Toyota’s Have Been Strong This Weekend at Bristol

It hasn’t been the year so far that Toyota’s have wanted. In Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series action, they’d won just one race thus far and that’s when Martin Truex Jr. dominated at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Outside of that race, and Kyle Busch leading a ton of laps at Phoenix a week later, Toyota’s have struggled to run up front. Really, outside of those two drivers, the four other Toyota drivers among the Joe Gibbs Racing and Furniture Row Racing camps have struggled in 2017.

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Erik Jones/Toyota’s Lead Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Practice at Bristol

Rain washed out the morning Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice session at the Bristol Motor Speedway, but with rain coming back later on today, NASCAR decided to cancel qualifying this evening and replace it with a practice session instead. Luckily, with rain threatening the area, they were still able to get the full 55-minute session in. Rookie Erik Jones topped the speed charts with a speed of 127.843 mph in his No. 77 Toyota. Jones, has typically been good at Bristol over his brief NASCAR career, so him being…

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Can Denny Hamlin Get Going This Weekend at Martinsville?

25 drivers have led a lap so far during the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. That means just 20 drivers have yet to lead a lap during the first five races of the year. What’s weird about that stat is prior to last Sunday,  Denny Hamlin belonged to the “20” drivers category. Hamlin, has only led four laps in 2017 so far, as that’s as shocking as any news to start this year off so far. The Joe Gibbs Racing driver has yet to finish in the top five…

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Will Denny Hamlin Get Season Going In Right Direction This Weekend in Phoenix?

It’s no secret, Denny Hamlin thought the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season would have started much better. After a disappointing 17th place finish in the Daytona 500, Hamlin came home 38th in Atlanta. But, things started turning the corner last weekend in Las Vegas, as Hamlin brought home his No. 11 Toyota sixth on the 1.5-mile Nevada circuit. Now, we head to Phoenix, another good track for the Joe Gibbs Racing driver. Currently, Hamlin sits 15th in the Cup points standings, but another good run on Sunday at…

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Chase Elliott Leads the Way in Final Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Practice in Atlanta

Hampton, GA – The Georgia fans will have plenty to cheer about on Sunday afternoon, as their native son Chase Elliott (Dawsonville native) was fastest on Saturday in final practice for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at the Atlanta Motor Speedway. Elliott, turned a lap of 188.015 mph in his No. 24 Chevrolet to earn the top speed among the 39 starters for tomorrow’s Fords of Honor QuikTrip 500 (2:30 p.m. ET/FOX/PRN). With how last weeks Daytona 500 ended for Elliott, he’s eager and ready to get back…

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After Quiet 1st Half of the Daytona 500, Big Crashes Steal The Show Over Final 100 Laps

Daytona Beach, Fla – Entering Sunday’s 59th annual Daytona 500, it would have been easy to pick someone from either Team Penske, Hendrick Motorsports or Joe Gibbs Racing to win the season opener at the Daytona International Speedway. After all, someone out of these three camps have won 17 of the last 19 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races during Daytona Speedweeks. But, by time we got to Lap 150, most of them were already eliminated or at least caught up in a crash at some point in the final…

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Denny Hamlin Looking to Be Just 4th Daytona 500 Winner to Repeat The Next Year

Daytona Beach, Fla – In 2016, Denny Hamlin edged out Martin Truex Jr. by .010 seconds en route to his first Daytona 500 victory. Now, Hamlin returns to the Daytona International Speedway with one goal in mind, a repeat. Unfortunately for Hamlin, repeating Daytona 500 triumphs is no small task. Out of 58 Daytona 500’s in the books, only three times has a winner won again in the follow year. In fact, it hasn’t happened in over 20 years as Sterling Marlin was the last to do so in 1994 and…

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