5 Favorites, Couple of Sleepers For Saturday Night’s Toyota Owners 400 (6:30 p.m. ET/FOX/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR)

It’s a two-day show for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series stars this weekend at the Richmond Raceway. Now that both practice sessions for this weekend are behind us, it’s time to look at who the favorites and sleepers are for Saturday night’s Toyota Owners 400 (6:30 p.m. ET/FOX/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). 

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Chip Ganassi Racing Could See Both Cars Strong This Weekend in Richmond

The start to the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season has been quiet for both Chip Ganassi Racing drivers. Neither are in the top five of the Cup points standings, as both Kyle Larson and his teammate Jamie McMurray has been further off in 2018 than they were in 2017. McMurray, didn’t have a top 15 finish in the first six races to the season. He did finish third though at Texas and should be stronger this weekend at the Richmond Raceway. The Missouri native has five top seven…

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Top 10 Surprising Drivers In NASCAR For 2018 – Good and Bad

Now that we’re heading into the annual Easter holiday break, we’ve had enough of a sample size to see who the main contenders will be for the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship. We’ve also seen who likely won’t be contending for the title as well. Another thing we’ve seen are drivers who are surprising us. Some are exceeding expectations, some aren’t living up to the expectations that were set forth coming into the year. Here are the 10 drivers that are either surprising us in a good way,…

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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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McMurray To Make 1st XFINITY Series Start In Nearly 5 Years This Weekend in Phoenix

The usual suspects are on the NASCAR XFINITY Series entry-list for this weekend’s DC Solar 200 (4 p.m. ET/FOX/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) at ISM Raceway. The normal full-time drivers that compete on a regular basis are on there mixed with Ty Dillon, Kyle Busch and Brad Keselowski. But, another Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver stands on on the entry-list and that’s Jamie McMurray. The Chip Ganassi Racing driver hasn’t raced in the series in almost five years. McMurray, last piloted an XFINITY Series ride at Richmond in the Fall of…

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5 Storylines For Chip Ganassi Racing For 2018 Cup Season

The 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season could have been labeled as a breakthrough year for several teams. One of which is Chip Ganassi Racing. It finally seemed as if the organization had finally turned the corner. They got both cars in the playoffs as both even made it past the first round too. Unfortunately, both also were eliminated in the second round. So, what more can they do in 2018? Here are my five storylines. 

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Larson’s Playoffs Go Up In Smoke, He And Ganassi Teammate Jamie McMurray Eliminated From Playoffs at Kansas

Kansas City, KS – I think most of us automatically assumed that with a 29 point advantage over the playoff bubble, that Kyle Larson would easily have advanced to the third round of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs. Larson, had been very good on 1.5-mile tracks this season, including four runner-up finishes. But, trouble found him early. Larson, hit pit road with just 15 laps left in the first stage as his No. 42 Chevrolet appeared to have lost a cylinder. The team went to work on his Chip…

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Stage Points The Reason McMurray, Kyle Busch, Kenseth, Stenhouse All in Trouble Leaving Talladega

Talladega, Ala – When the predictions came in for who would be eliminated from the Round of 12 in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs, two of the four drivers not picked to move on were Jamie McMurray and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Nothing against them, but they weren’t having the seasons that they needed to in order seriously contend for this year’s title. Their best shots to advance onto the next round were to win at Talladega. McMurray, was involved in a Lap 25 crash. He’d finish 37th. Stenhouse, was…

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Ranking The 16 Drivers And Their Chances In The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoff Field

The checkered flag has dropped on the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regular season. With that being said, the 16 drivers that will be competing for this year’s championship are now set and all 16 are ready for battle starting with the first playoff race at Chicagoland Speedway. I ranked the 16 in order that I feel they will contend for this year’s title. They’re ranked from top to bottom. I also took in effect on how they enter this year’s playoffs too. 

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2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs Set, Meet The 16 Driver Field

Now that the Federated Auto Parts 400 has concluded, the 26 race Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regular season is now over. We shift all of our focus on the 10 race playoffs now as these 16 drivers will compete for the 2017 championship. 

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