Rheem To Sponsor Bell, Preece In XFINITY Series In 2018

Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) announced Thursday that Rheem will sponsor Christopher Bell and Ryan Preece in the NASCAR XFINITY Series in 2018. Rheem, a 10-year NASCAR sponsor, will have NASCAR’s 2017 Camping World Truck Series Champion Christopher Bell at the wheel for 23 races in JGR’s No. 20 Toyota Camry and breakthrough sensation Ryan Preece in the No. 18 Toyota Camry for 10 races. “We are delighted to partner with Joe Gibbs Racing. Joe Gibbs’ life, business accomplishments and his company’s values fit well with Rheem’s culture of innovation, integrity…

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Strategy Nearly Works As Kyle Busch Comes Up Just Short, Finishes 2nd In Ford EcoBoost 400

Homestead, Fla – Kyle Busch nearly outlasted the field in Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400, but the Las Vegas native came up just short of his second career Cup championship. Busch, was strong from the get go, finishing third in the first stage. In the second stage, he’d finish fourth. He was positioning himself for a great run in the end. It nearly happened too. 

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Ryan Preece’s Risk Of Betting On Himself Works Out, Earns Expanded Role With Joe Gibbs Racing For 2018

The path to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series for Ryan Preece is taking an unconventional route. While most drivers spend time in ARCA, then the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, to the NASCAR XFINITY Series, then to Cup, Preece tried that path and it was getting him nowhere. In this day and age of racing, it’s a pay to play deal. If you have no funding, you have no car. With politics, money and who you know earning more rides than talent itself, Preece decided to take a different…

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Joe Gibbs Racing Announces 2018 XFINITY Series Driver Lineup, Brandon Jones/Christopher Bell Full Time Entrants

Joe Gibbs Racing revealed their 2018 NASCAR XFINITY Series driver lineup on Wednesday, as the team will enter two full-time drives to compete for next season’s championship. This past season, Matt Tifft was the lone championship eligible driver in the No. 19 Toyota, while the No. 18 Toyota and No. 20 Toyota were split between Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers or select drivers across other series’. For next season though, Tifft will join Richard Childress Racing, leaving his ride open. We already knew that Christopher Bell would be moving…

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Rookies Erik Jones/Daniel Suarez Sleepers To Watch This Weekend at Phoenix

Avondale, AZ – All the talk this weekend is on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs and who the fourth driver will be that will advance to the Championship 4 next weekend at the Homestead-Miami Speedway. But, two drivers are being completely overlooked and I think either could get their first career Cup victory in Sunday’s Can-Am 500 (2:30 p.m. ET/NBC/MRN) at the Phoenix Raceway. While no nonplayoff driver has won a Cup playoff race in over four years, I can see any one of the two rookies in Erik…

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Another Solid Finish For Denny Hamlin, Stage/Playoff Points Costing Him Dearly

Fort Worth, TX – This will show you just how cruel and how tough the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs are – Denny Hamlin has finished seventh and now third respectively in each of the two Round of 8 races. As we head to the final race of the third round, Hamlin is 19 points behind the cutoff spot. How? Hamlin has just 14 total stage points this round. The driver he’s chasing, Brad Keselowski has 20 stage points.

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Busch Feeling Good About Kansas Chances, Why Hamlin, Kenseth Should Be Worried

You would think the Toyota camp would be elated to be going to another 1.5-mile track this weekend. After all, they’ve been down right dominate on intermediate tracks during the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. Well, some of the Toyota camp is joyful heads to the Kansas Speedway for this weekend’s race, while some are not. If you look at Kyle Busch’s average finishing position on the 1.5-mile track, you’d see it’s 17.74. Immediately, you’re going to think he’s in trouble. With a 29th place finish at Charlotte…

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