Tony Stewart On The Verge Of A 3rd Cup Championship As An Owner In 7 Years, 2017 Could Cap Banner Year For SHR

When you look at the “big” teams in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, Hendrick Motorsports, Joe Gibbs Racing and Team Penske are pretty much the “big 3” in the sport. Each, are top dogs for their own manufacturers. Back in the 70s, 80s and 90s, it was Richard Petty Motorsports and Richard Childress Racing. Then, it was made into those three. But, one team owner is saying not so fast. Tony Stewart bought into Gene Haas’ racing team for the 2009 season. He left a stable ride at JGR…

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Ford Looking For 1st Cup Champion In Over a Decade

Since 1965, Ford has won just eight Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championships. While they’re one of the most prestigious manufacturers and loyal participants in NASCAR, they just haven’t had the championship pedigree. Under the new “Chase” format that was adopted in 2004, Chevrolet has won 10 titles. Toyota and Dodge have each won a championship too. While Ford has won a title themselves, they haven’t won in over a decade. In fact, Kurt Busch won the inaugural championship under the “Chase” format in 2004. Unfortunately, they haven’t won a…

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Breaking Down The Championship 4 And Their Chances Of Taking The Title This Weekend at Homestead

The Championship 4 is now set. We have Toyota vs. Ford with Martin Truex Jr. and Kyle Busch in the Toyota camps and Kevin Harvick and Brad Keselowski for Ford. With this weekend’s race being far different from the other 35 that we run in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, the first driver among those four to cross the finish line first in Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 (2:30 p.m. ET/NBC/MRN) wins the 2017 championship too. This is the fourth year that we’ve been having this format, as the…

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Capsule Of Championship 4 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Drivers

And then there were four. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season began at the Daytona International Speedway in February with 40 wide eyed drivers hoping to get a shot at earning a spot among the 16 driver playoff field. Through 26 weeks of the regular season, the fierce competition fought to be one of the top 16 drivers in the series. By time the checkered flag flew at Richmond in September, the field was set. Three weeks later, we’d eliminate four of those 16 drivers. Then, three weeks after…

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Harvick, Busch and Truex Best Among Playoff Drivers So Far This Weekend

Avondale, AZ – Heading into this weekend’s Can-Am 500 (2:30 p.m. ET/NBC/MRN), three drivers had already paved their way into the Championship 4 for next weekend’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season finale at the Homestead-Miami Speedway. Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick and Martin Truex Jr. have each clinched a spot. That means they don’t have to worry about anything on Sunday. But, I guess there’s a reason those three have clinched spots already. They’ve been the top three drivers among the playoff eligible drivers at the Phoenix Raceway this weekend. With…

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Harvick Leads Both Cup Practices, How The Playoff Drivers Fared

Avondale, AZ – Heading into this weekend’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race, I felt that Brad Keselowski had the best chance to get the fourth and final spot in the Championship 4. After all, Keselowski led the next best driver by 19 points and I figured he’d be able to maintain that gap in Sunday’s Can-Am 500 (2:30 p.m. ET/NBC/MRN). But, after qualifying as well as three practice sessions at the Phoenix Raceway, it looks like Keselowski may actually be in trouble. 

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Elliott Leads Opening Cup Practice on Friday, Keselowski 17th

The four drivers chasing Brad Keselowski for that fourth and final Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Championship 4 spot did everything they were supposed to do on Friday at the Phoenix Raceway. The foursome all had their cars dialed in from the get-go in the lone practice session of the day at the Phoenix Raceway and were found inside the top 10, three of which actually in the top five. Keselowski, well he had a rough practice. Chase Elliott topped the speed charts in his No. 24 Chevrolet with a…

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