SHR Dominates Qualifying For Sunday’s 1000Bulbs.com 500 (2 p.m. ET/NBC/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio), Will Start 1-2-3-4

TALLADEGA, Ala – Qualifying for Sunday’s 1000Bulbs.com 500 (2 p.m. ET/NBC/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) was a lot like Formula One. Most of the teams all start together. For example, in the first round of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series qualifying, the top four speeds were all Stewart-Haas Racing cars. The next four fastest were the four Hendrick Motorsports drivers. Three of the next four were Toyota drivers, two of which belonging to Joe Gibbs Racing. In the final round, it was SHR 1-2-3-4, Hendrick 5-6-7-8, JGR 9-10 and FRR 11th. This was…

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Gragson’s 1st Choice Was To Remain With Toyota But Wasn’t Meant To Be

Toyota lost another developmental driver for the future as Noah Gragson joins a list of talented drivers like Kyle Larson, William Byron, Ryan Preece and others to move from a Toyota ride in the NASCAR ranks to a Chevrolet one. That’s the only problem about so few Toyota teams in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. There’s not a lot of room to move up. For Gragson, he was a Toyota driver starting in last season’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series campaign with Kyle Busch Motorsports. He rattled off four…

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Leavine Family Racing Makes Perfect Move At Perfect Time, Now Pressure Is On Them And DiBenedetto To Perform

Earlier this season, Leavine Family Racing made the decision to end their alliance with Richard Childress Racing for 2019 and beyond. The move was made in order to analyse which manufacturer would give them their best shot at being a more competitive team. From 2011 through 2015, they were with Ford. In 75 races with them, they had just two top five finishes. They also failed to qualify for a race 13 times. In 2016, they switched to Chevrolet power and attempted to qualify for all 36 races of the…

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Joe Gibbs Racing Struggles In Sunday’s South Point 400

Joe Gibbs Racing should have been among the favorites for Sunday’s South Point 400 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. They had three of the top four starters on the 1.5-mile track and were arguably the top team to beat. Unfortunately, all four of their drivers struggled. 

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Joe Gibbs Racing Drivers Ones To Beat Friday Night For Food City 300 (7:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/PRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

The Joe Gibbs Racing drivers are the ones to beat for Friday night’s Food City 300 (7:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/PRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) right? Since 2010, JGR drivers have won 12 of the last 16 NASCAR XFINITY Series races at the Bristol (Tenn) Motor Speedway. Why would Friday night’s race change? Kyle Busch won this night race in 2015 and JGR drivers have won five of the next six races since. With how well Busch and Christopher Bell were running on Thursday, would you want to pick against them for Friday night’s…

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Joe Gibbs Racing Easy Favorites For Saturday’s Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race (7:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/PRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

Saturday’s Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race (7:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/PRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) could easily be won by one of the four Joe Gibbs Racing drivers. Toyota drivers have won five of the last eight races of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series standings including three of those by JGR drivers. With that being said, I can easily see a JGR driver winning this weekend’s race at the Bristol (Tenn) Motor Speedway. Kyle Busch is the obvious favorite. He’s won each of the last four races that he’s entered at Bristol…

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Hamlin Earns Consumers Energy 400 (2:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) Pole

BROOKLYN, Mich – Denny Hamlin is on a roll during the last few weeks in qualifying for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races. Hamlin, earned his third straight top four starting spot on Friday, including two straight Busch Pole Awards as he took his No. 11 Toyota to the top starting spot for Sunday’s Consumers Energy 400 (2:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). Hamlin, swept all three rounds of knockout qualifying from the Michigan International Speedway en route to his 28th career Cup Series pole and second of the 2018 season.…

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Christopher Bell Says Full Time Return To XFINITY Series Likely In 2019, Why JGR Has A Good Problem To Have

Christopher Bell’s future is a hot discussed item in the NASCAR world as the Joe Gibbs Racing driver is showing to have the talent that it takes to be a star on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series level. Unfortunately, the inn is full with JGR in the Cup Series. The only other alternative would be to house him with Furniture Row Racing for a year like they did with Erik Jones in 2017, but FRR has since scaled back to a single car operation and just found out that…

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Jones, Suarez With Prime Opportunities Sunday In New Hampshire

Erik Jones’ win at Daytona allows him to race without as much stress now moving forward. He got that monkey off his back and knows that he will be a part of the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs as a result of earning his first career victory. But, he also has to be careful though to not lose any of his new found momentum. Jones, heads into Sunday’s Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 (2 p.m. ET/NBCSN/PRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) on the heels of four straight top seven finishes. All the…

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Joe Gibbs Racing Rallies To Put All 4 Drivers In The Top 11

JOLIET, Ill – For much of Sunday’s Overton’s 400 at the Chicagoland Speedway Joe Gibbs Racing was no where to be found. They’d all run in spots 10th through 20th and not make much headway towards the front. They’d combine to have just two stage points all day with Denny Hamlin’s ninth place run in Stage 2. Then, the Stewart-Haas Racing group surprisingly self destructed and JGR found some clean air and speed. Kyle Busch would win the 267 Lap race for his fifth win of the season while his other…

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