Sunday’s AAA 400 (2 p.m. ET/FS1/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) Could Come Down To Toyota’s Vs. Fords

Chevrolet hasn’t been anywhere close to their past strength during this entire 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. They have only one driver not just in the top 10 in the overall points standings, but just one in the top 10 of lap leaders too. Their only win this year came back in the season opener at Daytona. They haven’t won a race since that February race and Kyle Larson earning the pole for this weekend’s race at Dover was the first Busch Pole Award since Daytona too. Also,…

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Ford Drivers The Ones To Beat For Sunday’s Geico 500 (2 p.m. ET/FOX/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

Talladega, Ala – The second of four Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series restrictor plate races is upon us. Sunday’s Geico 500 (2 p.m. ET/FOX/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) will be the first race of the 2018 season at the Talladega Superspeedway. That race always draws a ton of attention, as the annual spring stop to the 2.66-mile high banked track is must-see action. Normally though, it’s tough to name favorites for a plate race. Good luck trying to do so. That’s why some betting sites offer $1-million to predict the top five finishing…

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Ford To Bring New Cup Car In 2019, Mustang Will Be The Car Choice

Global demand for the new 2018 model has driven Ford Mustang to its third straight year as the best-selling sports coupe in the world. Global Mustang registrations in 2017 totaled 125,809 cars, according to Ford analysis of the most recent new light vehicle registration data from IHS Markit. This data – compiled from government and other sources and capturing 95 percent of global new vehicle volumes in more than 80 countries – puts Mustang ahead of all other sports coupe competitors worldwide. Sports coupes, as defined by IHS Markit, include…

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Kurt Busch To Start On O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 (2 p.m. ET/FS1/PRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) Pole Due To Rain

FORT WORTH, TX – Unfortunately, knockout qualifying for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at the Texas Motor Speedway on Sunday wasn’t much of a knockout format this evening. Lightning and rain affected the Dallas/Fort Worth area just after the opening round of the scheduled three round qualifying session had concluded. Due to that, the starting lineup for Sunday’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 (2 p.m. ET/FS1/PRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) was set by the first round qualifying speeds. By virtue of that, Kurt Busch earned the top starting spot for Sunday’s race…

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SHR, Fords Strong So Far This Weekend In Texas, Chevy Again Off

FORT WORTH, TX – With how quick the Ford group has been this season, it should come to no surprise whatsoever that they were the leaders out of the clubhouse on Friday at the Texas Motor Speedway. In the lone practice session of the day on Friday, Ford, led by Stewart-Haas Racing, were 1-2-3 in the session. Kurt Busch topped the speed charts with a lap around the 1.5-mile oval at 196.200 mph in his No. 41 Ford. Busch, sat on the pole last year and broke the track record in…

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Will Sunday See Everyone Catch Up To The Ford’s?

AVONDALE, AZ – There’s no doubt about it, one of the biggest stories of the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season has been the strength of the Ford teams. Most thought they’d have a big disadvantage for the season, as both Toyota and Chevrolet teams had new cars. But, after three races to the 2018 season, Ford has won two of the three races and led 84-percent of the overall laps (673 of 799). Also, Ford drivers have won all six stages this season so far too. But, after how…

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Kevin Harvick On a Terror, Will That Translate Over To Phoenix

Kevin Harvick has been on a terror to start the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. In the second race of the season at Atlanta, Harvick led 181 of the 325 laps en route to a dominating victory on the 1.54-mile Georgia track. This past Sunday in Las Vegas, Harvick dominated even more. The Stewart-Haas Racing driver led 214 of the 267 laps, in sweeping all three stages of the Pennzoil 400 on the 1.5-mile Nevada track. Two races, two wins, 395 laps led. 

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Ford, Team Penske Dominating Speedweeks Thus Far

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla – It should come to no surprise, but the Ford camp is dominating the 2018 Daytona Speedweeks thus far. After three Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races, they’ve won two of them. In fact, Ford drivers finished 1-2-3-4 in the Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona last Sunday. Then, in the first Duel on Thursday night, they were 1-2 and had four drivers finish inside the top five. In the second Duel, they saw four more cars finish in the top eight. 

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How Did The 1st Day of Daytona 500 Practice Shape Up

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla – The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers took to the high banks of the Daytona International Speedway on Saturday for not one, but two practice sessions in preparation for next Sunday’s 60th Running of the Daytona 500 (2:30 p.m. ET/FOX/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). These practices were very tame though, as most of the time, teams decided to do single car runs, or run in draft with teammates. There were times late in both sessions that some drafting practice too place too. In the first of two 50 minute…

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Can Ford Teams Capitalize During Daytona Speedweeks

Depending on what driver or person you ask, the answer may vary on what to expect out of the Ford teams for the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. Most people though side on the fact that they may struggle. Last year, Ford put two drivers in the Championship 4 at Homestead, but they were really non factors in the race itself. As far as the whole season went, they were down across the board compared to the other two manufacturers. Well, Toyota will be in Year No. 2…

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