Daniel Suarez. But, it’s not like Suarez didn’t know that this was coming. He basically confirmed as much this past summer. While the move was a no brainer for JGR, it’s one that if Suarez was a…

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Top JRM Options For No. 9 Chevrolet

JR Motorsports had one unexpected opening for the 2019 NASCAR XFINITY Series season when Elliott Sadler announced this past summer that 2018 would be his final year in NASCAR. While he said that he could make select starts in the future, his full time status was done. The team signed Noah Gragson as his replacement in the No. 1 Chevrolet. Originally, the team said that Gragson, Michael Annett, Justin Allgaier and Tyler Reddick would be their driver lineup for next season. Now, they have another new opening.

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Scott Graves Resigns From JGR, Dave Rogers To Be Suarez’ Interim Crew Chief Again

Daniel Suarez will get a familiar voice back in his helmet again. Dave Rogers will be his interim crew chief for the remainder of the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season as his current crew chief Scott Graves resigned from Joe Gibbs Racing on Tuesday. Rogers, was Suarez’ crew chief for five races last season before taking a leave of absence. Graves, stepped in as his crew chief in wake of that and remained with him up until last weekend. When Rogers came back to JGR, he was the…

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Suarez Sounds As If JGR Ride Isn’t An Option For 2019, Says Arris Committed To Team Not Him

INDIANAPOLIS – Since long before Furniture Row Racing announced this past week that they’re were shutting down the organization at the completion of the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, one of the hot rumors for silly season was that Martin Truex Jr. would leave the team and replace Daniel Suarez for the 2019 season. Truex, was a free agent and the team was long rumored to be finally strapped past this season. When the news hit that FRR would be closing their doors, the rumor mill only intensified. Some…

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Truex, Suarez Fail Inspection To Start Brickyard 400 In The Rear

INDIANAPOLIS – Despite rain canceling qualifying for the 25th Running of the Brickyard 400, all 40 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series cars still had to go through technical inspection. The process started mid-afternoon on Saturday and when it was all said and done, two drivers will be forced to start in the rear. Martin Truex Jr’s No. 78 Toyota failed inspection three times and will have to give up his third starting spot. He will roll off 39th instead. 

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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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