Larson Surprisingly Struggling This Weekend In Michigan

Heading into this weekend’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at the Michigan International Speedway, everyone assumed that Kyle Larson and Chip Ganassi Racing would be the ones to beat. Larson, has been dominant in his four career Cup Series starts at Michigan. He’s won three of them, including all consecutively. His worst Cup finish on the 2-mile, D-Shaped oval is third. Back in Fontana, a track like Michigan, Larson brought his No. 42 Chevrolet home runner-up. Last weekend in Pocono, he finished second again. He heads to Michigan on the…

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Michigan Can Be Ganassi’s Strength This Weekend

Lets be frank here, the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season hasn’t been the kindest to Chip Ganassi Racing. Kyle Larson and Jamie McMurray have yet to visit victory lane through the first 14 races as the Larson has five finishes of 16th or worse and McMurray with 11. But, all that could change in Sunday’s race at the Michigan International Speedway. While Chevrolet has been down in power all season long, most credit of those struggles going to the new car, this could be the week that one…

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McMurray Takes A Wild Race In Practice Crash at Talladega, Fastest Cars On Friday All Go To Backup Cars For Sunday’s Race

TALLADEGA, Ala – We didn’t see the “big one” yet, but rather the “wild one” already at the Talladega Superspeedway. The difference is, this one was in Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice on Friday afternoon. The crash, well it took out the fastest cars of the day too. Jamie McMurray, Ryan Newman, Daniel Suarez and Ty Dillon had four of the top five speeds on Friday, as each were involved in a crash on the backstretch of the 2.66-mile Alabama Superspeedway in final practice, which sent McMurray’s No. 1 Chevrolet…

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5 Favorites and 5 Sleepers For Sunday’s Geico 500 (2 p.m. ET/FOX/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

Talladega, Ala – Restrictor plate racing in NASCAR is one of the most hardest things to predict. That’s why some places will offer $1-million to whoever can predict the exact same finishing order as the top five at races in Daytona and Talladega. The reason they do this? They know it can’t be done. With cars are racing at speeds in excess of 200 mph and running wheel-to-wheel, you could be running in the lead pack but fall from a top five result to sub 20th place finish in a matter…

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5 Long Winless Droughts That Could End In Sunday’s Geico 500 (2 p.m. ET/FOX/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

Talladega, Ala – It’s Talladega time. Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at the 2.66-mile Talladega Superspeedway should be a wild one. That’s normal though. But, there are several drivers that could end long winless droughts in Sunday’s Geico 500 (2 p.m. ET/FOX/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) on the high speed, high banked restrictor plate track. Clint Bowyer already ended a 190 race winless drought a few weeks ago in Martinsville. These five drivers could join him in ending those droughts.

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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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