Matt Kenseth Earns 1st Pole of the Season for Sunday’s Toyota Owners 400

Joe Gibbs Racing has admitted that they’ve lacked the right speed in their cars to contend on most race weekends this season. Friday though, that speed came back to them. Three of their four cars made the third and final round of qualifying at the Richmond International Raceway, as one of them, took home the pole. Matt Kenseth earned his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series pole of the season, as the JGR driver will start first in Sunday’s Toyota Owners 400 (2 p.m. ET/FOX/MRN). 

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Jimmie Johnson Wins Monday’s Rain Delayed Food City 500

Remember when we all were thinking Jimmie Johnson should be panicking? Johnson, had just one top 10 finish in the first six races of this year, and that was a ninth at Phoenix. But, he reached victory lane in the last race at Texas, and now today at Bristol, he won again. Johnson, did what he needed to do to win, just hang around until it’s go time. Kyle Larson, Joey Logano and Martin Truex Jr. dominated today’s Food City 500 in combining to lead 390 of the 500 laps, but there…

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Despite Leading 390 of the 500 Laps, Larson’s Pit Road Penalty, Truex/Logano Fade in Monday’s Food City 500

It was shaping up to be a Kyle Larson vs. Martin Truex Jr. vs. Joey Logano fight for the win in Monday’s rain delayed Food City 500. That trio of drivers were by far the class of the field in today’s 500 lap race at the Bristol (Tenn) Motor Speedway. Larson, led the first 202 laps of Monday’s race, and was in the hunt for most of the way. The 202 laps led, were the most in any given race for a Chip Ganassi Racing driver. But, a pit road speeding penalty…

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Will Joey Logano End Up in Victory Lane Sunday in Bristol?

The start to the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season has gone about as good as Joey Logano could have hoped for. He obviously would have loved to win a race by now, as he’s watched his Team Penske teammate Brad Keselowski win twice already this season, but where Logano is thriving, is his consistency up front. Through the first seven races of the season, Logano has six top six finishes in those seven starts. He’s finished sixth, sixth, fourth, 31st, fifth, fourth and now third respectively. He’s also…

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Same 7 Drivers Dominating Laps Led So Far This Season

Parity may be as high as ever in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series this season. We’ve seen all three manufacturers win races already and have had five different winners from five different teams win the first six races. But, parity isn’t king among the lap leaders though. We’ve had 1,808 laps completed for the 2017 season, and out of those 1,808 circuits in six races, seven drivers have combined to lead 1,683 of them. Yes, seven of the 36 chartered drivers have led 93-percent of the overall laps this…

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In 1,000 Cup Start, Brad Keselowski Takes Team Penske to Victory Lane at Martinsville

Martinsville, VA – It was a historic weekend for the entire Team Penske bunch. The organization, was making their 1,000 career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series start at Martinsville Speedway this weekend. On Sunday, Brad Keselowski gave them even more to celebrate. Over the final 160 laps of today’s STP 500 at the Martinsville Speedway, Keselowski was in an intense battle for the lead with Joe Gibbs Racing’s Kyle Busch. In the end though, Keselowski prevailed in taking his Team Penske No. 2 Ford to victory lane for the second…

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Kyle Larson Has Dream Weekend, Sweeps NASCAR Races at Fontana

Fontana, Calif – What a difference one position makes. After three straight second-place finishes in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, polesitter Kyle Larson finally found Victory Lane, pulling away after an overtime restart to win Sunday’s Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway. Larson took the checkered flag at the end of the second extra lap as team owner Chip Ganassi celebrated from his perch atop the pit box.

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