Laron Quietly Ending 2018 On A High Note, As Pitting Late Enables Him To 3rd Place Finish

AVONDALE, AZ – Kyle Larson is carrying some big momentum with him to 2019. Despite being eliminated from playoff contention a few weeks ago in Kansas, it hasn’t stopped his No. 42 Chevrolet team from trying. Larson, earned his second straight top five finish on the year and his third in the last four races. He quietly finished third in Sunday’s Can Am 500 as he’s starting to look faster and faster by the week. 

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If Keselowski Had Passed Almirola 1 Lap Earlier, He Says He Could Have Won

AVONDALE, AZ – Brad Keselowski had a fast race car this weekend at the ISM Raceway in Phoenix. He was in the top 10 of every session including in both 10 lap average charts on Saturday. His No. 2 Ford was a rocketship in the end of Sunday’s Can Am 500 too. On four fresh tires, he found his way back to the front and within striking distance of race winner Kyle Busch. Instead, he finished just 0.501-seconds behind his rival. 

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Almirola Nearly Makes Improbable Victory With 7th-8th Place Car, But Harvick Overcomes Blown Tire to Advance to Homestead

AVONDALE, AZ – Aric Almirola was in a prime position to play spoiler. His No. 10 Ford was battling for the win in Sunday’s Can Am 500 at the ISM Raceway in Phoenix when no one thought he’d be. See, he and Clint Bowyer were pretty much written off as legitimate contenders to win Sunday’s Round of 8 cut off race. Bowyer, crashed out on Lap 133 and his day was done. Joey Logano who had already clinched a spot in the Championship 4 crashed out on Lap 95.

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Hamlin Remorseful After Crash With Kurt Busch

AVONDALE, AZ – Denny Hamlin leaves the ISM Raceway in Phoenix with a 13th place finish. But, his No. 11 Toyota carries home battle wounds from a Lap 268 crash that left the Joe Gibbs Racing driver feeling remorseful. See, Hamlin took the blame for the crash that also ended Kurt Busch’s championship hopes. Hamlin, made a daring move to try to get to the lead in Sunday’s Can Am 500 and his car got bad loose in Turn 2. Unfortunately, when he got loose, he was already under Busch. His…

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“I Just Didn’t Get The Job Done” Penalty, Crash With Hamlin Costs Kurt Busch Championship 4 Appearance

AVONDALE, AZ – The stage was set for Kurt Busch to march to the Homestead-Miami Speedway and compete for the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship. In what likely will be his final season with Stewart-Haas Racing, there Busch was with likely being the lone representative of the team in the Championship 4. Kevin Harvick had a tire go down while leading on Lap 72. Clint Bowyer crashed on Lap 133. Martin Truex Jr. didn’t have a race winning car. Busch, he had the best car overall and took over…

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Chevrolet Fails To Get A Car In Championship 4 In 2nd Straight Year Now

Last year, Chevrolet headed to the Homestead-Miami Speedway embarrassed. Out of the three manufacturers in NASCAR’s premiere series, they were the only ones not represented in the Championship 4. That led to a new car in the Chevrolet Camaro being introduced into the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series for 2018 and a sense of getting their pride back. Unfortunately, 2018 has now gone worse than 2017. Chase Elliott was the lone shot that Chevy had of making it to the final round but he faced a tall task on Sunday…

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Speeding Penalty Costs Chase Elliott Phoenix Victory

AVONDALE, AZ – Chase Elliott had a fast car and was gifted an early Christmas present on Sunday at the ISM Raceway in Phoenix. See, he qualified his No. 9 Chevrolet on the front row and was handed the lead early on when Kevin Harvick had a blown tire. He’d fall a lap down as a result. Then, Kurt Busch who was the next domino in Elliott’s way of taking that fourth and final spot into the Championship 4, well he passed the pass car on his Lap 136 stop. He’d…

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Tifft, Cindric Nab Top 5’s In Phoenix, Unfortunately Not Enough To Move Them On

AVONDALE, AZ – Matt Tifft and Austin Cindric are going to be championship contenders for the 2019 NASCAR XFINITY Series season. Both are ending the 2018 season on a high note. Unfortunately, despite some good finishes, both were eliminated from championship contention at the ISM Raceway on Saturday. Tifft, brought his No. 2 Chevrolet home third in the Whelen 200 at Phoenix for his fifth top seven finish in the six playoff races. Despite that, with Cole Custer and Christopher Bell winning races and automatically advancing to the Championship 4 and…

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Despite Top Seed And Winning Both Stages, Allgaier Eliminated From Championship Contention, So Was Sadler

AVONDALE, AZ – JR Motorsports entered the Round of 8 with three of their four drivers still in the hunt to win this year’s NASCAR XFINITY Series championship. Heading into Saturday’s Whelen 200, they had two drivers to the good on the playoff standings. Unfortunately, Christopher Bell was victorious at the ISM Raceway in Phoenix. 

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Bell Comes From The Back To Win Whelen 200 And Make Championship 4

AVONDALE, AZ – Christopher Bell had one shot to make it to the Championship 4 at the Homestead-Miami Speedway. After bad luck in each of the last two NASCAR XFINITY Series races, Bell faced a win or go home scenario for Saturday’s Whelen 200 at the ISM Raceway. Unfortunately, Bell’s No. 20 Toyota failed prequalifying inspection three times and was never able to get on track on Saturday morning. He’d start the race in 38th as a result. That didn’t faze him. 

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