Truex Jr. Driver To Watch In Charlotte, Hamlin And Jones In Must Win Situation

When the checkered flag flies in Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL, there very well could be just two Toyota’s left standing among the 12 eligible championship participants. Toyota drivers have won 12 of the 28 races this season, trailing over Ford (15) in terms of victories for 2018 in the Cup Series. To have just two drivers left heading into the Round of 12 would be shocking to say the least. 

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Hamlin and Jones In Trouble In Opening Round of Playoffs

RICHMOND, VA – Who would have thought that Joe Gibbs Racing could have not one, but two drivers fail to advance past the opening round of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs. If you count Daniel Suarez not making the postseason, then 75-percent of their fleet could be eliminated from championship contention before we even get to the second round of the playoffs. No one saw this coming. 

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Bowyer, Hamlin Left Fuming Leaving Indy, Drivers Says Race Has Become Strategy And Late Race Restarts

INDIANAPOLIS – Once again, the Brickyard 400 victory was stolen in the end. That’s not entirely surprising though. But, it left two drivers fuming when it was all said and done. Over the final half of the race, it appeared that Denny Hamlin and Clint Bowyer were going to have a battle amongst each other for the win in the rain delayed race. They dominated all day and were running 1-2 in the closing stages. Then, a debris caution fell. 

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Hamlin’s Darlington Throwback Scheme One Of His Childhood

Denny Hamlin’s paint scheme for Darlington Raceway will be a familiar sight to family and friends who watched him start working his way up the ranks more than 20 years ago.The Chesterfield, Virginia, native revealed a special throwback scheme for the Bojangles’ Southern 500 on Sept. 2 (NBCSN/NBC Sports App, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) from the NASCAR studios in Charlotte — a ride that is a spitting image of his first mini stock car he drove in 1997 at Langley Speedway and Southside Speedway. “Oddly enough, I’ve always driven a…

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Hamlin Earns Consumers Energy 400 (2:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) Pole

BROOKLYN, Mich – Denny Hamlin is on a roll during the last few weeks in qualifying for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races. Hamlin, earned his third straight top four starting spot on Friday, including two straight Busch Pole Awards as he took his No. 11 Toyota to the top starting spot for Sunday’s Consumers Energy 400 (2:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). Hamlin, swept all three rounds of knockout qualifying from the Michigan International Speedway en route to his 28th career Cup Series pole and second of the 2018 season.…

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Hamlin, Blaney Quietly Getting The Job Done This Weekend In New Hampshire

All the attention this weekend at New Hampshire has been centered around Toyota and the “Big 3.” Toyota, enters Sunday’s Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 (1 p.m. ET/NBCSN/PRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) on the heels of four straight Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victories including six of the last seven. Furthermore, they’ve led 97.1-percent of the overall laps around the Magic Mile over the last two years and have won five of the last six races there too. On Friday’s first practice session, they had three of the top four speeds. On Saturday…

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Truex, Hamlin, Johnson, Buescher To Start In The Back For Sunday’s Overton’s 400 (2:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

JOLIET, Ill – Paul Menard may have shocked everyone by winning the pole for Sunday’s Overton’s 400 (2:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) but another shocker is who will be coming from starting spots further than once expected. Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch qualified 13th and 18th respectively. They have the most wins this season in Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series action. Harvick, has visited victory lane five times with Busch four.

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Busch, Harvick, Truex Leaps and Bounds Ahead Of Everyone Else In 2018

Parity is normally high in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. We’d threaten to have 16 winners heading into the playoffs each of the last two years. But, in 2018, three drivers have combined to win seven of the nine races. If you’re looking at a favorite to win the 2018 Cup championship, look no further than Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick or Martin Truex Jr. That trio of drivers are the ones everyone is trying to beat right now. The problem is, no one has enough speed to catch them.…

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Kyle Busch and Denny Hamlin Have Unheard Of Laps Leading Streak at Talladega

Talladega, Ala – It’s always a crap shoot whenever the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series visits the Talladega Superspeedway. That’s a byproduct of restrictor plate racing. So, what Kyle Busch and Denny Hamlin have done on the 2.66-mile high banked track lately, well that’s an unheard of feat. Busch, has led laps in five straight Cup races at Talladega, including 18 of his last 20 starts there. He led 48 and finished third in last May’s race and finished runner-up in 2016. If things went his way in each, he would…

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Hamlin, Logano Nab Top 5’s, But Still Don’t Have Overall Speed To Win

Denny Hamlin and Joey Logano have each been solid at the start of the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. Hamlin, now has five top six finishes through nine races. See, that stat could really be even more. Hamlin, was running well inside the top 10 in the closing stages at Las Vegas before having an unscheduled pit stop inside of 20 laps-to-go. Then, in Martinsville, the Joe Gibbs Racing driver had late contact with Kevin Harvick when the Stewart-Haas Racing driver brake checked Hamlin, and he’d have to…

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