Will Joe Gibbs Racing End Winless Drought This Weekend in Kansas?

At this point last year, Joe Gibbs Racing had won five of the first 10 races of the 2016 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. They followed that up with a win at the Kansas Speedway and another victory again the next weekend at Dover. That was seven wins in 12 races. What a start right? Well, in the 34 races since, they’ve had five total victories, none of which occurring in 2017. Basically five wins at this point last year, zero this season. Will that change this weekend at…

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Joey Logano Looking to Earn that Encumbered Win Back This Weekend at Kansas

Eight different Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers have won a race through the first 10 races of the 2017 season so far. But, only seven of those eight can say that their win will count towards a playoff berth come September. Joey Logano won the race at the Richmond International Raceway on April 30, but by virtue of his No. 22 Ford failing inspection at the R&D center in Charlotte later on in that following week, NASCAR encumbered that victory. Basically, he can keep the win, but it doesn’t…

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Why the Spring Kansas Race Owes Martin Truex Jr. a Win This Weekend

The next stop on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series schedule is this weekend at the Kansas Speedway for the first night race of the season. With that being said, one driver comes to mind as the odds on favorite – Martin Truex Jr. Last year, Truex had this race all but won on the 1.5-mile track. He started on the pole and dominated leading all but a handful of laps before what should have been his final pit stop of the night. Instead of cruising to an easy victory…

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Is Kansas the Spot Kevin Harvick Reaches Victory Lane for the 1st Time in 2017?

Since Kevin Harvick joined Stewart-Haas Racing in 2014, he has never gone this long to start a season without winning a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race. In his first season with the team in 2014, he won in just his second start. In 2015, it took him only three races to reach victory alne. Last year, he won in the fourth race in. This year? He’s winless in 10 races. 

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Kevin Harvick Makes Statement With Hollywood Casino 400 Victory

KANSAS CITY, KS – Kevin Harvick is at his best when his back is against the wall. Harvick, has made the Chase every year under this new format, and under this format, he’s never been eliminated from any round. Today, despite finishing 38th last weekend in Charlotte and being last among the 12 drivers in the Chase for the Sprint Cup standings, he won and automatically advanced to the Round of 8 as a result. Harvick, took the lead on the last restart with 30 laps-to-go, and never looked back…

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Despite 3rd Place Finish, Joey Logano Still Tied for Final Chase Transfer Spot

KANSAS CITY, KS – Entering this weekend, Joey Logano needed a good run to keep his championship hopes alive. He finished a disappointing 36th place after two separate tire issues at Charlotte last Sunday and was 38th this past May at the track we’re at this weekend – Kansas Speedway. But, prior to that bad finish at Kansas earlier this year, Logano actually had five straight top fives and two wins in his last five Kansas starts. Logano, wouldn’t win today, but a third place finish gave him his sixth…

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Despite Dominating Weekend, Matt Kenseth Finishes 9th on Sunday

KANSAS CITY, KS – I wrote earlier this week how Matt Kenseth would be the driver to watch in this weekend’s Hollywood Casino 400 at the Kansas Speedway. He had three straight top five finishes entering this weekend and four straight top 10’s. Add to the fact that he has the third best driver rating ever at Kansas, and he had reason to be the one to beat. Kenseth, finished fourth at Kansas back in May and has finished in the top 14 in 12 straight Kansas starts dating back…

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