Budweiser Makes Emotional Tribute Video For Dale Earnhardt Jr’s Final Cup Start This Weekend at Homestead

Nothing against Nationwide Insurance, Axalta Paints, Mountain Dew or any other sponsor that Dale Earnhardt Jr. has driven for over the last since 2008, but when I, and most, think of Earnhardt Jr., we think of his bright red Budweiser colors. Now, we get to see NASCAR’s most popular driver don the Budweiser colors on his No. 88 Chevrolet one more time this weekend. Earlier this summer, Budweiser and Hendrick Motorsports announced that in the season finale at the Homestead-Miami Speedway, Budweiser will put their colors on Earnhardt’s car. It’s…

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Johnson Calls Sunday a “Must Win” Showing Stronger Signs Of Speed This Weekend at Phoenix

Avondale, AZ – It’s no secret, Jimmie Johnson has been struggling to get a grasp of his No. 48 Chevrolet all season long. Entering this weekend’s race at the Phoenix Raceway, Johnson has season lows in top five finishes (4), top 10 finishes (11th) and laps led (217). Outside of his rookie season, the least amount of top five finishes Johnson had in a single season was 11 in 2014 and again in 2016. In his rookie campaign, he had six. As far as top 10’s go, the only other year that…

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Rough Weekend at Texas For Elliott, Johnson, Win Or Out Scenario For Them Now at Phoenix

Fort Worth, TX – The AAA Texas 500 race weekend was a taxing weekend for both playoff eligible Hendrick Motorsports drivers. Both Jimmie Johnson and Chase Elliott entered Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race on the wrong side of the playoff grid, but both had good reason to think they could end up on the other side when things were all said and done on Sunday afternoon. Instead, things got worse. First, it all started on Friday for Chase Elliott. His No. 24 Chevrolet kept failing prequalifying inspection and the…

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Hendrick Motorsports Names Darian Grubb As William Byron’s Crew Chief For 2018

Hendrick Motorsports has named veteran crew chief Darian Grubb to lead the No. 24 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 team of driver William Byron, who will make his NASCAR Cup Series debut in 2018 and compete for rookie of the year honors. Grubb, 42, led Tony Stewart to the 2011 Cup championship and has posted 23 total victories in the series, which ties him for third among active full-time crew chiefs. He has recorded 18 pole positions, 72 top-five finishes and 132 top-10s in his career atop the pit box. “This is…

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Hendrick Motorsports Drivers Working The Playoff System Brilliantly

No one, and I mean no one, thought that Hendrick Motorsports had much of a chance to winning the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship. Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Kasey Kahne were off all year long. Earnhardt didn’t make the playoffs, Kahne was a first round exit. Then, Chase Elliott had yet to win a race in his Cup career and Jimmie Johnson had just three total top five finishes in the regular season. They purely didn’t have the speed to contend. But, here two of them are with…

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Hendrick Motorsports Comes Away With No Top 10’s Sunday at Martinsville

Hendrick Motorsports and Martinsville Speedway are synonymous with success. Hendrick drivers have won 17 poles and 24 races on the Virginia paperclip. Both are the most among any Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series team – ever. Martinsville is the place where Hendrick scored their first ever Cup victory in 1984. It’s the spot where Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon have won nine times a piece. In fact, among those 24 wins at Martinsville are five different drivers. 

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How Chase Elliott Can Get To The Final Round at Homestead Without Having A Win To His Credit

How improbable would this scenario be, Chase Elliott is racing for the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship at the Homestead-Miami Speedway. That’s a tall task in itself, especially since he has just six playoff points this season. But, what if I said he can get there without having to win a race too? Yes, a driver that not only didn’t win a race this season, at all, he also hasn’t won a race during his two year career either and there he can still be battling for a…

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