Chip Ganassi Admits To Possibility Of Fielding a Car For Danica Patrick at Daytona and Indy

Homestead, Fla – I’ve been saying from months now, that if Danica Patrick didn’t find a full-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series ride that she should at least run the Indianapolis 500. I even wrote about it here on June 7. Well, five months later, I was proven right. Patrick, 35, revealed on Friday from the Homestead-Miami Speedway that this will indeed be her final Cup season and that she’s going to run just the Daytona 500 as well as the Indianapolis 500 for 2018. After that, her driving career is…

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Danica Patrick Will Run 2018 Daytona 500 AND Indianapolis 500, Why This Is a Great Move For Her

Homestead, Fla – One sports loss is another one’s gain. Danica Patrick held a very emotional press conference on Friday from the Homestead-Miami Speedway in which she announced her retirement from full-time racing. Patrick, fought tears the whole way through as she said this was a tough decision but one that it was time to make. You could tell, that Patrick wasn’t quite ready to call it quits in NASCAR as she was as emotional as I’ve ever seen her. Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 (3 p.m. ET/NBC/MRN) will be her 251st…

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Team Options Next Key Domino In NASCAR Silly Season, Could Daytona 500 Champion, Brickyard Winner Be Free Agents?

The NASCAR Silly Season has moved very quickly, but now it may stall out for a bit as far as driver changes/lineups. The reason is all because of what’s left is all dependent on the teams. It’s hard to speculate on any moves because the next moves all involve team options. Matt Kenseth is already a free agent, we know that. But, Kurt Busch, Danica Patrick and Kasey Kahne all could join him too. This isn’t out of left field, but Busch, Danica and Kahne all have told me and…

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Can Kurt Busch Do Rare Daytona Sweep In Saturday Night’s Coke Zero (7:30 p.m. ET/NBC/MRN)

Daytona Beach, Fla – It’s only happened five times since 1959, but five legends in NASCAR have won both the Daytona 500 as well as the Coke Zero 400 in the same season. It actually hasn’t even happened since Jimmie Johnson accomplished that feat at the Daytona International Speedway in 2013. Now, four years later, Kurt Busch will try to stamp his name into the record book of rare Daytona sweeps. Busch, led just one lap in February’s Daytona 500, but it was the one that mattered the most, the 200th…

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Can Kurt Busch Get 1st Top 5 Since Daytona 500 Win This Weekend in Pocono

Kurt Busch is the defending race winner of the June Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series event at the Pocono Raceway. With that being said, can this race be the one that gets him another strong result this weekend? Busch, has suffered from the Daytona 500 victory hangover, as he hasn’t had a top five finish since his triumph in February. That’s 12 straight races without contending. In fact, in half of those 12 races, Busch has finished 24th or worse, including a crash last weekend in Dover where he finished…

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TV Ratings Show, Danica Patrick Still Most Polarizing Driver in North American Racing When She’s Thriving

INDIANAPOLIS – The TV ratings are out for the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500, and unfortunately, they’re not where most thought they’d be. This year’s ‘500 drew a 3.4 rating last Sunday, among the worst ever for the race. It’s the lowest since the turn of the 21st century, down from a 3.9 last year. What made that so surprising was the addition of Fernando Alonso to this year’s field. I know I for one thought it would rival numbers from the mid 2000s. Instead, the numbers dropped. 

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Biggest Takeaways from 2018 NASCAR Schedule

First off, I want to applaud NASCAR for their efforts in doing everything possible to trying to make their product better for the fans. From softer tires, different formats in races, new points, new playoffs, etc, they’re trying. Today’s schedule reveal was all about the fans. They talked and NASCAR listened. With that being said, here are my main takeaways from the unveiling. 

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