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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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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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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Contact With Harvick Left Hamlin With 12th Place Finish in Martinsville

MARTINSVILLE, VA – If not for two late race issues, Denny Hamlin would be heading into the annual Easter holiday break with six top 10 finishes in as many tries for the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. Instead, he had four top 10 results. A prime example to this is what happened to Hamlin in Monday’s rain/snow delayed STP 500 at the Martinsville (VA) Speedway. 

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Elliott Moving On From Hamlin Incident, Keselowski Says He’s Still Going to Payback Elliott

MARTINSVILLE, Va – Chase Elliott knows the hype around he and Denny Hamlin this weekend. After all, this is NASCAR’s first trip back to the Martinsville (VA) Speedway since their dust up towards the end of last year’s playoff race on the Virginia paperclip. If you’ve been living under a rock, lets quickly rewind to last October. Lets set the stage. Elliott, was leading in the final laps of that race. A playoff berth to the Championship 4 was surely his. But, Hamlin purposely wrecked him in Turn 3 with just…

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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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5 Favorites For Sunday’s Auto Club 400 (3:30 p.m. ET/FOX/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

FONTANA, Calif – Can Kevin Harvick win his unprecedented fourth straight Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race Sunday at the Auto Club Speedway? He’s dominated the 2018 season thus far and is going for a clean sweep of the NASCAR west coast swing. If he’s going to do so though, he’s going to have to win from the 10th starting position. 

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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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Hamlin Picks Up 3rd Top 4 Finish To Start 2018 Season

AVONDALE, AZ – There’s not many drivers outside of Denny Hamlin that has had such a great start to the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. Yes, Kevin Harvick is leaps and bounds better than everyone else right now, but Hamlin is right there on his tail. In Daytona, Hamlin brought his No. 11 Toyota home third. The next week in Atlanta, he went off strategy and finished fourth in his Joe Gibbs Racing entry. Last weekend in Las Vegas, he was in the hunt for another top 10 finish,…

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5 Favorites For Sunday’s TicketGuardian 500 (3:30 p.m. ET/FOX/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

AVONDALE, AZ – The penultimate race of NASCAR’s west coast swing is here as the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series teams take to the ISM Raceway for Sunday’s TicketGuardian 500 (3:30 p.m. ET/FOX/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). With that being said, who are the ones to beat in Sunday’s fourth race of the season? Here are my five. 

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